2008年1月8日火曜日

豪政府 捕鯨反対でもカンガルーは惨殺命令

豪環境大臣は「地球温暖化と戦うためカンガルーを食おう」と言う。
新政府になってもこの方針は変わっていない。
また、新政府になって「カンガルーの子供の『人道的な殺し方』の指針で、
頭を自動車のけん引棒に『強力に打ち付ける』ことを推奨する」法律を制定する
ようだ。
政府の指針どおり行っている映像がある。
興味があれば、未成年不適切動画の「Kangaroo Massacre in Australia」を参照。

親父カンガルーのハッチ、その妻クララや子供のキララは、豪では食べられたり、
殺されてしまうのか。

知らなかったが、
カンガルーの皮は、サッカーブーツ・ゴルフや野球のグローブ等に使われ、
カンガルーの肉は輸出しているらしい。

地球温暖化は自然的要因が大きいのに、その対策に、カンガルーを食べても
変わるとは思わない。

捕鯨反対なのに、国のシンボルのカンガルーは惨殺しても良いらしい。

ロイター「カンガルーの殺し方の豪政府指針、愛護団体は批判」日本語版を作った
人も捕鯨反対なんだろうか。
原文は「豪政府の法律は、日本への捕鯨反対キャンペーンに裏目に出るかも
しれない」と豪元制定者が言っているのを削除している。



ハッチファミリーお宝映像 須坂市動物園


【ハッチカメラ】「赤ちゃんJUMP!」編


Australian Kangaroo Slaughter - The Barbaric Industry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boXckXdpLT8
未成年不適切動画 Kangaroo Massacre in Australia


---ハッチ第2子は「キララ」です 須坂市動物園で命名式---
中日新聞 2007年12月24日
http://www.chunichi.co.jp/article/nagano/20071224/CK2007122402074519.html

 キラキラ輝く黒い瞳と、母親「クララ」にあやかって-。須坂市動物園の人気カンガルー「ハッチ」ファミリーの第2子の命名式が23日にあり、名前は「キララ」に決定した。
 第2子は今年4月に生まれた。赤ちゃんの名前は、クララや長男クラッチと同様に、事前に絞られた候補の中から、インターネットなどを通じた一般投票で決められた。
 最多得票だったキララが455票で、「ウララ」が9票差の446票。雌のカンガルーだけに、母親の名前を踏まえた名前に人気が集まった。
 担当飼育員の小林正和さん(31)によると、キララは好奇心旺盛で、すくすくと育っている。
 半年後にはクララと同じぐらいの大きさになるという。名前も決まり「これからも温かく見守ってほしい」と願っていた。
(福田真悟)


---カンガルーの殺し方の豪政府指針、愛護団体は批判---
ロイター 2008年 01月 7日 20:24 JST
http://jp.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idJPJAPAN-29638320080107

 [キャンベラ 7日 ロイター] オーストラリアの動物愛護団体は6日、政府が新たに示したカンガルーの子供の「人道的な殺し方」の指針で、頭を自動車のけん引棒に「強力に打ち付ける」ことが推奨されていることに、疑問を投げ掛けた。
 環境省が発表した、銃殺されたり車にひかれた親カンガルーの袋から見つかった子供の扱いの行動規範案では、散弾銃で至近距離から撃つことも勧めている。
 野生動物保護団体「ワイルドライフ・プロテクション・アソシエーション」の代表、パット・オブライエン氏は、地元紙に対し「連邦政府は、無防備なカンガルーの子供を散弾銃で木っ端みじんにしても良いと考えていると言っているも同然だ」と述べた。
 環境省のスポークスマンは「誰もがカンガルーに愛着を持っていると思うが、数が多過ぎるのが問題」と指摘。時にはへき地でも使える現実的な方法を見つけようとしていると語った。


---Kangaroo killing code draws flak from animal groups---
Mon Jan 7, 2008 8:14am EST
By Rob Taylor
http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSSYD8247920080107?sp=true

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian animal protection groups questioned on Monday a new government guide for the humane killing of kangaroos which recommends "forcefully swinging" the heads of young animals against a vehicle tow bar.

A proposed code of conduct for shooting young kangaroos, called joeys, and smaller wallabies released by the Department of Environment also recommended a single close-range shotgun blast.

"These changes are basically saying the federal government believes it's okay to blast a defenseless joey to bits with a shotgun," Pat O'Brien, President of the Wildlife Protection Association, told local newspapers.

Kangaroos are one of Australia's national symbols and feature on the country's coat-of-arms. But they are also hunted for their meat and in some areas are at plague proportions amid drought.

Military chiefs in Canberra recently gave the go-ahead for a euthanasia program to control kangaroo numbers on bases in the national capital to avoid a mass starvation of the animals.

The draft national code aims to guide people on humane disposal of orphaned joeys, which live in their mothers' pouches, after the parent has either been shot or hit by a vehicle. The code rejected sending orphaned joeys to wildlife careers.

"I think we all love kangaroos. The problem is that there are too many. What we are talking about here is responsible environmental management, because if we don't do something you won't have pastures and viable farming," an Environment Department spokesman said.

