Lyndels ghostly photoOn Friday, 19 June 2015, Animal Liberation ACT held a demonstration outside the Pinnacle Nature Reserve to raise awareness about the ‘ghost population’ of joeys killed as a consequence of the government’s kangaroo culls. Each year the government obtains a licence to kill thousands of kangaroos, but does not take responsibility for the hundreds of joeys orphaned by the cull and left to die a slow death of starvation without access to their mothers’ milk. The event included ‘glow in the dark’ kangaroos as a symbol of the ghost population of joeys killed due to the cull.  This ‘ghost population’ of young animals is not included in the 5,000 kangaroos the Government has been licensed to kill over the next 2 years. Protest

Kangaroo by Ray Drew 3