Kangaroo Vs. Human Boxing Matches — Why Did They Stop?

Hint: it wasn’t because of animal rights activists

Boxing Kangaroo. By Adolph Friedländer (1851–1904) — http://marqueeposter.com/product/kangaroo-boxing-1890s-german-a1/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47525290

When I was a kid, I remember seeing many cartoons in which kangaroos pummeled cocky humans with their big, red boxing gloves. I thought to myself, “this is the most Australian thing I have ever seen.”



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