THE ETHICAL AND ANIMAL WELFARE CONCERNS OF CONSUMING KANGAROO
Consider and consult with Indigenous Australians
Kangaroos hold spiritual, cultural and social significance to Indigenous Australians. It should be considered that Aboriginal people play a larger role in working with the government and commercial industry when it comes to management, sustainability and harvesting.
Many Indigenous Australians oppose the mass commercial slaughter of kangaroos. Every year for the past decade, over 1.5 million kangaroos have been harvested. This is in stark contrast to Indigenous Australians who enjoyed a largely plant-based diet – animals were only ever harvested on a needs basis to sustain families and tribes. Harvesting kangaroos required (and still requires) special permission within a tribe.