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WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP SUBMISSION FINAL AMENDED Draft Animal Welfare and Management Strategy 2017-2022, closes Wednesday 24 May 2017.

You can have your say on the Draft Animal Welfare and Management Strategy 2017-2022 that closes Wednesday 24 May 2017. Click on this link to lodge your submission:  https://www.yoursay.act.gov.au/draft-animal-welfare-and-management-strategy
APOLOGIES FOR WORDPRESS COMPRESSING THIS SUBMISSION, REMOVING THE PARAGRAPHS IN SOME SECTIONS, AND RE FORMATTING MY CORRECTLY FORMATTED SUBMISSION.
WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP is a VOLUNTARY INDEPENDENT NON PROFIT COMMUNITY BASED GROUP with no Government funding – Independent – adj. 1. Not governed by a foreign power; self-governing. 2. Free from the control of another or others; self-reliant.
The Animal Welfare and Management Strategy 2017-2022 states:
‘1. INTRODUCTION
Canberra’s setting as the Bush Capital means people living in and visiting the ACT have regular interaction with animals; whether it’s observing the variety of birdlife in our neighbourhoods, the threatened species in one of our many nature reserves, or kangaroos grazing in our open spaces.
The Territory’s significant network of open space and community facilities mean that Canberra is a great place to keep a companion animal.
As well as the intrinsic and companionship values that animals hold, they are sentient beings that have the ability to perceive and feel a range of emotions including pain, fear and joy. Animals cannot advocate for themselves and so it is our responsibility to do this on their behalf.
For these reasons, animal welfare is important. Everyone has a role in ensuring animals receive appropriate care and are treated humanely. This includes being informed about issues affecting animals, practising responsible pet ownership and avoiding impacts to native animals.
The Animal Welfare and Management Strategy 2017 – 2022 (the strategy) has been developed to ensure the ACT Government delivers a consistent and consolidated approach to promoting improved outcomes for animal welfare and management. In the absence of a targeted strategy, animal welfare and management practices are less likely to evolve to meet the changing expectations of the ACT community. The strategy will also be used to guide future government decision making and outlines all actions in a single document that can be easily accessed by the community.’ 
Note that the 3rd paragraph of the Strategy under 1.
INTRODUCTION, counting from the 1st paragraph in bold, declares all animals as ‘…sentient beings that have the ability to perceive and feel a range of emotions including pain, fear and joy.  Animals can not advocate for themselves and so it is our responsibility to do this on their behalf…
Domestic Animals
It is recommended that the Temperament testing be banned on animals at the RSPCA and DAS, and by anyone else who uses this inhumane testing on animals.
When these animals enter strange environments such as shelters, they are frightened being placed into hostile environments.  The last thing they need is strangers in their faces and in their space poking at them, tugging at them, pinching them, bullying them, harassing them etc.
If you ended up in a strange hostile and volatile place, the last thing you would want is to be harassed, bullied, with strangers in your face and in your space, pinching you, poking at you, tugging at you.  Animals feel the same way that you do.
Training to read body language is essential to understand when to back off and to leave the animals alone, when the animals are sick and need medical attention etc.
Do not force your dog to go for a walk when the dog does not want to go.
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Last year a distressing incident occurred when I attempted to rescue/buy Lily, a Maremma from Domestic Animal Services (DAS).

Acts of animal cruelty on a 7 year old dog raised in Canberra when she had a good home to go to in Canberra if her owners didn’t want her back.  

 
Lily should never have been allowed to leave Canberra when she had a home to go to in Canberra.  Lily should only have been allowed to go to the Maremma Rescue Group if her owners didn’t want her back, if she had no home to go to in Canberra, or near Canberra to reduce more stress on her on a lengthy trip with still no home to go to being past around like a sack of potatoes from one place to another.
 
I phoned TAMS Manager on 21/11/16.  The female said it is not her job to order the DAS Directorate to do anything, in which case it is not our job to pay her wages since she failed to stop Lily from leaving Canberra and order that Lily be rehomed to me.  Instead the TAMS Manager allows the inhumane Directorate and DAS to do whatever they want to, which is not why she is being paid a wage for her highly waged job.
 
Photos were uploaded showing 2 Frightened Maremmas at DAS/Dog pound, Lily and Franklin, tail between legs by the same handler who complained to me that Lily was biting him who obviously was not removed from handling her.  If Lily would’ve been immediately released to me when I first went in to rescue/buy her, he would never have been bitten by her, if he would’ve been trained on how to read body language, and know when to back off, he would never have been bitten by her. LILY inhumanely kept at DAS for nearly 1 month. Lily is an old dog, she is 7 years old and has lived in suburbia all of her 7 years.

As if DAS’s actions not to release Lily from DAS on 11/10/16 wasn’t bad enough, DAS/TAMS Directorate and staff involved in sending this poor old dog to another rescue group rather than rehoming her immediately they got the opportunity on 11/10/16 is already an animal welfare matter/crime, it was further more inhumane of DAS to have this poor old dog transported to Pipers Flat that is a 5 to 6 hours drive from Canberra past Bathurst and to rip her out of her own environment that she has lived in for her 7 years of her life.

As of 9/11/16, Lily still was not and couldn’t be assessed because she was too unsettled and miserable at the Maremma Rescue Group.

Recommendations: Under the Animal Welfare Act, I will further ask to make it mandatory that the Maremma Rescue Group and any other Rescue Groups or people taking dogs from the pound speak first with the owners of these dogs that are at the pound/DAS, to first obtain the history of the dog and speak with the owners to confirm that the owners know where the dog is,and to consider the dogs age, before any dog is ripped out of their own state, etc. and to further find out whether someone from their own state has offered to take the dog and place the dog into a good home.  The Maremma Rescue Group should be the last resort.  We can not keep handing the same dogs to other rescue groups over exploitation, to auction the dog off to the highest bidder.

If the owners want their dogs back, then they should get their dogs back if they haven’t abused the dogs, or aren’t deliberately let out to roam by the owners, or the owners don’t walk the dogs unleashed to place their own dogs and other pets and people in danger.
 
There have been too many dog attacks, more recently a guide dog and an almost blind female who needs her dog to guide her at night when she can’t see who was attacked in civic by 2 unleashed dogs.

If the owners prove themselves to be loving, responsible and caring pet owners, then the dog owners should get their dogs back.

We went back to DAS on Monday 7/11/16 to check on Lily and to see Franklin to assess him, however they were both gone.

Lily was not going onto a property where she may be a risk to farm animals and stock. I don’t have any stock, she is too old for all of that anyway, and too old to be jumping fences, therefore all of their reasons are null and void for sending an old dog away from her homeland and refusing to sell her to me on 11/10/16. My property is secure anyway. I went back to DAS on Thursday 13/10/16 when she was still to be rehomed, please see attached photo I took of Lily. She was at the pound since 8/10/16. I went back again on Tuesday 18/10/16 with someone else when the rehomed sign was changed to ‘not for sale’ when I saw a real change in Lily due to being abused.

Recommendations: The temperament testing must be banned that is used by the RSPCA and dog/animal pounds, rescue groups,
they are inhumane. 
 
You wouldn’t like to be poked, pulled at, pinched, tormented, provoked, harassed, bullied by strangers in a hostile environment, you would lash out at them, animals are no different.
 
Body language makes all the difference that no one is trained to watch, and to listen to the animals, to know when to back off, get out of the animals face and their space, to leave them alone. 
 
The ban on temperament testing legislated in the Animal Welfare Act.

Under Animal Welfare, legal action needs to be taken against DAS over this case. 
 
They kept this old dog unnecessarily over a long period of time when she had a home to go to since 11/10/16 with me. She became stir crazy over being unnecessarily locked up in a small area for a long period of time and after being abused by DAS staff and the Directorate and TAMS who also refused to order to release Lily from her prison cell at DAS to me.

Franklin is apparently a farm working dog and will not be with Lily, as falsely portrayed by DAS and The Chronicle in their 1/11/16 edition, ‘Franklin has finally found a new home’, p.9 by Megan Doherty, however, since we didn’t see Franklin, we can’t confirm that he is a working farm dog.

By reading The Chronicle story on him, he is still a suburbia dog and not a farm working dog either. His age is not known that should be taken into consideration, he may be an old dog as well, in which case, it would be wrong to change his life style that he has grown up in.

Lily is a companion animal to live where she has access to go in and out of a house.

The history, the age etc must be checked before allowing any dog be ripped out of their environment and state.

I phoned Maremma Rescue Group twice on Wednesday 9/11/16 and spoke with the husband the first time for a lengthy time and then spoke with the wife for a lengthy time the 2nd time after he told me to ring back after dark to speak with his wife.

There are grounds to investigate Lily. The wife did not bother checking the history on Lily.

Lily’s history needs to be investigated on how the pound got her and why she wasn’t given back to her owner.

Franklin was not her mate.

The wife was told by DAS that the owner dumped Lily at the pound, I was told she was picked up as a stray and that it was the first time she was picked up. 

