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Kangaroo farming would help cut emissions

9 Aug 2008

Irish Times Weather Eye

FARMING KANGAROOS instead of sheep and cattle in Australia could cut by almost a quarter the greenhouse gases produced by grazing livestock, which account for 11 per cent of the nation's annual emissions, according to a new study.

Removing seven million cattle and 36 million sheep by 2020 and replacing them with 175 million kangaroos, to produce the same amount of meat, could lower national greenhouse gases by 3 per cent a year, said the University of New South Wales study.

[3 per cent per year is the Irish Government's target for reducing emissions]

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