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Cruel kangaroo meat dropped from final major UK stockist

21st May 2009

A SECOND leading cash and carry company have dropped the sale of kangaroo meat due to concerns over how the animals are killed in the wild.

Makro http://www.makro.co.uk has been congratulated by Europe's largest campaigning vegetarian organisation, Viva! for taking the ethical decision to drop the meat, following the footsteps of fellow cash and carry company Booker, who dropped kangaroo meat last year after talks with the group.

Cruel kangaroo meat dropped from final major UK stockist

20th May 2009

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A SECOND leading cash and carry company have dropped the sale of kangaroo meat due to concerns over how the animals are killed in the wild.

Makro has been congratulated by Europe’s largest campaigning vegetarian organisation, Viva! for taking the ethical decision to drop the meat, following the footsteps of fellow cash and carry company Booker, who dropped kangaroo meat last year after talks with the group.

The decision means that kangaroo meat is not available from any UK cash and carry firm.*

'Exotic meats' off the menu

November 6, 2008

Wholesaler takes ethical lead

A LEADING British cash and carry company has dropped the sale of 'exotic meat' to help preserve kangaroos facing extinction.

Booker has been congratulated by Europe's largest campaigning vegetarian organisation, Viva! for taking the ethical decision to remove kangaroo, ostrich and crocodile meat from their stock list.

Viva! Kangaroo Victory in California As Beckham Plays Ball

July 25, 2007

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The California Supreme Court has banned the sale of soccer boots promoted by football star David Beckham and other goods made from kangaroo leather, following a long running legal battle between Adidas and animal welfare group Viva!. This comes as a second major embarrassment to the sports giant, after Beckham – who promotes the kangaroo skin Predator boot and has recently made his debut for US football club LA Galaxy – this week distanced himself from trade by saying he only wears synthetic boots.

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