The owner needs to be found and contacted to find out the truth. I would like to be contacted with this information, or let me know who the owner is so that I can contact the owner.

Lily could’ve been let out by someone with the owners not knowing, maybe overseas, or not being able to afford to pay the pound, there could be a lot of other reasons, maybe the owners still don’t know what has happened to their beloved dog.

Lily was born in 2009 which makes her an old dog at 7 years old, DAS website showed that she was 2 years old.

The wife asked me why I didn’t buy her from the pound, I told her I tried. I already assessed Lily without touching her, I knew she was not suitable to be dumped in a paddock, (which is what DAS wanted to do, and then a breeding program when she is desexed and can’t breed) that she was a pet living in a house, Lily is a Canberra City dog, not a working farm dog, she agreed with me. The wife confirmed Lily is desexed and microchipped.

 The history of this dog needs to be investigated.

The Chronicle ran the article in their 1/11/16 edition, the husband told me they picked the dogs up either early November or late October, his wife didn’t answer my question.

This poor old dog’s welfare has never been top priority by DAS and Directorate and TAMS. 
 
The dog should’ve been sold to me on 11/10/16 to end her misery in DAS. Maremma Rescue Group may not have had all of the required details and history, but then again, the wife told me that they don’t bother looking at the history of the dogs that they take and they don’t want to talk to the owners either before taking these dogs.

This is a welfare case with Lily against DAS.

The history run down with my experience and how the dog showed abuse by DAS staff towards her through her body language with each visit by me is as follows:
 
I checked the DAS website for dogs for sale and saw Lily’s photo.  The information on the website said that she was 2 years old.
 
11/10/16: I visited DAS.  Lily quietly walked up to me wagging her tail in her prison cell choosing me.  She was a quiet and gentle old dog.  Lily was the only dog not barking in the pound.  Her chart said that she was to be rehomed.  I went to the office and said that I would buy her.  DAS male staff refused to sell her to me and said that they decided 2 hours before I arrived that they were sending her to the Maremma Rescue Group in Bathurst and that she belongs on a farm.  I advised them that she does not belong on a farm, that she is a city dog and belongs in Canberra, obviously with me since she chose me.  I said that she is the only dog not barking, she is very suitable to stay here in Canberra and to go home with me.
 
I3/10/16: I returned to DAS.  Lily’s chart still said she is to be rehomed.  The Chart was amended to Thursday as the attached photo shows which I took on 13/10/16.  I again went to the office and said that I will buy the dog.  They again refused to sell me Lily this time the handler saying that she is biting him. I again said that she cannot go to Bathurst, she is not a farm dog, she is a Canberra dog and needs to stay here.  She has a home with me.
 
14/10/16:  I phoned DAS to enquire after Lily.  I spoke with a female and had a lengthy discussion with her and told her that I am animal welfare.  I advised her that the handler hates her, she can sense it, he is abusing her, he needs to be stopped from going anywhere near her.  I will buy the dog and give her a good home. 
 
18/10/16:  We returned to DAS.  The rehomed chart was changed to ‘Not for sale’.  Lily was still at DAS, I could see a drastic change in Lily.  She was cowering in the back of the cage and barking.  This time a female at the counter said that she is going to Bathurst to enter a breeding program.  She is desexed, she can’t breed.  I argued with her and then warned her that she better not kill Lily. 
 
18/10/16: I immediately phoned TAMS Minister after leaving DAS.  No answer.  I phoned Barr’s office and spoke with a female.  I sent emails outlining what had happened.  As you can see, no one stopped the ongoing abuse of Lily and inappropriate/inhumane imprisonment of Lily.  No one ordered DAS Directorate to immediately release this dog to me.  No one banned the handler from going near Lily or any other dog, no one sacked the handler.
 
7/11/16:  We returned to DAS to inspect Lily and Franklin and to assess them.  They were both gone.
 
After all of my phone calls and emails, no one stopped Lily from being inhumanely transported from Canberra to a 5-6 hour drive.  Lily’s welfare was no one’s top priority.
 
I am still able to work with Lily to regain her trust in humans.
 
3/12/16:  We returned to DAS.  This same handler that mishandled Lily is still employed by DAS.
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IN BRIEF: I visited DAS a few days after she arrived into the shelter when she quietly walked upto me wagging her tail that let me know we were a match.  Lily was the only dog that wasn’t barking in the Pound.
Rather than releasing Lily from DAS as soon as possible, DAS kept her unnecessarily for 1 month in this volatile environment where she went stir crazy.
This inappropriate action by DAS was not humane for Lily, a 7 year old companion dog that wanted to go home with me.  Dogs always choose who they want their owners to be and who they want to go home with.
I still have not had any answers to my investigation into Lily who was inappropriately shipped off past Bathurst, a 5 or 6 hour drive for this old dog from Canberra that lived in Canberra for all of her life that was a companion dog and not a farm working dog as DAS made her out to be.
She was shipped off with a male Maremma named Franklin that was assessed as being a farm working dog, therefore, neither of these dogs were being rehomed into the same environement together or spending the rest of their lives together.
I question whether or not Franklin was assessed correctly as a farm working dog, since he had never worked as a farm working dog either, he was also from Canberra, a city dog.  His age is uncertain.
Exploitation of this dog was evident with the Maremma Rescue Group charging $450 for her, $100 more than DAS, although since this dog was already desexed and microchipped, there had to be a huge reduction in DAS’s sale fees.
Exploitation and inhumane temperament testing by the RSPCA
 
On 23/12/16 we visited the RSPCA after they advertised dogs and cats for $99 until Xmas Eve.
 
We weren’t able to view all dogs to choose one.
 
When we tried to go into an area to see the dogs, we were told that we weren’t allowed to because they hadn’t been temperament tested yet.  How can people see if their missing/lost dog is at the RSPCA or not? 
 
We have found that the RSPCA and DAS don’t tell you that your dog is there when you ring up, they say that your pet isn’t there when described to them. 
 
I’ve advised owners to physcically go in and see if they can find their pet there who have then rung me back and said their pet was locked up in there after being told over the phone that their pet wasn’t in there.
 
If you can no longer see for yourself if your pet is there, and you are told over the phone that your pet is not there, you don’t get your pet back if it is there.
 
It is recommended that people be allowed to have access to all areas to view all the animals at the RSPCA and at DAS.
 
It appears that the RSPCA selected which dogs they would sell at $99 by Xmas Eve.
 
We then visited the cats.  I was particularly interested in the white cat named Swan advertised in the Chronicle on 20/12/16, p.9, title ‘When the gift has fur’, Animal Talk by Tammy Ven Dange.
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Snow, the advertised white cat woke up when I approached her and came towards me.  She had a ginger cat in the same cage with her.
 
As we went to speak with staff, a female picked a kitten out to buy who was told that the kitten would cost her $301.  I corrected the female staff member and reminded her that they were on special for $99 until Xmas Eve.
 
The female staff member said that price was only for adult cats and dogs, and that they can easily sell kittens.
 
I phoned the RSPCA on Xmas Eve at approx 3.30pm and asked the female staff member if I could pay $99 for the white cat over the phone to prevent her from being euthanased and I would pick her up when they reopened again after Xmas Eve.
 
The staff member wouldn’t let me, she said the cat has to leave the shelter before they close at 4pm on Xmas Eve to sell her for the special price of $99. 
 
I couldn’t get there by 4pm. 
 
I was also then told that she can’t be sold without the ginger cat in her cage, that they came together, which was not advertised in the article in the Chronicle.  More deceit.
 
You couldn’t go into the RSPCA and spend $99 on one cat, you had to spend double the amount for 2 cats, and then there was no compromise by the RSPCA either to make sure that these cats could leave the RSPCA alive.
 
It is strongly recommended that the RSPCA not be allowed to employ CEO’s or anyone else who are not qualified in animal welfare, animal behaviour, etc.
 
It is strongly recommended to avoid animal exploitation that the RSPCA not be allowed to employ expensive CEO’s with this type of money being spent on proper care and treatment for animals, etc to introduce a nil kill at the shelter.
It is highly recommended that the sale prices of all animals be drastically reduced by the RSPCA, DAS, breeders and other rescue groups, etc to avoid ongoing exploitation of animals and to ensure that they are affordable by Pensioners and low waged income earners as well.  Cheap affordable sale prices, and in other cases, FREE animals will also ensure a no kill policy. 
It is highly recommended that a Vetmedicare be established for animals and wildlife, equivalent to Medicare for people, to ensure that Pensioners and low waged income earners can access vets for high quality treatments, surgery when required etc for their animals, including wildlife.
 
