THE AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE PROTECTION COUNCIL

"The Australian Wildlife Protection Council (AWPC) is a non-profit charity founded in 1969 by Arthur Queripel and incorporated in 1981. For over two decades AWPC has worked tirelessly to educate the public on the consequences of the Commercial Kangaroo Meat Industry for both the consumer, the kangaroo and the wider environment."

In 2012, Fair Projects worked together with AWPC to produce a film to dispel some of the common myths associated with the commercial kangaroo industry. In Australia, wild kangaroos are hunted for their meat which is then sold to local and international markets. The commercial kangaroo meat industry is estimated to be worth approximately $70 million a year to Australia. This video investigates the hygiene standards of kangaroo meat, documenting the investigation undertaken by Animal Liberation New South Wales that resulted in Australia's biggest export partner, Russia, banning the import of kangaroo meat into their country.


 
 

Kangaroo Myths and Realities: Meat Hygiene


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