WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP SEEKING ANY INFORMATION ON ANIMAL CRUELTY TO A LONG NECKED TORTOISE RESCUED ON AUSTRALIA DAY 26/1/12 AFTER THE FIREWORKS. 30/1/12.
Wildlife Carers Group is calling for any witnesses to a person or people who was responsible for hammering a stick with a fishing line and hook into the ground, with a Long necked Tortoise left hanging off from the other end of it at the Carillion on Australia Day at the fireworks 26/1/12.
Anyone with any information, please phone or text Wildlife Carers Group on mobile number 0406 056 099, or email email@example.com with Tortoise Cruelty Australia Day in the subject heading.
This is a serious offence and will lead to prosecution.
All native wildlife are protected.
This incident has been reported to the police.
Wildlife Carers Group received a call for an injured tortoise that had been baited by fisherperson/people with a fishing line and hook at the Carillion on Australia Day.
After the fireworks Founding President NORA PRESTON of Wildlife Carers Group took one of the many calls received on Australia Day for the injured tortoise.
The fisherperson/people responsible for this inhumane act, had apparently hammered a stick with the fishing line and hook into the ground, and just walked away leaving the poor tortoise attached to the other end of it, at the Carillion in Acton.
Nora took the Long-necked Tortoise to the vet to have the fishing line and fish hook removed.
Photos taken by NORA PRESTON.
Long-necked tortoise in surgery, instrument in foreground used to pull the tortoise’s neck out, and to secure the head and hold it still, instrument in background used to force tortoise’s mouth open, and a pair of pliers used to cut the fishing line.
The instruments used to pull the head of the tortoise out of the shell and to hold it while another instrument is used to try to force open the mouth to pull out the fishing line and the hook.
Having difficulty in forcing open the mouth, giving the tortoise a little break.
Finally success in forcing the tortoise’s mouth open.
Fishing line can be seen trying to pull out the fish hook.
The tortoise had unfortunately swallowed the fish hook.
The tortoise is currently on antibiotics and kept under observation.
We caution carers not to attempt the removing of fishing lines and fish hooks that have been swallowed by the wildlife themselves, at home.
Wildlife Carers Group has written many reports warning of carelessly discarded fishing lines and fish hooks, having to remove them from Swans, Ducks, and other water/marine wildlife because of irresponsible fisherpeople, and had also approached the former government to have fishing lines and hooks banned.
We again call for the immediate ban of the use of the inhumane fishing lines and fish hooks to prevent any further distressed wildlife that slowly die an agonising death if not found, and that is also inhumane to the fish.
Wildlife Carers Group report on Tortoise cruelty was published in the Tasmanian Times, to read it please click on this link: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/cruelty-to-a-long-necked-tortoise/
Wildlife Carers Group report on our visit to Tasmania-wildlife being driven to extinction, was published in the Tasmanian Times. 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/
Wildlife Carers Group report on our visit to Tasmania can be seen on this link:
FRASER ISLAND DINGOES DRIVEN TO EXTINCTION
Wildlife Carers Group Fraser Island Dingoes report commented that the only way we will be able to see the Dingoes is through stuffed toys, and during our visit our only evidence of any Dingoes being on the Island was through footprints in the sand that Nora Preston photographed.
Well, Fraser Island had better start encasing the Dingoes footprints in the sand, because the stuffed toys are also now extinct.
Just before Xmas Wildlife Carers Group received this email from a reader of our report in the USA who saw Nora’s photo of the stuffed toy:
From: Andy Martin
To: “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 30 November 2011 6:10 AM
Subject: Dingo stuffed animal
I am looking to purchase the dingo stuffed animal that was on your website. Is this something you could help me with? I live in the US
Family Dollar Stores
Our emails backwards and forwards in the attempt to find the stuffed toys became fruitless, with Nora contacting the company who made the stuffed Dingo toy, who said that they no longer make them, but sent her other links to try, which were forwarded on to Andy.
He finally had luck in finding an American Dingo stuffed soft toy instead, through one of the links.
Fraser Island Dingo taken in May 2011, looking very scrawny and unhealthy.
To see the full report on Wildlife Carers Group report on Fraser Island Dingoes please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/fraser-island-dingoes-driven-to-extinction/?sn=l
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 .)
WCG – WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP INC. – Founded in 2004.
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30 January 2012
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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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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
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/save–all–the-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.
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 email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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