Educating in Pets and Wills is also essential to ensure that Pets are cared for after their owners death.
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It is highly recommended that Dog walking using long leads be banned.
Long leads were introduced to assist in training the dog in a secure environment such as in the dog owners own enclosed property as the dog is kept on the lead, the dog owner walks away, and then calls the dog to go to them on command.
If the dog doesn’t go to the dog owner on command, the lead is given a bit of a tug to encourage the dog to go to the dog owner when they call him/her.  When their dog does respond and goes to the dog owner, the dog is given a treat, a pat, a hug, while the dog is told what a good dog he/she is.
Long leads are a danger to the community.  There is no control over the dog.
Dogs have to be walked on a tight lead at a heel position to keep the dogs under control at all times and to prevent any harm to come to the dogs while being walked or to other people, pets, wildlife, etc.
Hefty fines for dog owners who are reoffending letting their dogs out unleashed and to roam.
An even heftier fine when the reoffending irresponsible dog owners know that their unleashed, roaming dogs are viciously barking, bailing up, and/or attacking pedestrians, cyclists, neighbours, responsible dog owners who are trying to walk their dogs on tight leads at a heel position, etc with the reoffending dog owners dogs removed from them and given to a responsible suitable loving, caring new home.
 
CIRCUS ANIMALS EXPLOITATION AND VIOLENCE
It is highly recommended that the use of animals in circuses be banned because of violent inhumane treatment of them.
Native Species.
With the Animal Welfare Management Strategy recognising animals as being ‘sentient beings’, it is strongly recommended that the 2017-2022 Strategy is not in compliance with:
1. the violent Nature Conservation Act 2014
2. the violent Eastern Grey Kangaroos Draft Controlled Native Species Management Plan that persecutes and drives the native Eastern Grey Kangaroos to extinction and endangers public safety shooting any time and day with the violent killing that is not for conservation purposes but for development:
Isaacs Ridge unnecessary violent killing was for bike trails etc and not for conseration reasons either:

https://districtbulletin.com.au/isaacs-ridge-act-delivers-bike-trails-and-death-in-the-afternoon/

(1. Kangaroos do not overpopulate. Their populations grow until they are in equilibrium with their environment and then stabilise (1, 2.) – an Eastern Grey Kangaroo doe only raises its first joey to the pouch-emergent stage by 3.5 years of age, and finishes breeding at around 12 years of age, she is only likely to produce 8 young in her lifetime.

75% of joeys are likely to die, this leaves only 2 young to survive to adulthood. If the male female sex ratio is parity, only one surviving joey will be a doe, and on average the original female will only effectively replace herself once in her lifetime – parity means that if a doe first conceives at 3 years of age, and has its first young to independence by 4.5 years of age (this assumes success in rearing, and ignores the very high reported juvenile mortality rates), 50% of the time it takes a minimum of 4.5 years for a doe to replace itself with a female offspring. If the doe has a male joey, it will be another 12 months before there is another 50/50 chance she will replace herself with another female. Pouch young sex ratios from Hacker et al (2004), being roughly parity (which was also concluded by Coulson, Kirkpatrick, Poole and Pople / Grigg, however Dawson (1995) identifies that both Eastern and Western Grey Kangaroos seem to experience higher mortality in the males, with only 5% surviving to full maturity (c. 60kg) in the wild.


 2. When food is scarce kangaroos stop breeding and move on to greener pastures (3).

 3. As admitted in the KMP itself (p12), kangaroos are a keystone species. This means that, at natural densities (which vary with climatic and seasonal variations), they are critical to maintaining all the other native plants and animals which share their habitat. Killing kangaroos is not protecting threatened species. It is further endangering them.

 4. No base-line studies have ever been conducted in the ACT to determine how many kangaroos are needed to maintain healthy populations of other native species.
 
The kangaroo slaughter is conducted at a time of year when, according to the KMP itself (p10-11), almost every mature female kangaroo has both a pouch young and a young at foot in her care. It is conducted under a code of practice which exists for the purpose of permitting acts of cruelty that would otherwise be prohibited by law (5).
 
References:
Arnold, GW, Grassia A, Steven DE & Weeldenburg JR 1991 Population ecology of western grey kangaroos in a remnant of wandoo woodland at Bakers Hill in southern Western Australia, in Wildlife Research 18 (5): 561-575
Coulson G, Alviano P, Ramp D, Way S 1999 The kangaroos of Yan Yean; history of a problem population in Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 111(1): 121-130.
Burnie, David, Don E. Wilson, 2001, in Animal, pp. 99–101.
Peter B. Banks, Alan E. Newsome and Chris R. Dickman, 2000, Predation by red foxes limits recruitment in populations of eastern grey kangaroos, in Austral Ecology, 25(3) p283
ACT Animal Welfare Act, 1992, Section 20)
4. the Ethics Committee that allows violence and suffering
5. the Kangaroo Management Plan
6. the ACT Kangaroo Managment Plan (ACT Government 2010) and subsidiary policy instruments
9. the ACT Nature Conservation Stragegy 2013-23 (ACT Government 2013a) and
10. the 2005 Lowland Grassland Conservation Strategy that are all based on fraudulent reports on the Eastern Grey Kangaroos, etc.
finding the Government and their agencies to be in breach of the Animal Welfare and Management Strategy by enforcing heavy fines, criminal convictions, prison sentence to any offenders, including the Government and their agencies.
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This pictured Joey was a suffering victim by the ACT Government’s annual cull that was shot, stabbed, bashed, and while still alive, was then buried alive. The Cause of an agonising death and endless suffering was asphyxiation as shown by the Vet Report:

The mass killing and infertility program is interfering with, and genetically altering the Kangaroos natural development, weakening the species and driving them to extinction. 

‘The kangaroo massacre destroys the process of natural selection. The repeated targeting of the ‘alpha’ males, the largest and fittest animals (who provide the industry with the big skins they want),’ [and that the Government also target in their violent unnecessary killing based on fiction] ‘means younger, smaller animals are left to breed, weakening the gene pool. “This has the potential to cause the extinction of a number of species”. (Dr Ian Gunn, Animal Gene Storage Resource Centre of Australia.) Australia has the worst wildlife record in the world – six species of kangaroos extinct, four more extinct on the Australian mainland, 17 species endangered or vulnerable.’

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/mothers-day-slaughter-of-kangaroos-starts-again-20170524-gwc3ff.html

 
It is highly recommended that under this Animal Welfare Management Strategy that recognises animals as being sentient beings, that it is not in compliance with:
1. the violent Nature Conservation Act 2014

(1. Kangaroos do not overpopulate. Their populations grow until they are in equilibrium with their environment and then stabilise (1, 2.) – an Eastern Grey Kangaroo doe only raises its first joey to the pouch-emergent stage by 3.5 years of age, and finishes breeding at around 12 years of age, she is only likely to produce 8 young in her lifetime.

75% of joeys are likely to die, this leaves only 2 young to survive to adulthood. If the male female sex ratio is parity, only one surviving joey will be a doe, and on average the original female will only effectively replace herself once in her lifetime – parity means that if a doe first conceives at 3 years of age, and has its first young to independence by 4.5 years of age (this assumes success in rearing, and ignores the very high reported juvenile mortality rates), 50% of the time it takes a minimum of 4.5 years for a doe to replace itself with a female offspring. If the doe has a male joey, it will be another 12 months before there is another 50/50 chance she will replace herself with another female. Pouch young sex ratios from Hacker et al (2004), being roughly parity (which was also concluded by Coulson, Kirkpatrick, Poole and Pople / Grigg, however Dawson (1995) identifies that both Eastern and Western Grey Kangaroos seem to experience higher mortality in the males, with only 5% surviving to full maturity (c. 60kg) in the wild.

2. When food is scarce kangaroos stop breeding and move on to greener pastures (3).

 3. As admitted in the KMP itself (p12), kangaroos are a keystone species. This means that, at natural densities (which vary with climatic and seasonal variations), they are critical to maintaining all the other native plants and animals which share their habitat. Killing kangaroos is not protecting threatened species. It is further endangering them.

 4. No base-line studies have ever been conducted in the ACT to determine how many kangaroos are needed to maintain healthy populations of other native species.
The kangaroo slaughter is conducted at a time of year when, according to the KMP itself (p10-11), almost every mature female kangaroo has both a pouch young and a young at foot in her care. It is conducted under a code of practice which exists for the purpose of permitting acts of cruelty that would otherwise be prohibited by law (5).
References:
Arnold, GW, Grassia A, Steven DE & Weeldenburg JR 1991 Population ecology of western grey kangaroos in a remnant of wandoo woodland at Bakers Hill in southern Western Australia, in Wildlife Research 18 (5): 561-575
Coulson G, Alviano P, Ramp D, Way S 1999 The kangaroos of Yan Yean; history of a problem population in Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 111(1): 121-130.
Burnie, David, Don E. Wilson, 2001, in Animal, pp. 99–101.
Peter B. Banks, Alan E. Newsome and Chris R. Dickman, 2000, Predation by red foxes limits recruitment in populations of eastern grey kangaroos, in Austral Ecology, 25(3) p283
ACT Animal Welfare Act, 1992, Section 20)
3. the violent Code of Practice, 
4. the Ethics Committee that allows violence and suffering
5. the Kangaroo Management Plan
6. the ACT Kangaroo Managment Plan (ACT Government 2010) and subsidiary policy instruments
9. the ACT Nature Conservation Stragegy 2013-23 (ACT Government 2013a) and
10. the 2005 Lowland Grassland Conservation Strategy that are all based on fraudulent reports on the Eastern Grey Kangaroos, etc.
finding the Government and their agencies to be in breach of the Animal Welfare and Management Strategy by enforcing heavy fines, criminal convictions, prison sentence to any offenders, including the Government and their agencies.
1080 POISON BANNED 
It is strongly recommended to ban the use of 1080 poison that causes a violent death and targets non targetted native wildlife, endangered species, domestic pets, etc. and children.   
‘…There’s a lot of interference from non-targets taking baits, things like varanids [goannas], ravens, kangaroos, ants, and feral cats,” Dr Kreplins said….’. Click on this link for the full Report: 
The cost of the killing of Kangaroos is huge and has a negative impact on society and native wildlife. 

