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AMENDMENTS DARTING CURRAWONGS RSPCA – DRAFT ACT PEST ANIMAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2011-2021

DRAFT ACT PEST ANIMAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2011-2021

    

Amendments

 

Paralysing drugs – Did the government use a paralysing drug for darting, that allowed the animals to be fully conscious while being killed?

 

The use of paralysing drugs is inhumane and is to be banned.

 

Currawongs – Currawongs are not responsible for spreading weeds, humans are by firstly allowing them to be introduced, when humans cycle, walk, run or jog anywhere, will cause the spreading of weeds, along with the wind, nature.

 

Currawongs help to eradicate introduced species such as blackbirds, Indian mynas, starlings, sparrows, etc.

 

The rspca – fail with their so called science, with their advertising, being deceitful, e.g. their recent ad demanding everyone to leave kittens alone that people find near their homes, and to call the rspca, and that everyone needs their mother. The rspca kill kittens and if they find their mother, the rspca will also kill their mother, since they label these kittens and cats as being wild/feral.

 


The rspca ordered these kittens to be killed, so the finder of these kittens rang Wildlife Carers Group. They were so tiny that they fit into the palm of my hands. These beautiful animals would be dead now, if it wasn’t for Wildlife Carers Group stepping in and taking them. The kittens live indoors with a lot of toys and a kitty litter.

 

 

The rspca do not educate truthfully, falsify figures, falsify reasons for killing, such as making up diseases that the animals do not actually have to try and justify killing them, especially when questioned, do not prevent cruelty to animals, e.g. placing their names on chicken sold, that have been tortured to death, etc, purely for money, and the only advertising that they do is to deceitfully make money for themselves, so that they can continue to kill everything off. The rspca staff have no knowledge or expertise, yet alone understanding animals and wildlife, in animal welfare, animal ethics, or wildlife, to be named as expert advisers, stakeholders, yet alone to sit on and be paid taxpayers money, in grasslands, etc advisory committees, etc.

 

Unfortunately the experience with the rspca is just to do what is convenient for the people, and not what is right for the animals, wildlife, habitat, the environment, and conservation.

 

The rspca need to be giving animals away for FREE to good suitable homes, to prevent the unnecessary killing of innocent vulnerable healthy animals.

 

Wildlife Carers Group put themselves out there, into the community, attend meetings that will affect the EPBC, NES, EIS, climate change, etc, and reports on as many of these meetings that is as humanly possible.

 

The rspca is to be removed from all advisory committees and as stakeholders.

 

Part 1-Policy and Strategic Directions

Purpose of the Strategy-What are pest animals and how are they managed?

 

Costs and community are mentioned, while the cost is a blowout in killing native animals, paid by taxpayers money, the majority of the community opposed kangaroo killing since 2008 when surveys were done, and yet, this majority of the community was ignored, and the kangaroo killing continued in 2011. Further the commercial harvesting of the kangaroos was widely opposed in 2004 at Googong Dam, that was also ignored.

 

A meeting was held with Maxine Cooper by 3 experienced interstate ecologists, including Nora Preston, Founding President of Wildlife Carers Group, in 2010, with the conclusion of the meeting not yet finalised, the kangaroo killing still continued, with demands ignored to stop the killing.

 

Maxine Cooper has now apparently been removed from this department, as advertised, since August, and replaced by a person who has not bothered to contact Wildlife Carers Group in order to finalise the kangaroo management investigation, that included the false grassland report, false kangaroo management plan, nature reserves, in which we now wish to add nature conservation act, and this pest animal management strategy, inhumane defence killing that incorrectly blames the kangaroos for damages and other species being driven to extinction, that the government and shooters are solely responsible for, by driving over the said areas causing damage and destruction, driving native wildlife to extinction, spraying poisons, baiting, trapping, developments, etc causing loss of habitat. All an abuse of taxpayers money.

 

A Canberra Times survey on the kangaroo killing had a glitch in it, giving the votes of ‘no we don’t agree to the killing’ to the ‘yes killing’, therefore was exempt to be accepted as an honest community input and poll.

 

Furthermore, the last comment accepted, was from tams, with this survey refusing to accept any further comments on the matter, that opposed the killing, showing discrimination and bias.

 

This does not show the government listening to the majority of the community, nor does the government listen to and pay the real experts, wasting and abusing taxpayers money.

 

Taxpayers are not prepared to pay for killing of native wildlife. Killing is unnecessary. Educate to co exist.

 

The current nature conservation act 1980, and the kangaroo management plan, the grasslands plan, are not acceptable, neither of which are based on any scientific evidence. The animal welfare act 1992, that allows the inhumane treatment of animals.

 

Before we can accept these documents, they need to be de-legislated and replaced with Wildlife Carers Group submissions.

 

We do not accept the changing of titles of advisory committees, and leaving the same names on the advisory committees to continue to give advice in matters that they are not experts in, which continues to allow acts of animal cruelty, and driving our wildlife to extinction through unnecessary inhumane killing and inhumane unnecessary research.

 

The ACT Native Flora and Fauna committee should not be the only group to be consulted in native animals, who the government think are not indigenous to the ACT, (the government has been wrong before, by naming Eastern Grey Kangaroos as introduced to the ACT, for possibly 20 years), who are not responsible for committing any damage, which the government are more than likely just using as a scaped goat for damage caused by the government, so that the government can eradicate them.

 

The government is wrong with their Kangaroo Management Plan, accusing Kangaroos of causing damage, when they don’t, writing up and legislating papers that are not based on any scientific evidence, therefore, we hesitate to trust the government with any allegations made against any other native species, or for the government to continue to take advice from the same people on these matters, who are constantly wrong, and causing irreparable damage.

 

We expect the removal of the people who are currently giving advice, and replaced with knowledgeable long term expertise people in these areas, as requested in the Wildlife Carers Group nature conservation act and the Kangaroo Management Plan submissions. We expect a big change.

 

If the continued outcome is falsely accusing kangaroos of being pests and causing damage, through the so called ACT high-quality tertiary education courses in pests and native animal management, with active collaboration amongst local and regional research groups to resolve knowledge gaps and management problems, then this type of education has to stop, and be replaced with the true experts, and replaced with honest education and facts.

 

Dishonestly claiming that kangaroos are counted before each killing is not acceptable.

 

Dishonestly claiming that kangaroos cause damage and drive other native species to extinction is not acceptable.

 

Treating any other native wildlife in the same manner, dishonestly accusing them of being over abundant, or destructive, is not acceptable.

 

We expect change with the government’s dishonest attitude, and the replacement of the current advisory committees as requested in Wildlife Carers Group submissions.

 

We expect the end of animal cruelty, and the end of the failure to provide full term rehabilitation of all sick, injured, orphaned native wildlife, with Wildlife Carers Group Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence amended as requested by Wildlife Carers Group, that is also a requirement to prevent discrimination, acts of animal cruelty, and extinction to wildlife.

 

We expect change and an end to animal cruelty to introduced species as well, and an understanding on what is part of the food chain, and what is really introduced.

 

Just because certain people don’t like something, whether it is native flora, or native fauna, doesn’t allow them to falsely claim that they are introduced, and does not allow anyone to eradicate them. Learn to co exist.

 

Part 2-Rationale, Issues and Implementation

Chapter 1

 

  1. What is a Pest Animal? – 3rd paragraph – Animal Species that are native to Australia are not considered to be pests, and do not require any management, since there is no scientific evidence to support any damage caused by native animals, with a legislation that should never have been passed, that needs to be de-legislated, and replaced with Wildlife Carers Group submissions that contains the facts.

     

     

  1. Pest Animal management

     

    Braysher warns not to blame animals for problems, to ensure that you determine that the problems are not caused by other known factors, such as management practices or environmental influences.

     

    This warning has been repeatedly ignored through the kangaroo management plan, the nature conservation act 1980, and the grasslands management plan, deliberately blaming native wildlife for destruction and loss of native species, that has been caused by the government and their own repeated mismanagement.

 

Figure 1 Summary of the strategic approach to pest animal management (Braysher and Saunders 2003)

 

Step 3 Assess the feasibility of a management program – states “for example, available techniques for a predatory pest may necessitate the introduction of poison baits to an area. The potential for impact on domestic pets or non-target native animal species may be unacceptable. Alternatively, available techniques may be unacceptable on animal welfare grounds”.

 

Time and time again, this section of pest animal management, has been breached by the agency and ACT government, with native wildlife, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, inhumanely and unnecessarily slaughtered, and foxes, Dingoes, etc, baited using poison, knowingly and unacceptably having an impact on domestic pets and non-target native animal species.

 

With further reports of the government declaring war on animals by blowing up their holes, warrens, dens, that is without a doubt inhumane.

 

These methods, blaming animals, wildlife, for damage, destruction, loss of species, etc when the government is responsible, is to end.

 

The government is to be totally honest to the real causes of grassland damage, loss of species, destruction, etc stating what the government has done to cause the damage, loss of species, destruction, delegislate their dishonest kangaroo management plan, nature conservation act 1980, and replace them with Wildlife Carers Group, and interstate ecologists/legal advisers submissions.

 

Step 5 Develop the management program, also states Only rarely is eradication a viable pest management option, with this sentence also constantly being breached.

 

Step 6 Implement the management program, is a concern if you are taking advice from those who have no expertise or knowledge, or who have a conflict of interest in wildlife, and are inhumane with their advice on how to eradicate animals, that are stakeholders, and land owners, farmers, etc.

 

Year after year, this has been a huge problem with innocent vulnerable wildlife and animals being tortured to death, because of the government’s refusal to listen to the real experts and to stop the killing, with the experts warning the government to be completely honest, and ignored.

 

It is necessary for changes, corrections, replacement, to ensure a totally honest government where wildlife, animals, and animal welfare are concerned.

 

1.2.2 Management objectives – Remove manage native animal populations that are causing unacceptable damage (Chapter 5); and ensure that the government is totally honest about exactly who is causing the damage, the government and government agency is causing the damage.

 

Chapter 2

Pest animal management in the ACT – A list of what is considered to be ACT Vertebrate and Invertebrate Pests is required.

 

Key stakeholders listed as ACT Government, Australian Government, rural landholders, pest animal researchers and especially the rspca are not experts in what are pest animals.

 

We have already had the problem with the ACT Government, and their ecologists writing up and legislating fraudulent papers on Kangaroos, that maintain a well balanced, healthy eco system. Their so called key stakeholders and advisory committees are driving them to extinction inhumanely, inhumane research, falsely accusing the kangaroos of damage and extinction of other species, that the government has caused, with the government failing to remove the perpetrators, and replace them with the experts.

 

The serious repercussions of misguided advice and documents written up by the inexperienced, with no knowledge, is never considered, and certainly cannot continue.

 

The rspca have to be removed from all these panels, they are not qualified, and fail to prevent inhumane acts on animals, or promote their care and protection, and rural land holders will more than likely have a conflict of interest.

 

No native vertebrates and invertebrates are pests, and each referral to native vertebrates and invertebrates as pests must be removed.

 

Being part of the food chain must be considered.

 

We have seen how the animal welfare advisory committee and ethics committee, works, allowing inhumane and unnecessary killing and research of native wildlife, who need to be replaced as per Wildlife Carers Group various repeated submissions.

 

Chapter 3

Preventing incursions of new pest animal species – While this section talks about accidental introduction of species, etc, unfortunately the government has been responsible for introducing pest species without considering the devastating outcome, or looking at the big picture, without properly researching, eg cane toads, therefore the government needs to keep their scientists under control, who continue to want to introduce invasive species into Australia, and not give in to any further invasive ideas by them.

 

When wildlife native to Australia suddenly turn up in the ACT, because of being chased out of their own natural habitat, should be addressed separately. Native wildlife that have no where else to go, should be welcomed, to prevent extinction of the species.

 

Effects of climate change – While covering the problems of climate change, and the impact it may have on introducing more species, this document does nothing to cover on how to prevent the contribution and acceleration of climate change, such as a total ban on tobacco, no further land clearing and developments, avoid over crowding, stop accusing innocent native wildlife of damage, etc that man is responsible for, and stop killing our native wildlife, all of which that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system.

 

Native wildlife are not pests, with all referrals to native wildlife being pests to be removed from this document.

 

Chapter 4 – Reducing damage by established pest animal species

 

While previous chapters in this document have warned against baiting, this chapter is discussing using poison baiting, and refers to native Dingoes and Kangaroos as being pests, and once again wrongfully blaming kangaroos for damage that they are not responsible for.

 

Pest animals first need to be assessed as to whether or not they are pests with factual statement, and of any impacts, abundance, which means individual head counting, not estimating or falsely advertising to the media and public that animals have been counted, eg, through looking at faeces, when you would be repeatedly counting the faeces from the same animal, estimating, that is not reliable, etc.

 

Destroying burrows, warrens could be destroying native wildlife, Echidnas, Platypus, Wombats, Dingoes.

 

Non invasive methods need to be used such as conventional or electric fencing, protecting high-value stock and breeding stock in stock friendly sheds and stock house friendly yards, bird netting, fish exclusion screens, guard animals in paddocks, that aren’t necessarily domestic dogs, etc.

