Posted on 27/02/2013

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China Daily Mail

The kangaroo meat industry is poised to expand its export market to China, with a promise to only cull males in a bid to thwart “fanatical” animal rights activists.

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry yesterday said it was working to open market access for kangaroo meat to China.

“Representatives from the department are in Beijing this week to discuss a range of market access issues with Chinese authorities, including kangaroo meat,” a department spokesman said.

This comes after South Australian kangaroo meat processor Macro Meats exported its first products to Russia since a trade ban was lifted. The Russian quarantine authority partially lifted a four-year import ban in December.

The ban was imposed after intense lobbying by Animal Liberation, which claimed there were animal welfare and hygiene and sustainability issues with harvesting kangaroos. Adelaide‘s Macro Meats is the sole exporter to Russia, which was the…

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