Speeches Agriculture | June 19, 2019

Kangaroo pet food trial

Victorian Parliament - June 19, 2019 -  Ms KEALY: The kangaroo pet food trial has been completely destroyed by Labor, with Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning staff now recommending to farmers that they apply for the alternative permit to shoot and drop kangaroos and let them rot on the ground rather than apply for pet food trial permits because Labor has managed the trial so badly. Farmers are waiting months for permit approvals and tags, there are reports of DELWP staff hanging up on farmers desperate for permits before their land becomes too wet to enter and shooters have no certainty on income for the future. Labor must immediately fix the mess of their own doing and support the waste reduction initiative and kangaroo population management strategy that the successful kangaroo pet food trial delivers.

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