The mass killing and infertility program is interfering with, and genetically altering the Kangaroos  natural development, weakening the species and driving them to extinction. 

‘The kangaroo massacre destroys the process of natural selection. The repeated targeting of the ‘alpha’ males, the largest and fittest animals (who provide the industry with the big skins they want),’ [and that the Government also target in their violent unnecessary killing based on fiction] ‘means younger, smaller animals are left to breed, weakening the gene pool. “This has the potential to cause the extinction of a number of species”. (Dr Ian Gunn, Animal Gene Storage Resource Centre of Australia.) Australia has the worst wildlife record in the world – six species of kangaroos extinct, four more extinct on the Australian mainland, 17 species endangered or vulnerable.’

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/mothers-day-slaughter-of-kangaroos-starts-again-20170524-gwc3ff.html

My proposed Kangaroo Park and Wildlife Sanctuary has a positive impact on society, is educational, and would be a multibillion dollar revenue raising program from the tourist industry.
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Wildlife Carers Group Map of Memorial Kangaroo Park and Wildlife Sanctuary

The infertility program, ‘Kangaroo fertility trial cost released’ in the Chronicle 31/1/17 has cost the taxpayers $600,000, and then another report shows $530,000: 

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/spend-on-kangaroo-contraceptive-unlikely-to-end-culling-in-canberra-20170511-gw2kl7.html

 

This article in the Sydney Morning Herald reports that the violent infertility program cost $612,000.
In 2013 the Annual roo cull cost $182 a head. I’m sure the current cost has more than tripled, crippling the economy not to mention that is weakening and driving protected native Eastern Grey Kangaroos to exinction as the Kangaroo sizes show to be smaller due to the mismangement and shooting of the mobs.  http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/annual-roo-cull-costs-182-a-head-20131115-2xmw9.html
In 2011-2012 the Directorate of Environment and Sustainable Development published their records that $244,750 was spent on the Canberra violent Kangaroo killing.
This figure would’ve more than tripled up to 2017 that is ongoing abuse of taxpayers money and their positions committing professional misconduct on unnecessary violent killing based on fiction.
‘Earless Dragon scarcity previously coincided with kangaroo scarcity in ACT
 
Don Fletcher, in “Population Dynamics of Eastern Grey Kangaroos in Temperate Grasslands,” describes how, in the 1940s and 1950s kangaroos actually became rare in the ACT due to competition by European grazing stock. Even when these stock were removed, they remained rare for some time. Salt blocks were put out in the 1960s to attract kangaroos to the Tidbinbilla Fauna Reserve, where in 1963 employees went for three months without seeing one.) [12]
 
Oddly, at the same time as kangaroos were banished from the ACT, the Earless Dragon also became scarce. It couldn’t have been because of too many kangaroos.
 
“The Grassland Earless Dragon was very common in the ACT up to the 1930s but there are now very few left. This is mainly because there are so few areas of its native grassland habitat remaining. There are now only two main populations known in the ACT; and there is one near Cooma in NSW.” Source: The ACT Conservation Council’https://awpc.org.au/act-roo-killings-who-profits-behind-the-earless-dragon-mask/comment-page-1/
Don Fletcher’s same PhD documents also state that they were regularly killing Kangaroos  in one fenced off area that caused the Kangaroos to become smaller that shows that the mass killing and infertility program are interfering with and genetically altering the Kangaroos natural development and weakening the species, driving them to extinction.  This is criminal.
Research has already been undertaken, with one section being fenced off with no Kangaroos. The vegetation in this section died off because there were no Kangaroos in the fenced off section due to no grazing, stimulating the vegetation to regrow.
 
Another section was fenced off with the soft footed Kangaroos grazing in there. The vegetation in this section thrived due to the grazing of the Kangaroos, stimulating the vegetation regrowth.
This clearly shows that Friends of Mount Majura – FOMM have their story back the front in the article in the Canberra Times (CT) on Friday 22 March 2013, ‘News’ Section p.7 with the subject heading ‘Majura roos in sights of cullers’ written by John Thistleton and Larissa Nicholson .
 
Kangaroos and the grazing of the Kangaroos is extremely important as the Kangaroos only skim off the highest, tough growth of plants, exposing tender shoots, stimulating vegetation regrowth, saving the grasslands, habitat and the endangered native flora and fauna species that live there.
 
The soft footed Kangaroos cause no environmental damage and maintain a healthy well balanced eco system.
The mass killing and infertility program is genetically altering the Kangaroos weakening the species and driving them to extinction.

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/wildlife-carers-group-news-kangaroos-hit-and-run-tortoise-1413/;

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/earless-dragon-scarcity-previously-coincided-with-kangaroo-scarcity-in-act-17517/;

Wildlife Carers Group Submission for the Eastern Grey Kangaroos Draft Controlled Native Species Management Plan recommending that it be abolished, and in the Nature Conservation Act 2014 it is recommending that the section for the controlled native species be deleted.  The submission also recommends that the no Kangaroo Policy be abolished with a ban on killing and on the infertility program that is interfering with and genetically altering them weakening the species and driving the Eastern Grey Kangaroos (EGK’s) to extinction.

‘The kangaroo massacre destroys the process of natural selection. The repeated targeting of the ‘alpha’ males, the largest and fittest animals (who provide the industry with the big skins they want),’ [and that the Government also target in their violent unnecessary killing based on fiction] ‘means younger, smaller animals are left to breed, weakening the gene pool. “This has the potential to cause the extinction of a number of species”. (Dr Ian Gunn, Animal Gene Storage Resource Centre of Australia.) Australia has the worst wildlife record in the world – six species of kangaroos extinct, four more extinct on the Australian mainland, 17 species endangered or vulnerable.’

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/mothers-day-slaughter-of-kangaroos-starts-again-20170524-gwc3ff.html

It is highly recommneded that the EGK’s are placed in the endangered category with full protection under the Nature Conservation Act 2014.  The Draft Controlled Native Species Management Plan also highly recommends that the EGK’s be given full term rehabilitation status in Wildlife Rehabilitation Licences that are issued. Please click on this link to view Wildlife Carers Group Submission:  https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2017/03/19/eastern-grey-kangaroos-draft-controlled-native-species-management-plan-closes-24317/
My expertise with Eastern Grey Kangaroos, I went from this as a child:
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The Animal Defenders Office (ADO) Submission for the Eastern Grey Kangaroos Draft Controlled Native Species Management Plan opposing the Plan. Please click on this link to read ADO’s Submission:  https://media.wix.com/ugd/a64856_ebdefa030f0041e28f9cd971ef3090a8.pdf
I am a member of ADO.
1080 POISON TO BE BANNED 
It is strongly recommended that 1080 poison be banned that causes a violent death and is a danger to the community when children can pick up the baits and eat them.  1080 poison is also eaten by non target endangered animals, pets, etc: 
THE CODE OF PRACTICE is violent and unacceptable.
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This pictured Joey was a suffering victim by the ACT Government’s annual cull that was shot, stabbed, bashed, and while still alive, was then buried alive. Cause of an agonising death and endless suffering was asphyxiation as shown by the Vet Report:  https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/autopsy-on-joey-tortured-to-death-by-authorised-tams-government-killing-4612/
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It is strongly recommended that the violent shooting, stabbing, bashing, decapitating of Joeys be deleted from the Code of Practice.  More photos can be seen in Wildlife Carers Group Submission for Eastern Grey Kangaroos Draft Controlled Native Species Management Plan:  https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2017/03/19/eastern-grey-kangaroos-draft-controlled-native-species-management-plan-closes-24317/; and http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/its-a-massacre-the-cruel-fate-for-pouch-young-in-canberras-kangaroo-cull-20170209-gu8zqi.html;
 
It is strongly recommended that killing Kangaroos and other native wildlife that is interfering with and genetically altering them preventing their natural development, weakening the species and driving them to extinction be banned.

