Marsupial Tragedy of the Commons

August 3, 2007

The Australian military had plan to shoot overgrazing kangaroos but some people are hopping mad so they will truck them away instead.

News reports said some of the 3,200 eastern grey kangaroos would be trucked to a village more than an hour away from the capital after protests over plans to employ professional hunters to shoot them.

The Defence Department said in May the kangaroos were causing serious erosion due to over-grazing on two drought-ravaged military bases, including a firing range, and were endangering a species of local lizard and the threatened gold sun moth.

Good thing the military love their gold sun moth :-)