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RARE LONG BEAKED WHALE IN TASMANIA + KING BROWN SNAKE IN CANBERRA 28/2/12

RARE LONG BEAKED WHALE IN TASMANIA + KING BROWN SNAKE IN CANBERRA

Wildlife Carers Group received a call for a dead baby whale in Tasmania on 26/2/12, requesting it be removed from the beach.

After investigating the call, it appears that the baby whale turned out to be a very rare beaked whale that due to their long dive times and unobtrusive surfacing behaviour are difficult to sight.

These mammals are known as the deepest and longest diving of all cetaceans, because of the types of fish and squid recovered from their stomachs.

One quarter of the world’s 80 whales and dolphin species belong to the family of beaked whales (Ziphiidae).

2 species of beaked whales in the northern Bahamas are Mesoplodon densirostris and Ziphius cavirostris.

It appears that these beaked whales are effected by acoustics, that are disorientating them, causing the strandings and killing them, such as acoustic pollution in marine environments that include widespread oil and gas prospecting, ice-breaking, shipping noise and military sonar.

This discovery was made when four of the more than 5 beaked whales that were stranded in a limited area over a short period of time, naval sonar tests were being conducted in the northern Bahamas that suffered from acoustic trauma.

The US Navy is required to factor the welfare of sound-sensitive marine life into their sonar development.

Beaked Whales are most frequently sighted around deep canyons, gullies and walls, that rely on isolated critical habitats.


Densebeaked whale off Rarotonga, Cook Islands (WhaleResearch.Org) Ref: Whale Research.org.

Gray’s Beaked Whales, sometimes known as Haast’s beaked whale, the Scamperdown whale, or the southern beaked whale, mesoplodon grayi, have been found stranded in Australia with Gray describing approx 3 new species of beaked whale: Hector’s, the Strap-toothed and the Spade-toothed Beaked Whale.

Gray’s Beaked Whales have a circumpolar Southern Hemisphere distribution, occurring in cold temperate waters mainly between 30 and 45 degreesS, with a northern limit of about 25 degreesS.  Sightings and strandings suggest that the species habitats the Indian Ocean, south and east of Madagascar, as well as off South America, the Falkland Islands, New Zealand and Western Australia.  Stranded beaked whales have been found  on southern Australian coasts.  There is one record of this species from the Noerthern Hemisphere: a female stranded in the Netherlands.  The animal is thought to have been an anomalous stray.

Sightings are rare, strandings in New Zealand and southern Australia occur mostly during the summer and autumn from December to April, suggesting there may be seasonal movement inshore to calve.

Gray’s Beaked Whales are dark bluish-grey dorsally and paler below. The beak and anterior part of the forehead are light grey or white. Adult females may be slightly lighter dorsally than adult males. The beak is long and cylindrical and the mouthline is straight. There is no noticeable bulge on the forehead, but the melon does bulge slightly just in front of the blowhole. In males, there is a single mandibular tooth positioned near the middle of each side of the jaw. In adult males, these teeth tilt forward slightly and are large and triangular; they may grow up to 10cm wide, although approximately 6cm wide is more common. There is also a row of 17-22 small, vestigial, teeth towards the rear of the upper jaw in adults of both sexes. These teeth are not attached to the bone, and in females, do not emerge from the gums. The dorsal fin is hooked and quite pointed.

The long white beak protrudes from the water as the animal surfaces to breathe. Gray’s Beaked Whale is known to breach and ‘porpoise’ when travelling fast at the surface.

Size range is 5.7m in length, and weigh 1.0-1.5 tonnes.


Gray’s Beaked Whale


Gray’s Beaked Whale

Gray's Beaked Whale beached at Teatree Lane East Devonport Tasmania 260212

Photo reproduced with permission by DPIPWE (Copyright).

The stranded dead Beaked Whale reported to Wildlife Carers Group in Tasmania is a female sub adult, not quite fully grown (4.8m total length) Gray’s Beaked Whale, found at Teatree Lane in East Devonport, as shown in the photo above.

This Gray’s beaked whale is the 6th specimen that the Dept of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) have seen on Tasmanian beaches in the last decade.

The wildlife officers took samples of the dead whale, and sent her to Hobart, which they received 27/2/12, but it appears that they were unable to test for acoustic trauma, and unfortunately could not determine a cause of death.

The 2nd photo the department sent Nora is showing signs of being a badly battered whale on the sand, therefore the photo won’t be displayed, however the photo does resemble the picture of the Gray’s beaked whale as shown above, directly before the East Devonport pictured Whale.

Classification – Species: grayi; Genus: Mesoplodon; Family: Ziphidae; Suborder: Odontoceti; Order: Cetacea; Class: Mammalia; Phylum: Chordata; Kingdom: Animalia.

Arnoux’s Beaked Whale, aka Arnux’s beaked whales, southern four-toothed whales, southern beaked whales, New Zealand beaked whales, southern giant bottlenose whales, and southern porpoise whales Berardius arnuxii are a rare cetacean species, slate grey to brown dorsally and lighter ventrally. The head may also be slightly lighter. Both males and females have two pairs of teeth at the tip of the lower jaw. The anterior, or front pair are large and triangular, while the posterior pair are smaller and peg-like. The anterior pair of teeth is exposed when the mouth is closed. Animals are often heavily scarred with parallel linear tooth-rakes. They are the largest beaked whales in the Southern Hemisphere. The body is spindle-shaped. The dorsal fin is small, triangular, slightly hooked and positioned well back on the body. The flippers are short and have rounded tips. The beak is long and tubular, distinct from the forehead, and may have a horizontal crease above the gape. The head is small, with a steep forehead and the melon is pronounced and rounded. Their large body size, steep melon and long beak, 2 pairs of erupted teeth in the lower jaw distinguish Arnoux’s Beaked Whale from other Southern Hemisphere beaked whales.

Arnoux's Beaked Whale



Arnoux’s Beaked Whales

Arnoux’s Beaked Whale

Size range is 9-10m long at adulthood, and weighing 9 tonnes, 4m long at birth.

