Sickened animal lovers dashed to kangaroo grazing fields last night when they learned that marksmen had been given orders to begin a cull of the animals - despite earlier promises it would not happen.
Marksmen slipped under the fences of land owned by Australia's Defence Department near Canberra in a "search and destroy" campaign to fire tranquilliser darts at the 600 panic-stricken kangaroos which have lived there for decades.
The plan is to take whatever animals they hit with the darts to a "culling pen" where they will be humanely killed with a lethal injection.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Kangaroo Cull Begins in Australia
Authorities in Australia have begun a cull of kangaroos near a defense base.