"We are trying to come up with something that is practicable to use across sometimes remote parts of the country."

Both national animal protection body the RSPCA and the Wildlife Protection Association, founded by late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, urged the government to impose a ban on shotgun use in the draft.

Former lawmaker and conservationist Richard Jones said the code could backfire on the government in its campaign against Japanese Antarctic whaling, despite the fact kangaroos are not internationally protected like whales.

"We can hardly take the high moral ground on animal welfare and whale conservation when the government is prepared to condone barbaric practices regarding our native wildlife," Jones told the Canberra Times newspaper.

The Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia defended current methods for killing joeys including a blow to the head with a metal pipe or striking the animal against a tow bar.

"Animal welfare is precisely what this code of practice is all about," said executive officer John Kelly.
(Editing by Jerry Norton)


---National Code of Practice for the Humane Shooting of Kangaroos and Wallabies---
Draft COP - ConsolidatedVersion dated 10 September 2007
Endorsed by the Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/trade-use/invitecomment/pubs/draft-code-kangaroos.pdf

6.1 Conditions
The following conditions apply.
(i) Where euthanasia is carried out using a blow to the head, the blow must be delivered with force sufficient to crush the skull and destroy the brain. The blow should be delivered with a solid steel bar or 25 mm diameter galvanised steel water pipe. Alternatively for small pouch young the blow may be achieved by forcefully swinging the head of the young against a solid metal object (e.g. tow bar of a vehicle). The operator must confirm that there has been massive and deadly damage to the head.
(ii) Immediately after euthanasia, the operator is required to examine each pouch young to confirm death. In particular the operator is to check that there is no body movement, no sign of breathing, no sign of heart beat and absence of corneal reflex (where this is observable).
(iii) Young at foot must not be chased in order to catch them by hand. The risk is that the animal may escape only to die of starvation.


---Land and biodiversity at a time of climate change: White Paper---
The State of Victoria, 1996 - 2007
This document was last reviewed on 29/10/2007
http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/dse/nrence.nsf/LinkView/523B19576C368289CA2572C0007B3BEA554FC9C681B6CAB6CA2572C600036DB1

Victorians have shown that they understand the importance of the natural environment to our livelihoods and future prosperity. The pioneering of the Landcare movement, a long legacy of environment protection legislation and widespread action to conserve our precious water supplies have made us global leaders in many environmental issues.

Like the rest of the world, however, Victoria faces a changing and unpredictable future climate. The imperative to work together to create a resilient and productive landscape in the face of this change is stronger than ever. We need to develop a more integrated approach to dealing with the impact of climate change on our ecosystems.

That is why the Government’s Our Environment Our Future: Sustainability Action Statement 2006, committed to a Land and Biodiversity White Paper (Action 7.1).

During the last State election in November 2006, the Government reiterated its commitment to this process: “Labor will develop a Biodiversity White Paper that will be a comprehensive approach to sustaining biodiversity across Victoria in the medium to long term.” (National Parks and Biodiversity election policy statement)

Following the release of an initial consultation paper in April 2007 over 360 submissions have been received. The key themes from these submissions are being incorporated into a Green Paper which is due to be released in March 2008.

PDF Icon Land and biodiversity at a time of climate change: Consultation paper (PDF - 830 Kb)

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An extensive community consultation period will follow and the public will be invited to comment on the various options that are outlined in the Green Paper. This feedback will in turn be considered for incorporation into the White Paper document which will outline new Government policy. The White Paper is due to be released in early 2009.

The Terms of Reference

The White Paper will

* Set the direction for Victorian Government policy and investment priorities in natural resource management, land health and biodiversity for the next two decades.
* Consider how environment and natural resource management activity at the regional, catchment, local and farm scale, and on public land, is contributing to Victoria’s overall environmental health.
* Make sure Government policy and investment is responsive to new threats and opportunities.

Governance

The governance structure for this process has been modelled on that used for the successful Water White Paper. Two external reference groups have been established to ensure the integrity and independence of the scientific advice and to provide a separate forum for stakeholder and industry debate and input on key issues.

The Scientific Reference Group is chaired by Sir Gustav Nossal (PDF Bio, 112 KB) and has five other permanent members as well as the capacity to invite specialists as required.

* Prof. Barry Hart, freshwater science (Monash University)
* Prof. Ralph MacNally, landscape ecology - biodiversity (Monash University)
* Dr Ruth Beilin, social and biophysical science (University of Melbourne, Faculty of Land and Food Resources)
* Prof. Mark Burgman, landscape ecology - botany / conservation biology (University of Melbourne)
* Prof. Ary Hoffman, biomonitoring - climate change adaptation (University of Melbourne, Centre for Environmental Stress & Adaptation).

This group provides a wealth of scientific knowledge on relevant areas of science such as ecological processes, botany and climate change. Understanding the science is crucial to developing well informed policy making.