This species has been found stranded in Tasmania.

Classification – Species: amuxii; Genus: Berardius; Suborder: Odontoceti; Order: Cetacea; Subclass: Euheria; Cass: Mammalia; Subphylum: Vertebrata; Phylum: Chordata; Kingdom: Animalia. Refs: Australian Museum, cms.int, wildlifeextra.com, itsnature.org, stuff.co.nz, namibian.org, marinebio, (DPIPWE – Wildlife Biologist, Marine Mammal Conservation Program, Biodiversity Conservation Branch, Hobart, Tasmania).

KING BROWN SNAKE, Mulga Snake, or Pilbara Cobra, Pseudechis australis

Wildlife Cares Group received a call about a King Brown Snake in Latham.

The male caller was concerned about this snake being a King Brown, since it struck at his window, showing aggressive signs, and the colour was a bit different to an Eastern Grey.

The snake moved into the drain at his property, and didn’t want to leave.

King Brown Snakes are a highly venomous snake, and are a member of the Black Snake family, and not the Brown Snakes, therefore when bitten by a King Brown, you will need the antivenin of a black snake.


King Browns appear to habitat all arid areas of Australia, as shown in the shade of green on the map of Australia above, and has a strongly defined dark crosshatched pattern on its scales.


King Browns don’t normally reach the ACT.


The colour can vary depending on where the snake is found with various tones of black, grey, dark green, and dark reddish brown. Usually each scale is lighter toned around the edge and often gives the snake a reticulated appearance. One of the scale characteristics is that the caudal scale are normally both single and divided.

There is a scalation difference between the brown and black snakes on the head, the brown snakes of the genus Pseudonaja have a single temproal scale and the black snakes of the genus Pseudechis have two temporal scales.

The size can also vary depending on where they come from, seeming to be a larger size further north with the occasional specimen reaching close to 10 foot in total length.

King Browns will become aggressive when provoked, will flatten out their neck and try to bite, so leave them alone.

The King Brown shelters in burrows, logs, rock piles, etc. Prey consists of small mammals, birds, snakes, lizards and frogs.

King Browns are often found active just on dusk, but will hibernate when it is too hot, with mating around late spring and lay an average of nine eggs.


Red-bellied Black Snake Pseudechis porphyriacus


Red-bellied Black Snake

Refs: pilbarapythons.com, fortunecity.com, wikipedia.

After the first attempt of Wildlife Carers Group snake handler arriving on the scene to remove the snake, unfortunately the snake could not be seen, so she visited someone close by, when the caller phoned back.

Our snake handler returned, found the snake on his lawn, and removed and released the snake at the nearest reserve.

Nora Preston, Wildlife Carers Group Founding President, advised that if the snake was a King Brown, it could not be released.

Wildlife Carers Group snake expert and handler identified the snake to be an Eastern Brown Snake Pseudonaja textilis that is part of the Brown Snake family.

Eastern Brown Snake


Eastern Brown Snake – Belly


Eastern Brown Snake-head


Eastern Brown Snake-juveniles showing different colour variations at different ages


Adult Eastern Brown Snakes showing colour variations.

The Common or Eastern Brown Snake is active mostly by day, has been seen active on hot nights, exept in very hot weather and in the cold Winter months when they go into hibernation. It feeds on rats, mice, birds, lizards and other snakes. The brown snake lays from 10 to 35 eggs. The young brown snakes are banded in dark grey or black, and have a broad band on the back of their heads. By three years of age, the bands disappear, and the adult is usually uniform in colour, ranging through light or dark brown, orange-yellow or even black. The shape is streamlined, and the head is not distinct.

The Eastern Brown Snake winds its body into an ‘S’ shape when attacking, raising itself off the ground. It strikes very rapidly, with its mouth open, possibly because of its relatively small fangs that are approximately 3mm in length.

The average venom yield is around 4mg, although the record venom yield was 67mg. The venom contains potent neurotoxins and procoagulants, resulting in progressive paralysis and incoagulable blood. Clotting defects may require multiple doses of anitvenom for complete reversal. Occasional fatalities have occurred as a result of bleeding into the brain due to coagulation distrubances. Ref: AVRU.

For further information on snakes, identification, tips, first aid please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/snakes-information-identification-tips-first-aid-notes-for-wes-4-8-july-2011/

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/long-beaked-whale-in-tasmania-king-brown-snake-in-canberra-28212/



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

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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 from http://wcg.awardspace.com and join up. Thank you for all your support.

To see Wildlife Carers Group report and review of the documentary ‘Kangaroo Mob’ please click on these links:

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/wildlife-carers-group-attends-premiere-screening-of-360-degree-films-documentary-kangaroo-mob-on-7212-8212/

Published in theTasmanian Times please click on this link: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/wildlife-carers-group-attends-premiere-screening-/

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 thatkangaroos 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 
SEE the 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.au
and 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.

To see the full report on Wildlife Carers Group possum rescue, possum boxes and investigating dog neglect, please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/wildlife-carers-group-possum-rescue-and-investigating-dog-crueltyneglect-reported-to-us-19212/

Dingoes

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/2011/08/29/fraser-island-dingoes-driven-to-extinction/?sn=l , 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.

To read Wildlife Carers Group report on WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP VISIT TO TASMANIA in the Tasmanian Times, please click on this link, http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/wildlife-carers-group-visit-to-tasmania/

Wildlife Carers Group report on our visit to Tasmania can be seen on this link:
https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/wildlife-carers-group-visit-to-tasmania-wildlife-being-driven-to-extinction-wildlife-care-2112/

To read Wildlife Carers Group report on Tortoise cruelty and removing the fish hook, and in the Tasmanian Times please click on this link:

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/wildlife-carers-group-seeking-any-information-on-animal-cruelty-to-a-long-necked-tortoise-rescued-on-australia-day-26112-after-the-fireworks-tasmanian-visit-published-in-tt-link-fraser-island-ding/ 

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/

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.


