Australia’s iconic kangaroos are highly social, and popular around the globe. Unfortunately, kangaroos are also shot in huge numbers during a controversial annual hunt or cull. So when Care2 member Poh Yee Holmes heard that fashion brand Gucci was supporting killing kangaroos by using their fur in this year’s line of loafers, she couldn’t believe it. Sign her petition to Gucci right now, and let the corporation know killing kangaroos isn’t chic.
The annual kangaroo hunt is opposed by many in Australia, with hunters and their supporters saying it’s necessary to keep the population in check.
Opponents of the annual cull call it the largest land-based wildlife slaughter in the world, and point to the shooting of mother kangaroos and the clubbing and beheading of their joeys as proof of the cull’s cruelty. Additionally, if the goal is simply population control, humane alternatives exist to keep kangaroo populations in check.
Care2 petition author Poh Yee says, “shooting healthy kangaroo mothers and their joeys is horrible, and I can’t believe that Gucci would support it.”
Unfortunately, the profits of the meat and fur industry has pressured politicians in Australia to be slow to implement non-lethal options to limit kangaroo populations in sensitive ecosystems. As the politicians drag their feet, Gucci’s support means those feet are wearing the newest, cruelest styles.
Sign Poh Yee’s Care2 petition urging Gucci to drop kangaroo fur from their loafers.
You can sign the Care2 petition here