Crikey Clarifier

Mar 7, 2018

The Oz v the Greens: who’s right, and who’s a great big hopping idiot in the great kangaroo cull debate?

A culture-war-free explainer on culling kangaroos, and Lee Rhiannon.

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

Charlie Lewis

Journalist

A new documentary, Kangaroos: a love-hate story, has stoked a fiery new culture war, attracting controversy for its depiction of the killing of kangaroos in the culling and harvesting industry. The film had already made a splash in the US, with several outlets covering the film, but the storm has finally reached Australian media.

Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon has trooped off to Belgium to speak at a screening, and in a move you could set your watch to, The Australian has run a piece chronicling the kangaroo meat industry's furious response, along with a damning editorial criticising Rhiannon (and the Greens, by extension) for her support.

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