Copyright: Tom Öhlin
Following a campaign by Fondation Brigitte Bardot, Carrefour France has made a commitment to stop selling kangaroo meat.
In November 2019, Fondation Brigitte Bardot revealed to the French public the scandal of the massacre of kangaroos in Australia thanks to images from Kangaroo The Movie: shot at night or wounded and condemned to slow, agonising deaths, with babies killed by violent blows to their heads or by decapitation. In an open letter, the foundation asked the directors of the giant retailers Carrefour, Cora and Auchan to stop being complicit in these horrors by stopping the sale of this meat.
Since the end of 2019, the Australian bushfires have reminded us how fragile and threatened biodiversity is. With a billion animals killed, it now seems even more inconceivable that French supermarkets persist in selling kangaroo meat.
With no response from the retailers, Fondation Brigitte Bardot intensified its efforts by calling on French citizens to contact Carrefour France, as well as other known suppliers. These efforts led to Carrefour France’s commitment to no longer market kangaroo meat.
“Carrefour has become aware of the serious environmental, animal welfare and public health problems represented by the slaughter of kangaroos for meat,” says Elodie Gérôme-Delgado, Fondation Brigitte Bardot’s International Wildlife Manager. “We are now calling on the other groups – Cora, Auchan, E. Leclerc and LIDL – to follow this good example and stop selling kangaroo meat in their stores.”