Victoria denies kangaroos culled for commercial reasons The Victorian Government has given assurances that kangaroos culled at the Puckapunyal Army Base in central Victoria will not be used to initiate a commercial harvesting industry in that State.
The Defence Department has a permit to destroy 15,000 roos - part of an 80,000 herd overrunning the base.
Environment Minister Sherryl Garbutt says Victoria is not interested in culling kangaroos for commercial reasons.
However she concedes that does not prevent the cull from being sent to other states for commercial processing.
"If they could make all the arrangements, they could, I suppose take it to New South Wales or other states, but we certainly won't be seeing kangaroo meat industries set up here in Victoria, it's not desirable nor is it feasible," she said.
The Defence Department says it would like to see a commercial operation as part of the kangaroo management plan in the long term future.
,,, with a statement like that from the Defence Dept, it seems they might be in line for slimming down and they're looking to diversify!
Maybe there are too many Aussies?