The [Australian] kangaroo meat industry is hoping to expand its exports dramatically with an entry into the Chinese market. To overcome animal welfare concerns the biggest player in the industry says it’s promised to stop killing joeys and their mothers. Animal welfare activists say that’s a desperate move and the industry is overstating the export potential…Full-text article: ABC.net.au Feb 2013

Key point

  • In Russia, the kangaroo meat market is estimated at up to US$180 million per year. An industry representative stated that the Chinese market could be worth double that of Russia.

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