 

Inhumane biological control agents need to be banned.

 

Inhumane poisoning, baits, fumigants, shooting commercial harvesting, rubber lined jaw traps, need to be banned.

 

The government and their agents would not be prepared to test the rubber lined jaw traps of safety, and not causing any harm by placing their own arms through these traps.

 

Native Dingoes and Kangaroos are not pests, with each referral to native wildlife as pests to be removed from this document, and not to be re introduced in a wildlife specific document that will continue to incorrectly claim native wildlife to be pests.

 

Non lethal methods only to be used with concerns of stock being killed by dogs. The stock are more than likely being killed by their neighbours pets that aren’t being kept under control.

 

How many Dingoes are there in the ACT???

 

Both Dingoes and Kangaroos need to be placed on the threatened species list.

 

Chapter 5 – Management of native animals for damage reduction

 

Native animals are a natural and integral part of urban, rural and conserved ecosystems and DO NOT REQUIRE MANAGEMENT FOR DAMAGE REDUCTION.

 

The government blame native wildlife for the government’s own human caused damage, that are mostly caused by unnecessary, inhumane management/killing of native wildlife.

 

Swooping magpies can not under any circumstances be removed. The magpies only swoop during nesting season, defending their young against predators. The parents work together in taking care of their young and must not be interfered with.

 

If the government agency is contacted about aggressive swooping magpies then erect a sign to warn the public to take an alternative route until nesting season is over, and if the warning is ignored, then the public enter the nesting site at their own risk. After the nesting season is over, the warning sign can be removed, so that the public are aware that they can resume their normal route. The added education for people to protect themselves wearing sunglasses, helmets, hats, (some people draw faces on the back of their hats or helmets to deter the swooping magpies), during the short nesting season is all adequate, to prevent any interference to the nesting magpies by the government or anyone else.

 

A $2000 application fee is required by anyone, including the government who applies for killing or taking (unless taking for rehabilitation), any native animals, and processed by Wildlife Carers Group. All applications for killing or taking a native animal will be properly investigated by Wildlife Carers Group.

 

Wildlife Carers Group will provide Proper education to anyone applying to kill native animals, to live with native animals and to use non lethal methods. Native wildlife maintains a healthy well balanced eco system. A government subsidy for protecting native wildlife and providing their suitable habitat for survival, by landowners, as opposed to killing them.

 

The abuse of using taxpayers money to inhumanely and unnecessarily kill native wildlife will stop, and be used to properly protect native wildlife and their habitat, and prevent them from extinction, with proper education, removing all false allegations against them.

 

For Kangaroo conservation in the ACT, viable population densities have NOT been determined using any available scientific knowledge of the species biology, ecology and population dynamics. The government repeatedly falsify their reports on population, damage, loss of native species, legislated a kangaroo management plan that was not based on any scientific evidence, and have ruthlessly been inhumanely driving the species to extinction, interfering with their habitat by destroying their habitat with over development.

 

The government has wasted taxpayers money on inhumanely killing our native kangaroos, at the brink of driving them to extinction. With no full term rehabilitation in the ACT for sick, injured, orphaned native Eastern Grey Kangaroos, the government has been further wasting tax payers money on sending their ecologist interstate, to spread their lies about the kangaroos, that they have fed to the ACT public and media, attempting to encourage the rest of Australia to assist in driving the species to extinction, and not to provide full term rehabilitation for sick, injured, orphaned Eastern Grey Kangaroos.

 

Wildlife Carers Group will be the specific stakeholder and adviser on Kangaroos and the rest of the native wildlife.

 

This chapter refers to management of native animals for damage reduction has been undertaken for Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Wild Dogs, which are Dingoes, but the government isn’t sure if these Dingoes are pure breed anymore, possums, magpies, venomous snakes in the ACT.

 

We are requesting a response on what type of management has been undertaken on these species.

 

Possums are extremely territorial and cannot be moved, if they are in rooves, etc, a possum box must be erected near the area they have been removed from, so they have a home. It would be best to place the possum box in the roof where the possum is living, to allow the possum’s scent in the box and hopefully the possum will crawl into the box, and then reposition the box into the nearby tree, or garage, however, first check the tree or garage you are placing the box in through the day, to make sure there isn’t already a resident possum in it.

 

Ensure that you block off the area where the possum has been removed from to prevent the possum from moving back in.

 

We’ve already covered the magpies, they cannot be moved, they will be killed if moved to another area. The public will just have to learn to live with the magpies and take the precautions as already covered.

 

Venomous snakes will also be territorial for food etc, so be careful you aren’t moving them into another snakes territory and cause it’s death.

 

Dingoes have also been covered.

 

Noise and light deterrents are inhumane, as witnessed when used, the exhausted flying foxes and young return to roost after feeding all night, and then interfered with, not allowed to stop and rest, drop out of the sky, fall into water, drown, the young and adults die a horrific death.

 

The public are going to have to learn to live with native flying foxes.

 

It is not feasible to drive our wildlife to extinction because of lack of education and understanding of native wildlife and their importance to our eco system.

 

Native wildlife listed and incorrectly accused of being pests that cause damage are, Dingo/wild dog, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Sulphur crested Cockatoos/White cockatoos, Wombats, Pied Currawong.

 

If there are more native wildlife on the list, then please inform us.

 

Native Wildlife are not pests with all referrals to native species as being pests to be removed.

 

Chapter 6 – Awareness, understanding, coordination and capacity building

 

This chapter mentions opinion polls on kangaroo management. The last opinion poll run in the Canberra Times in 2011 had a glitch in it. As we clicked on NO we do not agree with the cull, we watched the Yes percentage increase. We found that this poll was a bias and discriminating poll, that shut down after tams comment, disallowing any further comments to be made. This poll cannot be counted. Last year’s poll, 2010, showed that the majority opposed kangaroo killing, and yet it still continued, and again this year. In 2004 we saw the unnecessary inhumane killing of kangaroos for the commercial industry at googong dam. Click or copy and paste these links into your browser, that shows the inhumane industry and the fact that kangaroo meat is not fit for pet or human consumption: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/wildlife-carers-group-kangaroo-meat-testing-%e2%80%93-5-day-work-experience-student-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l; ‘KANGAROOS AND DISEASES’, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/kangaroos-and-diseases-notes-for-5-day-wes-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l


The kangaroo management plan and the Nature Conservation Act 1980 must be de legislated and replaced with Wildlife Carers Group’s submissions.

 

To see Wildlife Carers Group full 5-day report, of the training with the work experience student, Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, results: contaminated, etc Please click on this link https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/wildlife-carers-group-wcg-visit-to-callum-brae-nature-reserve-etc-full-5-day-work-experience-student-wes-placement-report-trained-by-wcg-founding-president-nora-preston-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l.
This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

 

Stakeholder meetings cannot be restricted and privatised to landholders who want to kill native animals, experts/Wildlife Carers Group, need to be involved to investigate, and educate those who are applying to kill native wildlife.

 

Training courses provided by institutions have to ensure that they are not training students with false information, unnecessarily building up hatred, as the kangaroos are being targeted by teaching utter rubbish about them.

 

Aerial shooting is not accurate, inhumane and to be banned.

 

1080 poison is inhumane, to be banned.

 

I’m certain that the horse lovers would love to be given free horses, rather than killing them.

 

Native species, Eastern Grey Kangaroos have no negative impact on conservation, production values, fences can be repaired, driving wombats and kangaroos to extinction for fences is hardly viable. Currawongs are being blamed for spreading weed and predation of nestlings, all birds of prey, including magpies are predators for nestlings, Currawongs will not be discriminated against. The government will have to liaise with experts/Wildlife Carers Group and get their facts straight. Currawongs are blamed for spreading weeds, and called pests. People are spreading weeds every time they walk, run, jog, what are you going to do about the people. People have a far more deadly impact on the environment that any bird or animal.

 

Non lethal methods to be used to protect crops, and to share with native wildlife.

 

There is a lot of inhumane methods in this document that need to be removed, with humane non lethal methods looked at.

 

The removal of all referrals of native wildlife as being pests is required.

 

URL : https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/wildlife-carers-group-draft-act-pest-animal-management-strategy-2011-2021-submission/

 

 

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2009/2010.


WISHING YOU A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2011.

There can be no discrimination against our native wildlife, all native wildlife are precious to our Eco system, in assisting to maintain a healthy well balanced Eco system, and will be protected, and rehabilitated equally.

 

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group with long term expertise and knowledge in our native wildlife, that will act on, and investigate animal cruelty/welfare/rights, and, as a community group, that also cares about our community, and the rights of our community groups.
Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group helping to keep our state and country out of deficit, with no government funding, run solely by volunteers, that is keeping you in a job.

 

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group that trains work experience students.

 

NORA PRESTON ( began rehabilitating wildlife in the early ’80’s .)

President/Founder
WCG – WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP INC. – Founded in 2004.
PO Box 3509
WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

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KANGAROOS

To see Wildlife Carers Group full 5-day report, of the training with the work experience student, Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, results: contaminated, etc Please click on this link https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/wildlife-carers-group-wcg-visit-to-callum-brae-nature-reserve-etc-full-5-day-work-experience-student-wes-placement-report-trained-by-wcg-founding-president-nora-preston-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l.
This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

 

To see Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/wildlife-carers-group-kangaroo-meat-testing-%e2%80%93-5-day-work-experience-student-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l

‘KANGAROOS AND DISEASES’, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/kangaroos-and-diseases-notes-for-5-day-wes-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l

 

You can help us make the necessary changes for our native protected Eastern Grey Kangaroos, by signing this petition, and circulating this for us www.gopetition.com/petitions/saveallthe-kangaroos.html.

 

In this article, interviewed on 15/4/10, www.nowuc.com.au/2010/05/27/kangaroo-plan…/comment-page-1/ don fletcher from tams says that kangaroos are not the main problem and in fact ‘native grasses’ are not threatened with extinction, but other animals and plants are, and that “the biggest ‘contributor’ to the loss of the natural treeless grasslands of our region has been agriculture (by far)”.

This statement is admitting to the flawed, dishonest kangaroo management plan, and russell watkinson’s media release, on Friday 18/6/10, that blames the kangaroos for driving legless lizards, earless dragons, etc, and the deteriorating grasslands and woodlands to extinction, by eating all the grasses, when fletcher admits that the native grasses are not threatened by the kangaroos, but by human activity, including toxic sprays.

 

Please check out this link http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx, that was in the Canberra times on 17/10/09, that completely refutes the allegations against the roos destroying grasslands, that was sent to maxine cooper, that were also ignored.

 

The report is by Julie Lindner, who has also been studying the grasslands and the roos for the past 20 years, which backs up what I’ve been saying all along.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx, with a more recent article in the Chronicle in the ‘letters to the editor’ section, titled ‘culling controversy’ p.23, 14/6/11.

 

Please click on this link www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUZrKj6ClBg ‘KANGAROO CHILLER BOX INVESTIGATION’/’KANGAROOS ON TRACK TO EXTINCTION’, that contains the cruel bashing to death of roos that are shot, but not directly killed, hung up while still alive, and left suffering, trembling as they hang, tortured to death, and joeys bashed to death, possibly attempting to decapitate the joeys head on the back of the truck with several blows.

Please click on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbn3c8EcNRk&feature=related, so called controlled government butchering, you will note that the kangaroos are still alive when hung up, suffering, AND BEING TORTURED TO DEATH, the male is laughing at the cruelty he has just inflicted on this kangaroo, a joey stomped to death, even the child stomps on it as he walks past following his father, orphaned joeys hopping around, left to starve to death, a joey bashed till its eyes popped out, but is still alive, suffering, a prolonged death, and the male admitting that these are protected species. Native protected animals called pests, the very same native animals that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system. The code of practice that the shooter refers to is inhumane, and unacceptable, as witnessed in this video footage. Kangaroos are not fit for human or dog consumption, heavily contaminated with various diseases/harmful bacterias, e.coli, salmonella, staphylococcus, streptococcus, toxoplasmosis, preserved illegally with sulphur dioxide that causes thiamine deficiency, (a white crystalline solid forming part of the vitamin B complex, C12H17CIN4OS; a vitamin (B1), required by the nervous system, absence of which causes beri-beri and other disorders), causing death, intake of pesticide spraying to control locusts, etc. Keep watching till it stops, keep an eye on the timer, next to the speaker symbol, length 10:59.

There are more links on youtube to show the facts on the extreme cruelty committed to our native protected macropods.

 

Possum abattoir


http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/HuonEnviroCentre/videos/possumdeath.wmv/view,

Possum Abattoir – Lenah Game Meats, Tasmania —EngageMedia

These animals are still alive and awake, when going through the abattoir’s chute processing system, dropped on top of one another, through a swinging door, to go through to the next phase, with several possums piled on top of one another, into the same boxes, when delivered to the abattoir, (possums are extremely territorial,) females with joeys, butchered, and bashed to death. Please Help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty and export. You can help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty to these possums by adding the above link to the possum abattoir and lodging your submissions by 23/4/10, to

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP DRAFT ACT PEST ANIMAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2011-2021 SUBMISSION

DRAFT ACT PEST ANIMAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2011-2021

    

Part 1-Policy and Strategic Directions

Purpose of the Strategy-What are pest animals and how are they managed?