Arnoux's Beaked Whale

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LONG BEAKED WHALE IN TASMANIA + KING BROWN SNAKE IN CANBERRA

LONG BEAKED WHALE IN TASMANIA + KING BROWN SNAKE IN CANBERRA

Wildlife Carers Group received a call for a dead baby whale in Tasmania on 26/2/12, requesting it be removed from the beach.

After investigating the call, it appears that the baby whale turned out to be a very rare beaked whale that due to their long dive times and unobtrusive surfacing behaviour are difficult to sight.

These mammals are known as the deepest and longest diving of all cetaceans, because of the types of fish and squid recovered from their stomachs.

One quarter of the world’s 80 whales and dolphin species belong to the family of beaked whales (Ziphiidae).

2 species of beaked whales in the northern Bahamas are Mesoplodon densirostris and Ziphius cavirostris.

It appears that these beaked whales are effected by acoustics, that are killing them, such as acoustic pollution in marine environments that include widespread oil prospecting, ice-breaking, shipping noise and military sonar.

This discovery was made when four of the more than 5 beaked whales that were stranded in a limited area over a short period of time, naval sonar tests were being conducted in the northern Bahamas that suffered from acoustic trauma.

The US Navy is required to factor the welfare of sound-sensitive marine life into their sonar development.

Beaked Whales are most frequently sighted around deep canyons, gullies and walls, that rely on isolated critical habitats.


Densebeaked whale off Rarotonga, Cook Islands (WhaleResearch.Org) Ref: Whale Research.org.

Gray’s Beaked Whales have been found stranded in Australia with Gray describing approx 3 new species of beaked whale: Hector’s, the Strap-toothed and the Spade-toothed Beaked Whale.

Gray’s Beaked Whales are dark bluish-grey dorsally and paler blow. The beak and anterior part of the forehead are light grey or white. Adult females may be slightly lighter dorsally than adult males. The beak is long and cylindrical and the mouthline is straight. There is no noticeable bulge on the forehead, but the melon does bulge slightly just in front of the blowhole. In males, there is a single mandibular tooth positioned near the middle of each side of the jaw. In adult males, these teeth tilt forward slightly and are large and triangular; they may grow up to 10cm wide, although approximately 6cm wide is more common. There is also a row of 17-22 small, vestigial, teeth towards the rear of the upper jaw in adults of both sexes. These teeth are not attached to the bone, and in females, do not emerge from the gums. The dorsal fin is hooked and quite pointed.

The long white beak protrudes from the water as the animal surfaces to breathe. Gray’s Beaked Whale is known to breach and ‘porpoise’ when travelling fast at the surface.

Size range is 5.7m in length, and weigh 1.0-1.5 tonnes.

Arnoux’s Beaked Whale are slate grey to brown dorsally and lighter ventrally. The head may also b slightly lighter. Both males and females have two pairs of teeth at the tip of the lower jaw. The anterior, or front pair are large and triangular, while the posterior pair are smaller and peg-like. The anterior pair of teeth is exposed when the mouth is closed. Animals are often heavily scarred with parallel linear tooth-rakes. They are the largest beaked whales in the Southern Hemisphere. The body is spindle-shaped. The dorsal fin is small, triangular, slighted hooked and positioned well back on the body. The flippers are short and have rounded tips. The beak is long and tubular, distinct from the forehead, and may have a horizontal crease above the gape. The head is small, with a steep forehead and the melon is pronounced and rounded. Their large body size, steep melon and long beak, 2 pairs of erupted teeth in the lower jaw distinguish Arnoux’s Beaked Whale from other Southern Hemisphere beaked whales.

Size range is 9-10 long at adulthood, and weighing 9 tonnes, 4m long at birth.

Since this species has been found stranded in Tasmania, it is more than likely that the stranded dead Beaked Whale is Arnoux’s Beaked Whale.

Classification: Species: amuxii; Genus: Berardius; Suborder: Odontoceti; Order: Cetacea; Subclass: Euheria; Cass: Mammalia; Subphylum: Vertebrata; Phylum: Chordata; Kingdom: Animalia. Ref: Australian Museum.

KING BROWN SNAKE, Mulga Snake, or Pilbara Cobra, Pseudechis australis

Wildlife Cares Group received a call about a King Brown Snake in Latham.

The male caller was concerned about this snake being a King Brown, since it struck at his window, showing agressive signs, and the colour was a bit different to an Eastern Grey.

The snake moved into the drain at his property, and didn’t want to leave.

King Brown Snakes are a highly venomous snake, and are a member of the Black Snake family, and not the Brown Snakes, therefore when bitten by a King Brown, you will need the antivenin of a black snake.


King Browns appear to habitat all arid areas of Australia and has a strongly defined dark crosshatched pattern on its scales.


King Browns don’t normally reach the ACT.


The colour can vary depending on where the snake is found with various tones of black, grey, dark green, and dark reddish brown. Usually each scale is lighter toned around the edge and often gives the snake a reticulated appearance. One of the scale characteristics is that the caudal scale are normally both single and divided.

There is a scalation difference between the brown and black snakes on the head, the brown snakes of the genus Pseudonaja have a single temproal scale and the black snakes of the genus Pseudechis have two temporal scales.

The size can also vary depending on where they come from, seeming to be a larger size further north with the occasional specimen reaching close to 10 foot in total length.

King Browns will become aggressive when provoked, will flatten out their neck and try to bite, so leave them alone.

The King Brown shelters in burrows, logs, rock piles, etc. Prey consists of small mammals, birds, snakes, lizards and frogs.

King Browns are often found active just on dusk, but will hibernate when it is too hot, with mating around late spring and lay an average of nine eggs.


Red-bellied Black Snake Pseudechis porphyriacus


Red-bellied Black Snake

Refs: pilbarapythons.com, fortunecity.com, wikipedia.

After the first attempt of Wildlife Carers Group snake handler arriving on the scene to remove the snake, unfortunately the snake could not be seen, so she visited someone close by, when the caller phoned back.

