“If we do not do this, the cookies will explode,” he said. White said, with a slang term for smallholder farmers. “They will not stop.”
Ultimately, the argument over Australia’s kangaroo industry has always been only partly about cruelty and only partly about animals. It is very clear about whose values prevail.
According to Mr. Pacelle justifies Australia’s professional hunters damage to game to be paid. For Professor Wilson, animal rights activists are engaging in ‘imperialism’ that imposes their sensitivity on others.
The case against the kangaroo business brings a sense of justice that transcends boundaries. The defense is provincial; it is less moral than pragmatic. And what is clear, at least in foreign Queensland, is that while distance can provide perspective, it can also overlook facts and oversimplify complex truths.
The fires that caused calls for regulation last year, for example, were concentrated in New South Wales, hundreds of miles from where White hunts. In his state, Queensland, examined the data earlier this year introduce the kangaroo population for the three species harvested at 16.7 million – very dangerous.
Leslie Mickelbourgh, the managing director of Warroo Game Meats, said the soccer shoes campaign is also something of a gimmick. Although neither the government nor the industry breaks down exports or total revenue per product, Mr. Mickelbourgh said kangaroos from Surat are mostly used for meat. The animals are increasingly seen as a more ethical alternative to beef and lamb because kangaroos do not contribute to climate change by emitting methane, and because they are harvested in their habitat.
The critics of the industry, Mr. Mickelbourgh said, “do not understand our country.”
He was sitting in an office near photos of his father, the founder of the business, with huge piles of kangaroo skins. Mr. White, who happened to stop by him, was sitting on a chair next to a banner with ‘think locally’.