Animal welfare in the kangaroo industry
All commercially processed kangaroos are taken by professional licensed Harvesters who must undergo training by government authorities in the animal welfare controls. They must be assessed by the regulators as competent in their knowledge and practices. Extensive regulations and monitoring ensure they deliver humane outcomes.
Commercial kangaroo harvesters are skilled professional harvesters who must comply with the Federal Governments , Code of Practice for the Humane Shooting of Kangaroos and Wallabies for Commercial Purposes.
In 2013 the Kangaroo Industry Association introduced a policy to see the industry move to a male only take. Since then the level of females taken have declined from 30% of the overall take to less than 5% (NSW 2014, Qld 2015).