 

‘The kangaroo massacre destroys the process of natural selection. The repeated targeting of the ‘alpha’ males, the largest and fittest animals (who provide the industry with the big skins they want),’ [and that the Government also target in their violent unnecessary killing based on fiction] ‘means younger, smaller animals are left to breed, weakening the gene pool. “This has the potential to cause the extinction of a number of species”. (Dr Ian Gunn, Animal Gene Storage Resource Centre of Australia.) Australia has the worst wildlife record in the world – six species of kangaroos extinct, four more extinct on the Australian mainland, 17 species endangered or vulnerable.’

It is strongly recommended that the inhumane infertility program on Kangaroos that is interfering with and genetically altering them preventing their natural development, weakening the species and driving them to extinction be banned.
My submission in 2008 to save our Bush Capital, saving all of our protected native wildlife, and educating.
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Wildlife Carers Group Map of Memorial Kangaroo Park and Wildlife Sanctuary

Please click on this link for more information on the violent treatment of Kangaroos and other native wildlife, including the Greyhound Racing Industry:
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ACT Pest Management Strategy 2011-2021
It is highly recommended that All native wildlife referred to as pests to be deleted from the ACT Pest Management Strategy.  Please click on this link to see our Submission:  https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/amendments-darting-currawongs-rspca-draft-act-pest-animal-management-strategy-2011-2021/
Animals used in racing.
It is strongly recommended that the violent Greyhound Racing Industry be banned.

This Brush-tailed Possum Joey was used in live baiting showing the Greyhound Racing Industry in a short film, dragged along the ground, spinning around on the ground while being chased. This Brush-tailed Possum Joey’s tail can be seen stick in up in the air and then flat on the ground while being dragged and rolling around along the ground, while being chased by the Greyhound, cast, and film crew.

It is strongly recommended that all racing and sport activities using animals be banned as all of these animals are exploited.
If they aren’t fast enough, if they are injured, they are treated as liabilities, they are either inhumanely treated, neglected and/or inhumanely destroyed.

ANIMALS USED ON SETS FOR FILMING, etc

It is strongly recommended that the use of animals on sets, etc be banned.
 
With modern technology available in being able to digitally prepare life like looking animals, it is completely unnecessary to exploit animals and cause them unnecessary stress, suffering,harm, and in a number of cases violent deaths.
 
2007 Australian Film ‘ROMULUS, MY FATHER’, starring Eric Bana burying the live hens scene was real.  Live hens were shot at and buried alive.
 
The 2008 Baz Luhrman feature film ‘Australian’, starring Nicole Kidman, shooting a Red Kangaroo on set, then driving around with the dead Kangaroo tied up on the 4WD.
2014 Australian Short film ‘Maiden’ on Greyhound Racing used a Brush-tailed possum joey, rolling the Joey up in an orange spiky rope dragging the joey along the ground, rolling around while being chased by film crew, a Greyhound and cast.  Photos above under ‘Animals used in racing’.  More information on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/wildlife-carers-group-news-wildlife-carers-group-goes-to-africa-warningprotein-from-china-used-in-animal-and-baby-formula-ban-greyhound-racing-25215/;
RECREATIONAL, FISHING
 
It is highly recommended that these activities be banned.  These activities are not sport. 
 
Fish are also sentient beings that feel pain the same way that people do: 
Carelessly discarded fishing lines, fish hooks etc cause suffering and a slow death in other water wildlife such as Tortoises, and water birds, etc.
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3 photos below showing Vets attempting to remove a fishing line and hook embedded in this Long-necked Tortoise’s stomach.
Agriculture, Farm Animals
 
Farmers over stock causing suffering and a slow death to their farm animals, and don’t call on vets to treat their injured and suffering animals that get caught up in fences, get stuck in dried up muddy water holes, the animals may be pulled out of the mud with great difficulty, but then the farmers just walk away and leave them to slowly die covered in mud, injured and slowly starve to death, slowly starve to death when their paddocks are grazed to dust, with the licks not helping to feed them, and suffer and slowly die from dehydration when the water dams dry out with not enough checks done in time to fill up the water holes for the farm animals such as sheep and cattle, etc. to be able to survive.
 
It is recommended that a policy be drawn up on how many sheep, cattle, etc farmers are allowed to keep in order to prevent over stocking of animals, and kept at a minimum number that farmers can cope with to prevent over grazing, lack of water and suffering to the farm animals.
 
It is highly recommended that farmers be educated in how to live with wildlife, and not to be allowed to kill them.
 
All Native Wildlife, macropods, including Eastern Grey Kangaroos maintain a healthy well balanced eco system.

The mass killing and infertility program is  interfering with and genetically altering the Kangaroos preventing the species natural development, weakening the species and driving them to extinction.  The same applies to all other native wildlife that the Government is interfering with. 

‘The kangaroo massacre destroys the process of natural selection. The repeated targeting of the ‘alpha’ males, the largest and fittest animals (who provide the industry with the big skins they want),’ [and that the Government also target in their violent unnecessary killing based on fiction] ‘means younger, smaller animals are left to breed, weakening the gene pool. “This has the potential to cause the extinction of a number of species”. (Dr Ian Gunn, Animal Gene Storage Resource Centre of Australia.) Australia has the worst wildlife record in the world – six species of kangaroos extinct, four more extinct on the Australian mainland, 17 species endangered or vulnerable.’

 

It is strongly recommended that this Animal Welfare and Management Strategy ban any further interference and killing of all native wildlife and to reinstate ‘endangered protected native wildlife to Eastern Grey Kangaroos’, with criminal action declared against the Government if they don’t comply.
 
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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.
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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-/
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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.
‘KANGAROOS AND DISEASES’, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/kangaroos-and-diseases-notes-for-5-day-wes-4-8-july-2011/?sn=lThis 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 that has now been removed, 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 abattoirhttp://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/
For information on some Beaked Whales, Gray’s and Arnoux’s Beaked Whale; King Brown Snake, Eastern Brown Snake, Photos of Red-bellied Black Snake please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/long-beaked-whale-in-tasmania-king-brown-snake-in-canberra-28212/ Also Published in the Tasmanian Times please click on this link: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/wildlife-carers-group-thank-you-for-all-your-support-in-2011/
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/blog/report/article.
The infertility program, ‘Kangaroo fertility trial cost released’ in the Chronicle 31/1/17 has cost the taxpayers $600,000 that is altering the Kangaroos genetically along with the mass unnecessary killing, weakening the species and driving them to extinction.

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP Eastern Grey Kangaroos Draft Controlled Native Species Management Plan – Closes 24/3/17

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The Eastern Grey Kangarooo Controlled Native Species Management Plan is endangering the safety and lives of the public with no public notification and firearms being used at any time.
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The Government’s ongoing illegal violent mass slaughter of the Kangaroos is not for Conservation purposes, they are for development and construction purposes driving protected native wildlife (flora and fauna) to extinction and destroying the Bush Capital. 
It is ironic that the ACT Chief Minister has just introduced the words ‘Bush Capital’ onto ACT vehicle number plates and yet allows the ongoing illegal status and killing of native Eastern Grey Kangaroos etc, and the ongoing destruction of the Bush Capital for further developments and unaffordable constructions for trams etc. causing hardships and poverty to the ACT residents.
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Lowland grasslands and woodlands still contain predators causing the Kangaroo population to be weakened and being driven to extinction with the additional inhumane infertility program and mass violent killing of the Kangaroos by the Government with their mismanagement of the Kangaroos.
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Predators: additional recently introduced Spotted-tailed and Eastern Quolls, Raptors, domestic animals, domestic pets, the Government are the worst predators, farmers, hunters, road strikes, foxes, commercial industry that was used at Googong Dam, construction sites, loss of habitat for construction of unnecessary trams that the ACT can’t afford and is costing the ACT more homelessness rating the ACT the highest in homelessness in Australia, etc, unnecessary housing development just building more empty houses that no one can afford to buy or rent all destroying our bush capital and destroying in what would be a multi billion dollar tourist industry in the ACT by wiping out and driving our Kangaroos to extinction.
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In 2008 I proposed a City Kangaroo Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, along William Slim Dr, Ginenderra Dr, and Baldwin Drive, submitting a map to show an educational public viewing glassed in Wildlife Hospital, viewing platforms, separate areas for wildlife rehabilitation for sick, injured, orphaned Kangaroos and other wildlife, kiosk, Laboratory, Emergency Centre, Recovery Room that would have raised a multi billion dollar revenue in the tourist industry for the ACT and save our protected native EGK’s and other wildlife.  http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-all-the-kangaroos.html
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Wildlife Carers Group Map of Memorial Kangaroo Park and Wildlife Sanctuary

Instead of spending taxpayers money on the Kangaroo Park and Wildlife Sanctuary to raise a multi billion dollar revenue for the ACT, the Government has irresponsibly continued to abuse taxpayers money on fraudulent reports on Kangaroos, unnecessarily killing Kangaroos driving them to extinction, inhumane infertility program driving them to extinction, illegally arresting and locking up innocent people and dragging innocent people through Court, viciously harassing, bullying and defaming innocent people, your experts, etc., when it has always been the Government breaking all the laws, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/wildlife-carers-group-news-21415-stop-the-violent-roo-kill-invite-to-book-launch-animal-justice-party-more/,
Canberra kangaroo cull in 2015 was unlawful, judge says, instead of working with the independent experts, listening and stopping the killing.

