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  • So my calculation with my morning coffee and The Canberra Times, was, in round terms, that a stable population of 9,000 kangaroos (which Defence says is approximately what it counted in its two most recent line transect surveys) would annually produce somewhere round 9000x0. 83x0.6 young-at-foot, which is just under 4,500.

    The Canberra Times

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  • "The code is silent about the fate of dependent young-at-foot which have left their mother's pouch. They are abandoned to die of starvation or predation. The scale of the industry is such that of the 30 million kangaroos killed between 1994-2003, about 12 million were females, leaving about 3 million young to a cruel death."
    - David Croft in Paul Sheehan, A bloody mob of hypocrites, theage.com.au, 19 Oct 2009.

    October 19, 2009