Our snake handler returned, found the snake on his lawn, and removed and released the snake at the nearest reserve.

Nora Preston, Wildlife Carers Group Founding President, advised that if the snake was a King Brown, it could not be released.

Wildlife Carers Group snake expert and handler identified the snake to be an Eastern Brown Snake Pseudonaja textilis that is part of the Brown Snake family.

Eastern Brown Snake


Eastern Brown Snake – Belly


Eastern Brown Snake-head


Eastern Brown Snake-juveniles showing different colour variations at different ages


Adult Eastern Brown Snakes showing colour variations.

The Common or Eastern Brown Snake is active mostly by day, has been seen active on hot nights, exept in very hot weather and in the cold Winter months when they go into hibernation. It feeds on rats, mice, birds, lizards and other snakes. The brown snake lays from 10 to 35 eggs. The young brown snakes are banded in dark grey or black, and have a broad band on the back of their heads. By three years of age, the bands disappear, and the adult is usually uniform in colour, ranging through light or dark brown, orange-yellow or even black. The shape is streamlined, and the head is not distinct.

The Eastern Brown Snake winds its body into an ‘S’ shape when attacking, raising itself off the ground. It strikes very rapidly, with its mouth open, possibly because of its relatively small fangs that are approximately 3mm in length.

The average venom yield is around 4mg, although the record venom yield was 67mg. The venom contains potent neurotoxins and procoagulants, resulting in progressive paralysis and incoagulable blood. Clotting defects may require multiple doses of anitvenom for complete reversal. Occasional fatalities have occurred as a result of bleeding into the brain due to coagulation distrubances. Ref: AVRU.

For further information on snakes, identification, tips, first aid please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/snakes-information-identification-tips-first-aid-notes-for-wes-4-8-july-2011/


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

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

http://www.myspace.com/wcgincCheck out http://www.myspace.com/wcgincand become a friend. We are also on Facebook, 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

28 February 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 from http://wcg.awardspace.com
and join up. Thank you for all your support.

To see Wildlife Carers Group report and review of the documentary ‘Kangaroo Mob’ please click on these links:

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/wildlife-carers-group-attends-premiere-screening-of-360-degree-films-documentary-kangaroo-mob-on-7212-8212/

Published in theTasmanian Times please click on this link: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/wildlife-carers-group-attends-premiere-screening-/

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 thatkangaroos 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.au
and 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.

To see the full report on Wildlife Carers Group possum rescue, possum boxes and investigating dog neglect, please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/wildlife-carers-group-possum-rescue-and-investigating-dog-crueltyneglect-reported-to-us-19212/

Dingoes

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/2011/08/29/fraser-island-dingoes-driven-to-extinction/?sn=l, 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.

To read Wildlife Carers Group report on WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP VISIT TO TASMANIA in the Tasmanian Times, please click on this link, http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/wildlife-carers-group-visit-to-tasmania/

Wildlife Carers Group report on our visit to Tasmania can be seen on this link:
https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/wildlife-carers-group-visit-to-tasmania-wildlife-being-driven-to-extinction-wildlife-care-2112/

To read Wildlife Carers Group report on Tortoise cruelty and removing the fish hook, and in the Tasmanian Times please click on this link:

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/wildlife-carers-group-seeking-any-information-on-animal-cruelty-to-a-long-necked-tortoise-rescued-on-australia-day-26112-after-the-fireworks-tasmanian-visit-published-in-tt-link-fraser-island-ding/

Wildlife Carers Group report on Tortoise cruelty was published in the Tasmanian Times, to read it please click on this link:

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP FOUNDING PRESIDENT NORA PRESTON ATTENDS ANIMAL JUSTICE PARTY AGM ON 11/2/12. 25/2/12

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP LOGO

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP ATTENDS ANIMAL JUSTICE PARTY AGM ON 11/2/12

We were suppose to start at 11am, in Sydney, Newtown, however some of the Canberra mob were running late, so we waited for them and commenced a bit later.

Personally Nora Preston, Founding President of Wildlife Carers Group was hours early for the AGM, so she had a long wait.

Some refreshments were laid out for us, so we relaxed, ate, had a cup of tea, and had some discussions while we waited.

Finally they arrived and we got into the meeting.

The Animal Justice Party (AJP) do not have enough members in the ACT where the membership is under 50. AJP need 100 members, so in order to give this new party strength in the next elections in the ACT, which will be held in 2012, we urge you to join up by clicking on this link: http://www.animaljusticeparty.org/standard-page/, any queries please email them on info@animaljusticeparty.org


Some of the new AJP Committee members for 2012 pictured above.

The new committee/Office Bearers are President Barry Spurr, Professor from Sydney University, Vice President Mark Pearson, from NSW Animal Liberation, Secretary Kerry Hewson, Treasurer Anna Hall, Sylvia Raze, Colin Thomas, Bernie Brennan.

Non Office Bearers are Sylvia Cooper, Suzanne Cass.

We are all sick to death of the inhumane treatment that our animals receive from the Government, their ethics committees who are never terminated from their waged jobs for animal cruelty, their so called animal welfare advisory groups who are never terminated from their waged jobs for acts of animal cruelty, their wildlife and conservation advisory groups who are never terminated from their waged jobs for committing animal cruelty, their flawed Kangaroo Management Plan with no one terminated from their jobs for writing up and legislating false claims against protected native Kangaroos, unnecessary inhumane killing based on the flawed Kangaroo Management Plan, and their acts of animal cruelty, their flawed invasive and pests documentation that incorrectly name protected native wildlife as invasive pests, and the list goes on, who are never terminated from their waged jobs, instead we keep seeing the names of the advisory groups changed, that allow the same people to continue to give their false advice, and the acts of animal cruelty continue, driving our protected native wildlife to extinction continues.

The Animal Justice Party (AJP) is a newly formed political party working in response to growing public concern about the neglect of animals and animal protection issues by political parties. It will give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. It will provide a focal point for voters frustrated by the lack of political action and who feel strongly that much more needs to be done through our parliamentary systems to assist the wellbeing of animals.