 

Costs and community are mentioned, while the cost is a blowout in killing native animals, paid by taxpayers money, the majority of the community opposed kangaroo killing since 2008 when surveys were done, and yet, this majority of the community was ignored, and the kangaroo killing continued in 2011. Further the commercial harvesting of the kangaroos were widely opposed in 2004 at Googong Dam, that was also ignored.

 

A meeting was held with Maxine Cooper by 3 experienced interstate ecologists, including Nora Preston, Founding President of Wildlife Carers Group, in 2010, with the conclusion of the meeting not yet finalised, the kangaroo killing still continued, with demands ignored to stop the killing.

 

Maxine Cooper has now apparently been removed from this department, as advertised, since August, and replaced by a person who has not bothered to contact Wildlife Carers Group in order to finalise the kangaroo management investigation, that included the false grassland report, false kangaroo management plan, nature reserves, in which we now wish to add nature conservation act, and this pest animal management strategy, inhumane defence killing that incorrectly blames the kangaroos for damages and other species being driven to extinction, that the government and shooters are solely responsible for, by driving over the said areas causing damage and destruction, driving native wildlife to extinction, spraying poisons, baiting, trapping, developments, etc causing loss of habitat. All an abuse of taxpayers money.

 

A Canberra Times survey on the kangaroo killing had a glitch in it, giving the votes of ‘no we don’t agree to the killing’ to the ‘yes killing’, therefore was exempt to be accepted as an honest community input and poll.

 

Furthermore, the last comment accepted, was from tams, with this survey refusing to accept any further comments on the matter, that opposed the killing, showing discrimination and bias.

 

This does not show the government listening to the majority of the community, nor does the government listen to and pay the real experts, wasting and abusing taxpayers money.

 

Taxpayers are not prepared to pay for killing of native wildlife. Killing is unnecessary. Educate to co exist.

 

The current nature conservation act 1980, and the kangaroo management plan, the grasslands plan, are not acceptable, neither of which are based on any scientific evidence. The animal welfare act 1992, that allows the inhumane treatment of animals.

 

Before we can accept these documents, they need to be de-legislated and replaced by Wildlife Carers Group submissions.

 

We do not accept the changing of titles of advisory committees, and leaving the same names on the advisory committees to continue to give advice in matters that they are not experts in, that continues to allow acts of animal cruelty, and driving our wildlife to extinction through unnecessary inhumane killing and inhumane unnecessary research.

 

The ACT Native Flora and Fauna committee should not be the only group to be consulted in native animals, who the government think are not indigenous to the ACT, (the government has been wrong before, by naming Eastern Grey Kangaroos as introduced to the ACT, for possibly 20 years), who are not responsible for committing any damage, which the government are more than likely just using as a scape goat for damage caused by the government, so that the government can eradicate them.

 

The government is wrong with their Kangaroo Management Plan, accusing Kangaroos of causing damage, when they don’t, writing up and legislating papers that are not based on any scientific evidence, therefore, we hesitate to trust the government with any allegations made against any other native species, or for the government to continue to take advice from the same people on these matters, who are constantly wrong, and causing irreparable damage.

 

We expect the removal of the people who are currently giving advice, and replaced with knowledgeable long term expertise people in these areas, as requested in the Wildlife Carers Group nature conservation act and the Kangaroo Management Plan submissions. We expect a big change.

 

If the continued outcome is falsely accusing kangaroos of being pests and causing damage, through the so called ACT high-quality tertiary education courses in pests and native animal management, with active collaboration amongst local and regional research groups to resolve knowledge gaps and management problems, then this type of education has to stop, and be replaced with the true experts, and replaced with honest education and facts.

 

Dishonestly claiming that kangaroos are counted before each killing is not acceptable.

 

Dishonestly claiming that kangaroos cause damage and drive other native species to extinction is not acceptable.

 

Treating any other native wildlife in the same manner, dishonestly accusing them of being over abundant, or destructive, is not acceptable.

 

We expect change with the government’s dishonest attitude, and the replacement of the current advisory committees as requested in Wildlife Carers Group submissions.

 

We expect the end of animal cruelty, and the end of the failure to provide full term rehabilitation of all sick, injured, orphaned native wildlife, with Wildlife Carers Group Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence amended as requested by Wildlife Carers Group, that is also a requirement to prevent discrimination, acts of animal cruelty, and extinction to wildlife.

 

We expect change and an end to animal cruelty to introduced species as well, and an understanding on what is part of the food chain, and what is really introduced.

 

Just because certain people don’t like something, whether it is native flora, or native fauna, doesn’t allow them to falsely claim that they are introduced, and does not allow anyone to eradicate them. Learn to co exist.

 

Part 2-Rationale, Issues and Implementation

Chapter 1

 

  1. What is a Pest Animal? – 3rd paragraph – Animal Species that are native to Australia are not considered to be pests, and do not require any management, since there is no scientific evidence to support any damage caused by native animals, with a legislation that should never have been passed, that needs to be de-legislated, and replaced with Wildlife Carers Group submissions that contains the facts.

     

     

  1. Pest Animal management

     

    Braysher warns not to blame animals for problems, to ensure that you determine that the problems are not caused by other known factors, such as management practices or environmental influences.

     

    This warning has been repeatedly ignored through the kangaroo management plan, the nature conservation act 1980, and the grasslands management plan, deliberately blaming native wildlife for destruction and loss of native species, that has been caused by the government and their own repeated mismanagement.

 

Figure 1 Summary of the strategic approach to pest animal management (Braysher and Saunders 2003)

 

Step 3 Assess the feasibility of a management program – states “for example, available techniques for a predatory pest may necessitate the introduction of poison baits to an area. The potential for impact on domestic pets or non-target native animal species may be unacceptable. Alternatively, available techniques may be unacceptable on animal welfare grounds”.

 

Time and time again, this section of pest animal management, has been breached by the agency and ACT government, with native wildlife, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, inhumanely and unnecessarily slaughtered, and foxes, Dingoes, etc, baited using poison, knowingly and unacceptably having an impact on domestic pets and non-target native animal species.

 

With further reports of the government declaring war on animals by blowing up their holes, warrens, dens, that is without a doubt inhumane.

 

These methods, blaming animals, wildlife, for damage, destruction, loss of species, etc when the government is responsible, is to end.

 

The government is to be totally honest to the real causes of grassland damage, loss of species, destruction, etc stating what the government has done to cause the damage, loss of species, destruction, delegislate their dishonest kangaroo management plan, nature conservation act 1980, and replace them with Wildlife Carers Group, and interstate ecologists/legal advisers submissions.

 

Step 5 Develop the management program, also states Only rarely is eradication a viable pest management option, with this sentence also constantly being breached.

 

Step 6 Implement the management program, is a concern if you are taking advice from those who have no expertise or knowledge, or who have a conflict of interest in wildlife, and are inhumane with their advice on how to eradicate animals, that are stakeholders, and land owners, farmers, etc.

 

Year after year, this has been a huge problem with innocent vulnerable wildlife and animals being tortured to death, because of the government’s refusal to listen to the real experts and to stop the killing, with the experts warning the government to be completely honest, and ignored.

 

It is necessary for changes, corrections, replacement, to ensure a totally honest government where wildlife, animals, and animal welfare are concerned.

 

1.2.2 Management objectives – Remove manage native animal populations that are causing unacceptable damage (Chapter 5); and ensure that the government is totally honest about exactly who is causing the damage, the government and government agency is causing the damage.

 

Chapter 2

Pest animal management in the ACT – A list of what is considered to be ACT Vertebrate and Invertebrate Pests is required.

 

Key stakeholders listed as ACT Government, Australian Government, rural landholders, pest animal researchers and especially the rspca are not experts in what are pest animals.

 

We have already had the problem with the ACT Government, and their ecologists writing up and legislating fraudulent papers on Kangaroos, that maintain a well balanced, healthy eco system. Their so called key stakeholders and advisory committees are driving them to extinction inhumanely, inhumane research, falsely accusing the kangaroos of damage and extinction of other species, that the government has caused, with the government failing to remove the perpetrators, and replace them with the experts.

 

The serious repercussions of misguided advice and documents written up by the inexperienced, with no knowledge, is never considered, and certainly cannot continue.

 

The rspca have to be removed from all these panels, they are not qualified, and fail to prevent inhumane acts on animals, or promote their care and protection, and rural land holders will more than likely have a conflict of interest.

 

No native vertebrates and invertebrates are pests, and each referral to native vertebrates and invertebrates as pests must be removed.

 

Being part of the food chain must be considered.

 

We have seen how the animal welfare advisory committee and ethics committee, works, allowing inhumane and unnecessary killing and research of native wildlife, who need to be replaced as per Wildlife Carers Group various repeated submissions.

 

Chapter 3

Preventing incursions of new pest animal species – While this section talks about accidental introduction of species, etc, unfortunately the government has been responsible for introducing pest species without considering the devastating outcome, or looking at the big picture, without properly researching, eg cane toads, therefore the government needs to keep their scientists under control, who continue to want to introduce invasive species into Australia, and not give in to any further invasive ideas by them.

 

When wildlife native to Australia suddenly turn up in the ACT, because of being chased out of their own natural habitat, should be addressed separately. Native wildlife that have no where else to go, should be welcomed, to prevent extinction of the species.

 

Effects of climate change – While covering the problems of climate change, and the impact it may have on introducing more species, this document does nothing to cover on how to prevent the contribution and acceleration of climate change, such as a total ban on tobacco, no further land clearing and developments, avoid over crowding, stop accusing innocent native wildlife of damage, etc that man is responsible for, and stop killing our native wildlife, all of which that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system.

 

Native wildlife are not pests, with all referrals to native wildlife being pests to be removed from this document.

 

Chapter 4 – Reducing damage by established pest animal species

 

While previous chapters in this document have warned against baiting, this chapter is discussing using poison baiting, and refers to native Dingoes and Kangaroos as being pests, and once again wrongfully blaming kangaroos for damage that they are not responsible for.

 

Pest animals first need to be assessed as to whether or not they are pests with factual statement, and of any impacts, abundance, which means individual head counting, not estimating or falsely advertising to the media and public that animals have been counted, eg, through looking at faeces, when you would be repeatedly counting the faeces from the same animal, estimating, that is not reliable, etc.

 

Destroying burrows, warrens could be destroying native wildlife, Echidnas, Platypus, Wombats, Dingoes.

 

Non invasive methods need to be used such as conventional or electric fencing, protecting high-value stock and breeding stock in stock friendly sheds and stock house friendly yards, bird netting, fish exclusion screens, guard animals in paddocks, that aren’t necessarily domestic dogs, etc.

 

Inhumane biological control agents need to be banned.

 

Inhumane poisoning, baits, fumigants, shooting commercial harvesting, rubber lined jaw traps, need to be banned.

 

The government and their agents would not be prepared to test the rubber lined jaw traps of safety, and not causing any harm by placing their own arms through these traps.

 

Native Dingoes and Kangaroos are not pests, with each referral to native wildlife as pests to be removed from this document, and not to be re introduced in a wildlife specific document that will continue to incorrectly claim native wildlife to be pests.

 

Non lethal methods only to be used with concerns of stock being killed by dogs. The stock are more than likely being killed by their neighbours pets that aren’t being kept under control.

 

How many Dingoes are there in the ACT???

 

Both Dingoes and Kangaroos need to be placed on the threatened species list.

 

Chapter 5 – Management of native animals for damage reduction

 

Native animals are a natural and integral part of urban, rural and conserved ecosystems and DO NOT REQUIRE MANAGEMENT FOR DAMAGE REDUCTION.

 

The government blame native wildlife for the government’s own human caused damage, that are mostly caused by unnecessary, inhumane management/killing of native wildlife.

 

Swooping magpies can not under any circumstances be removed. The magpies only swoop during nesting season, defending their young against predators. The parents work together in taking care of their young and must not be interfered with.

 

If the government agency is contacted about aggressive swooping magpies then erect a sign to warn the public to take an alternative route until nesting season is over, and if the warning is ignored, then the public enter the nesting site at their own risk. After the nesting season is over, the warning sign can be removed, so that the public are aware that they can resume their normal route. The added education for people to protect themselves wearing sunglasses, helmets, hats, (some people draw faces on the back of their hats or helmets to deter the swooping magpies), during the short nesting season is all adequate, to prevent any interference to the nesting magpies by the government or anyone else.

 

A $2000 application fee is required by anyone, including the government who applies for killing or taking (unless taking for rehabilitation), any native animals, and processed by Wildlife Carers Group. All applications for killing or taking a native animal will be properly investigated by Wildlife Carers Group.

 

Wildlife Carers Group will provide Proper education to anyone applying to kill native animals, to live with native animals and to use non lethal methods. Native wildlife maintains a healthy well balanced eco system. A government subsidy for protecting native wildlife and providing their suitable habitat for survival, by landowners, as opposed to killing them.

 

The abuse of using taxpayers money to inhumanely and unnecessarily kill native wildlife will stop, and be used to properly protect native wildlife and their habitat, and prevent them from extinction, with proper education, removing all false allegations against them.

