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Kangaroo and crocodile steaks, ostrich burgers, bison and boar sausages, squirrel, shark and rattlesnake… these are some of the so-called delicacies being served in restaurants in the UK. Behind these ‘gourmet’ meals lies a catalogue of suffering. Wildlife is being destroyed at an alarming rate. 75 per cent of the earth’s animals are facing extinction or are in decline. Every day, species die out yet more and more animals are being slaughtered for food. Whether bred in captivity or killed in the wild, these animals suffer a violent, premature and unnecessary death. Help Viva! protect our planet’s wildlife! Boycott ‘exotic’ meats!

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Under fire

Crocodile tears

Man eating shark

Every year millions of kangaroos are massacred in the Australian outback for their meat and skin. Many are shot in the throat, neck or jaw and die slowly and painfully from their injuries. The unwanted baby joeys are bludgeoned, shot or left to die of starvation and neglect.

In the wild, crocodiles live in dark mangrove swamps but on intensive farms they are crammed into tiny, filthy and overcrowded pens with barely enough room to move. At just three years of age they are shot, clubbed to death or killed by having their spine severed.

Spiny dogfish shark is sold in supermarkets and fish & chip shops disguised as “huss” or “rock salmon”. Sharks die a slow, agonising death in trawler nets and will be in direct threat from overexploitation if intensive fishing continues. It is estimated the worldwide dogfish population has halved during the last 10 years.

Nowhere to hide Ostriches live in the dry plains of Africa where they can run up to 40 mph and cover 25 feet in a single stride. On British farms they are cooped up in muddy paddocks where their instincts are totally frustrated. Unable to shed rain from their feathers they are at risk from pneumonia and exposure. Their natural lifespan can be up to 70 years yet farmed ostriches are killed at 12 months old.

Support Viva!’s campaign against the ‘exotic’ meat trade If you see ‘exotic’ meat for sale in a restaurant or butcher, register a complaint with the manager and boycott them until they withdraw it. Walkabout Inn Australian theme bars serve kangaroo and crocodile. Please complain to: Michael Thieal, Managing Director, Walkabout Inns, 77 Muswell Hill, London N10 3PJ Tel: 020 8375 3000 Email: michael.thieal@regent-inns.plc.uk Viva!’s campaign against ’exotic’ meats has resulted in all supermarkets stopping selling kangaroo and crocodile and most from selling ostrich. Sainsbury’s persists in selling ostrich in selected stores. Please complain to: Sir Peter Davis, Managing Director, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, 33 Holborn, London EC1N 2HT or call 0800 636262.

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Stop the slaughter of global wildlife

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Wildlife massacred for meat  

A VIVA leaflet about the suffering and death caused by the trade in so-called exotic meats. Have mercy on the animals. Boycott exotic meat...

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