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Sustainability & Zero Waste

When we started Lenah Game Meats 30 years ago climate warming and change was a faint whisper on the wind in Tasmania. Thirty years later and it’s around us with a  force that often feels as mighty as the roaring forties that blow across Tasmania’s ancient wilderness.


Making the world an economically, socially and environmentally safe place for our children is our number one priority.


Lenah was established to create markets for wallaby and possum meat from the belief it makes sense to produce food from the animals perfectly adapted to our environment. From a climate change perspective, the development of these markets is extremely important.


All of our wallaby are wild sourced from their natural environment and are harvested under  strict Government control and regulation.  We  operate within a strict quota system to ensure that the population isn’t threatened in any way.  



We are committed to utilising the whole animal and have developed a range of sustainable fur products. Handmade in Tasmania our Lavish line of products are uniquely beautiful and are a by-product from our game meat harvesting. We use all parts of the animals we harvest so there is minimal waste. We produce a range of portion-controlled cuts and smallgoods for restaurants and the home cook as well as preservative free high quality pet food products.


Wallaby skins and possum furs are important side products. Possum fur is sold on to be blended with merino wool creating a distinctive Tasmanian fibre and wallaby skins are made into luxurious homewares and fashion items.







Wuggs - Tasmanian wallaby fur ugg boots v traditional uggs in Sweat research by RMIT. Read it here 


Making the world an economically, socially and environmentally safe place for our children is our number one priority.



Wallabies emit almost no methane, a very harmful greenhouse gas. Thus wallaby meat can be eaten with a carbon-free conscience.


Methane is produced in large quantities by farmed animals such as cattle, sheep and pigs. Methane gas emissions from livestock account for over 10% of Australia’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. Tasmanian wallabies have a digestive system that produces very small amounts of methane, meaning our wallaby products are virtually carbon neutral.


They are in harmony with their natural environment and have very little impact upon the land compared to domesticated livestock. Wallaby water consumption per kilo of edible meat is 70% less than sheep and almost 90% less than beef is another great advantage of wallaby. As a naturally occurring product, Tasmanian wallaby is the meat of choice for the environmentally conscious consumer.




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