"This (soccer boot) industry is vital to the kangaroo industry.
The Viva sued adidas in 2003, read it here.
In response to critics, the Kangaroo industry association of Australia responds on their website with:
"Commercially utilising wildlife, especially iconic species like kangaroos, challenges the widely publicised view of conservation pushed by the modern NGO conservation movement. Many people living in New York, London, Paris or Sydney and brought up on an ‘entertainment diet’ of wildlife documentaries would believe ALL wildlife is endangered. The fact that some species, like the commercially harvested kangaroos, are super-abundant and can be sustainably harvested as a resource does not get much publicity from groups like Greenpeace who are dependent on a ‘concerned’ public for their annual revenue.
For other people the thought of killing an attractive wild animal such as a kangaroo goes against their deeply held love of animals." (source)
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Which zoos have them?Los Angeles Zoo (United States)
The Eastern grey kangaroo is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the eastern gray kangarooA young / baby of a eastern gray kangaroo is called a 'joey'. The females are called 'flyer or doe' and males 'boomer or buck'. A eastern gray kangaroo group is called a 'mob, troop or court'.
Some facts about the
Eastern gray kangaroo
Adult weight : 49.5 kg (108.9 lbs)
Maximum longevity : 25 years
Female maturity :639 days
Male maturity : 1290 days
Gestation : 36 days
Weaning : 319 days
Litter size : 1
Interval between litters : 342 days
Weight at birth : 0.001 kg (0.0022 lbs)
Weight at weaning : 4 kg (8.8 lbs)