Tag Archives: Sheila Newman

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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Video & notes: Kangaroos, culling and Canberra – presentation to AJP event 5 April 2016

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Video and text of Sheila Newman’s speech at the Animal Justice Party’s event, “Policy basis for Kangaroo treatment in the ACT,” 5 April 2016: Harvesting, damage mitigation and culling probably actually accelerate population growth in roos because the smaller ones survive and adapt by sexually maturing earlier – which speeds up fertility turnover. Since 2003 DNA studies have shown that

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Growling Grass Frog growls for attention as Melbourne’s growth corridors threaten annihilation

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By Sheila Newman, reprinted from Candobetter.net website. This scientific study into the endangered Growling Grass Frog was released overnight and looks at how the genetic diversity of the frog is being negatively impacted by the rapid urbanisation of Melbourne’s fringe. They were once very abundant in Victoria (so abundant that they used to feed them to the snakes the Melbourne

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ACT Roo killings: Who profits? Behind the Earless Dragon mask

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Human Population growth impacts on wildlife The endangered Earless Dragon is being used to justify killing thousands of Eastern Gray kangaroos in Belconnen and Majura, but the motive is really developers’ profit. As grasslands are turned into building sites, as human population growth is encouraged.. Kangaroos are in the way, as is democracy, so both are being buried. When an

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