Australian animals such as kangaroos, possums, crocodiles and emus, and introduced animals such as feral goats, horses and wild boar are the basis of industries with a wholesale value exceeding $100 million each year.
Industries based on wild animals have expanded in recent years and there are good prospects for continued growth.
Where they can be harvested humanely and, in the case of native animals, sustainably, wild animals can be profitable supplements or alternatives to domestic animals. Their use can also contribute to pest management.
This book is the first comprehensive collection of reliable information on Australia’s wild animal industries. It also provides a detailed analysis of the opportunities and impediments to commercial use of wild animals.
The book will be a valuable source of facts, figures and industry developments for anyone with an interest in wild animal use and management in Australia.