Kangaroo pet food trial: one million animals killed and fraud and bribery alleged

Departmental report says shooters bribed landholders and farmers provided false information

A kangaroo pet food trial in Victoria found shooters were driven to slaughter more animals for profit and the program was beset by fraud and bribery offences, according to a state government report.

Since the trial began in 2014, there has been a 250% increase in the number of kangaroos killed in Victoria. One million died under the program.

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