16 Sep 2017

David Paton - Ozzies need to eat their kangaroos

From Saturday Morning, 11:40 am on 16 September 2017

Associate professor David C. Paton is head of the discipline of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Adelaide. He has contributed to the understanding and management of Australia's natural environment for three decades and is highly regarded for his research activities at Kangaroo Island and the Coorong National Park of South Australia. This week, in the wake of statistics that show Australia's kangaroo population has reached 45 million - double that of the human population of the country - he courted controversy by saying the animals need to be culled and eaten in large numbers because of the threat to biodiversity their exploding numbers pose.