Crocodiles are more closely related to dinosaurs and birds than to other reptiles and their ancestors have lived on this planet for more than 200 million years. Around 1.33 million crocodiles were killed each year worldwide from 2007 to 2010 and over 1.5 million in subsequent years. Their meat is a by-product of producing their expensive skins.
Horses are highly sociable animals that form strong bonds within their group; both with family members and other, non-related horses. They were first domesticated to be used for their milk and meat and also as transport. Since horse meat is not popularly consumed in the UK, 94 per cent of it is exported with just six per cent remaining in the UK — sold to meat markets, butchers and individual customers.
Kangaroos are native to the Australian landscape and uniquely adapted to survive its extreme climate hit by frequent droughts. Unfortunately ‘licenses to harm kangaroos’ are available to supply the commercial kangaroo meat trade and ‘k-leather’ industry. Kangaroo leather is used in high-end fashion and some professional football boot brands such as ADIDAS, Nike and Puma.