 

Last year’s, 2016, was the biggest cull since 2011, with 1989 animals violently and inhumanely shot and another 800 pouch young violently killed.

 

I have sent 3 petitions to the Government to stop the Kangaroo killing currently raising 8,805 signatures of support in total for the Government to stop the Kangaroo killing, as of 19/3/17, all inappropriately ignored.
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I am submitting these 3 petitions again to the Government in this submission to stop your persecution, fraudulent reports, mismanagement and misrepresentation, your false manipulated population figures, and killing of Eastern Grey Kangaroos.
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I have inspected the Kangaroos that are becoming quite weak due to the ongoing mismanagement of the Government through mass killing and the infertility program, seeing separated Joeys through the additional kangaroo proof fencing that has gone up around the ACT without any consultation with the public, that the Government have constructed to make it easier for the Government to trap and kill the Kangaroos not leaving any escape for them.

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It is recommended that these fences be removed and replaced with wildlife corridors instead.
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Fences are not necessary that cause injuries with wildlife getting injured as they get caught up in them when fleeing causing prolonged agonising death to them, and when there are fenceless technology around using sensors.  Cars are now fitted with sensors to avoid collisions, shu roos can be installed.
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2015 ACT Government violent killing. Vet report says this Kangaroo was hit by a vehicle and then stabbed to death. Only the Government had access to drive around inside this complex.

Sensor deterrents can also be used as a form of an anklet or bracelet for cyclists, joggers, otherwise avoid the areas where the Kangaroos are and give way to them.
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Kangaroos are unnaturally isolated from each other due to this Government’s misrepresentation and mismanagement of kangaroos.  Joeys separated from their mob, only small mobs can be seen that quickly disappear due to the Government already exercising their ongoing illegal killing of protected native wildlife and already using this controlled native species management plan as multiple firearm shots are heard.
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2014 UNLAWFUL, VIOLENT GOVERNMENT KILLING OF A JOEY

It has been scientifically proven that by fencing in Kangaroos that it showed that the Kangaroos save our endangered species and save their habitat through their gentle grazing and natural fertilisation stimulating the regrowth.  It has been scientifically proven that the areas where the Kangaroos were fenced out of, the habitat and the endangered species all died because it lacked the Kangaroos gentle grazing and natural fertilisation that promoted the regrowth of the endangered native species habitat.  This applies to all native species. (Ref: Don Fletcher – TAMS Senior Ecologist)
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It has also been scientifically proven that the Government has no science in their killing of Kangaroos, that it is all science fiction.
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2015 unlawful violent ACT Government killing of protected Eastern Grey Kangaroos. In breach of the Animal Welfare Act, the Code of Practice, the Wildlife Protection Laws.

It is highly recommended that all the fencing be removed, all the killing and the infertility program to be stopped to allow the natural stimulation of regrowth caused by Kangaroos all over the ACT that also assist in keeping the fire hazard down.
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2008 BNTS Kangaroo cruelty

The Government has always continued the killing after their own killing by placing poison baits in all the nature reserves, and then putting hooved cattle and sheep that cause irreparable damage to the biomass and endangered species named by the Government, into the nature reserves to graze down the grass to prevent a fire hazard, which the soft footed Kangaroos, that don’t cause any damage to the biomass, do if they are not misrepresented, not mismanaged, and not killed.  This is after all suppose to be the bush capital and not the farmers capital.
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First the Eastern Quolls were released where the Bettongs were fenced in at Mulligans Flat so that the Government can abuse and waste more taxpayers money and get the Bettongs violently killed by the small Eastern Quolls, where they have no escape.
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Then the Government released the larger species Spotted-tailed Quolls in Mulligans Flat as well to abuse and waste more taxpayers money so that the Spotted-tailed Quolls can kill the smaller species Eastern Quolls and Bettongs, all of them fenced in with no escape, turning Mulligans Flat into one big violent blood bath.
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This is ongoing abuse and waste of taxpayers money for these programs. 
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These Quolls that are new predators for our Macropods are also killing our Kangaroos and their Joeys that are already also being driven to extinction with ongoing violent killing illegally committed all year round by the Government and their infertility program that are all weakening the species driving them to extinction.
The Kangaroos are not responsible for killing off bettongs and bandicoots, the Government is through their ongoing misrepresentation and mismanagement of all wildllife. 
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Kangaroos maintain a healthy well balanced Eco system.
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With the amount of taxpayers money that the Government has abused on all of the above, the Government could’ve constructed 3 of my proposed Kangaroo Parks and Wildlife Sanctuary around the ACT by now.
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Wildlife Carers Group Map of Memorial Kangaroo Park and Wildlife Sanctuary

The Code of Practice is in breach of the Animal Welfare Act violently bashing Joeys to death.  The shooters are also in breach of the Code of Practice who always have mis shots that means that adult roos are also tortured to death.  These killings are nothing but a violent blood sport introducing and educating violence in the ACT that is completely unacceptable and inappropriate.  http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/its-a-massacre-the-cruel-fate-for-pouch-young-in-canberras-kangaroo-cull-20170209-gu8zqi.html,
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2015 unlawful violent ACT Government killing of protected Eastern Grey Kangaroos. In breach of the Animal Welfare Act, the Code of Practice, the Wildlife Protection Laws.

2014 UNLAWFUL, VIOLENT GOVERNMENT KILLING OF A JOEY

This poor Joey was bashed, stabbed, and then while suffering from all the injuries, was buried alive, that then died from asphyxiation, as shown by the Vet Report.

Because of the ongoing misrepresentation and mismanagement, and fraudulent reports repeatedly written about our Eastern Grey Kangaroos by the Government that is then illegally sent out to the media by the Government, it is not recommended that the EGK’s status be amended to a controlled native species under the Nature Conservation Act 2014, and that the controlled native species status be immediately removed from the Nature Conservation Act 2014, and under these conditions, it is highly recommended that the Government abort the Controlled Native Species Management Plan.
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Furthermore, it is highly recommended that the Government also abort the no kangaroo policy in the ACT and provide full term rehabilitation of all sick, injured, orphaned Eastern Grey Kangaroos through their Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence.
It is highly recommended that the 3 Petitions above be actioned to immediately stop the Kangaroo killing, to save the rest of our native wildlife, and to stop the violence.
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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.
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Sincerely
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Animal Welfare Inspector
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ANIMAL JUSTICE PARTY KANGAROO REPORT 22/5/13


… a better life for all

Mrs K Gallagher
Chief Minister

ACT Government
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PO Box 1020
Canberra ACT 2600

Postal address:

PO Box 1010
Strawberry Hills NSW

Email: info@animaljusticeparty.org

Web: www.animaljusticeparty .org

22 May 2013

cc Mr S Rattenbury

ACT Minister for Territory and Municipal Services

Chief Minister

A Moratorium on Kangaroo Killing in the ACT

The Animal Justice Party of Australia opposes the killing of kangaroos in the ACT by
your Government on three groun
ds: a) there is a serious decline in kangaroo numbers across the
ACT as a whole
, and on its nature reserves, with numbers drastically lower than the levels your
Government has its
elf advocated were needed to sustain its grasslands and its kangaroo
population, b) the killing program your Government has imposed involves gross animal cruelty
ofthe most grotesque kind, and c) the availabi
lity of successful ethical noharm alternatives
and exper
tise to implement them, including experience within the ACT, in situations where
kangaroo habitat ha
s been significantly compromised. At a minimum, the AJP calls for a
moratorium on the killing of kan
garoos until these matters are more properly considered by
yo
ur Government.

Last year, ACT Greens MLA Mr Rattenbury, now one of your Ministers, said he would
we
lcome independent research into estimates of kangaroo numbers in ACT nature reserves.
Thi
s research is nearing completion and early results have already been given to Mr
Ra
ttenbury. You and Mr Rattenbury have also in the past been presented with autopsy
ev
idence (from a highly respected forensic wildlife veterinarian) of severe brutality resulting
from the Government’s killing program last year. The availability and success of no-harm
al
ternatives such as translocation, including in the ACT and more widely, has also been brought
to the attention of both you and Mr Rattenbury.

