Commercial Use of Wild Animals

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.

Author Ramsay, B.J
Date null
Year 1994
Place published City
Publisher Bureau of Rural Sciences
Notes Notes
ISBN/ISSN 0 644 29775 1
Region Australia - national
Documents Cover and foreword
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements and Summary
Part A. Overview and Findings: 1. Introduction
Part A: 2. Concepts and principles
Part A: 3. The findings
Part A: 4. Future directions
Part B. Wild animal industries - native animals: 5. Kangaroos & wallabies
Part B: 6. Brushtail possum
Part B: 7. Muttonbird
Part B: 8. Crocodiles
Part B: 9. Emu
Part C. Wild animal industries - introduced: 10. Wild boar
Part C: 11. Feral goat
Part C: 12. Feral horse
Part C: 13. European wild rabbit
Part C: 14. European brown hare
Part C: 15. European red fox
Part C: 16. Feral cat
Part C: 17. Water buffalo
Part C: 18. Arabian camel
Part C: 19. Cane toad
Part C: 20. Deer and other species