Petition No 0388/2022 by Dennis Vink (Dutch) on behalf of World Animal Protection on banning imports of kangaroo products in the EU

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0388/2022
Summary title: Petition No 0388/2022 by Dennis Vink (Dutch) on behalf of World Animal Protection on banning imports of kangaroo products in the EU
Petition number: 0388/2022
Topics: Trade,  Animal Welfare,  Environment,  Health,  Food Safety
Country: European Union
Name of association: World Animal Protection

Petitioner data

Name: Dennis Vink

Petition Summary

The petitioner calls for an end to the import of kangaroo meat, leather and all other products derived from that animal, on three grounds: animal welfare, species conservation and public health. He says that kangaroo hunting, which is carried out at night, causes serious ethical and animal welfare problems, that the annual quotas for commercial hunting are based on gross overestimates, which is endangering a number of kangaroo species, and that high levels of Salmonella and E.coli have been found in kangaroo meat for human consumption in Australia. The petitioner calls for the EU to ban imports of that kind and for the Commission to seize the opportunity provided by the trade negotiations between the EU and Australia to discuss this issue with the Australian Government.