We are disturbed now to read in The Guardian newspaper that Greens Minister Mr
Rattenbury has said: Without a predator, kangaroos have increased their abundance and have a
detrimental impact on the rest ofthe ecosystem’ , and the Greens have not opposed that cull’. If
Mr Rattenbury has peerreviewed and authoritative evidence that kangaroos have a detrimental
impact on the ecosystem why have we never been able to see it and have it independently
scrutinised? Where is the evidence of apparent ecosystem improvement from the previous four

years of kangaroo killing? This has been asked for many times and has never been
forthcoming. Clearly, Mr Rattenbury and the ACT Government are conveniently choosing to
ignore human ‘predation’ (housing and commercial development, killing programs) and their
vehicles and guns, wire fencing, out-of- control dogs and degraded habitat due to weed
infestation. The chance of a newborn kangaroo infant reaching maturity is now less than 20 per
cent
. If significant public funds are being spent on killing kangaroos to supposedly improve the
local ecosystem, the public needs to be able to scrutinise the results of this expenditure.

Mr Rattenbury, the ACT Greens and your Government have supported the brutal killing
of kang
aroos for four years. This is just one of many reasons why this country desperately
ne
eds an Animal Justice Party so that animals have an honest and passionate voice in this
country’s parliaments where decisions are made that impact on their wellbeing. This is the
reason why the AJP is standing ten candidates in the forthcoming federal election on September
14
, including for the Senate in the ACT, and why it will contest all jurisdictional elections,
including in the ACT
, from now on.

Attached (Attachment 1) you will see evidence from respected consulting wildlife
ecologist Ray Mjadwesch, author of the highly influential 2011 report: Nomination to List the
Large Macropods as Threatened Species under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act
1995. Mjadwesch says the numbers of kangaroos in the ACT are far from abundant and have
plummeted by around 75 per cent since white settlement. Indeed, there are now areas across
the ACT where kangaroos are locally extinct, or are threatened with local extinction
.

Mjadwesch’s analysis concludes:

28.3 per cent ofthe ACT is unsuitable habitat for Eastern Grey Kangaroos (EGKs) on
account of stee
p terrain, incorrect vegetation types etc.

• Eastern Grey Kangaroos are extinct in 20.5 per cent ofthe ACT, on account of human
occ
upation (city and suburban areas, and heavily modified rural landscapes)

• Kangaroos are under pressure across 29.9 per cent of the ACT, from agriculture (loss of
habitat and shooting), shooting in nature reserves, and from the softwood industry
(loss
/disruption of habitat)

• Kangaroo habitat in which EGKs are effectively conserved now occupies only 21.3 per
cent of Australia’s capital territory, down from 71.7 per cent of the ACT in 1788.’

This datasupported evidence stands in stark contrast to the ACT Governments own data
a
nd Mr Rattenbury’s statements suggesting ‘abundance’. There is no abundance of kangaroos
in the ACT. It is an urban myth perpetuated by those with a poor regard for our nation’s iconic
wildlife
. For this reason alone there is serious cause for concern and a need for a moratorium on
killing kangaroos to enable fuller investigation.

On Mr Rattenbury’s invitation last year, ACT citizens concerned about its wildlife have
been undertak
ing independent kangaroo counts on Canberra’s nature reserves, on which the
ACT Government k
illing program has been implemented in recent years. Ecologist Ray
Mjadwesch has provide
d instruction to this group of concerned citizens. Information about
previous Canberra killing pr
ograms under FOI suggest the methodology of kangaroo counting
used by ACT Government officials is superficial and highly inaccurate, with gross
exaggeration. Additional advice on vegetation cover has also been obtained by those carrying
o
ut the independent community science kangaroo counts. The four teams of ACT citizens
co
ncerned about Canberra’s wildlife have used GPS, compasses, range finders and their
particul
ar knowledge of kangaroo behaviour to examine numbers of kangaroos and vegetation
on
11 nature reserves at various times throughout the day in various weather conditions, to be
sure that many of the typical influencing variables are accounted for. A total of 43 separate
s
urveys were undertaken across the
11 reserves by ACT citizens concerned about Canberras
w
ildlife. Detailed reports on the habitat condition of every nature reserve compiled by these
teams are current
ly being completed.

While the final writeup of research on the 11 nature reserves is not quite complete, the
attached table (Attachment 2) gives an indication of kangaroo densities based on the survey
work completed. This data,
using the higherlevel count estimate figures from the four teams,
s
hows alarmingly low kangaroo densities, giving rise to concern that at these levels there will
be no sustainability in kangaroo numbers and they will decline to mere remnant levels at best,
given the many other
threats to their habitat and movement. It is important to be aware that
kangaroos are highly stressed animals and the ACT citizens concerned about Canberra’s
wildlife all noted in their survey work the differing behaviour on those reserves where k
illing
and harassment of kangaroos has occ
urred. Post-traumatic stress is a significant determinant in
reduced wildlife procreation and this has been noticed on ACT reserves in the lower levels of
at
foot infant offspring.

Chief Minister, in earlier planning documents the ACT Government has said it wanted
to have kangaroo densities at around one kangaroo per hectare on its nature reserves. More
recently, your officia
ls have stated that your target is now 0.5 kangaroos per hectare, or in dry
s
heep equivalent grassland carrying capacity terms around onetenth of a single sheep per
hectare, or onethirtieth of a single cow. While these figures are ridiculously low for a soft-
footed native animal that has existed in this country for 16 mi
llion years, the data now being
collected t
hrough community science in the ACT now actually show much lower kangaroo
densities, with the highest kangaroo density being a mere (maximum estimate) 0.378 kangaroos
per hectare
. The Goorooyaroo nature reserve has an estimated maximum kangaroo density of
just 0.099. Chief Minister, this equates to around one fiftieth of one sheep and around a
h
undred and fiftieth of a single cow in grassland carrying capacity terms. The averag
e
kangaroo density over the
11 reserves is only 0.208. This is plain environmental van
dalism.

Chief Minister, each year when a kangaroo kill program is carried out the Government‘s
rhetoric is always about how humane it will be and that it is carried out by well
trained
professional shooters, who only need one clean shot to the brain for an instantaneous death
.

We now know this is completely false. You earlier received the autopsy report of a kangaroo
killed during the 2012 kill. This autopsy report was completed by internationally known and
highly respected wildlife and forensic veterinarian Dr Howard Ralph. While this report is for
o
nly one rescued body, it is highly likely that many other animals suffered the same pitiful and
cruel fate as this random example. There are many photos of kangaroos dug up from the burial
pit by activists last year that show miss
shots to the head. These photos are also attached
(
Attachment 4).

In Dr Ralphs forensic report of 4 June 2012 (Attachment 3), we would like you to
focus on the very last paragraph which states (inter alia):

The above series of lesions indicates that the kangaroo was first shot, then bludgeoned
on the head and then stabbed in the neck. The evidence is consistent with the kangaroo
being alive until finall
y being exsanguinated and asphyxiated by a laceration to the
t
hroat. The kangaroo very likely suffered severe pain and distress for some time during
this progressive attack, until the fatal exsanguination and asphyxiation.

Chief Minister, you cannot possibly ignore this kind of extreme brutality to a sentient
being. To do so would demonstrate the worst kind of human behaviour; in which a wider right
minded community would have serious misgivings about who they have in charge of their city.
I
n this regard we draw your attention to the recent Cambridge Declaration of eminent
n
euroscientists and neuropsychologists (2012) in the presence of Professor Stephen Hawking.
That Declaration states (inter alia):

... the weight of evidence indicates that humans are not unique in possessing the
neu
rological substrates that generate consciousness. Nonhuman animals, including all
mammals and bird
s, and many other creatures, including octopuses, also possess these
neuro
logical substrates.

Chief Minister, clearly some kangaroos are at risk on Canberra’s nature reserves due to
habitat destruction, shooting by surrounding rural lessee farmers, weed infestation and
continued harassment by humans and dogs. In those reserves where kangaroo safety is at risk
we favour translocation to more habitatfriendly places as an ethical, successful, nokill method
of manageme
nt. The research by Ray Mjadwesch, summarised in the attached report from him
(Attachment 1), suggests there are plenty of areas in the ACT to which kangaroos could be
mo
ved.

The success of kangaroo translocation has been demonstrated in peer-reviewed
literature and in a recent example in the ACT. Such success depends on it being done
sensiti
vely by people with experience in kangaroo behaviour and translocation, as well as skills
a
nd a licence in chemical immobilisation. It is now not accurate for your Government to say
that the tran
slocation of kangaroos cannot be successfully undertaken. Indeed Chief Minister,
the AJP’s senate candidate for the ACT in the forthcoming federal election, Marcus Fillinger, is
a
highly qualified and licenced expert in chemical immobilisation. There are few others that
can boast his level of expertise in this area and he is available in the ACT.

Chief Minister, the cost to the ACT ratepayer of the 2012 ACT Government killing
program was more than $215000, or more than $186 for each of the 1154 kangaroos you had
slaughtered. Based on the costs of a recent kangaroo translocation program within the ACT
that had a one hundred per cent success rate, we know the cost of a nokill approach through
translocation is just
$24.20 per translocated kangaroo. Chief Minister, this cost is six times less
expen
sive than what you have spent on your killing program.

