australia's national symbol, the kangaroo, is threatening to overrun the country, which is why "kangaroo courts" made up largely of farmers are deciding their fate for the worse. With a kangaroo population of about 31 million, there as almost 2 kangaroos for every Australian. "Roo shooters" who are now bumping off the animal at sight, are likely to eliminate as many as 3 million kangaroos this year.
Environmentalists believe that the unchecked proliferation of livestock has disturbed Australia's ecological balance. The country is dotted with watering tanks for sheep and cattle that enable kangaroos to survive the droughts that would otherwise have kept their population in check.