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Posted by on Oct 11, 2008 in Economy, Health, International, Miscellaneous, Science & Technology, Society | 4 comments

Australia: Kangaroo On Dinner Table

kangaroo meat shop

Recently I was served a kangaroo dish by my daughter at her home in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. It so happens that the fascinating kangaroo is the national animal of Australia and finds a place of honour on the country’s coat of arms.

On seeing my raised eyebrows, my son-in-law explained: “Don’t worry dad, we are also serving a national cause by opting for a kangaroo dish. It seems that the government would soon be encouraging Australians to have more kangaroo meat instead of cattle and sheep.”

And so it seems. Professor Ross Garnaut, Australian government’s top climate change adviser, has in a major report on global warming noted that kangaroos should gradually replace farm animals for meat because the former emit negligible amounts of methane gas.

This suggestion, coming as it does from the government’s top climate change adviser, provides another excuse to make the Australian national animal a standard restaurant fare.

Professor Garnaut notes: “For most of Australia’s human history of around 60,000 years, kangaroo was the main source of meat. It could again become important.

“The researchers have modelled the potential for kangaroos to replace sheep and cattle for meat production in Australia’s rangelands, where kangaroos are already harvested.” More here…

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  • mikeyes

    Does it taste like platypus?

  • kritt11

    What’s next grilled Koala bear?

  • swaraaj

    It was good….”Kangaroo meat is high in protein and low in fat (about 2%). Kangaroo meat has a very high concentration of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) when compared with other foods. CLA has been attributed with a wide range of health benefits including an anti cancer action and reducing body fats.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_meat#Products

  • onleyone

    mikeyes:

    platypus is a monotreme, kangaroo a marsupial.

    kritt11:

    ‘roos are not endangered, as koalas are, and are a “nuisance” (akin to white-tailed deer in the u.s.) in the east (probably due to the greatly diminished dingo population).

    end of zoology lesson. 😉

    it’s a native herbivore with nutritious flesh, adapted to the climate and plant-life… plus, they produce less methane than cows. why not?

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