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Wildlife Carers Group received calls about a Barn Owl in a barn in Fyshwick, with the occupants wanting to have the Owl removed.

They phoned Canberra connect and got the rangers, and to my horror, informed me that they wanted to go out there and shoot the bird, so they rang Wildlife Carers Group.

I stated that shooting the Owl was not an option, and gave the occupants advice that they are very lucky to have the Barn Owl, since it will get rid of all their rodents that they don’t want.

I informed them that the Barn Owls usually live in barns, which is how they got their name in the first place, and sleep during the day, and hunt at night. The bird may have found an area where it can fly in and out of the barn, that is perched very high up in the shed.

I did also advise that they can open up the barn, although it may be a large working shed, rather than a barn, leave the shed, and watch from a safe distance, to see if the bird will fly out.

If the Owl didn’t fly out, I suggested that they just leave the bird alone, and let it sleep through the day, and come and go through the night.


Wildlife Carers Group has received calls about echidnas in front yards, back yards, etc.

Our advice is to leave the echidnas alone, since if they are females, they more than likely have puggles, (baby echidnas) in a den somewhere, and are travelling around for 2 or 3 days to have a good feed, and will then find their way back to their young to feed them.

If the echidnas are moved from the area that they are in, they will lose their sense of direction, and will not find their way back to their puggles, that will then starve to death without their mum.


Woolworths Staff just don’t read the facts, and take serious notice of the test results, that show that they are buying and selling contaminated kangaroo meat, yet alone taking into consideration that these animals are tortured to death, and are being driven to extinction.

Email from Woolworths below:




Dear Nora Preston,


Re: Your query to Woolworths Supermarkets CN-001100966


Thank you for contacting us again with regards to your concerns with Woolworths selling Kangaroo products.

Kangaroo meat for human consumption has been available from a wide number of retailers across Australia for many years now in response to strong customer demand.

Kangaroo meat products are produced, stored and transported in accordance with the Australian Standard for Hygienic Production of Game Meat for Human Consumption and the Game, and Rabbit

Meat Orders. This standard is consistent with the Codex Alimentarius Commission’s Code of Hygienic Practice for Meat – reflecting internationally agreed standards.

The Kangaroo Industry in Australia is highly regulated, with many Government Departments and Regulatory Departments overseeing the industry and the processors involved. The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) monitor industry’s compliance with the Australian standard.

Kangaroo for sale within Woolworths is supplied by suppliers who are fully accredited to the Woolworths Quality Assurance (WQA) standard as well as the industry standard listed above. The

WQA is a proprietary third party audited verification standard. Full compliance to all facets of the
standard is audited twice per year and is a requirement for ongoing supply to Woolworths.

All refrigeration used in the field is certified fit to contain food for human consumption, and is fully licensed and regularly inspected by the relevant state health authorities.

Thank you again for contacting us regarding your concerns. Please be assured that Woolworths takes very seriously the health and safety of it’s customers in providing only safe food products for sale.


Yours Faithfully,


Rosemary Enguix

Assistant Business Manager – Poultry Quality Control

Supermarket Buying and Marketing

Woolworths Limited



The last waking moments of an animal raised and killed for meat is not something many people like to think about. But at the very least, Australians expect animals to be stunned insensible to pain and spared from the terror of fully conscious slaughter.

This basic protection is a legal requirement in Australia, however some VIC & SA abattoirs have been given exemptions to cut the throats of live sheep without stunning.
Right now we have a chance to end this cruel practice.

Last month the Primary Industries Standing Committee received messages from some 20,000 Animals Australia supporters before they met to discuss whether to remove these exemptions. The PISC have provided their advice to the primary industries ministers, who will now meet this Friday to make the final decision.

Caring Australians know that subjecting an animal to a terrifying death is unacceptable, and deep down, the Government does too. In 2006 Animals Australia documented the atrocious slaughter of cattle in Egypt whose leg tendons were slashed in an attempt to disable them. So evident was their suffering that the Australian Government immediately suspended live exports to Egypt to prevent Australian animals from enduring such cruelty. But to cut the throat of a live animal — to sever major nerves, muscles and arteries — is arguably even crueller, yet continues in a small number of sheep abattoirs in our own backyard.

Animals Australia has been working hard to stop this brutal practice, but right now we need your help. Please click here to send an instant message to show our ministers that the public is watching and demanding that they use their power to close this cruel legal loophole once and for all.

Since there are only days to act, please forward this important message to friends and family. On behalf of the animals, thank you.



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 .)

Founding President
PO Box 3509

Mob: 0406 056 099



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


27 October 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.


To view the amendments and Draft ACT Pest Animal Management Strategy 2011-2021 please click or copy and paste this link into your browser: AMENDMENTS DARTING CURRAWONGS RSPCA – DRAFT ACT PEST ANIMAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2011-2021 « wildlifecarersgroup


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.


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

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


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

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