Australians say hooray for 'roo - and wallaby, too
September 21st, 2011
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Wild boar, rabbit, goat and venison may rank as alternative foods for carnivores around the world, but a slowly growing industry in Australia is taking to lesser-known native animals. Australian farmers are reporting an increased demand for local game supplies as they make their way onto restaurant menus - particularly in Melbourne.

Pubs are beginning to order game meat for their bistros. Philosophically, consumers are taking to game due to its environmentally-friendly, methane-free qualities.

A native food revolution? Not quite. But there is a push for these meats to gain more local and international attention, reports The Age.

Read Fry me kangaroo brown, sport! Aussies tucking into more native animals on CNNGo

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  1. Mark Newbold


    September 22, 2011 at 12:14 pm |

    He looks like a Giant rabbit . Wish I could look at cows a little differently ...

    September 22, 2011 at 10:33 am |
  3. Jo

    I eat kangaroo, it's quite nice. It's also cheap, and a lot closer to a natural state – there are no hormones used and they're naturally grass-fed.

    September 21, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
  4. Truth

    Wallaby darned!

    September 21, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
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