SAINSBURY’S has refused to take kangaroo burgers down, despite being attacked by animal rights activists.
The supermarket’s spokesperson said that the burgers were 100 per cent welfare friendly, cost effective and low fat, therefore they would remain in stock.
She said :” Managing the kangaroo population is necessary to protect the Australian environment.”
While in 1999, Sainsbury’s stopped selling kangaroo meat following protests by a vegan group “Viva!”, this time round its not going to back down.
Various animal rights groups have called to boycott “cruel” burgers, stating that the animals from which they are made may have been barbarically killed.
Many are set to hold endless demonstrations outside the supermarket, until every single burger is removed from Sainsbury’s shelves.
A deputy director at “Viva!” even vowed to take action for the second time.
He said: “We will write to Sainsbury’s and if they refuse to back down we will stage a protest. They have been sold lies from Australia and they have fallen for it hook, line and sinker.”
Elisa Allen, a PETA UK director, added: “The idea of eating kangaroo meat is enough to turn most people’s stomachs- and rightly so, because kangaroos are intelligent, inquisitive, social animals who are killed in barbaric ways for burgers.”