Category Archives: Authority to Control Wildlife

Proposed wildlife trade operation for the export of kangaroo skins derived from the expanded Victorian Kangaroo Petfood Trial 2016–18

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The Department of the Environment of Energy has received an application for a Wildlife Trade Operation under part 13A, section 303FN of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). The application is for the commercial export of Eastern and Western Grey Kangaroo skins from Victoria. Should the operation be approved it is proposed that it remain

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Carnage of native birds and animals on Hamilton Island, called “management”

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There’s a dark and bloody side of the Whitsunday’s, Hamilton Island!  What’s meant to be a dream, an idyllic dream island, of relaxation and luxury, has been exposed.  Some of the feathered and four-footed native residents are being slaughtered because some of the tourists and residents are not “safe” from native species such as the Agile Walllabies and overly-friendly cockatoos!

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Wildlife carers quitting after 30 years due to DELWP’s hostility towards kangaroos

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Kangaroos nursed back to health after a planned fire escalated out of control now face a cull on the orders of the same department that ordered the burn. The very same department, DELWP, responsible for the care of wildlife, actually turned tail and permitted a “cull” of kangaroos, despite being tirelessly and lovingly nursed back to health by wildlife carers!

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Victoria’s trial of kangaroo meat – more kangaroos to be slaughtered due to liberal distribution of killing (“control”) permits

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Environment Minister Lisa Neville said there is no link between the number of permits issued and the number of kangaroos processed for pet food?  Each year, DELWP authorizes the “control” (killing) of kangaroos to reduce damage to landowners.  They claim that all practical, non-lethal control options must be exhausted before authorizing the killing of the animals. Despite this supposedly exhaustive

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Golf resort under fire over worker’s plan to shoot kangaroos

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: In Anglesea, a quiet coastal community on the south coast of Victoria, the local mob of Eastern Grey Kangaroos aspires to a better life. In the opulent fairways of the Anglesea Country Club, kangaroo residents here enjoy the privileges of membership – perfectly manicured fields for grazing and life without predators. (Photo Credit  © Jeff Morales / NGHT, INC)

A Herald Sun article reports (18th Sept, 2015)  that the RACV Cape Schanck Resort “had received complaints from residents and golf guests about the threatening behaviour of a small mob of kangaroos on the course”. However, the resort didn’t know one of its staff members had been shooting them, and ordered all activity to stop. A local resident was startled

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