The kangaroo… an Australian icon of affection and hate
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The kangaroo is the primary nationwide animal, the largest image and a beautiful icon on the continent of Australia. However the continent’s relationship with him is complicated, characterised by love and hate on the similar time.
Statistics point out that the variety of kangaroos in Australia is not less than twice the variety of individuals on this sprawling nation, which implies that there are 50 million of those animals, in response to the German information company.
1000’s of kangaroos are killed illegally each night time, as it’s prohibited to kill, purchase, promote or possess this animal in Australia.
Kangaroos are often not harmful, so long as they don’t really feel threatened, though this additionally will depend on their species.
The Australian authorities points licenses that permit the bearer to kill kangaroos, to regulate their giant numbers and forestall their over-breeding, however hundreds of thousands of those animals are additionally killed yearly, no matter whether or not or not licenses are in place, in response to estimates. Mick McIntyre, director of the award-winning documentary “Kangaroo – A Love-Hate Affair”, explains that kangaroos are being exploited commercially, “with out regard to their placement inside the total ecosystem of this continent, and with out paying any consideration to caring for them or being type to them. The pressures from business exercise associated to those animals (together with the export of their meat and hides to Europe) are killing their numbers, and inflicting brutal cruelty on them each night time.”
“The kangaroo, alternatively, has turn into the sufferer of the most important bloodbath of wildlife that happens on Earth on the earth,” says McIntyre.
The historical past of disrespect for kangaroos dates again to colonial instances, when many white farmers started to really feel that the herbivorous animal was a risk to agriculture, says McIntyre.
Kangaroos have been extra historic in Australia than people, as they inhabited this continent 25 million years in the past, and the aborigines of Australia revere them as a totem with non secular powers.