Human Exceptionalism

Food Fight! Enviros versus Animal Rights Activists

PETA is not going to be pleased. As a way of combating global warming, Greenpeace has urged that Aussies slaughter and consume more kangaroos. From the story:

The eat roo recommendation is contained in a report, Paths to a Low-Carbon Future, commissioned by Greenpeace and released today. It also coincides with recent calls from climate change experts for people in rich countries to reduce red meat and switch to chicken and fish because land-clearing and burping and farting cattle and sheep were damaging the environment…

Roughly three million kangaroos are killed and harvested for meat each year. They are shot with high-powered guns between the eyes at night. Australians eat about a third of the 30 million kilograms of roo meat produced annually. The delicacy is exported to dozens of countries and is most popular in Germany, France and Belgium.

The Greenpeace report has renewed calls for Victoria to lift a ban on harvesting roos for food. Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia spokesman John Kelly said roos invading farmers’ crops were already being illegally shot.” They are being culled and left to rot,” Mr Kelly said.

Will animal rights fanatics throw blood on Greenpeace leaders, picket their homes, and threaten their children? Stay tuned.

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