[gardeners] OT: Emus

Warbler (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 17:43:46 -0700

And I would appreciate if the EMU killing thread comes to a quick end ...
lets get back to the GARDENERS list.  Haven't you noticed that the garden
posts suddenly come to an end the minute Off Topic meat/killing posts begin.

-----Original Message-----
From: Murray, Raelene (K. Wilkie, MP) <Raelene.Murray@aph.gov.au>
To: 'gardeners@globalgarden.com' <gardeners@globalgarden.com>
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 1999 4:58 PM
Subject: RE: RE: [gardeners] Re:Emus

Wearing the body parts of tother is definitely a hotly contested subject
whenever it is raised.  I don't mind with the emu leather because they were
bred for the purpose (as well as the meat and oil etc). Admittedly we could
just throw them away but lets face it, it you are going to kill and animal
for the meat, you have to take the skin off at some point! I do have a
problem with wild animals being killed for pelts.


-----Original Message-----
From: KrisP64@aol.com [SMTP:KrisP64@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, 29 April 1999 12:55 AM
To: gardeners@globalgarden.com
Subject: Re: RE: [gardeners] Re:Emus

In a message dated 4/28/99 2:05:47 AM, Raelene.Murray@aph.gov.au

<< All in all there wasn't much left after we had got all the bits
away.  This
lot was only for pet meat but normally the hides would have been
kept for
making into leather.

We have a man here in central IL. That owned an upscale retail fur
store. He
retired from that and is now raising emus for their hides to tan and
into fashions. Not sure what he does with the meat. Just read the
one article
in my local paper about him and have not seen anything else. My
husband was
glad he closed his shop because he is not a fan of people wearing
cute cuddly
little animals on their bodies.
Not necessarily my opinion but I think everyone is entitled to their

Kris P
z 5  IL