It is time for a change, make the Animal Justice Party the Leaders in Government, fix up humanity for animals, will fix up humanity for the people.

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


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


http://www.myspace.com/wcgincCheck 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

19 February 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 from http://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

UPDATED To view the full report and review on ‘Kangaroo Mob’ please click on these links:

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/wildlife-carers-group-attends-premiere-screening-of-360-degree-films-documentary-kangaroo-mob-on-7212-8212/

Published in theTasmanian Times please click on this link: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/wildlife-carers-group-attends-premiere-screening-/

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 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 thatkangaroos 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.au
and 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.

To see the full report on Wildlife Carers Group possum rescue, possum boxes and investigating dog neglect, please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/wildlife-carers-group-possum-rescue-and-investigating-dog-crueltyneglect-reported-to-us-19212/

Dingoes

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/2011/08/29/fraser-island-dingoes-driven-to-extinction/?sn=l , 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.

To read Wildlife Carers Group report on WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP VISIT TO TASMANIA in the Tasmanian Times please click on this link: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/press-releases/P60/

Wildlife Carers Group report on our visit to Tasmania can be seen on this link:
https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/wildlife-carers-group-visit-to-tasmania-wildlife-being-driven-to-extinction-wildlife-care-2112/

To read Wildlife Carers Group report on Tortoise cruelty and removing the fish hook, and in the Tasmanian Times please click on this link:
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/

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 POSSUM RESCUE AND INVESTIGATING DOG CRUELTY/NEGLECT REPORTED TO US. 19/2/12.

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP POSSUM RESCUE AND INVESTIGATING DOG CRUELTY/NEGLECT REPORTED TO US. 19/2/12.

Possum rescue and Possum Boxes

Wildlife Carers Group was as usual, very busy taking numerous calls one after another.

On Saturday 18/2/12 Wildlife Carers Group responded to a call about a possum being in the bathroom in Cook.

When we got there, we found that the possum wasn’t actually in the bathroom, but in the ceiling caught in the fan.

Photos taken by NORA PRESTON


The Brush-tailed Possums’s foot can be seen hanging out and caught in the fan, with some of his fur/body visible.

The fan was carefully turned to release the possum’s foot with the possum then shooting up the flue.

Going into the ceiling was fruitless because of the flue.

The screws were taken out and the entire fan removed to allow the possum to come down into the bathroom.

The bathroom door and shower doors were closed to make it easier to catch the possum and round it up into the cat carrier, which the resident very carefully did herself.

It is important to realise that possums are very territorial, and cannot be removed from the ceiling or any other area that they have decided to move into, and released in another suburb, etc, since they will severely injure or kill each other fighting for their territory.

After removing the possum, you will need to first place a possum box into a tree next to the area where the possum entered your ceiling.

The flue or wherever the possum has entered your ceiling then needs to be blocked off to disallow the possum from re entering your ceiling, by using a strong steel mesh. Chicken wire won’t keep them out.

Before blocking anything off, such as fireplaces, etc, make sure that the possums have been safely caught and put into a cat carrier, or a secure box, with some food and water, while waiting for the possum box to be installed nearby before released.

Preferably, if the possum isn’t caught in a fan blade, etc, leave the possums where they are until you have installed their possum box/new home nearby. 

If you have been able to trap the possum into a cat carrier, etc, the easiest way to release the possum into your newly erected possum box, is by placing the cat carrier by the opening of the possum box, carefully opening the cat carrier, to allow the possum to go straight into the possum box, and into his/her new home.

You can place some welcoming fruit into the possum box for the possum, such as a piece of apple, banana, small piece of carrot, grapes, prior to releasing the possum into the possum box.

Some links for possum box kits:

http://faunature.com.au/component/virtuemart/?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=9&category_id=2&vmcchk=1

http://www.ozbox.net.au/br_pos_vert.htm

http://www.nestboxesfornatives.com.au/possum_nest_box_flat_pack.htm




On Thursday 16/2/12 Wildlife Carers Group received a distressed call saying that a female possum was caught in the overhead wires, with a joey in her pouch in Wanniassa.

Founding President Nora Preston acted quickly and phoned the fire brigade, who quickly phoned actew.

Actew phoned Nora twice to let her know that they were heading out to the site.

Unfortunately when Nora checked the street name in the directory, the street didn’t exist, but quickly figured out which street to go to, then phoned back the fire brigade to let them know the correct street name, so that they can phone actew.

Unfortunately by the time Nora got to the correct address, actew and the possums were gone.

Nora knocked on one of the resident’s door, who informed her that actew got the possum down, put the joey into a box that was still alive, and left with them.

Nora was told 3 conflicting stories, one was, as told above, that is the most believable version, the 2nd story was that by the time actew got there, the possum fell on the ground after being pecked by crows, the mother was dead, and the joey was taken to the rspca by the caller’s friend who was a resident who had a friend working at the rspca, and the 3rd story was similar to the 2nd story, except that they were both dead, with no mention of the rspca.

One would have to ask that if the caller’s friend had a friend at the rspca, why didn’t they just call the rspca instead of Wildlife Carers Group.

Could it be because they know how incompetent the rspca is?

As the public is aware, we are all volunteers, we don’t get paid to run around and to make phone calls, etc, we aren’t government funded, therefore, we ask the public, and utilities, including the government, to treat us with respect, and to ensure that when we organise a rescue and the other party are advised that we will not kill the wildlife but will ensure rehabilitation, and proper veterinary care, that our wildlife do not end up at the rspca, where the chances are that the rspca staff will more than likely kill the wildlife, that is more cost effective for them, rather than to provide money costing veterinary treatment and care.

Wildlife Carers Group is constantly receiving complaints about the rspca that when the public ring them, the rspca staff tell them that they don’t do any pick ups, or they are closed till the next day, that they kill everything, and so on.

The rspca have the highest rate of killing animals than anyone we know, which is not why the rspca was originally established for.

