Firearms tranquilliser expert Marcus Fillinger questions half million dollar cost of kangaroo fertility trial

By Kirsten Lawson
Updated April 23 2018 - 12:02pm, first published March 23 2015 - 2:23am

Environment Minister Simon Corbell announced a trial involving up to 200 kangaroos this week, to test whether the fertility control drug GonaCon can be delivered effectively via dart. Of the 200, about 150 would be vaccinated, some with darts and some by hand injecting, with others forming a control group, government senior ecologist Don Fletcher said.