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Lawyers for Animals (Reg. No. A0047100G) (ABN 74 557 651 569) is a not-for-profit association incorporated in Victoria under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Vic).

Lawyers for Animals cannot give legal advice outside the Animal Law Clinic.  Appointments at the Animal Law Clinic can only be booked through Fitzroy Legal Service. Please see our Clinic page for further information.

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Kangaroo Culling

Around 30 million Australian kangaroos have been killed over the last decade, and at least three million young left orphaned.

Joeys remain dependent on their mothers for survival for between 18 months and about 3 years. If orphaned joeys are not killed, they die of starvation, exposure, dehydration or predation.

Under the applicable Code of Practice, small, furred pouch young (that are easily held with little struggle) must be euthanased by a forceful blow which destroys the functional capacity of the brain. According to the new Draft Code of Practice, this “may be achieved by forcefully swinging the head of the young against a solid metal object (e.g. tow bar of a vehicle).”


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