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Debate: Kangaroo culling in Australia

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Should Australian people be culling kangaroos?


Background and Context of Debate:

Argument 1


It is important that kangaroos don't over-populate.

Kangaroos are breeding quickly and faster than they are dying. They are over-populating and causing havoc in Australia. They are running out of food and the population is getting higher and higher while resources and room for growth gets lower and lower. It is important that the best interests of animals be taken into account. Kangaroos may not want to be killed but there are long-term positive effects.


Kangaroos are part of Australia's identity.

Argument 2


There must be a reason why the RSPCA are for the idea.

The RSPCA is the Royal Society for the Protectin of Cruelty to Animals. This organisation always looks into the best interests of animals. If the RSPCA are for the cull, obviously there must be a reason, and that reason is that roos are over-populating, causing problems and are running out of resources.

Kangaroos are causing problems in Australia.

If you live in Australia, especially in rural areas, you'll know that kangaroos cause problems. They can be agressive (attack people) endanger wildlife and often cause accidents. An example is how kangaroos often run in front of cars. Not only do they get hit and die, but they cause damage to the vehicle. Kangaroos getting hit by cars is a regular occuraance in rural areas of Australia; where the cull is being planned to take place.


Kangaroos have been a part of Native Aboriginal culture for thousands of years.

Argument 3


If the kangaroos aren't killed in controlled conditions, they'll die out eventually.
  • Kangaroos are over-populating Australia. Australia is baron and is currently experiencing a drought. Food resources for the local kangaroos are getting low and kangaroos are running out of survival options.
  • If kangaroos are not killed under controlled conditions, they will eventually die out and die slowly and painlessly. A cull is killing a small number quickly and painlessly and is necessary to ensure kangaroos do not become endangered.


Killig is cruel to animals.

Argument 4


Culling is not slaughtering and will not endanger Australia's kangaroos.


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