The Roadkill State

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Tasmania has earned a reputation as the roadkill capital of Australia. The stats say 32 animals are killed every hour - that's more than 500,000 marsupials, reptiles and birds killed on the state's roads every single year. And this is despite Tasmania being an island that's known for its unique biodiversity and world heritage wilderness. You could argue that there're more animals here so there's going to be more dead ones. But when you look closer you see holes in animal protection policy that leaves even endangered species exposed. Read about it: https://www.examiner.com.au/story/7780267/ This podcast was produced by Laura Corrigan and Tom Melville. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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