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Zoo defends employee who punched kangaroo to save his dog

Zoo defends employee who punched kangaroo to save his dog
Tuesday 6
21:28 2016

“Best practice animal welfare and the protection of Australian wildlife are of the utmost importance to Taronga. Taronga strongly opposes the striking of animals and does not support the practice of using dogs to hunt, as this can result in negative welfare for both species. We support the guidelines outlined by the Department of Environment and Heritage in the event of confrontation with a kangaroo.” It added: “Mr Tonkins is an experienced zookeeper and during his six years at Taronga Western Plains Zoo has always followed Taronga’s best practice approach to animal care and welfare. “We confirm that there is ...

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Summary: “Best practice animal welfare and the protection of Australian wildlife are of the utmost importance to Taronga. Taronga strongly opposes the striking of animals and does not support the practice of using dogs to hunt, as this can result in negative welfare for both species. We support the guidelines outlined ...

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