So once again today’s cartoon was based in some semblance of truth. One of my top 3 things we did was visit the Australian Zoo (aka the Steve Irwin Zoo). Because of liability and stupid people, you don’t have the same level of interaction with animals in the U.S. as you can in Australia. We literally could enter the pen with the Kangaroos, Wallabies and Koalas.
BUT……………..as cute as they were and typically not being an adventurous eater, I only hesitated for a moment when I saw Kangaroo on the menu. Much like Ostrich or Buffalo is in the states, Kangaroo is a very lean meat. Unlike the other two it didn’t seem as gamey and was quite enjoyable.
One of the guides said we could minimize green house gases caused by cows by instead moving to a kangaroo diet for our meat. However, the guide wasn’t entirely correct. While the majority of methane that cows produce come from their burbs (an affliction that seemingly kangaroos are immune), the roos do fart. Yet the amount of methane produced by kangaroos is about 1/3 of that produced by cows. So why aren’t there kangaroo farms cropping up all over the states. Climate. According to this article “The meatier breeds do not thrive outside of the Australian climate. They are sensitive to humidity, which means that it’s very difficult to breed them outside of Australia.”