In fact, their killing rate is so high that the volunteers who leave the rspca are are so traumatised and fearful that very soon, there will be no animals left.

You have to ask where all that money is going to, that is being paid to them by taxpayers, the government, and all the huge fund raising money that they make, bequeaths left to them, etc, because the money certainly is not being spent on caring, rescuing, treating etc the animals.

The media are certainly wasting their time constantly sending out positive media releases for the rspca, trying to get more money to the rspca, who are killing more animals rather than saving them against animal cruelty, etc.

The more publicity the rspca gets, the more animals are killed.

If the media really want to help all the animals at the rspca, boycott the rspca until they send out media releases stating that they are giving all the animals away for FREE to suitable homes.

The rspca are over rated and over charge, failing to put top priority over the animals well being and keeping them alive.

After receiving complaints of possums being killed attempting to climb steel poles to get away from uncontrolled dogs, etc, and slipping back down the steel poles, straight into the dogs mouths, etc, Wildlife Carers Group has been investigating the replacement of wood power poles with steel power poles, killing possums attempting to escape from attacking dogs, etc,  with no grip on the power poles, causing them to slip back down and killed, and electrocution of wildlife on the power lines, and how to alleviate these problems for a number of years.

Nora was advised last year by actew that the horizontal inhibitors placed across the power lines were to prevent electrocution of wildlife.

This clearly is not correct with possums, flying foxes, etc still being electrocuted and killed on the power lines, with encroachment of the power lines and the power poles still being a necessity, since actew claim that the option of going underground will not happen with the existing power lines, which would be the best option.

Last week Nora was informed by actew that the inhibitors were placed across the power lines to prevent the lines from crashing together in strong winds, and had nothing to do with attempting to protect our wildlife from death.

When utility companies cause deaths to wildlife that can be avoided, we expect to see the attitude that they don’t care about the fate of our wildlife dropped, and to assist in every way to take action to prevent the deaths as advised by experts in wildlife.

ANIMAL WELFARE – Dog Cruelty/Neglect Investigation


Wildlife Carers Group received a call, one of many, about 3 dogs, American Bull Mastiffs, in Ainslie, being permanently chained for the past 5 and half months, not exercised, not fed each day, only being fed every 3 or 4 days, possibly being bred and sold for dog fighting or pig hunting, or the dogs being used for pig hunting, or dog fighting, with the owner living in Sydney.

The complainant said that 1 dog was chained in the front of the house, with the other 2 dogs chained in the backyard.

On Saturday 18/2/12, we turned up at the residents house in the storm that hit, and waited for it to pass by.

When we got out of the car, Nora took a photo of the dog that was chained in the front yard with most of the small area flooded in puddles that the dog was in.


American Bull Mastiff in front yard, ribs could be seen.

The mother, who we were informed, did not live at the property any more, quickly came running out after seeing Nora take a photo, and complained.

She denied that the dogs weren’t being fed every day, that she dropped in twice a day and that the dogs were being exercised each day.

The woman wouldn’t confirm the breed of the dogs, and said that the owner was inside.

When asked to speak to the owner of the dogs, the mother said ‘no’, when asked to inspect the 2 dogs in the backyard and the area that they were being kept in, the mother once again refused access, and said that they were in the house.

She was advised that the area in which the pictured dog was in, was not suitable, nor keeping it chained, and that the dog had to be removed from the area until it dries out to prevent foot rot. She was further advised to set up a run for the dogs, so that they can run up and down, and to expand the area in the front which meant that their car collection needed to be removed from that area.

This investigation is not finalised.

When phoning Wildlife Carers Group please ensure that you repeat your number, state the nature of your call, leave your name.

Unfortunately some of the callers voice messages have broken up, therefore, we haven’t received the nature of the call or the phone number, just the end of the message saying ‘please call back’. In these cases we can’t return calls, so it may help if you make sure that you aren’t moving around when you are leaving phone messages, find a spot where there isn’t a black spot.

Other callers leave the wrong number, so please do make sure that you know your number, and that you leave the correct number.

If you are calling on behalf of someone else, please ensure that you leave  and spell the correct address. 

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


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

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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 from http://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 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.au
and 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

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/2011/08/29/fraser-island-dingoes-driven-to-extinction/?sn=l , 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.


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 can 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:
https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/wildlife-carers-group-visit-to-tasmania-wildlife-being-driven-to-extinction-wildlife-care-2112/

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 ATTENDS PREMIERE SCREENING OF 360 DEGREE FILMS DOCUMENTARY ‘KANGAROO MOB’ ON 7/2/12. 8/2/12.

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP ATTENDS PREMIERE SCREENING OF 360 DEGREE FILMS DOCUMENTARY ‘KANGAROO MOB’ ON 7/2/12. 8/2/12.

Wildlife Carers Group Founding President Nora Preston was invited to the premiere by 360 degree films.

Nora arrived at CSIRO Discovery Theatre, to find everyone welcomed with cocktail party food and drinks, that was held downstairs, organised by 360 Degree Films.

Socialising at CSIRO cocktail party before the premiere screening of ‘Kangaroo Mob’.

Rumours were flying around from the CSIRO staff that Kangaroo meat was being served in the shape of 2 little meat balls on some sort of toasted bread, that certainly got things stirred up.

Nora checked the Coyote catering website, and found no evidence of them serving up Kangaroo meat, and then phoned the catering service, who confirmed that they don’t serve Kangaroo meat, however, someone else may have if the CSIRO staff suggested that they were serving Kangaroo meat. As Nora described the canapé to the staff member at Coyote catering, he didn’t think it sounded like any of their dishes.

We were finally ushered into the theatre at approx 7pm, and the introductions began.

Professor Tony Peacock, AICDB.Sc. Agr (Hons), Sydney.Ph.D. (Veterinary Science), Sydney.Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors (Order of Merit), University of Canberra, ACT, Australia, chief executive of the Cooperative Research Centres Association, former chief executive of the Invasive Animals CRC from 2005, and the Pest Animal Control CRC from 2001, former managing director of the Pig R&D Corporation from 1996-2001, a passionate advocate for applied research and was the 2010 winner of the Australian Government Eureka Prize for Promoting the public Understanding of Science, introduces Producer Sally Ingleton, but warns people they may have ended up on the editors cutting floor after their original vision changed for this documentary.

