Last updated 14 October 2017

Kangaroos are killed in Australia for meat, but they are caught from the wild rather than farmed. There is much debate even among the industry about the ethics of doing this as the slaughter of the wild kangaroos is done by shooting them in the head with a rifle. In 2008 Australia was given a quota to kill 3,242,524 kangaroos. The majority of the meat (70%) is exported out of Australia, the majority of that going to Russia. 

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