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VISIT TO TASMANIA – WILDLIFE BEING DRIVEN TO EXTINCTION; WILDLIFE CARE 2/1/12

You may recall Wildlife Carers Group report on the FRASER ISLAND Dingoes, when the only sighting of a dingo was footprints in the sand and a stuffed toy, warning that inhumane treatment of the FI Dingoes, and driving them to extinction is not acceptable, as seen on these links: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/fraser-island-dingoes-driven-to-extinction/?sn=l; and:  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 

Tasmania’s last famous words were for the Tasmanian Tiger – Thylacine, Thylacinus cynocephalus, was that, there are zillions of them, and then there were none.

Stuffed toys and media releases are the only way to see the Tasmanian Tiger today, no more footprints to photograph.

This species is held close to my heart, as I may have been one of the last few people to see this species alive on the mainland in the 1960’s, on a family friend’s property, more of a hobby farm really, where they had a wooded area, and a cleared area where they had some dairy cows. The Tasmanian Tiger (TT) stepped out of the wooded habitat onto the cleared grasslands, stopped when it saw me, watched me as I stood still at the sight of the Tiger, with the TT then turning back around, and slowly walking back to the wooded habitat.

After this sighting, there were media releases with certain people asking for anyone who had sighted the Tasmanian Tiger, to respond, to which I foolishly responded to, and let them know the property where I sighted it, which was probably the death of the poor unfortunate, and possibly the last animal of its kind, seen alive.

If by some miracle you do happen to see a TT, keep it to yourself, don’t tell a soul.

A FAMILY OF TASMANIAN TIGERS – BRING THEM BACK. IT IS FAR BETTER TO SPEND TAXPAYERS MONEY ON RESURRECTING THIS SPECIES, RATHER THAN ON DRIVING ALL OF OUR OTHER NATIVE WILDLIFE TO EXTINCTION THROUGH INHUMANE KILLING. STOP THE KILLING.

Tasmania has not learnt their lesson after driving this remarkable species to extinction.

The Wallabies – Pademelons and Red-necked, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Possums – Ring-tailed, Brush-tailed, along with all their other precious native flora and fauna wildlife species, are quickly disappearing in Tasmania, with the same arrogant remarks, ‘there are zillions of them all over the place‘, and then there will be none, at the rate that they are being killed by the government, over development, etc, and the unacceptable attitude of most of the Tasmanians, who appear to deliberately run the native wildlife down for daring to share the roads with the motorists, that have been built in the native wildlife’s habitat.
PADEMELON WALLABY

Tasmanian Brush-tailed Possum and joey before they disappeared

Tasmanian Brush-tailed Possum and joey on her back before they disappeared

For those Tasmanians who care, who set up their garden, and attempt to rebuild their gardens to resemble the native forest and bushland that once existed in Tasmania, who go to the trouble of building possum boxes etc, to give back a home to the native wildlife, have watched the possums disappear, replaced by domestic rats, lucky to see 1 or 2 Pademelons hopping around, and then run down by motorists, some bird life can still be seen, but not as many as there should be, and very rare to see all the other extremely important native wildlife that should exist in Tasmania, that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system.

The possum boxes that have been carefully installed to replace the loss of habitat for the possums, that were once filled with possums living in them, now sit in the trees empty, with all the possums now gone.

Other Tasmanians have ripped out all the trees, and the rest of the flora, some grow some grass, majority bare a barren yard.

80% of the Tasmanian Devils have been wiped out, road kills, poisoned baits, facial tumours, with the facial tumours more than likely being caused by consuming 2nd hand poisoned baits, toxic sprays etc released into the atmosphere, weakening the devil species by killing off the strongest gene pool, over killing the species, over development, native plants replaced with toxic plants, their poisoned food chain, introduced diseases into their food chain, weakening their food chain through killing off the strongest gene pool species, until there is nothing left.

The Tasmanian Devils facial tumours are human caused, another government bungle, and who ignore the experts’ warnings and advice.

Along with road kills etc, the Tasmanian Devil is going going gone.

Taxpayers money has to be spent on educating the public to co-exist with native wildlife flora and fauna, and the fact that our native flora and fauna maintain a healthy well balanced eco system, for this very reason, to teach the public tolerance and respect for our native flora and fauna wildlife, and to participate in saving all our native flora and fauna, slow down on the roads to prevent road injuries and kills, and stop the government, etc killing.

During the Tasmanian visit, we saw no possums, we were able to count 2 Pademelons, we saw no Eastern Grey Kangaroos, we saw no Red-necked Wallabies, and we saw some bird life, 1 Platypus, and that was it.