 

For Kangaroo conservation in the ACT, viable population densities have NOT been determined using any available scientific knowledge of the species biology, ecology and population dynamics. The government repeatedly falsify their reports on population, damage, loss of native species, legislated a kangaroo management plan that was not based on any scientific evidence, and have ruthlessly been inhumanely driving the species to extinction, interfering with their habitat by destroying their habitat with over development.

 

The government has wasted taxpayers money on inhumanely killing our native kangaroos, at the brink of driving them to extinction. With no full term rehabilitation in the ACT for sick, injured, orphaned native Eastern Grey Kangaroos, the government has been further wasting tax payers money on sending their ecologist interstate, to spread their lies about the kangaroos, that they have fed to the ACT public and media, attempting to encourage the rest of Australia to assist in driving the species to extinction, and not to provide full term rehabilitation for sick, injured, orphaned Eastern Grey Kangaroos.

 

Wildlife Carers Group will be the specific stakeholder and adviser on Kangaroos and the rest of the native wildlife.

 

This chapter refers to management of native animals for damage reduction has been undertaken for Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Wild Dogs, which are Dingoes, but the government isn’t sure if these Dingoes are pure breed anymore, possums, magpies, venomous snakes in the ACT.

 

We are requesting a response on what type of management has been undertaken on these species.

 

Possums are extremely territorial and cannot be moved, if they are in rooves, etc, a possum box must be erected near the area they have been removed from, so they have a home. It would be best to place the possum box in the roof where the possum is living, to allow the possum’s scent in the box and hopefully the possum will crawl into the box, and then reposition the box into the nearby tree, or garage, however, first check the tree or garage you are placing the box in through the day, to make sure there isn’t already a resident possum in it.

 

Ensure that you block off the area where the possum has been removed from to prevent the possum from moving back in.

 

We’ve already covered the magpies, they cannot be moved, they will be killed if moved to another area. The public will just have to learn to live with the magpies and take the precautions as already covered.

 

Venomous snakes will also be territorial for food etc, so be careful you aren’t moving them into another snakes territory and cause it’s death.

 

Dingoes have also been covered.

 

Noise and light deterrents are inhumane, as witnessed when used, the exhausted flying foxes and young return to roost after feeding all night, and then interfered with, not allowed to stop and rest, drop out of the sky, fall into water, drown, the young and adults die a horrific death.

 

The public are going to have to learn to live with native flying foxes.

 

It is not feasible to drive our wildlife to extinction because of lack of education and understanding of native wildlife and their importance to our eco system.

 

Native wildlife listed and incorrectly accused of being pests that cause damage are, Dingo/wild dog, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Sulphur crested Cockatoos/White cockatoos, Wombats, Pied Currawong.

 

If there are more native wildlife on the list, then please inform us.

 

Native Wildlife are not pests with all referrals to native species as being pests to be removed.

 

Chapter 6 – Awareness, understanding, coordination and capacity building

 

This chapter mentions opinion polls on kangaroo management. The last opinion poll run in the Canberra Times in 2011 had a glitch in it. As we clicked on NO we do not agree with the cull, we watched the Yes percentage increase. We found that this poll was a bias and discriminating poll, that shut down after tams comment, disallowing any further comments to be made. This poll cannot be counted. Last year’s poll, 2010, showed that the majority opposed kangaroo killing, and yet it still continued, and again this year. In 2004 we saw the unnecessary inhumane killing of kangaroos for the commercial industry at googong dam. Click or copy and paste these links into your browser, that shows the inhumane industry and the fact that kangaroo meat is not fit for pet or human consumption: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/wildlife-carers-group-kangaroo-meat-testing-%e2%80%93-5-day-work-experience-student-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l; ‘KANGAROOS AND DISEASES’, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/kangaroos-and-diseases-notes-for-5-day-wes-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l


The kangaroo management plan and the Nature Conservation Act 1980 must be de legislated and replaced with Wildlife Carers Group’s submissions.

 

To see Wildlife Carers Group full 5-day report, of the training with the work experience student, Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, results: contaminated, etc Please click on this link https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/wildlife-carers-group-wcg-visit-to-callum-brae-nature-reserve-etc-full-5-day-work-experience-student-wes-placement-report-trained-by-wcg-founding-president-nora-preston-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l.
This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

 

Stakeholder meetings cannot be restricted and privatised to landholders who want to kill native animals, experts/Wildlife Carers Group, need to be involved to investigate, and educate those who are applying to kill native wildlife.

 

Training courses provided by institutions have to ensure that they are not training students with false information, unnecessarily building up hatred, as the kangaroos are being targeted by teaching utter rubbish about them.

 

Aerial shooting is not accurate, inhumane and to be banned.

 

1080 poison is inhumane, to be banned.

 

I’m certain that the horse lovers would love to be given free horses, rather than killing them.

 

Native species, Eastern Grey Kangaroos have no negative impact on conservation, production values, fences can be repaired, driving wombats and kangaroos to extinction for fences is hardly viable. Currawongs are being blamed for spreading weed and predation of nestlings, all birds of prey, including magpies are predators for nestlings, Currawongs will not be discriminated against. The government will have to liaise with experts/Wildlife Carers Group and get their facts straight. Currawongs are blamed for spreading weeds, and called pests. People are spreading weeds every time they walk, run, jog, what are you going to do about the people. People have a far more deadly impact on the environment that any bird or animal.

 

Non lethal methods to be used to protect crops, and to share with native wildlife.

 

There is a lot of inhumane methods in this document that need to be removed, with humane non lethal methods looked at.

 

The removal of all referrals of native wildlife as being pests is required.

 

 

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2009/2010.


WISHING YOU A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2011.

There can be no discrimination against our native wildlife, all native wildlife are precious to our Eco system, in assisting to maintain a healthy well balanced Eco system, and will be protected, and rehabilitated equally.

 

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group with long term expertise and knowledge in our native wildlife, that will act on, and investigate animal cruelty/welfare/rights, and, as a community group, that also cares about our community, and the rights of our community groups.
Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group helping to keep our state and country out of deficit, with no government funding, run solely by volunteers, that is keeping you in a job.

 

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group that trains work experience students.

 

NORA PRESTON ( began rehabilitating wildlife in the early ’80’s .)

President/Founder
WCG – WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP INC. – Founded in 2004.
PO Box 3509
WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

Mob: 0406 056 099
Email:
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11 August 2011

 

Support WCG. WCG is an independent, non profit, non government community based charity providing animal/wildlife care, rescue/rehabilitation and is also an animal/wildlife welfare group, providing protection for our wildlife/animals, run solely by volunteers, with no government funding, saving taxpayers money. WCG relies on donations from the public in order to carry out its work. If you would like to make a donation to WCG, please send a cheque/money order made payable to Wildlife Carers Group Inc. To PO Box 3509 , Weston Creek. ACT. 2611. AUSTRALIA . Or contact us by email wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au
or mobile: 0406 056 099 to discuss other alternatives. Thank you for all your support .

 

Aims and Objectives: To promote the general welfare and continued survival of native fauna and flora as an essential element of the environment, and specifically to undertake the specialised care necessary for the rehabilitation of orphaned, sick and injured native birds and other animals, to promote public awareness of the need to conserve existing wildlife species, and an understanding of their particular habitat and feeding requirements.

Support WCG. Become a WCG MEMBER, VOLUNTEER, WILDLIFE CARER, download the m/ship form fromhttp://wcg.awardspace.com and join up. Thank you for all your support.

 

KANGAROOS

To see Wildlife Carers Group full 5-day report, of the training with the work experience student, Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, results: contaminated, etc Please click on this link https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/wildlife-carers-group-wcg-visit-to-callum-brae-nature-reserve-etc-full-5-day-work-experience-student-wes-placement-report-trained-by-wcg-founding-president-nora-preston-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l.
This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

 

To see Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/wildlife-carers-group-kangaroo-meat-testing-%e2%80%93-5-day-work-experience-student-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l

‘KANGAROOS AND DISEASES’, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/kangaroos-and-diseases-notes-for-5-day-wes-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l

 

You can help us make the necessary changes for our native protected Eastern Grey Kangaroos, by signing this petition, and circulating this for us www.gopetition.com/petitions/saveallthe-kangaroos.html.

 

In this article, interviewed on 15/4/10, www.nowuc.com.au/2010/05/27/kangaroo-plan…/comment-page-1/ don fletcher from tams says that kangaroos are not the main problem and in fact ‘native grasses’ are not threatened with extinction, but other animals and plants are, and that “the biggest ‘contributor’ to the loss of the natural treeless grasslands of our region has been agriculture (by far)”.

This statement is admitting to the flawed, dishonest kangaroo management plan, and russell watkinson’s media release, on Friday 18/6/10, that blames the kangaroos for driving legless lizards, earless dragons, etc, and the deteriorating grasslands and woodlands to extinction, by eating all the grasses, when fletcher admits that the native grasses are not threatened by the kangaroos, but by human activity, including toxic sprays.

 

Please check out this link http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx, that was in the Canberra times on 17/10/09, that completely refutes the allegations against the roos destroying grasslands, that was sent to maxine cooper, that were also ignored.

 

The report is by Julie Lindner, who has also been studying the grasslands and the roos for the past 20 years, which backs up what I’ve been saying all along.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx, with a more recent article in the Chronicle in the ‘letters to the editor’ section, titled ‘culling controversy’ p.23, 14/6/11.

 

Please click on this link www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUZrKj6ClBg ‘KANGAROO CHILLER BOX INVESTIGATION’/’KANGAROOS ON TRACK TO EXTINCTION’, that contains the cruel bashing to death of roos that are shot, but not directly killed, hung up while still alive, and left suffering, trembling as they hang, tortured to death, and joeys bashed to death, possibly attempting to decapitate the joeys head on the back of the truck with several blows.

Please click on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbn3c8EcNRk&feature=related, so called controlled government butchering, you will note that the kangaroos are still alive when hung up, suffering, AND BEING TORTURED TO DEATH, the male is laughing at the cruelty he has just inflicted on this kangaroo, a joey stomped to death, even the child stomps on it as he walks past following his father, orphaned joeys hopping around, left to starve to death, a joey bashed till its eyes popped out, but is still alive, suffering, a prolonged death, and the male admitting that these are protected species. Native protected animals called pests, the very same native animals that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system. The code of practice that the shooter refers to is inhumane, and unacceptable, as witnessed in this video footage. Kangaroos are not fit for human or dog consumption, heavily contaminated with various diseases/harmful bacterias, e.coli, salmonella, staphylococcus, streptococcus, toxoplasmosis, preserved illegally with sulphur dioxide that causes thiamine deficiency, (a white crystalline solid forming part of the vitamin B complex, C12H17CIN4OS; a vitamin (B1), required by the nervous system, absence of which causes beri-beri and other disorders), causing death, intake of pesticide spraying to control locusts, etc. Keep watching till it stops, keep an eye on the timer, next to the speaker symbol, length 10:59.

There are more links on youtube to show the facts on the extreme cruelty committed to our native protected macropods.

 

Possum abattoir


http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/HuonEnviroCentre/videos/possumdeath.wmv/view,

Possum Abattoir – Lenah Game Meats, Tasmania —EngageMedia

These animals are still alive and awake, when going through the abattoir’s chute processing system, dropped on top of one another, through a swinging door, to go through to the next phase, with several possums piled on top of one another, into the same boxes, when delivered to the abattoir, (possums are extremely territorial,) females with joeys, butchered, and bashed to death. Please Help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty and export. You can help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty to these possums by adding the above link to the possum abattoir and lodging your submissions by 23/4/10, to

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP – DRAFT ACT PEST ANIMAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGY+ CARING FOR WILDLIFE-cat attacks, vehicle strikes+QLD PARKS AND WILDLIFE SERVICE REVIEW+Ignore RSPCA’S ADVERTISEMENT NOT TO TOUCH KITTENS BUT TO CALL THE RSPCA

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP – DRAFT ACT PEST ANIMAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGY+QLD PARKS AND WILDLIFE SERVICE REVIEW+IGNORE RSPCA’S ADVERTISEMENT NOT TO TOUCH KITTENS BUT TO CALL THE RSPCA+CARING FOR WILDLIFE-cat attacks, vehicle strikes.

DRAFT ACT PEST ANIMAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

Wildlife Carers Group received a copy of the Draft ACT Pest Animal Management Strategy in the post, to lodge a submission.

We have commenced on this large booklet, but we strongly urge that you also put your comments in. Website at www.environment.act.gov.au to check out the Draft and make your comments.

Remember, Native Wildlife are NOT pests, ensure you make that perfectly clear in your submissions, and demand the removal of each referral from the draft.

Submissions close COB 26 September 2011.

Submissions may be sent to:

Senior Manager

Natural Environment and Resource Management

Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate

GPO Box 158

Canberra City ACT 2601

Email: environment@act.gov.au

CARING FOR WILDLIFE – cat attacks, vehicle strikes

Spring has sprung and our wildlife are busy nesting. Reptiles are well and truly out after the long winter months of hibernation, looking for food, mates, etc.

Wildlife Carers Group is receiving a huge volume of phone calls, with the phone being congested, please be patient.

