Category Archives: Wombat Issues

Wombat mange – progress being made towards recovery

Mange is a skin disease caused by several species of tiny mites, common external parasites found in companion canines. Some mange mites are normal residents of an animal’s skin and hair follicles, while others are not. All mites can cause mild to severe skin infections if they proliferate. Unless Mange is treated the infestation progresses and eventually the wombat is

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Plea to Environment Minister, Tasmania, to end the lethal “culls” of Wombats!

Dear Environment  Minister Matthew Groom, I am writing as the Secretary of the Australian Wildlife Protection Council, an lobby organisation in operation since 1969 as a advocate for native animals. (image: Minister Matthew Groom) We are pleading and imploring that you to put a 12-month stay on culling healthy wombats, and then a permanent policy,  with the provision that farmers

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