Category Archives: animal cruelty

End the deliberate carnage of our Victorian waterbirds- called a “sport”

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810 birds, including 68 endangered freckled ducks, were shot and left to die on Victorian wetlands on the opening weekend of the duck shooting season. These dead birds were left outside Premier Daniel Andrew’s office. Australia’s rarest waterfowl, the Freckled Duck breeds in swamps in inland Australia.  The Freckled Duck may be easily confused with the Pacific Black Duck, Anas superciliosa, and

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Where’s the environmental extremists now that Belconnen is being “developed” for housing?

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Despite the massive “cull” of kangaroos, 2008, there’s new housing “developments” planned for Belconnen. Sections of the site are listed for its natural heritage as habitat for the endangered Golden Sun Moth. The site also contains the only known location of the threatened Ginninderra Peppercress, a small perennial herb.   514 healthy kangaroos including pouched joeys and at-foot joeys were killed

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Kangaroo Industry NSW Deliberately Sabotaged the UNIQUE WEST NYANGAY GRAZING PROPERTY

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POOR kangaroos cited as being vicious killers waiting to attack people and knock them off their bikes! Kangaroo habitat has been stolen from them, and wherever they go they are considered brutal pests It’s not fair to be so labelled instead of being necessary to our environment as regenerators of native grasses. Will we ever turn this around where it

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Media Release: “Canberra Kangaroo culls rely on stale politicized science”

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MEDIA RELEASE: 15 May 2016: “Canberra Kangaroo culls rely on stale politicized science”: Australian Wildlife Protection Council says Today, Maryland Wilson, AWPC President, said that Evolutionary Sociologist, Sheila Newman recently reviewed the government science behind the ACT culls, which will begin anew on Monday 16 April 2016. Newman found it excessively narrow, self-referencing, mechanistic and old-fashioned.   Newman reported in Conference

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Petition: end the slaughter of kangaroos in the ACT

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Frankie Seymour’s petition: Australian Capital Territory government is still killing thousands of kangaroos every year in a cruel, unnecessary, ineffective and ecologically destructive annual slaughter on public reserves. This has been going on since 2009, and we expect the latest slaughter to be announced any day. In 2015, the Australian Capital Territory government authorised the slaughter of at least 25772 kangaroos across

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Australia’s culture of killing native animals

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The culture or vilification of kangaroos, as “pests” and their killing has become engrained into our history as a macabre type of environmental “management”. It’s rationalized as a human responsibility to control their numbers, as we have changed the environment so much, due to infrastructure and agriculture, to such as way as to encourage their overpopulation and breeding! They thus

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