CAT ATTACKS

If wildlife have been attacked by cats, carefully wrap the injured wildlife in a towel or blanket, depending on the size, then dissolve a teaspoon of cooking salt in a cup of warm boiled water, using cotton squares, soak it in the saline solution, and carefully wipe off the cat saliva, wiping from the centre of the wound, outwards, then throw that square out, and use a fresh one, till the wound is clean.

Cats saliva contains harmful bacterias, that will kill the wildlife, unless immediately washed away.

This information is not to cause ill feelings against cats and to try and eradicate them or to cause harm to cats, cats have their place in society as well.

Cat owners must be responsible with their cats, and keep them in a cat friendly enclosure, preferably attached to the house, so that they can go in and out of the house and enclosure, or just keep your cats inside with cat litters. This type of caring for your cats also reduces cat fights amongst each other, abscesses, diseases etc, reducing your vet bills.

VEHICLE STRIKES

Wildlife Carers Group is receiving a lot of calls of vehicle strikes amongst our wildlife.

Please remember that our wildlife do not have any road sense.

Wildlife are vulnerable, so please GIVE WAY to wildlife, slow down, drive carefully.

All wildlife are protected, if you hit any wildlife, by law, you must stop, pick the animal up, carefully wrap the animal in whatever you have, and call Wildlife Carers Group to help the wildlife on 0406 056 099.

QLD PARKS AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (QPWS) REVIEW

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) is charged with managing protected areas and forests, as well as the irreplaceable wildlife that lives alongside us and shares the environment we all depend on. For the past 10 years the 2001 Master Plan for Queensland’s parks system has helped guide the way QPWS manages national parks to protect natural and cultural values. From July until December 2011 the Master Plan is being updated to reflect the challenges and opportunities that QPWS will face over the next 10 years. It will address all aspects of QPWS business, including protected areas on land and sea, as well as forests and wildlife. A consultation draft has been developed: Naturally Queensland 2020, the Master Plan for protected areas, forests and wildlife. This draft can be downloaded from the following link: http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks_and_forests/managing_parks_and_forests/management_plans_and_strategies/parks_master_plan.html You are encouraged to comment to help set the scene for the future of protected areas, forests and wildlife in Queensland. The consultation period will close on 20 November 2011. To comment or for further enquiries please either email: parkswildlifevision@derm.qld.gov.au, phone Danielle Shanahan on 07 33305944, or post your comments to: QPWS draft Master Plan Naturally Queensland 2020, Master Plan team, Department of Environment and Resource Management, GPO Box 2454, Brisbane QLD 4001. Ref: QPWS

IGNORE RSPCA ADS NOT TO TOUCH KITTENS AND TO CALL THE RSPCA

Wildlife Carers Group has received calls about the new rspca ads the media are advertising for them, in concern that these animals will be killed, if people leave the kittens alone and call the rspca .

If you have seen these ads put out by the rspca, you can help the kittens by not calling the rspca and ignoring their ads.

With Wildlife Carers Group receiving verbal complaints by volunteers who have left the rspca, that at the rate the rspca are killing all the animals, there will be no animals left, if you can help to save the kittens yourselves, do indeed pick them up, and help save them yourself.

If the media want to help save animals, they should boycott the rspca and not advertise at all for the rspca.

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2009/2010.


WISHING YOU A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2011.

There can be no discrimination against our native wildlife, all native wildlife are precious to our Eco system, in assisting to maintain a healthy well balanced Eco system, and will be protected, and rehabilitated equally.

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group with long term expertise and knowledge in our native wildlife, that will act on, and investigate animal cruelty/welfare/rights, and, as a community group, that also cares about our community, and the rights of our community groups.

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group helping to keep our state and country out of deficit, with no government funding, run solely by volunteers, that is keeping you in a job.

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group that trains work experience students.

NORA PRESTON ( began rehabilitating wildlife in the early ’80’s .)

President/Founder
WCG – WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP INC. – Founded in 2004.
PO Box 3509
WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

Mob: 0406 056 099
Email:
wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au

Website: http://wcg.awardspace.com

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/?sn=l

http://www.myspace.com/wcginc Check out http://www.myspace.com/wcginc and become a friend. We are also onFacebook, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649024860&v=info with photos included on the site, and become a friend. You can now follow us and join us on Twitter http://twitter.com/wildlifecarersg/,http://canberra.climatexchange.org.au/wildlife-carers-group

22 September 2011

Support WCG. WCG is an independent, non profit, non government community based charity providing animal/wildlife care, rescue/rehabilitation and is also an animal/wildlife welfare group, providing protection for our wildlife/animals, run solely by volunteers, with no government funding, saving taxpayers money. WCG relies on donations from the public in order to carry out its work. If you would like to make a donation to WCG, please send a cheque/money order made payable to Wildlife Carers Group Inc. To PO Box 3509 , Weston Creek. ACT. 2611. AUSTRALIA . Or contact us by email wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au
or mobile: 0406 056 099 to discuss other alternatives. Thank you for all your support .

Aims and Objectives: To promote the general welfare and continued survival of native fauna and flora as an essential element of the environment, and specifically to undertake the specialised care necessary for the rehabilitation of orphaned, sick and injured native birds and other animals, to promote public awareness of the need to conserve existing wildlife species, and an understanding of their particular habitat and feeding requirements.

Support WCG. Become a WCG MEMBER, VOLUNTEER, WILDLIFE CARER, download the m/ship form fromhttp://wcg.awardspace.com and join up. Thank you for all your support.

KANGAROOS

To see Wildlife Carers Group full 5-day report, of the training with the work experience student, Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, results: contaminated, etc Please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/wildlife-carers-group-kangaroo-meat-testing-%e2%80%93-5-day-work-experience-student-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l; For the full report please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/wildlife-carers-group-wcg-visit-to-callum-brae-nature-reserve-etc-full-5-day-work-experience-student-wes-placement-report-trained-by-wcg-founding-president-nora-preston-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l.
This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

You can help us make the necessary changes for our native protected Eastern Grey Kangaroos, by signing this petition, and circulating this for us http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/saveallthe-kangaroos.html.

In this article, interviewed on 15/4/10, http://www.nowuc.com.au/2010/05/27/kangaroo-plan…/comment-page-1/ don fletcher from tams says that kangaroos are not the main problem and in fact ‘native grasses’ are not threatened with extinction, but other animals and plants are, and that “the biggest ‘contributor’ to the loss of the natural treeless grasslands of our region has been agriculture (by far)”.

This statement is admitting to the flawed, dishonest kangaroo management plan, and russell watkinson’s media release, on Friday 18/6/10, that blames the kangaroos for driving legless lizards, earless dragons, etc, and the deteriorating grasslands and woodlands to extinction, by eating all the grasses, when fletcher admits that the native grasses are not threatened by the kangaroos, but by human activity, including toxic sprays.

Please check out this link http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx, that was in the Canberra times on 17/10/09, that completely refutes the allegations against the roos destroying grasslands, that was sent to maxine cooper, that were also ignored.

The report is by Julie Lindner, who has also been studying the grasslands and the roos for the past 20 years, which backs up what I’ve been saying all along.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx, with a more recent article in the Chronicle in the ‘letters to the editor’ section, titled ‘culling controversy’ p.23, 14/6/11.

Please click on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUZrKj6ClBg ‘KANGAROO CHILLER BOX INVESTIGATION’/’KANGAROOS ON TRACK TO EXTINCTION’, that contains the cruel bashing to death of roos that are shot, but not directly killed, hung up while still alive, and left suffering, trembling as they hang, tortured to death, and joeys bashed to death, possibly attempting to decapitate the joeys head on the back of the truck with several blows.

Please click on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbn3c8EcNRk&feature=related, so called controlled government butchering, you will note that the kangaroos are still alive when hung up, suffering, AND BEING TORTURED TO DEATH, the male is laughing at the cruelty he has just inflicted on this kangaroo, a joey stomped to death, even the child stomps on it as he walks past following his father, orphaned joeys hopping around, left to starve to death, a joey bashed till its eyes popped out, but is still alive, suffering, a prolonged death, and the male admitting that these are protected species. Native protected animals called pests, the very same native animals that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system. The code of practice that the shooter refers to is inhumane, and unacceptable, as witnessed in this video footage. Kangaroos are not fit for human or dog consumption, heavily contaminated with various diseases/harmful bacterias, e.coli, salmonella, staphylococcus, streptococcus, toxoplasmosis, preserved illegally with sulphur dioxide that causes thiamine deficiency, (a white crystalline solid forming part of the vitamin B complex, C12H17CIN4OS; a vitamin (B1), required by the nervous system, absence of which causes beri-beri and other disorders), causing death, intake of pesticide spraying to control locusts, etc. Keep watching till it stops, keep an eye on the timer, next to the speaker symbol, length 10:59.

There are more links on youtube to show the facts on the extreme cruelty committed to our native protected macropods.

Possum abattoir

http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/HuonEnviroCentre/videos/possumdeath.wmv/view,

Possum Abattoir – Lenah Game Meats, Tasmania —EngageMedia

These animals are still alive and awake, when going through the abattoir’s chute processing system, dropped on top of one another, through a swinging door, to go through to the next phase, with several possums piled on top of one another, into the same boxes, when delivered to the abattoir, (possums are extremely territorial,) females with joeys, butchered, and bashed to death. Please Help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty and export. You can help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty to these possums by adding the above link to the possum abattoir and lodging your submissions by 23/4/10, to wta@environment.gov.au, wildlife.enq@dpipwe.tas.gov.auand click on link http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/trade-use/invitecomment/brushtail-possum.html Submissions are now closed. Shutting down this industry will help end acts of animal cruelty, and prevent this species from being driven to extinction. This species maintains a healthy, well balanced eco system.

Dingoes

Terminating the rangers from their jobs, who are responsible for the inhumane treatment of dingoes on Fraser Island, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSSaknF6Wnw&feature=youtu.be, who are starving them to death, mismanaging them, mistreating them will prevent driving these spectacular native wildlife species to extinction, and help end acts of animal cruelty. Changing the Qld government legislation and constitution, to humanely conserve this species, and their habitat. Erecting GIVE WAY to DINGOES/WILDLIFE Signs. We can see their marine life up and down the Qld coast, however, the only unique sighting that Fraser Island can boast about, and offer to the tourists, is the pure breed native Dingoes, once the last 60-80 odd Dingoes that are left on the Island are driven to extinction, through arrogance, mismanagement and mistreatment, Fraser Island will have nothing left to offer to the huge tourist trade it currently holds, which will end Fraser Island tourism. This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

Following Wildlife Carers Group Investigation and Report into the Fraser Island Dingoes driven to Extinction on 29/8/11, click this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/fraser-island-dingoes-driven-to-extinction/?sn=l, on 5/9/11, the Qld Liberal National Party has committed to ensuring the long term survival of the Fraser Island Dingoes, click on this link to read the LNP report: http://www.lnp.org.au/policies/queenslands-precious-wildlife-the-fraser-island-dingo

For full Wildlife Carers Group report on Follow up FI Dingoes please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/wildlife-carers-group-investigation-and-report-on-the-fraser-island-dingoes-qld-liberal-national-party-takes-action-to-protect-fraser-island-dingoes/?sn=l.

Disclaimer: WCG and the author do not assume or accept any responsibility and shall not be liable for the accuracy or appropriate application of the information contained in this letter/email.

TAKE CARE-BLACK SWANS NESTING, VOTE FOR STEVE IRWINS WILDLIFE HOSPITAL, FLYING FOXES

TAKE CARE – BLACK SWANS NESTING ACT

A pair of nesting Black Swans are nesting on eggs in the middle of the pond at the roundabout, where you head up to the CIT and Convention Centre.

Once the eggs are hatched, and If the pair decide to move their cygnets to the lake, they will have to cross some very busy roads around the roundabout to get to the park near the lake.

These vulnerable swans will need you to drive very carefully to avoid hitting them, so please take care while driving.

Black Swans – PHOTO TAKEN BY NORA PRESTON

Give wildlife a fighting chance for rehabilitation and vote

Click on this link: http://sunsuperdreams.com.au/dream/view/help-give-our-native-wildlife-a-fighting-chance and vote to help Steve Irwin’s legacy and wildlife hospital to win $5000.

FLYING FOXES

Hendra virus is one of a number of recently emerged viruses which has spilled over from its usual wild-animal-hosts to domestic animals, and then to us. Hendra’s repeated appearance this year has caught public attention. Sadly much of that attention has not focused on the rarity of the disease or that transmission to humans occurs from exposure to sick horses. Instead, it has focused strongly on control of the reservoir host of the virus: flying foxes. Flying foxes are large bats found in forests along the whole of the east coast of Australia. They are important pollinators, and disperse the seed of native trees and shrubs. In many environments, they are better at these tasks than birds, insects or the wind. In the wet tropics of northern Queensland, flying foxes help maintain the world heritage values of the tropical rainforest. *The Conversationalist
Read more:
http://theconversation.edu.au/culling-bats-isnt-the-way-to-control-hendra-virus-3253

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2009/2010.


WISHING YOU A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2011.

