Eurogroup for Animals has sent on 24 May a letter to Trade Commissioner Malmström and Health and Food Safety Commissioner Andriukaitis regarding the imports of kangaroo meat from Australia into the EU. The letter highlights the cruel conditions in which those kangaroos are hunted and the health issues raised by the meat processing.
The documentary ‘Kangaroo: a love-hate story’ was screened in the European Parliament last March, revealing the hidden truth behind the massive and horrendous kangaroo slaughter and the major food safety and animal welfare concerns to the Members of the Parliament.
Our letter has been sent the day of the European premiere of the film to call the EU to reconsider this cruel trade and introduce an import ban on sanitary grounds. Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands are the world’s largest importers of kangaroo meat with annual totals up to 1,000 tons of meat, equivalent to approximately 1 million animals.