NEWS ALERT – UPDATE – ACT 3 CYGNETS HATCHED, DRIVE CAREFULLY
On Sunday 2 October 2011, Wildlife Carers Group checked on the cygnets that have now hatched, following the reports from 16/9/11, of the pair of Black Swans nesting in the pond that is in the middle of the large roundabout, heading up to the Reid CIT and the Convention Centre.
We counted 3 cygnets, with the 2 Black Swans still busily building up their nest, adding more twigs to their large nest.
Swans lose their flight feathers during moulting, and are unable to fly during the moulting season.
Please drive very carefully to avoid hitting the swans and their cygnets, should they decide to move across the busy roads to get to the park near the lake.
Photos taken by NORA PRESTON
3 Cygnets and 2 Black Swans, their nest
Remember, All native wildlife are very vulnerable, with no road sense, and they need your help to prevent any road fatalities, to give way to all wildlife, to keep your eyes out for all native wildlife, and to drive carefully, slowly, to avoid hitting any of our protected, valuable wildlife.
Wildlife Carers Group has received interesting phone calls, from Crocodiles to Serpents.
On Sunday 2/10/11, one of our calls was for a rosella in a cupboard.
When we arrived, we were taken to the caller’s bedroom, where she pointed to the cupboard.
I opened up the cupboard door, and found a Crimson Rosella sitting on top of the water heater.
With it being such a miserable wet day, the bird was certainly snug, dry and warm.
I asked the caller to close her bedroom door to prevent the parrot from flying out through the rest of the house, as the rosella flew out of the cupboard.
I quickly caught the bird, placed her into my cat carrier, and asked the caller to take us to the same area where the cupboard was, to release the bird.
We could hear the Rosella’s partner calling out for her, with the possibility that they were nesting, and had young close by.
As soon as I opened up the cat carrier, the rosella flew straight out to her partner.
I advised the caller to block off the area where the bird flew in from, to avoid the bird from flying back into her water heater cupboard.
Use either a thick towel or a bird net to rescue birds.
Throw the towel over the birds, pick them up and place them straight into a newspaper lined box or cat carrier, that you need to have ready, beside the rescue area, before attempting to rescue wildlife, so you can immediately place the rescued wildlife straight into the box or cat carrier, and secure the wildlife in the container.
Using a bird net can be easier, that you place straight over the bird, before it can fly around, and possibly injure themselves.
Larger birds would need to have blankets thrown over them to rescue them, or larger bird nets that don’t have handles.
KANGAROO IN TINNED PET FOOD.
Further to yesterday’s 1/10/11, article on Kangaroo meat being used in Purina dog food, another label to boycott is Nature’s Gift, Moorabbin, Victoria.
You can email them on firstname.lastname@example.org, and request they stop using kangaroo meat, using our links again:
To see Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, click or copy and paste this link into your browser: 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’, please click or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/kangaroos-and-diseases-notes-for-5-day-wes-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l
This species maintains a healthy, well balanced eco system.
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 .)
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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/save–all–the-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.
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