European Union Rejects Call to Ban Imported Kangaroo Meat

The European Commission has rejected a petition to ban imported kangaroo meat from Australia. The petition was filed by three animal protection groups–– Lega Anti Vivisezione, World Animal Protection and Eurogroup for Animals––on the grounds that methods used to kill kangaroos create food safety risks and raise concerns about animal welfare. In making their decision, the Commission said there was no evidence that requirements related to animal welfare or human health are not being met by Australia’s export systems.