Is this man the right person to be introducing ‘Kangaroo Mob’, is he responsible for incorrectly labelling our protected native wildlife, including Eastern Grey Kangaroos as Invasive Pests, and assisting in driving them to extinction, our important native wildlife that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system?

Producer Sally Ingleton taking photos of the audience while Tony Peacock gives his speech before he introduces her.

Producer Sally Ingleton introduces the Documentary.

And then the fun began, the audio was muffled and quiet, the music was loud and clear.

The 52 minute documentary extended itself to be almost a 2 hour saga.

The doco was stopped to try and fix the audio, but it wasn’t to be, so we watched and listened to loud music, at times we heard quiet interviews and a quiet narrator.

Tams senior ecologist Don Fletcher seemed to take over the documentary with interviews, his scientific research with inhumane large invasive tracking collars, and inhumane large invasive ear tags, putting up a camera at a concrete underpass trying to prove that Kangaroos will use the underpass, rather than using the road.

Only one Kangaroo was seen near the concrete underpass out of all the footage they took, with the majority using the underpass being people, cyclists and pedestrians.

What wasn’t exposed is the fact that more Kangaroos die after they jump from the bridge, and smash themselves up as they crash down onto the concrete ground of the underpass, because of being chased by dogs and stupid people, as has been reported to Wildlife Carers Group.

Then we saw the horror of the inhumane large ear tags, and inhumane invasive tracking collars around several Kangaroos necks that killed more than half of them through road kills.

Don Fletcher has been advised more than once by Nora Preston, to use non invasive macro GPS tracking chips that are inserted under the skin, and only to be tracked to be used for positive feedback, and not so that they can track them to kill them.

One large buck appeared to be suffering with the inhumane invasive tracking collar and large ear tag, so he was shot with a tranquiliser gun to be checked over.

Knowing that he was suffering, they did not remove the invasive tracking collar from around his neck, they left it on him.

If this inhumane large invasive tracking collar would have been immediately removed, chances are that this buck would have been able to mate, he would still be with his mob, and he would still be alive.

While the narrator said that these tracking collars didn’t appear to be affecting the Kangaroos, we would like to see this narrator and the writer for the narrator, along with Don Fletcher, and everyone in the ethics committee who approved this inhumane research, to put the same large invasive tracking collar around their necks, with a large ear tag in their ears, and keep them on for 12 months, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and see whether or not they bother them or hinders their agility and day to day routines.

When it was time to mate, we saw that the buck was hindered in performing, completely slowed down to perform, and in fact, could not perform, losing his position in his mob, with his usual mating female disinterested in him because of him being tampered with by tams staff, wearing a huge invasive tracking collar. She instead mated with other males who weren’t tagged, who weren’t wearing large invasive tracking collars.

After Don Fletcher began bragging about how Kangaroos do have road sense, even with the evidence before him that more than half of  his 25 ear tagged collared kangaroos were killed through road kills, so was this last large male buck, killed through a road kill in the suburbs.

Therefore, we can clearly state, that our wildlife do not have any road sense, they are vulnerable, and we have to watch out for them, drive slowly, keep our dogs on a leash when we see any wildlife around, even in unleashed areas.  We are invading wildlife habitat, the wildlife are not invading our habitat, the wildlife were here first.

Somewhere in the middle of the documentary we heard the same NON scientifically proven rubbish again, now documented in this documentary, that the Kangaroos are killing our legless lizards and earless dragons, on which we have a fraudulent Kangaroo Management Plan based on, that Wildlife Carers Group has been working hard to have delegislated.  You can click on this link to read a 2010 article where even Don Fletcher admits that the Kangaroos are not responsible for the near extinction of these reptiles, or damage to the grasslands, that agriculture is: 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.

It has been scientifically proven that the areas where the Kangaroos have been fenced out of, the vegetation died and so do the threatened species such as the Legless Lizards and Earless Dragons, etc.

It has been scientifically proven that the areas where the Kangaroos have been fenced in, the vegetation has thrived thereby saving the Earless Dragons, Legless Lizards, etc and their habitat through the soft footed Kangaroos gentle grazing.

We then saw an interview on the radio with Russell Watkinson, where the radio announcer claims that the Kangaroos are hit with one clean shot, but what about the joeys.

We know that the joeys die a horrific death, but another false claim about the Kangaroos hit with one clean shot to the head made us shudder, since we are all aware that the Kangaroos are a moving target, and it is never one clean shot to the head, it is an agonising shot to the body, a limb, to the jaw, when the Kangaroos crawl away and die a prolonged suffering death.

Nora’s report when she trained her Work Experience Student in 2011, showed that they found evidence of a kangaroo that was shot painfully in the jaw in Callum Brae Nature Reserve after the 2011 unnecessary, illegal inhumane killing of the Kangaroos, that were filmed in the documentary ‘Kangaroo Mob’.

All these Kangaroos filmed in ‘Kangaroo Mob’ are now all dead.

Don Fletcher and the RSPCA pushes the flawed Kangaroo Management Plan and wants a no Kangaroo policy in the ACT to continue, which Wildlife Carers Group has been forced to continue to fight with our rehabilitation licence that does not allow full term rehabilitation of sick, injured, orphaned Eastern Grey Kangaroos, that also omits other endangered native wildlife, that Nora has also been fighting for, to have them included on the Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence to prevent extinction, to ensure humane treatment for all, and the chance of survival for all.

The story about the Kangaroo that crashed through the window at a Calwell home was also well documented in this story, where the Kangaroo was made out to be the villain and attacking people.

Nora sent out information that the reason why this Kangaroo jumped through their window, was because of the owners dogs barking at him, terrorising him, cornering him.   The Kangaroo had nowhere else to go, but through a window to get away from the barking dogs.

