First of all, I want to say that Australia, despite the fact that the basis of its pale-faced population is the descendants of exiled convicts, is also an uninteresting country. People are calm and funny.
Walking in the calm streets of Melbourne is very pleasant, especially in the quiet evening. Sometimes tourists pay attention to strange signs on lampposts, such as in Russia “Do not fit in – it will kill!” Only here is a man in a uniform cap pictured in profile representing the police, and then two more profiles follow, with different racial features, and, obviously, personifying people. The composition of the tablet resembles the image of Lenin, Marx and Engels on the labor banner. Signature under the profiles – “We work together!” This plate means that you are in the Neighboroughd watch area, i.e. in an area where neighbors watch each other to prevent crime. Continue reading
Despite high-profile protests by wildlife advocates, the Australian government raised the quota for kangaroo shooting this year, setting it at 6.9 million animals. The Australian kangaroo meat and leather industry is booming, recently earning $ 128 million a year.
Australia has always had a difficult relationship with its marsupial shrine. She, along with the ostrich Amy, flaunts on the arms of the country, entire generations of children grew up in 1960 and 1970 on the television series about Skippy, like the series Lassie, familiar to Russian viewers. The Australians themselves call themselves “Wallaby”, just like not the largest kangaroos (as New Zealanders call themselves “Kiwi”).
But farmers consider them pests and complain that they eat sheep and poison crops. And drivers in rural areas are forced to stop with sunset on the sidelines before dawn, so as not to run into the swift symbols of the state. Continue reading