VOLUNTEER group Save the Kangaroos says discussion “is ongoing” for the early release of the 500-plus kangaroos trapped on private property at Cape Schanck.
Spokesperson Mary Waterman said the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning had agreed that no permits were required if one-way gates were put in place to allow the kangaroos to leave the property of their own volition.
“Discussion is now occurring between the people involved and we hope to see this safe form of release happening very soon, returning the kangaroos to Greens Bush,” she said.
“We are very anxious that the release of the kangaroos is at their pace, gentle and will not place any adults or joeys at risk as wildlife experts have advised that even slow herding may cause the kangaroos to become stressed and injured if jumping into fences.”
Meanwhile, a screening of the ‘Kangaroo a love hate story’ movie will be held at 7pm today, Tuesday 29 March, at Peninsula Cinema Rosebud.
There will be a question-and-answer session with the co-director Mick McIntyre and cast member Greg Keightley after the viewing.
First published in the Western Port News – 30 March 2022