Macro Meats also adheres to the National Code of Practice for the Humane Shooting of Kangaroos and Wallabies for Commercial Purposes, this code was developed after extensive consultation between government, animal welfare groups, industry, the scientific community and the public. It requires that field harvesters do not shoot if there is any doubt that they will not achieve a sudden and humane death by a single shot to the head.
All commercially processed kangaroos are taken by professional licensed Harvesters who must undergo training by government authorities in the animal welfare controls. They must be assessed by the regulators as competent in their knowledge and practices. Extensive regulations and monitoring ensure they deliver humane outcomes.
Commercial kangaroo harvesters are skilled professional harvesters who must comply with the Federal Government’s Code of Practice for the Humane Shooting of Kangaroos and Wallabies for Commercial Purposes.
The Code was developed after a long process of consultation involving industry, government, animal welfare groups, the scientific community and the public. The welfare outcomes of the harvest have been twice audited by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) as well as via direct in-field observations by the University of New South Wales.
The actual welfare outcomes delivered by the industry have been independently monitored on several occasions. The latest in 2012 demonstrated that 99.6% of all kangaroos targeted by professional Harvesters are killed instantaneously according to the regulations. That’s an extraordinarily high level of compliance.