The Stakeholder Reference Group acts as a testing ground for ideas on issues related to the development of the White Paper and provides feedback on the Stakeholder Engagement Plan. It also acts as a conduit for information flow between the Department and its representatives. Chaired by Mick Murphy from the Victorian Catchment Management Council, it consists of representatives of the following organisations or interests:

Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council
Australian Conservation Foundation
Catchment Management Authority Chairs’ Forum
Community Landcare
EMS State Steering committee
Environment Protection Agency
Environment Victoria
Grains Research and Development Corporation
Greening Australia
Minerals Council
Municipal Association Victoria
Private Forestry
Public Land Council
Traditional Owners' Land Justice Group
Trust for Nature
Urban Development Institute of Australia
Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Victorian Association of Forest Industries
Victorian Catchment Management Council (Chair)
Victorian Coastal Council
Victorian Environmental Assessment Council
Victorian Farmers’ Federation
Victorian National Parks Association
Victoria Naturally
Victorian Rural Fire Brigades' Association/CFA
Victorian Water Trust Advisory Committee


---Greenpeace urges kangaroo consumption to fight global warming---
Karen Collier October 10, 2007 02:35pm
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22562480-662,00.html

MORE kangaroos should be slaughtered and eaten to help save the world from global warming, environmental activists say.

The controversial call to cut down on beef and serve more of the national symbol on our dinner plates follows a report on curbing greenhouse gas emissions damaging the planet.

Greenpeace energy campaigner Mark Wakeham urged Aussies to substitute some red meat for roo to help reduce land clearing and the release of methane gas from flatulent cattle and sheep.

"It is one of the lifestyle changes we can make," Mr Wakeham said.

"Changing our meat consumption habits is a small way to make an impact."

The eat roo recommendation is contained in a report, Paths to a Low-Carbon Future, commissioned by Greenpeace and released today.

It also coincides with recent calls from climate change experts for people in rich countries to reduce red meat and switch to chicken and fish because land-clearing and burping and farting cattle and sheep were damaging the environment.

They said nearly a quarter of the planet's greenhouse gases came from agriculture, which releases the potent heat-trapping gas methane.

Report author Dr Mark Diesendorf said reducing beef consumption by 20 per cent and putting Skippy on the dinner plate instead would cut 15 megatonnes of greenhouses gases from the atmosphere by 2020.

``Kangaroos do not emit greenhouse gases. They are not hooved animals either so they don't damage the soil,'' Dr Diesendorf said.

Dr Diesendorf said he was aware of the controversy encouraging people to eat Australia's national emblem would create, but that kangaroo was very healthy and low in fat.

``There's a small sub-set of environmentalist who see the kangaroo as a cuddly animal which should be left alone. They are entitled to their view but more and more people are moving towards eating it.''

Roughly three million kangaroos are killed and harvested for meat each year. They are shot with high-powered guns between the eyes at night.

Australians eat about a third of the 30 million kilograms of roo meat produced annually. The delicacy is exported to dozens of countries and is most popular in Germany, France and Belgium.

The Greenpeace report has renewed calls for Victoria to lift a ban on harvesting roos for food.

Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia spokesman John Kelly said roos invading farmers' crops were already being illegally shot.

"They are being culled and left to rot," Mr Kelly said.

Kangaroo meat sold in Victoria is imported from interstate.

Australia's kangaroo population has halved to 25 million in the past five years as the drought has taken a toll on breeding and the animals' food sources, Mr Kelly said.

Under a quota system, 10 to 12 per cent can be killed for the meat and leather industry. Aerial surveys estimate their numbers.

Today's report by Dr Diesendorf, from the University of NSW, says greenhouse gas emissions need to be slashed by at least a third by 2020 to avoid a climate change catastrophe.

His recommendations include:

REDUCING beef consumption and increasing kangaroo meat production.

CUTTING gas and coal production.

HALTING land clearing and deforestation.

SHIFTING to renewable energy such as wind power and bioelectricity from crop residues.

"The world is currently on track to experience runaway global warming with average temperatures soon to exceed 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels, Dr Diesendorf said.

"We face a catastrophe unless there is urgent action to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30 per cent by 2020."

A major report by the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology released this month warned average temperatures will rise 1C by 2030 and could increase as much as 5C in Australia by 2070 unless global greenhouse emissions are cut dramatically.


---「ヒツジよりもカンガルー」、環境に優しいオーストラリアの象徴---
2007年07月12日 01:19 発信地:シドニー/オーストラリア
http://www.afpbb.com/article/environment-science-it/environment/2251983/1771276

【7月12日 AFP】シドニー大学(University of Sydney)の生態学者、Chris Dickman教授は11日、カンガルーは羊に比べ、傷つきやすいオーストラリアの環境に対して与えるダメージが少ないため、国内の農場経営者らはカンガルーの放牧を始めるべきだと提唱した。同教授によると、現在牧羊地や麦畑として使われている土地はカンガルーの放牧により適しているとされ、またカンガルーの乾燥した気候への適応性を考慮すると、降雨量が少から中程度の地域では農地をカンガルーの放牧に利用した方が農場経営者の利益も増えるという。 Dickman教授はまた、カンガルーがあまり環境を破壊しないのに対し、羊は過放牧されて地表を荒らしているとも指摘した。(c)AFP

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