Posted 26 July 2017 - 02:43 PM
Not endangered at all, though they do look cuddly
I recall when it was first banned - I was in grade school and the PE teacher was bitching about it because Puma shoes were made of it at the time. This was before all the animal rights hysteria. I suspect it had something to do with protecting the domestic leather industry. Meat is banned in CA too on some bogus processing hygiene claim. I ate roo (tasty!) and all kinds of other meat in Australia - never got sick, never worried about it.
I recall it was legal again here for awhile, till last year. Ask that slobbering senile fool of goobernator we have why its banned again.
A friend has kangaroo leather upland boots and they are really lightweight and strong. He swears by them. Identify what you want and buy on your next trip out of state.
"One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it's still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards."
― Edward Abbey