Victorians: Urgent plea for help
Dear Wildlife Protectors
DAVINA DUCK AND and her three children Dixie, Dee and Dilley urgently need your help. These gentle, defenceless, voiceless, beautiful birds live their lives in wetlands all over Victoria and the Victorian Labor government has again allowed, supported and promoted another season of duck shooting.
This cruel, barbaric and inhumane slaughter of native wildbirds must be banned forever. This video taken on the first day of the 2021 Duck Shooting season shows very clearly why? This little duck was alive, grabbed by a dog and then the sadistic shooter held the little duck while the dog savagely ripped it apart. It is beyond belief how anyone could commit this atrocity on another living being and just for ‘fun’.
This little duck will never see another sunrise or sunset and you can hear the little duck crying as its life ends so horrifically.
I am writing on behalf of all the ducks and their chicks who will be subjected to this killing spree until June 14. The adult ducks who are killed will leave chicks to die a long and agonising death as a result of starvation.
Duck shooting must be banned forever and the only way to achieve this is for compassionate, caring, intelligent and educated people to stand up for what they believe in, raise their voices and demand change.
These native water birds live in wetlands and they should be havens for these gentle birds, not killing fields where they are slaughtered for fun.
Can you please post and share this video so that all your compassionate, caring supporters will be informed about this needless slaughter and hopefully take action. Once informed people can send an email, make a phone call to politicians and join with thousands of Victorians to Ban Duck Shooting Forever.
No compassionate, caring person could watch this video and not be horrified and appalled at how this little, gentle, defenceless duck ended its life.
The government should be promoting and supporting nature-based tourism in all these regional and remote areas as this will provide jobs, support small businesses and ensure the long term profitablity and sustainability for regional communities, all of which are struggling in today’s world.
Each of us has a voice and as shown by young people like Greta Thunberg and Malala we can change the world.
This special message is written on behalf of Davina Duck and her three children Dixie, Dee and Dilley and all voiceless and defenceless native waterbirds and wildlife.
Ban duck shooting forever.
— Barbara Devine
CONTACT LIST FOR POLITICIANS
Please contact your Victorian Labor MPs in both the Lower and Upper Houses of Parliament (you can find their details here — https://parliament.vic.gov.au/about/electorates), send them the link to the above footage (https://www.duck.org.au/breaking-news/) and ask that they immediately ban this obscenely cruel ‘sport’. Insist that duck shooting be included in the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions — whether 5km from home or not.
Killing for the sake of killing is not ‘sport, recreation or fun’.
Minister for Agriculture, Mary-Anne Thomas,
firstname.lastname@example.org / phone: 8392 2261
Minister for the Environment, Lily D’Ambrosio,
email@example.com / phone: 9637 9504
The Acting Premier, Hon. James Merlino,
firstname.lastname@example.org / phone: 9651 1222
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING
Remind these politicians of the Vision and Purpose of their Animal Welfare Action Plan as they have obviously never read the Plan or it was simply a PR exercise and lots of spin.
Vision: A Victoria that fosters the caring and respectful treatment of animals.
Purpose: To ensure Victoria continues to improve animal welfare and is well respected globally for animal welfare practices.
The Humane Society International has publicly condemned the Victorian Labor government:
“Allowing this activity to continue would be an affront to conservation and contravene the commitments made in Victoria’s Animal Welfare Action Plan, tarnishing the stated aim for Victoria to be respected globally for its animal welfare practices.”
“The love of all living creatures is the most notable attribute of man.” — Charles Darwin
Power to the people and peace to the world.