THERE WERE 4 SWANS IN THE TASMANIAN ARBORETUM


THERE WERE APPROX. 10 NATIVE HENS AND CHICKS IN THE TASMANIAN ARBORETUM

The wildlife we came across was extremely frightened, that ran, swam, hopped away, due to the inhumane treatment that they witness and receive by the Tasmanian Government, and some of the Tasmanian locals, that wasn’t confined to the Tasmanian Arboretum.

Immediate changes must be made, starting with Tasmania’s possum abattoir, to be urgently shut down before it is too late and there are no possums left. Wildlife Carers Group already warned the Tasmanian Government a few years ago, that they were driving the species to extinction, with their draft management plan for the commercial harvest and export of the Brush-tailed Possum, in which it was evident that the possums were not being counted, along with the inhumane treatment in the abattoir of these animals.

Macropod commercial industries must be immediately shut down Australia wide, to prevent any further inhumane killings and extinction of these species.

Inhumane macropod research to cease that can be monitored without any further human interference.

Fraser Island Dingo cruelty to end along with unnecessary killing, and inhumane research that can be monitored without any further human interference, with a full term wildlife rehabilitation centre set up for all sick, injured, orphaned Dingoes, and all other native wildlife.

Involve the farmers with the wildlife, by having them monitor and count the wildlife, rather than shooting them, only if necessary, just fire a warning shot to scare them off, but make sure that the farmers don’t shoot any birds during their warning shots. Pay the farmers to help save our native flora and fauna, and to provide habitat and food for them to assist in their survival, and to assist our native wildlife to maintain a healthy well balanced eco system, and reduce the effects of climate change.

Published in the Tasmanian Times, to read please click on this link: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/wildlife-carers-group-visit-to-tasmania/

WILDLIFE

Wildlife Carers Group is receiving a lot of calls, so please be patient with the phone getting congested.

We return calls, but if the number is wrong or inaudible, sometimes we can’t decipher the correct number.

If you haven’t left a number, we can’t return your calls.

Please leave your number, and repeat it again to make sure you are leaving the correct number, and to give us a chance in writing it down, and let us know what you are calling about.

If Kangaroos hop into your yard, and they aren’t injured, it is more than likely that they have been chased by dogs, or stupid people who think they are funny. You can leave a bucket of water for them, step back, leave them alone, and allow them to return to the paddock when they are ready to go.

Terrorising wildlife is not at all funny, and is illegal, that will lead to prosecution.

When confronted by wildlife, please put your dogs back on the leash, and keep your dogs under control, even if you are in a dog exercising paddock.

Wildlife are vulnerable and need us to look out for them, so please keep your pets under control, drive safely and slowly to avoid collisions with wildlife, and you’ll find that the environment will be forever grateful to you for assisting to save our wildlife that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system, reducing the effects of climate change.

Please do not leave any injured wildlife unattended to be taken by birds, or pets, or run down. It is preferable to have a box or carrier handy near the injured wildlife, and place the wildlife straight into it, using a towel. Cover up the entire injured wildlife, gently lift the wildlife and place it in a newspaper lined box, cover it and secure it.

Remember that echidnas may have puggles (babies) in their den waiting for them to be fed, so if you see an uninjured echidna, please don’t interfere with it, allow it to continue along its path to feed and to get back to her puggles. If she is on the road, then check to see which direction she is heading in, keep her in the same direction, and take her off the road, place her safely away from the road, facing in the same direction that she was travelling in.

For more tips on some basic hints on wildlife care please go to http://wcg.awardspace.com  and click on the green link ‘Animal Care’, on your left hand side of the website.

This awardspace website has not been updated, with more information on some of the more recent work that Wildlife Carers Group has been involved in please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/?sn=l 

To read Wildlife Carers Group report on WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP VISIT TO TASMANIA in the media, please click on this link, and then click on page 4 (page numbers change as more articles are added) at the bottom of the page, the articles are in date order: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/press-releases/P60/, or click on this link that will direct you to the story: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/wildlife-carers-group-visit-to-tasmania/

HAPPY NEW YEAR

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2011.


WISHING YOU A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2012.

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
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

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2 January 2012

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

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. This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

Dingoes

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/fraser-island-dingoes-driven-to-extinction/?sn=l    

Following Wildlife Carers Group Investigation and Report on the Fraser Island Dingoes, on 29/8/11, on 5/9/11, the Liberal National Party (LNP) has committed to ensuring the long term survival of the Fraser Island Dingoes, click this link to read the LNP’s commitments: http://www.lnp.org.au/policies/queenslands-precious-wildlife-the-fraser-island-dingo .

Please click this link to view Wildlife Carers Group follow up on Fraser Island Dingoes Driven to Extinction Report: 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 

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 can offer to the tourists, is the pure breed native Dingoes, once the last 90 odd Dingoes, population estimation as of 28-29 August 2011, (since the mismanaged Fraser Island fire by the Qld government, this Dingo population has more than likely dropped dramatically), 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.

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.

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