Support for the kangaroo industry from General Public
Research consistently indicates that the majority of the Australian public support the sustainable utilisation of kangaroos. The most recent and comprehensive study into public attitudes released in 2014 “Improving the welfare and humaneness of commercially harvested kangaroos” (McLeod and Sharp, 2014) looked at Australian community acceptance of a range of kangaroo management alternatives, including exclusion fencing and ‘doing nothing’. Commercial Harvesting was consistently considered the most acceptable against a range of considerations including humaneness and likelihood of extinction.
Our results indicate that the majority of the general public accepts commercial harvesting as an acceptable, humane and effective method of managing kangaroos