Palaces For The People
Monday, October 20, 2003
Bush, hunter and collector of endangered species: Can Australia cash in? - "The vital question is: How much could be charged for the opportunity to shoot a koala on Kangaroo Island? A fee of $1000 per koala would be a very conservative estimate, with at least $1,500 for a mother and baby. American tourists could be offered complete packages for several thousand dollars, including airfares, accommodation, gun hire, trophy fees and taxidermy. Taxidermy would of course be a critical part of the experience, and an important promotional device, as many homes would be adorned with stuffed koalas clinging to eucalypt branches an ideal conversation starter about the wonderful time the hunters had in Australia."

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