There can be no discrimination against our native wildlife, all native wildlife are precious to our Eco system, in assisting to maintain a healthy well balanced Eco system, and will be protected, and rehabilitated equally.

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group with long term expertise and knowledge in our native wildlife, that will act on, and investigate animal cruelty/welfare/rights, and, as a community group, that also cares about our community, and the rights of our community groups.

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group helping to keep our state and country out of deficit, with no government funding, run solely by volunteers, that is keeping you in a job.

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group that trains work experience students.

NORA PRESTON ( began rehabilitating wildlife in the early ’80’s .)

President/Founder
WCG – WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP INC. – Founded in 2004.
PO Box 3509
WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

Mob: 0406 056 099
Email:
wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au

Website:
http://wcg.awardspace.com

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/?sn=l

http://www.myspace.com/wcginc Check out http://www.myspace.com/wcginc and become a friend. We are also onFacebook, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649024860&v=info with photos included on the site, and become a friend. You can now follow us and join us on Twitter http://twitter.com/wildlifecarersg/,http://canberra.climatexchange.org.au/wildlife-carers-group

16 September 2011

Support WCG. WCG is an independent, non profit, non government community based charity providing animal/wildlife care, rescue/rehabilitation and is also an animal/wildlife welfare group, providing protection for our wildlife/animals, run solely by volunteers, with no government funding, saving taxpayers money. WCG relies on donations from the public in order to carry out its work. If you would like to make a donation to WCG, please send a cheque/money order made payable to Wildlife Carers Group Inc. To PO Box 3509 , Weston Creek. ACT. 2611. AUSTRALIA . Or contact us by email wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au
or mobile: 0406 056 099 to discuss other alternatives. Thank you for all your support .

Aims and Objectives: To promote the general welfare and continued survival of native fauna and flora as an essential element of the environment, and specifically to undertake the specialised care necessary for the rehabilitation of orphaned, sick and injured native birds and other animals, to promote public awareness of the need to conserve existing wildlife species, and an understanding of their particular habitat and feeding requirements.

Support WCG. Become a WCG MEMBER, VOLUNTEER, WILDLIFE CARER, download the m/ship form fromhttp://wcg.awardspace.com and join up. Thank you for all your support.

KANGAROOS

To see Wildlife Carers Group full 5-day report, of the training with the work experience student, Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, results: contaminated, etc Please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/wildlife-carers-group-kangaroo-meat-testing-%e2%80%93-5-day-work-experience-student-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l; For the full report please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/wildlife-carers-group-wcg-visit-to-callum-brae-nature-reserve-etc-full-5-day-work-experience-student-wes-placement-report-trained-by-wcg-founding-president-nora-preston-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l.
This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

You can help us make the necessary changes for our native protected Eastern Grey Kangaroos, by signing this petition, and circulating this for us www.gopetition.com/petitions/saveallthe-kangaroos.html.

In this article, interviewed on 15/4/10, www.nowuc.com.au/2010/05/27/kangaroo-plan…/comment-page-1/ don fletcher from tams says that kangaroos are not the main problem and in fact ‘native grasses’ are not threatened with extinction, but other animals and plants are, and that “the biggest ‘contributor’ to the loss of the natural treeless grasslands of our region has been agriculture (by far)”.

This statement is admitting to the flawed, dishonest kangaroo management plan, and russell watkinson’s media release, on Friday 18/6/10, that blames the kangaroos for driving legless lizards, earless dragons, etc, and the deteriorating grasslands and woodlands to extinction, by eating all the grasses, when fletcher admits that the native grasses are not threatened by the kangaroos, but by human activity, including toxic sprays.

Please check out this link http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx, that was in the Canberra times on 17/10/09, that completely refutes the allegations against the roos destroying grasslands, that was sent to maxine cooper, that were also ignored.

The report is by Julie Lindner, who has also been studying the grasslands and the roos for the past 20 years, which backs up what I’ve been saying all along.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx, with a more recent article in the Chronicle in the ‘letters to the editor’ section, titled ‘culling controversy’ p.23, 14/6/11.

Please click on this link www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUZrKj6ClBg ‘KANGAROO CHILLER BOX INVESTIGATION’/’KANGAROOS ON TRACK TO EXTINCTION’, that contains the cruel bashing to death of roos that are shot, but not directly killed, hung up while still alive, and left suffering, trembling as they hang, tortured to death, and joeys bashed to death, possibly attempting to decapitate the joeys head on the back of the truck with several blows.

Please click on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbn3c8EcNRk&feature=related, so called controlled government butchering, you will note that the kangaroos are still alive when hung up, suffering, AND BEING TORTURED TO DEATH, the male is laughing at the cruelty he has just inflicted on this kangaroo, a joey stomped to death, even the child stomps on it as he walks past following his father, orphaned joeys hopping around, left to starve to death, a joey bashed till its eyes popped out, but is still alive, suffering, a prolonged death, and the male admitting that these are protected species. Native protected animals called pests, the very same native animals that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system. The code of practice that the shooter refers to is inhumane, and unacceptable, as witnessed in this video footage. Kangaroos are not fit for human or dog consumption, heavily contaminated with various diseases/harmful bacterias, e.coli, salmonella, staphylococcus, streptococcus, toxoplasmosis, preserved illegally with sulphur dioxide that causes thiamine deficiency, (a white crystalline solid forming part of the vitamin B complex, C12H17CIN4OS; a vitamin (B1), required by the nervous system, absence of which causes beri-beri and other disorders), causing death, intake of pesticide spraying to control locusts, etc. Keep watching till it stops, keep an eye on the timer, next to the speaker symbol, length 10:59.

There are more links on youtube to show the facts on the extreme cruelty committed to our native protected macropods.

Possum abattoir

http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/HuonEnviroCentre/videos/possumdeath.wmv/view,

Possum Abattoir – Lenah Game Meats, Tasmania —EngageMedia

These animals are still alive and awake, when going through the abattoir’s chute processing system, dropped on top of one another, through a swinging door, to go through to the next phase, with several possums piled on top of one another, into the same boxes, when delivered to the abattoir, (possums are extremely territorial,) females with joeys, butchered, and bashed to death. Please Help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty and export. You can help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty to these possums by adding the above link to the possum abattoir and lodging your submissions by 23/4/10, to

LETTER TO BAN ALL LIVE EXPORT AND INHUMANE SLAUGHTERS OF CONSCIOUS ANIMALS

LETTER TO BAN ALL LIVE EXPORT AND INHUMANE SLAUGHTER OF CONSCIOUS ANIMALS

This week also represents the final days before Labor is expected to vote on a motion that, if passed, could end the cruellest aspect of live animal export — the slaughter of fully conscious animals without stunning. This critical vote
is now expected to occur next Tuesday. Please see below how you can have your say before the vote.

Lyn White

Campaign Director

Please assist Animals Australia to ban all live export and inhumane slaughters of conscious animals by signing their letter:

To Ms Gai Brodetmann MP, Federal Member for Canberra for Animals Australia

As my Labor representative in Federal parliament, I wish to express to you my disappointment to witness Labor MPs vote down bills that could have prevented mass animal cruelty and phased out the live export trade.

 

I am however pleased to learn of a new motion put forward by Tony Zappia that if passed could end the single cruelest aspect of this trade – the brutal slaughter of millions of Australian animals in foreign abattoirs without stunning.

 

This glaring omission in the current live export standards is completely at odds with the expectations and wishes of all Australians who are opposed to animal cruelty.

 

I urge the ALP to reconsider its policy on live exports, and while the trade is allowed to continue, urgently take this opportunity to prevent the barbaric slaughter of animals in the live trade.

 

Please don’t let me down.

 

Click on this this link to view the inhumane slaughter of Australian animals that are fully conscious: http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/labor-action-on-live-exports/ and http://banliveexport.com/international-standards/

 

Sincerely

NORA PRESTON

Founding President

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2009/2010.


WISHING YOU A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2011.

There can be no discrimination against our native wildlife, all native wildlife are precious to our Eco system, in assisting to maintain a healthy well balanced Eco system, and will be protected, and rehabilitated equally.

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group with long term expertise and knowledge in our native wildlife, that will act on, and investigate animal cruelty/welfare/rights, and, as a community group, that also cares about our community, and the rights of our community groups.

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group helping to keep our state and country out of deficit, with no government funding, run solely by volunteers, that is keeping you in a job.

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group that trains work experience students.

NORA PRESTON ( began rehabilitating wildlife in the early ’80’s .)

President/Founder
WCG – WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP INC. – Founded in 2004.
PO Box 3509
WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

Mob: 0406 056 099
Email:
wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au

Website:
http://wcg.awardspace.com

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/?sn=l

http://www.myspace.com/wcginc Check out http://www.myspace.com/wcginc and become a friend. We are also onFacebook, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649024860&v=info with photos included on the site, and become a friend. You can now follow us and join us on Twitter http://twitter.com/wildlifecarersg/,http://canberra.climatexchange.org.au/wildlife-carers-group

14 September 2011

Support WCG. WCG is an independent, non profit, non government community based charity providing animal/wildlife care, rescue/rehabilitation and is also an animal/wildlife welfare group, providing protection for our wildlife/animals, run solely by volunteers, with no government funding, saving taxpayers money. WCG relies on donations from the public in order to carry out its work. If you would like to make a donation to WCG, please send a cheque/money order made payable to Wildlife Carers Group Inc. To PO Box 3509 , Weston Creek. ACT. 2611. AUSTRALIA . Or contact us by email wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au
or mobile: 0406 056 099 to discuss other alternatives. Thank you for all your support .

Aims and Objectives: To promote the general welfare and continued survival of native fauna and flora as an essential element of the environment, and specifically to undertake the specialised care necessary for the rehabilitation of orphaned, sick and injured native birds and other animals, to promote public awareness of the need to conserve existing wildlife species, and an understanding of their particular habitat and feeding requirements.

Support WCG. Become a WCG MEMBER, VOLUNTEER, WILDLIFE CARER, download the m/ship form fromhttp://wcg.awardspace.com and join up. Thank you for all your support.

KANGAROOS

To see Wildlife Carers Group full 5-day report, of the training with the work experience student, Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, results: contaminated, etc Please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/wildlife-carers-group-kangaroo-meat-testing-%e2%80%93-5-day-work-experience-student-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l; For the full report please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/wildlife-carers-group-wcg-visit-to-callum-brae-nature-reserve-etc-full-5-day-work-experience-student-wes-placement-report-trained-by-wcg-founding-president-nora-preston-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l.
This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

You can help us make the necessary changes for our native protected Eastern Grey Kangaroos, by signing this petition, and circulating this for us www.gopetition.com/petitions/saveallthe-kangaroos.html.

In this article, interviewed on 15/4/10, www.nowuc.com.au/2010/05/27/kangaroo-plan…/comment-page-1/ don fletcher from tams says that kangaroos are not the main problem and in fact ‘native grasses’ are not threatened with extinction, but other animals and plants are, and that “the biggest ‘contributor’ to the loss of the natural treeless grasslands of our region has been agriculture (by far)”.

This statement is admitting to the flawed, dishonest kangaroo management plan, and russell watkinson’s media release, on Friday 18/6/10, that blames the kangaroos for driving legless lizards, earless dragons, etc, and the deteriorating grasslands and woodlands to extinction, by eating all the grasses, when fletcher admits that the native grasses are not threatened by the kangaroos, but by human activity, including toxic sprays.

Please check out this link http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx, that was in the Canberra times on 17/10/09, that completely refutes the allegations against the roos destroying grasslands, that was sent to maxine cooper, that were also ignored.

The report is by Julie Lindner, who has also been studying the grasslands and the roos for the past 20 years, which backs up what I’ve been saying all along.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx, with a more recent article in the Chronicle in the ‘letters to the editor’ section, titled ‘culling controversy’ p.23, 14/6/11.

Please click on this link www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUZrKj6ClBg ‘KANGAROO CHILLER BOX INVESTIGATION’/’KANGAROOS ON TRACK TO EXTINCTION’, that contains the cruel bashing to death of roos that are shot, but not directly killed, hung up while still alive, and left suffering, trembling as they hang, tortured to death, and joeys bashed to death, possibly attempting to decapitate the joeys head on the back of the truck with several blows.

Please click on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbn3c8EcNRk&feature=related, so called controlled government butchering, you will note that the kangaroos are still alive when hung up, suffering, AND BEING TORTURED TO DEATH, the male is laughing at the cruelty he has just inflicted on this kangaroo, a joey stomped to death, even the child stomps on it as he walks past following his father, orphaned joeys hopping around, left to starve to death, a joey bashed till its eyes popped out, but is still alive, suffering, a prolonged death, and the male admitting that these are protected species. Native protected animals called pests, the very same native animals that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system. The code of practice that the shooter refers to is inhumane, and unacceptable, as witnessed in this video footage. Kangaroos are not fit for human or dog consumption, heavily contaminated with various diseases/harmful bacterias, e.coli, salmonella, staphylococcus, streptococcus, toxoplasmosis, preserved illegally with sulphur dioxide that causes thiamine deficiency, (a white crystalline solid forming part of the vitamin B complex, C12H17CIN4OS; a vitamin (B1), required by the nervous system, absence of which causes beri-beri and other disorders), causing death, intake of pesticide spraying to control locusts, etc. Keep watching till it stops, keep an eye on the timer, next to the speaker symbol, length 10:59.