What do you think happened to this poor defenceless Kangaroo? TAMS staff killed him, they didn’t offer any treatment for him or any rehabilitation because of Don Fletcher and the RSPCA’s no Kangaroo policy.

The documentary showed Don Fletcher to be the hero again, explaining that it was because of a dog that the kangaroo jumped through the window, but failed to tell the truth on how they killed the Kangaroo unnecessarily after his ordeal.

After the filming of the documentary all the Kangaroos were killed in 2011.

All the Kangaroos filmed in ‘Kangaroo Mob’ are now dead.

The Kangaroos not only maintain a healthy well balanced eco system, they are also assisting to keep the grass down preventing a fire hazard.

After TAMS killed all the Kangaroos in the nature reserves, where the kangaroos should be safe from harassment and killing, TAMS staff put cattle into the nature reserves to keep the grass down to prevent a fire from breaking out, with no concern that they are damaging the grasslands, and killing off the endangered Earless Dragons, etc, which the hoofed cattle, sheep, and man, that includes the government, are responsible for.

Our soft footed Kangaroos cause absolutely no damage to our grasslands nor are they responsible for killing off any endangered reptiles by eating down the tussocks as falsely portrayed in this documentary.

The kangaroos gently nibble on the grass that they do eat, they do not rip them out by the roots, however, the tussocks referred to as being these reptiles habitat that is portrayed in this documentary, are not part of the EGK’s diet.

The NSW carer was shown injecting a kangaroo named ‘Henry’, with a sedative through his pouch, before driving him out to a property as the next step to release him.

Injecting through a pouch could cause an infection through a sterile needle becoming filled with harmful germs and bacteria, as a result of the sterile needle being penetrated  into the flesh through non sterile garments and hessian sack that would cause a slow and painful death.

The crew briefly partially zoomed in showing the release site as being an unfit site for release by a railway track with a train running on it, that would kill the Kangaroos released as soon as they attempted to get across the tracks, or  to stop and graze on the tracks.

This joey shown pictured below, which is a joey that Nora had handed in to these NSW carers, after responding to a NSW call,  one of many calls, of a badly injured joey chasing after her mother, failing to jump over the fence, getting caught in the fence and badly breaking her leg.  Her badly broken bones were exposed when she was approx 5 months old after being chased by a dog.   The finders of the Joey were met half way.

Anyone else would have euthanased this joey, however, thanks to the finders of this joey, Nora, and through these dedicated NSW carers and the wildlife Sydney vet, this joey has thrived.

EGK showing hind leg that was badly broken exposing broken bones now completely healed after surgery and lots of TLC

EGK – Eastern Grey Kangaroo/Joey

Photos taken 22/10/10 by NORA PRESTON

Nora spoke with the film crew when they were in Canberra filming the documentary, and was told that they had already interviewed one of the 2 expert interstate ecologists, Dror Ben-Ami.  The crew said that they were heading off to interview David Croft, and would be exposing the flawed Kangaroo Management Plan, no Kangaroo policy etc.

It was very disappointing to only see the Canberra ecologist’s fictional point of view in this documentary, and not allowing his research and comments to be challenged, providing a balanced story with facts given by the interstate ecologists, with David Croft having the longest term of expertise.

Nora was present at the protest that was filmed in the doco with her 5-day work experience student in 2010, but not in the scene that was shot in the scene that shows the activists with the Kangaroo face masks over their faces, protesting the killing that was taking place. During our meeting with the film crew when this protest was shot, Shane Rattenbury, Greens MLA came down to speak to us, so Nora got the Director Steve Westh, of “Kangaroo Mob” to come over and speak with us.  It would have been a good idea for Steve to direct the film crew to set up the camera while we interviewed Shane, and to include that in the documentary as well.

Shane announced that it was the Liberal Party Vicki Dunne who pushed for the 2010 Kangaroo killing, however, the killing continued in 2011 under a new Labor Party Chief Minister and the Greens Party, who also did not listen when advised not to allow the killing to go ahead, because there were no grounds for the killing and the population not only was not known by the Government, but was dangerously low.

We set up a meeting that took place on 14 October 2010, with the now former Commissioner of Sustainability and Environment Maxine Cooper, which Nora attended, along with the Thinkk team including Dror Ben-Ami.  Nora arranged for David Croft to be included in the meeting via phone connection.  This meeting should also have been filmed and included into the documentary that would have clearly exposed the no Kangaroo policy in the ACT, and the inhumane treatment that the Eastern Grey Kangaroos are put through.

Instead we are being shown a documentary that falsely portrays the ACT Government as caring about Kangaroos and who rescues and releases Kangaroos.

If the camera wouldn’t have been rolling on the TAMS staff, the joey that got caught in the fence would not have been pulled out of the fence, rescued and saved, and then released, it would have been inhumanely killed.

Nora was asked by the Director Steve Westh of ‘Kangaroo Mob’, to keep him up to date on the meeting and all other Kangaroo issues.

Nora  continued to communicate with Steve and send him all the updates on the meeting and correspondence as a result of the meeting, along with all the other Kangaroo issues in the ACT.

We cannot have a Government that does not listen to the true experts, who abuses taxpayers money, who deliberately, repeatedly deceive the public.

If you would like to watch ‘Kangaroo Mob’, it will be aired on ABC 1 at 8.30pm, 21/2/12 Australian Television Premiere.

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/wildlife-carers-group-attends-premiere-screening-of-360-degree-films-documentary-kangaroo-mob-on-7212-8212/

Published in theTasmanian Times please click on this link:  http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/wildlife-carers-group-attends-premiere-screening-/

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

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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 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. This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

Dingoes

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.


To read Wildlife Carers Group report on WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP VISIT TO TASMANIA in the Tasmanian Times, please click on this link, http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/wildlife-carers-group-visit-to-tasmania/
To read Wildlife Carers Group report on Tortoise cruelty and removing the fish hook, and in the Tasmanian Times please click on this link:
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/


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