Kangaroos are an iconic Australian species, instantly recognisable by people around the world. They symbolise the ancient continent of Australia and the modern nation that now exists. They have evolved to cope with the challenges of varied landscapes and ecosystems and have survived changes in climate and human predation over millenia. Yet many in Australia see them as vermin to be exterminated or a product to be harvested.
From the commercial kangaroo shooting industry to the culling of kangaroos in nature reserves by the ACT Government, kangaroos seem to have no real refuge and this is something that needs to change.