There are more links on youtube to show the facts on the extreme cruelty committed to our native protected macropods.

Possum abattoir

http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/HuonEnviroCentre/videos/possumdeath.wmv/view,

Possum Abattoir – Lenah Game Meats, Tasmania —EngageMedia

These animals are still alive and awake, when going through the abattoir’s chute processing system, dropped on top of one another, through a swinging door, to go through to the next phase, with several possums piled on top of one another, into the same boxes, when delivered to the abattoir, (possums are extremely territorial,) females with joeys, butchered, and bashed to death. Please Help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty and export. You can help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty to these possums by adding the above link to the possum abattoir and lodging your submissions by 23/4/10, to

TWEED HEADS LICENCE ISSUED TO SHOOT MAGPIE CANCELLED

TWEED HEADS LICENCE ISSUED TO SHOOT MAGPIE CANCELLED.

Wildlife Carers Group Responses to replies from National Parks and Wildlife Service, (the licence issued to shoot the magpie has been cancelled, with amendments to NPWS policy being looked at, to remove the word ‘destruction’), and Office of Geoff Provest MP NSW Member for Tweed, The Nationals for Regional NSW, and to read yesterdays article to refresh your memory and what Wildlife Carers Group wrote: The Tweed Heads magpie has been spared for now, however to ensure that this mapgie, or any other magpie are never threatened by National Parks and Wildlife Services again, Wildife Carers Group has made a couple of phone calls to Tweed Heads, and sent out emails to educate in avoiding swooping magpies in nesting seasons, rather than issuing licences to kill, to view the full report please click or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/wildlife-carers-group-advice-on-npws-tweed-heads-magpie-order-to-shoot/?sn=l:

Response from Wildlife Carers Group

“Dear Damien,

Thank you for your quick response.

It would be an acceptable outcome, for the ‘destruction’ to be removed from the ‘NPWS policy on Management of Native Birds that Show Aggression to People 2003‘.

However, interfering with the nesting birds, by removing and relocating them, is not an option.

Magpies are extremely territorial, and will kill each other, if you relocate a nest and parents into another Magpies territory.

The parent cannot be trapped and removed from its nest and young, and partner either.

Magpies work together to feed their young, and again, the parent will be killed by other territorial Magpies.

The nesting season is short.

The continued education for the public to protect themselves in nesting season, and preferably avoid the route of nesting magpies altogether, until nesting season is over, along with your warning signs of nesting magpies, should be adequate.

If any member of the public choose to ignore your warning signs, and they get attacked, it is at their own risk, and you should include that on your warning signs, then you cannot be held accountable.

You can add our concerns to the register as well, that will be provided to the Office of Environment and Heritage policy unit, to remove ‘destruction’ from the policy, but omit, ‘trap and relocate’, for the above reasons given.

Your response and copy of amendments to the NPWS policy on Management of Native Birds that Show Aggression to People 2003, would be greatly appreciated.”

Reply from NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

“From: Hofmeyer Damien <Damien.Hofmeyer@environment.nsw.gov.au>
To: “wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au” <wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au>
Cc: “INFO@Environment” <info@environment.nsw.gov.au>
Sent: Monday, 12 September 2011 1:42 PM
Subject: NSW national Parks and Wildlife Services order to shoot Tweed Heads Magpie

Dear Ms Preston

Thank you for your email regarding the magpie at Industry Drive in South Tweed Heads. I note that the phone number you were given was incorrect. For future reference our office number is 6670 8600.

As you have noted the licence you referred to has been cancelled. Through the coverage of this story the magpie season has been very well publicised ensuring that the vast majority of people can now avoid or protect themselves from swooping magpies.

When dealing with magpie complaints the first action is to seek tolerance and understanding from the complainant. When taking complaints on magpies swooping staff try to educate the complainant and request people protect themselves with an umbrella, hat and glasses along with altering their route if possible to avoid the area. Signage is placed at the swooping location to warn people.

With all magpie swooping complaints Tweed Area staff follow the NPWS Policy on Management of Native Birds that Show Aggression to People, which was adopted in 2003. As per the policy a risk assessment was undertaken concluding that it was highly likely the bird would strike causing injury again.

We have received a number of requests requesting alterations to the NPWS Policy on Management of Native Birds that Show Aggression to People. If you wish I can add your concern to the register that will be provided to the Office of Environment and Heritage policy unit. The majority of requested amendments focus on removing the option of destruction from the policy and including the provision for staff to allow trapping and relocation.

Thank you for your email expressing your concerns.

Yours Sincerely

Damien

Damien Hofmeyer

Area Manager – Tweed

National Parks and Wildlife Service
Office of Environment and Heritage
Department of Premier and Cabinet
StreetAddress: Level 1 / 135 Main St Murwillumbah NSW 2484

Postal Address: PO Box 724 Murwillumbah NSW 2484

Electronic Mail:
Damien.hofmeyer@environment.nsw.gov.au

Reply from National Party

“From: “ElectorateOffice.Tweed@parliament.nsw.gov.au” <ElectorateOffice.Tweed@parliament.nsw.gov.au>
To: Nora Preston <wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au>
Sent: Monday, 12 September 2011 9:50 AM
Subject: Re: NSW national Parks and Wildlife Services order to shoot Tweed Heads Magpie

Dear Nora

Geoff was horrified when he heard about this case last week and immediately went and spoke to the Minister. Her office has been in contact with the local NPWS with the outcome that, for the present, no action is being taken.

The NPWS has the power to issue a destroy order if public safety is at risk and it is important that this power is retained. However, whether this power should have been invoked in this case is under discussion in the context of future policy directives.

Your comments have been passed on to the Minister’s office for inclusion in these discussions.

Regards

Jennifer

Office of Geoff Provest MP

NSW Member for Tweed

Office of Geoff Provest MP

NSW Member for Tweed

THE NATIONALS for Regional NSW

103-105 Minjungbal Drive

South Tweed Heads NSW 2486

PO Box 6695, South Tweed Heads

ph
07 5523 4816
fax
07 5523 4817

www.geoffprovest.com.au

Response from Wildlife Carers Group

“Dear Jennifer,

Thank you for your quick response and concerns.

It would be an acceptable outcome, for the ‘destruction’ to be removed from the ‘NPWS policy on Management of Native Birds that Show Aggression to People 2003‘.

However, interfering with the nesting birds, by removing and relocating them, is not an option.

Magpies are extremely territorial, and will kill each other, if you relocate a nest and parents into another Magpies territory.

The parent cannot be trapped and removed from its nest and young, and partner either.

Magpies work together to feed their young, and again, the parent will be killed by other territorial Magpies.

The nesting season is short.

The continued education for the public to protect themselves in nesting season, and preferably avoid the route of nesting magpies altogether, until nesting season is over, along with NPWS’s warning signs of nesting magpies, should be adequate.

If any member of the public choose to ignore NPWS warning signs, and they get attacked, it is at their own risk, and NPWS should include that on the warning signs, then they cannot be held accountable.

You can pass our further comments to the Minister’s office as well, for inclusion in these discussions, to remove ‘destruction’ from the policy, but omit, ‘trap and relocate’, for the above reasons given.

Your response and copy of amendments to the NPWS policy on Management of Native Birds that Show Aggression to People 2003, would be greatly appreciated.”

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2009/2010.


WISHING YOU A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2011.

There can be no discrimination against our native wildlife, all native wildlife are precious to our Eco system, in assisting to maintain a healthy well balanced Eco system, and will be protected, and rehabilitated equally.

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group with long term expertise and knowledge in our native wildlife, that will act on, and investigate animal cruelty/welfare/rights, and, as a community group, that also cares about our community, and the rights of our community groups.

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group helping to keep our state and country out of deficit, with no government funding, run solely by volunteers, that is keeping you in a job.

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group that trains work experience students.

NORA PRESTON ( began rehabilitating wildlife in the early ’80’s .)

President/Founder
WCG – WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP INC. – Founded in 2004.
PO Box 3509
WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

Mob: 0406 056 099
Email:
wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au

Website: http://wcg.awardspace.com

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/?sn=l

http://www.myspace.com/wcginc Check out http://www.myspace.com/wcginc and become a friend. We are also onFacebook, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649024860&v=info with photos included on the site, and become a friend. You can now follow us and join us on Twitter http://twitter.com/wildlifecarersg/,http://canberra.climatexchange.org.au/wildlife-carers-group

12 September 2011

Support WCG. WCG is an independent, non profit, non government community based charity providing animal/wildlife care, rescue/rehabilitation and is also an animal/wildlife welfare group, providing protection for our wildlife/animals, run solely by volunteers, with no government funding, saving taxpayers money. WCG relies on donations from the public in order to carry out its work. If you would like to make a donation to WCG, please send a cheque/money order made payable to Wildlife Carers Group Inc. To PO Box 3509 , Weston Creek. ACT. 2611. AUSTRALIA . Or contact us by email wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au
or mobile: 0406 056 099 to discuss other alternatives. Thank you for all your support .

Aims and Objectives: To promote the general welfare and continued survival of native fauna and flora as an essential element of the environment, and specifically to undertake the specialised care necessary for the rehabilitation of orphaned, sick and injured native birds and other animals, to promote public awareness of the need to conserve existing wildlife species, and an understanding of their particular habitat and feeding requirements.

Support WCG. Become a WCG MEMBER, VOLUNTEER, WILDLIFE CARER, download the m/ship form fromhttp://wcg.awardspace.com and join up. Thank you for all your support.

KANGAROOS

To see Wildlife Carers Group full 5-day report, of the training with the work experience student, Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, results: contaminated, etc Please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/wildlife-carers-group-kangaroo-meat-testing-%e2%80%93-5-day-work-experience-student-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l; For the full report please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/wildlife-carers-group-wcg-visit-to-callum-brae-nature-reserve-etc-full-5-day-work-experience-student-wes-placement-report-trained-by-wcg-founding-president-nora-preston-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l.
This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

You can help us make the necessary changes for our native protected Eastern Grey Kangaroos, by signing this petition, and circulating this for us http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/saveallthe-kangaroos.html.

In this article, interviewed on 15/4/10, http://www.nowuc.com.au/2010/05/27/kangaroo-plan…/comment-page-1/ don fletcher from tams says that kangaroos are not the main problem and in fact ‘native grasses’ are not threatened with extinction, but other animals and plants are, and that “the biggest ‘contributor’ to the loss of the natural treeless grasslands of our region has been agriculture (by far)”.

This statement is admitting to the flawed, dishonest kangaroo management plan, and russell watkinson’s media release, on Friday 18/6/10, that blames the kangaroos for driving legless lizards, earless dragons, etc, and the deteriorating grasslands and woodlands to extinction, by eating all the grasses, when fletcher admits that the native grasses are not threatened by the kangaroos, but by human activity, including toxic sprays.

Please check out this link http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx, that was in the Canberra times on 17/10/09, that completely refutes the allegations against the roos destroying grasslands, that was sent to maxine cooper, that were also ignored.

The report is by Julie Lindner, who has also been studying the grasslands and the roos for the past 20 years, which backs up what I’ve been saying all along.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx, with a more recent article in the Chronicle in the ‘letters to the editor’ section, titled ‘culling controversy’ p.23, 14/6/11.

Please click on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUZrKj6ClBg ‘KANGAROO CHILLER BOX INVESTIGATION’/’KANGAROOS ON TRACK TO EXTINCTION’, that contains the cruel bashing to death of roos that are shot, but not directly killed, hung up while still alive, and left suffering, trembling as they hang, tortured to death, and joeys bashed to death, possibly attempting to decapitate the joeys head on the back of the truck with several blows.

Please click on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbn3c8EcNRk&feature=related, so called controlled government butchering, you will note that the kangaroos are still alive when hung up, suffering, AND BEING TORTURED TO DEATH, the male is laughing at the cruelty he has just inflicted on this kangaroo, a joey stomped to death, even the child stomps on it as he walks past following his father, orphaned joeys hopping around, left to starve to death, a joey bashed till its eyes popped out, but is still alive, suffering, a prolonged death, and the male admitting that these are protected species. Native protected animals called pests, the very same native animals that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system. The code of practice that the shooter refers to is inhumane, and unacceptable, as witnessed in this video footage. Kangaroos are not fit for human or dog consumption, heavily contaminated with various diseases/harmful bacterias, e.coli, salmonella, staphylococcus, streptococcus, toxoplasmosis, preserved illegally with sulphur dioxide that causes thiamine deficiency, (a white crystalline solid forming part of the vitamin B complex, C12H17CIN4OS; a vitamin (B1), required by the nervous system, absence of which causes beri-beri and other disorders), causing death, intake of pesticide spraying to control locusts, etc. Keep watching till it stops, keep an eye on the timer, next to the speaker symbol, length 10:59.

There are more links on youtube to show the facts on the extreme cruelty committed to our native protected macropods.

