2008年6月4日水曜日

豪 カンガルー虐殺完了

豪政府はカンガルーの虐殺を完了したようだ。
514匹のカンガルーが虐殺された。
カンガルーは沢山いるから虐殺されても良いと言うが、豪白人も沢山いるから
イラクで殺されても対したことはないという意味なのだろうか。
水利事業を市場原理で行う行政だけのことはある。


---Australia completes controversial kangaroo cull---
20080603
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hzhNzdAjH2J0Xfp_b5E8jINnDj9Q

SYDNEY (AFP) — Australian officials have completed a cull of more than 500 kangaroos which animal activists had protested was an unjustified slaughter, the defence department said Tuesday.

Some 514 eastern grey kangaroos were killed at a former naval communications base in the national capital Canberra by lethal injection, a defence spokeswoman told AFP.

"The cull proceeded according to plan and the process was completed in 10 days," she told AFP.

The Australian Capital Territory government had backed the decision to kill the animals, saying the site was overcrowded with the hopping marsupials, which were threatening the area's flora and fauna.

The RSPCA had also supported the cull, saying it was the only option for the site and was conducted humanely.

But the decision attracted outcry from animal rights activists, who had asked former Beatle Paul McCartney for his help in saving the animals. Protesters wanted the kangaroos relocated to another area rather than killed, a process that the government had ruled out as too expensive.

Despite featuring on the nation's coat of arms, kangaroos are killed by the millions each year by private landowners to control their numbers.


---514 kangaroos killed in cull---
BY EWA KRETOWICZ
3/06/2008 12:00:00 AM
http://canberra.yourguide.com.au/news/local/news/general/514-kangaroos-killed-in-cull/781814.aspx

Canberra's controversial kangaroo cull is over, more than a year after the Defence Department first announced plans to kill more than 400 of the animals on one of its sites.

Over 10 days, 514 eastern grey kangaroos were shot with tranquilliser darts and then killed by an injection of sodium pentobarbitone, administered by a vet.

The holding pens where the kangaroos were tranquillised and euthanased are empty and protesters have left the site.

A Defence spokesman said the cull at the Belconnen Naval Transmission site had proceeded according to plan.

''The cull was undertaken in the most humane manner possible under the guidance of animal management experts, including the RSPCA, and was compliant with the Code of Practice for the Humane Destruction of Kangaroos in the ACT,'' he said.

The RSPCA's chief executive officer in the ACT, Michael Linke, said his staff were on site to report on the animals' condition while they were herded and tranquillised.

''The inspector's report was very good. It was completed as humanely as possible,'' Mr Linke said.

Mr Linke said private land owners in the ACT culled about 4000 kangaroos each year.

''It was doubly important that Defence acted because of the endangered animals on the site,'' he said.

The kangaroo cull made international headlines when former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney condemning the program of killings as slaughter.

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