Possum abattoir

http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/HuonEnviroCentre/videos/possumdeath.wmv/view,

Possum Abattoir – Lenah Game Meats, Tasmania —EngageMedia

These animals are still alive and awake, when going through the abattoir’s chute processing system, dropped on top of one another, through a swinging door, to go through to the next phase, with several possums piled on top of one another, into the same boxes, when delivered to the abattoir, (possums are extremely territorial,) females with joeys, butchered, and bashed to death. Please Help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty and export. You can help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty to these possums by adding the above link to the possum abattoir and lodging your submissions by 23/4/10, to wta@environment.gov.au, wildlife.enq@dpipwe.tas.gov.auand click on link http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/trade-use/invitecomment/brushtail-possum.html Submissions are now closed. Shutting down this industry will help end acts of animal cruelty, and prevent this species from being driven to extinction. This species maintains a healthy, well balanced eco system.

Dingoes

Terminating the rangers from their jobs, who are responsible for the inhumane treatment of dingoes on Fraser Island, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSSaknF6Wnw&feature=youtu.be, who are starving them to death, mismanaging them, mistreating them will prevent driving these spectacular native wildlife species to extinction, and help end acts of animal cruelty. Changing the Qld government legislation and constitution, to humanely conserve this species, and their habitat. Erecting GIVE WAY to DINGOES/WILDLIFE Signs. We can see their marine life up and down the Qld coast, however, the only unique sighting that Fraser Island can boast about, and offer to the tourists, is the pure breed native Dingoes, once the last 60-80 odd Dingoes that are left on the Island are driven to extinction, through arrogance, mismanagement and mistreatment, Fraser Island will have nothing left to offer to the huge tourist trade it currently holds, which will end Fraser Island tourism. This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

Following Wildlife Carers Group Investigation and Report into the Fraser Island Dingoes driven to Extinction on 29/8/11, click this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/fraser-island-dingoes-driven-to-extinction/?sn=l, on 5/9/11, the Qld Liberal National Party has committed to ensuring the long term survival of the Fraser Island Dingoes, click on this link to read the LNP report: http://www.lnp.org.au/policies/queenslands-precious-wildlife-the-fraser-island-dingo

For full Wildlife Carers Group report on Follow up FI Dingoes please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/wildlife-carers-group-investigation-and-report-on-the-fraser-island-dingoes-qld-liberal-national-party-takes-action-to-protect-fraser-island-dingoes/?sn=l.

Disclaimer: WCG and the author do not assume or accept any responsibility and shall not be liable for the accuracy or appropriate application of the information contained in this letter/email.

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP ADVICE ON NPWS TWEED HEADS MAGPIE ORDER TO SHOOT

Tweed Heads magpie – NPWs issues licence and orders police to shoot.

The Tweed Heads magpie has been spared for now.

This email was sent to tweed@parliament.nsw.gov.au, tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au, and info@environment.nsw.gov.au, to prevent any further issuing of licences to kill in the future.

While we are aware that the magpie at Tweed Heads has been spared for now, we wish to outline the following to educate people, rather than allowing NSW national parks to order and issue a licence to shoot any protected native wildlife.

On Friday 9/9/11, I phoned a contact number that was given to me for nsw national parks and wildlife services, which was 02 6672 6360, with the call going to a voicemail in the name of rod.

Our mobile phone breaks up, and while I left the following message below, it may not have recorded the entire message.

Wildife Carers Group received complaints of an order for the police to shoot a magpie for attacking a girl in Tweed Heads.

The nsw national parks and wildlife services are out of line, for issuing a licence to kill and directing the police to shoot a protected native species.

We request that you disallow and order to withdraw this licence to shoot the magpie in question.

In order to educate the public about magpies, we advise the following:

It is nesting season;

Magpies only swoop or attack to defend their young in nesting season;

To avoid being swooped or attacked advise the public to:

Avoid all the areas where the magpies are nesting and swooping, and find another route to take until nesting season is over;

Wear a hat or helmet and sunglasses to protect yourselves during the nesting season.

Some people draw eyes on their hats or helmets to avoid being swooped.

Magpies are protected, shooting or harming any magpie, especially for protecting their young, is illegal and can lead to prosecution.

Clearly shooting a parent, or parents during nesting season will result in orphans, that will end up with the orphans starving to death.

This is not an acceptable outcome.

Your response and assistance is required in this matter and greatly appreciated.

This email was sent to the Tweed Heads NSW Police Force, from their online contact, after I phoned the Tweed Heads Police station on Friday 9/9/11 advising the police of the following:

I phoned 0755360999 on Friday 9/9/11, following complaints of an order for the police to shoot a magpie for attacking a girl in Tweed Heads.

The NSW national parks, are out of line, for giving the police such a direction.

The police are required to ignore this order.

In order to educate the public in magpies, we advise the following for the police to advise the public:

It is nesting season;

Magpies only attack to defend their young in nesting season;

To avoid being attacked advise the public to:

Avoid the areas where the magpies are swooping, and find another route to take until nesting season is over;

Wear a hat/helmet and sunglasses to protect yourselves during the nesting season.

Some people draw eyes on their hats/helmets to avoid being swooped.

I will remind you that magpies are protected, shooting any magpie, especially for protecting their young, is illegal and can lead to prosecution.

Clearly shooting a parent, or parents during nesting season will result in orphans, that will end up in the orphans starving to death.

This is not an acceptable outcome.

Your response and assistance is required and greatly appreciated.

FOUNDING PRESIDENT

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/?sn=l

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2009/2010.


WISHING YOU A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2011.

There can be no discrimination against our native wildlife, all native wildlife are precious to our Eco system, in assisting to maintain a healthy well balanced Eco system, and will be protected, and rehabilitated equally.

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group with long term expertise and knowledge in our native wildlife, that will act on, and investigate animal cruelty/welfare/rights, and, as a community group, that also cares about our community, and the rights of our community groups.
Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group helping to keep our state and country out of deficit, with no government funding, run solely by volunteers, that is keeping you in a job.

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group that trains work experience students.

NORA PRESTON ( began rehabilitating wildlife in the early ’80’s .)

President/Founder
WCG – WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP INC. – Founded in 2004.
PO Box 3509
WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

Mob: 0406 056 099
Email:
wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au

Website: http://wcg.awardspace.com

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/?sn=l

http://www.myspace.com/wcginc Check out http://www.myspace.com/wcginc and become a friend. We are also onFacebook, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649024860&v=info with photos included on the site, and become a friend. You can now follow us and join us on Twitter http://twitter.com/wildlifecarersg/,http://canberra.climatexchange.org.au/wildlife-carers-group

11 September 2011

Support WCG. WCG is an independent, non profit, non government community based charity providing animal/wildlife care, rescue/rehabilitation and is also an animal/wildlife welfare group, providing protection for our wildlife/animals, run solely by volunteers, with no government funding, saving taxpayers money. WCG relies on donations from the public in order to carry out its work. If you would like to make a donation to WCG, please send a cheque/money order made payable to Wildlife Carers Group Inc. To PO Box 3509 , Weston Creek. ACT. 2611. AUSTRALIA . Or contact us by email wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au
or mobile: 0406 056 099 to discuss other alternatives. Thank you for all your support .

Aims and Objectives: To promote the general welfare and continued survival of native fauna and flora as an essential element of the environment, and specifically to undertake the specialised care necessary for the rehabilitation of orphaned, sick and injured native birds and other animals, to promote public awareness of the need to conserve existing wildlife species, and an understanding of their particular habitat and feeding requirements.

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KANGAROOS

To see Wildlife Carers Group full 5-day report, of the training with the work experience student, Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, results: contaminated, etc Please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/wildlife-carers-group-kangaroo-meat-testing-%e2%80%93-5-day-work-experience-student-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l; For the full report please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/wildlife-carers-group-wcg-visit-to-callum-brae-nature-reserve-etc-full-5-day-work-experience-student-wes-placement-report-trained-by-wcg-founding-president-nora-preston-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l.
This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

You can help us make the necessary changes for our native protected Eastern Grey Kangaroos, by signing this petition, and circulating this for us http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/saveallthe-kangaroos.html.

In this article, interviewed on 15/4/10, http://www.nowuc.com.au/2010/05/27/kangaroo-plan…/comment-page-1/ don fletcher from tams says that kangaroos are not the main problem and in fact ‘native grasses’ are not threatened with extinction, but other animals and plants are, and that “the biggest ‘contributor’ to the loss of the natural treeless grasslands of our region has been agriculture (by far)”.

This statement is admitting to the flawed, dishonest kangaroo management plan, and russell watkinson’s media release, on Friday 18/6/10, that blames the kangaroos for driving legless lizards, earless dragons, etc, and the deteriorating grasslands and woodlands to extinction, by eating all the grasses, when fletcher admits that the native grasses are not threatened by the kangaroos, but by human activity, including toxic sprays.

Please check out this link http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx, that was in the Canberra times on 17/10/09, that completely refutes the allegations against the roos destroying grasslands, that was sent to maxine cooper, that were also ignored.

The report is by Julie Lindner, who has also been studying the grasslands and the roos for the past 20 years, which backs up what I’ve been saying all along.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx, with a more recent article in the Chronicle in the ‘letters to the editor’ section, titled ‘culling controversy’ p.23, 14/6/11.

Please click on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUZrKj6ClBg ‘KANGAROO CHILLER BOX INVESTIGATION’/’KANGAROOS ON TRACK TO EXTINCTION’, that contains the cruel bashing to death of roos that are shot, but not directly killed, hung up while still alive, and left suffering, trembling as they hang, tortured to death, and joeys bashed to death, possibly attempting to decapitate the joeys head on the back of the truck with several blows.

Please click on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbn3c8EcNRk&feature=related, so called controlled government butchering, you will note that the kangaroos are still alive when hung up, suffering, AND BEING TORTURED TO DEATH, the male is laughing at the cruelty he has just inflicted on this kangaroo, a joey stomped to death, even the child stomps on it as he walks past following his father, orphaned joeys hopping around, left to starve to death, a joey bashed till its eyes popped out, but is still alive, suffering, a prolonged death, and the male admitting that these are protected species. Native protected animals called pests, the very same native animals that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system. The code of practice that the shooter refers to is inhumane, and unacceptable, as witnessed in this video footage. Kangaroos are not fit for human or dog consumption, heavily contaminated with various diseases/harmful bacterias, e.coli, salmonella, staphylococcus, streptococcus, toxoplasmosis, preserved illegally with sulphur dioxide that causes thiamine deficiency, (a white crystalline solid forming part of the vitamin B complex, C12H17CIN4OS; a vitamin (B1), required by the nervous system, absence of which causes beri-beri and other disorders), causing death, intake of pesticide spraying to control locusts, etc. Keep watching till it stops, keep an eye on the timer, next to the speaker symbol, length 10:59.

There are more links on youtube to show the facts on the extreme cruelty committed to our native protected macropods.

Possum abattoir


http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/HuonEnviroCentre/videos/possumdeath.wmv/view,

Possum Abattoir – Lenah Game Meats, Tasmania —EngageMedia

These animals are still alive and awake, when going through the abattoir’s chute processing system, dropped on top of one another, through a swinging door, to go through to the next phase, with several possums piled on top of one another, into the same boxes, when delivered to the abattoir, (possums are extremely territorial,) females with joeys, butchered, and bashed to death. Please Help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty and export. You can help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty to these possums by adding the above link to the possum abattoir and lodging your submissions by 23/4/10, to wta@environment.gov.au, wildlife.enq@dpipwe.tas.gov.auand click on link http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/trade-use/invitecomment/brushtail-possum.html Submissions are now closed. Shutting down this industry will help end acts of animal cruelty, and prevent this species from being driven to extinction. This species maintains a healthy, well balanced eco system.

Dingoes

Terminating the rangers from their jobs, who are responsible for the inhumane treatment of dingoes on Fraser Island, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSSaknF6Wnw&feature=youtu.be, who are starving them to death, mismanaging them, mistreating them will prevent driving these spectacular native wildlife species to extinction, and help end acts of animal cruelty. Changing the Qld government legislation and constitution, to humanely conserve this species, and their habitat. Erecting GIVE WAY to DINGOES/WILDLIFE Signs. We can see their marine life up and down the Qld coast, however, the only unique sighting that Fraser Island can boast about, and offer to the tourists, is the pure breed native Dingoes, once the last 60-80 odd Dingoes that are left on the Island are driven to extinction, through arrogance, mismanagement and mistreatment, Fraser Island will have nothing left to offer to the huge tourist trade it currently holds, which will end Fraser Island tourism. This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

Following Wildlife Carers Group Investigation and Report into the Fraser Island Dingoes driven to Extinction on 29/8/11, click this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/fraser-island-dingoes-driven-to-extinction/?sn=l, on 5/9/11, the Qld Liberal National Party has committed to ensuring the long term survival of the Fraser Island Dingoes, click on this link to read the LNP report: http://www.lnp.org.au/policies/queenslands-precious-wildlife-the-fraser-island-dingo

For full Wildlife Carers Group report on Follow up FI Dingoes please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/wildlife-carers-group-investigation-and-report-on-the-fraser-island-dingoes-qld-liberal-national-party-takes-action-to-protect-fraser-island-dingoes/?sn=l.

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