The cost savings of translocation rather than killing, include no need for security
per
sonnel and police, their travel and accommodation, no need for shooters, their travel and
acco
mmodation, no need for government rangers, no need for ammunition, no need for heavy
excava
tion equipment for burial pits, no need to close the nature reserves to the general public
for a continuous period, and no need to hire intensifier night vision / thermal imaging
equipment or encumber vital imaging assets from emergency services whi
ch in turn could cost
the lives of the gener
al public in an emergency.

Other benefits include avoidance of significantly increased protests and growing negative
p
ublic opinion, and learning about how to save animal lives, which requires considerably more
skill and knowledge than simp
ly killing.

Further information about kangaroo translocation costs in a delayed release situation are
found in the peer rev
iewed publication
http://www.awrc.org.au/uploads/5/8/6/6/5866843/garlick austen translocation2.pdf

Chief Minister, we have one other significant concern about the actions your
Govern
ment has taken with respect to kangaroo killing in the ACT and the recent statements by
Greens Minister Mr Rattenbury that
a cull is necessary. In a world where daily news about
violence has become all
consuming there is now peer-reviewed evidence that brutality to
a
nimals, and the depiction and support for animal brutality, leads to violence and cruelty by
humans against humans in our co
mmunities. For this additional reason it is not alright to
brutalise kangaroos as has occurred in Canberra in the past five years.

Chief Minister, in the past your Government has stated that in killing kangaroos it
applie
s the precautionary principlein relation to other ecological elements in the ACT. There
has ne
ver been any causal evidence that kangaroos have a deleterious impact on this ecology –
it is
purely associative evidence, which is not satisfactory in defending a program of native
animal killing on ecological grounds. Simple photographs of a fenced and unfenced area of
grassland are fa
r from sufficient scientific evidence. Chief Minister, if we are to operate under
t
he ‘precautionary principle’, let us have scientific uncertainty and growing public concern
resol
ved by detailed and independent analysis. In that regard a moratorium is the only decision
t
hat can be made. You will lose no votes with such a decision. How ‘true blue’ will you be in
thi
s year of ACT centenary?


Professor Steve Garlick PhD
President
, Animal Justice Party


Marcus Fillinger

Candidate for the Animal Justice Party for the Senate in the ACT


  • Kangaroos in the ACT – a predicted model of distribution and abundance.
  • Attached graphic illustrates a model for distribution of Eastern Grey Kangaroos in the ACT in 2013,
    based on kangaroo observations (Atlas of Living Australia (light blue triangles), scientific studies
    (blue triangles) and community reports (pink triangles)), land-use, vegetation type and terrain
    phys
    iognomy.
    Green indicates that suitable habitat exists in the unit, and there is protection for kangaroos (national
    park
    / conservation reserve). These units include open grasslands such as at Tidbinbilla, as well as
    higher ranges comprising grassy forests, however it may be that wildfire has removed kangaroos
    from some of the illustrated situations. If kangaroos persist they could be expected to occur at near-
    normal densities in optimal habitat areas
    (between 200-450 / km2, possibly at lower densities in sub-
    optima
    l habitats).

    Note that green does not indicate that the whole square is suitable habitat, it just indicates that
    some of the square is potential habitat
    , and in this section of the square kangaroos can be expected
    to
    persist at something approximating 1788 densities. In the south of the ACT (Namadji National
    Park) the green is based on Banks descriptions of abundantkangaroos at his 4 study sites (2001).

    Orange indicates locations where kangaroos generally persist in landscapes where they are not
    protected, and where they are subject to impacts of human occupation, including rural lands,
    remnants adjoining urban development or land bounded / bisected by roads, and conservation
    r
    eserves in which shooting occurs. These areas formerly represented optimal kangaroo habitat
    (expected 1788 densities 200-450 / km2), and this made these lands a target for agricultural
    deve
    lopment historically. Given stated densities in these regions (TAMS KMP 2010) of around 40/
    k
    m2 (in 1997) and a target density of 0.5/ha in the urban reserves, reductions in these areas could
    be expected to be in the order of 80-90%.

    Red indicates landscapes where kangaroos are under extinction pressure. This unit includes small
    isola
    ted remnants, and cleared lands adjoining known / occupied areas and remnants. Kangaroos in
    these areas are often in trouble (on roadsides, trying to navigate their way through cleared farmland
    / fences, etc), and are likely to have experienced decline in the order of up to 99% (may persist at
    densit
    ies of 1-5 / km2).

    Black indicates areas where kangaroos are presumed extinct (likely 100% reduction). These areas
    a
    re typically highly fertile landscapes, historically given to agricultural, and urban development,
    including the CBD and suburbs, airport, highly modified agricultural landscapes etc. These units
    would
    previously have supported 200450 kangaroos / km2.

    Gold indicates pine plantations. While kangaroos can persist in pine plantations, when harvesting
    occ
    urs this is highly disruptive to populations, which generally disperse into surrounding landscapes
    with often poor outcomes on local roads and in fences. Vegetation clearing also drives kangaroos
    into neighbouring farmland, where they are frequently shot, and the cycle of pine planting and
    harvesting, oft repeated, can push populations to critically low levels or extinction. For the purposes
    o
    f this discussion Eastern Grey Kangaroo densities in pine plantations are estimated to be 90%
    r
    educed from 1788 levels.

    White indicates habitats typically unused by Eastern Grey Kangaroos, principally on account of
    steep terrain and generally unsuitable vegetation types being present. Dispersing animals may
    sometimes be encountered in these habitats in low densities (negligible contribution to total for the
    ACT).

    There are additional layers I would like to add to this graphic, including a density distribution map of
    shoo
    ting statistics across the ACT (for the purposes of “damage mitigationand conservation
    c
    ulling), to further illustrate the pattern of persecution across the territory. Further refinement of the
    pred
    ictive model based on vegetation mapping of the ACT would also be an objective to finalise this
    direction of my investigation, with reference to http://http://www.anra.gov.au/topics/vegetation/extentlactlindex.html.ln
    a
    ddition there may be natural altitudinallimits to their distribution (max height of observations c.
    1300m at Bulls Head), which I have not taken into consideration in predicting their possible
    distribution through the high country.

    I am also in receipt of 46 data sets and hundreds of photos from community surveys across the
    urban reserves, on which basis density calculations and population estimates are being produced.
    Th
    ese do seem to vary significantly from the various TAMS pellet count and community survey
    esti
    mates. All of this is obviously a lot of work to do however, particularly in an unpaid capacity, and
    as I have paid contracts which require my attention at the moment, it will take some time to
    incorporate these additional determinants into the model.

    In the interim, the following summary provides an indicator of the order of magnitude of decline in
    kangaroos in the ACT:

    • 28.3% of the ACT is unsuitable habitat for Eastern Grey Kangaroos on account of steep
      terrain, incorrect vegetation types etc
    • Eastern Grey Kangaroos are extinct from 20.5% of the ACT, on account of human
      occupation (city and urban areas, and heavily modified rural landscapes)
      • Kangaroos are under pressure across 29.9% of the ACT, from agriculture (loss of habitat
        and shooting), shooting in reserves, and from softwood industry (loss of habitat / disruption)
      • Kangaroo habitat in which they are effectively conserved now occupies only 21.3% of
        Aust
        ralias capital territory, down from 71.7% of the ACT in 1788.

    Overall kangaroo decline (simple reduction in distribution and abundance) across the ACT is
    expected to be in the order of 75.8%.

    I have tried to be optimistic in allocating green to squares in the south of the study area, to ensure
    t
    hat kangaroo distribution is not underestimated. It may be that tracts of potential habitat through
    places like Emu Flat and Kangaroo Creek actually have no kangaroos, in which case the magnitude
    o
    f decline will be greater than indicated above. If you just consider the top half of the ACT (down to
    line 44) the order of predicted decline runs at around 88%.

    Apart from page 15 of the TAMS KMP (2010) which obviates the need for further discussion on this
    top
    ic (picture of ideal habitat“, but where are the kangaroos?), an irresolvable contradiction within
    the culling program is simply demonstrated by the statement in the ACT kangaroo shooting program
    promotional
    information, which describes kangaroos at densities of up to and exceeding 450/ km2
    a
    t Yankee Hat without any significant impact on grassland / woodland conservation values.

    Simultaneously impacts on grasslands by over-abundant populationsis exactly the reason cited for
    th
    eir shooting in and around the city reserves, where TAMS have identified initial densities of only
    154
    355 I km2, with aspirationall target densities of only 50-160 / km2 being described as
    sustainable” .

    The ACT Government and TAMS are faced with a stark choice.

  1. Continue with an unpopular and seemingly unjustifiable program of shooting, even in the face of
    emerging evidence clearly indicating significant and continuing decline in the subject species, or
  2. Operate under the precautionary principle, where scientific uncertainty can be resolved by
    detai
    led and independent analysis of the findings of Or Fletcher, and of a parallel community
    driven study on the kangaroos of the parks and reserves of the city precincts (in prep).

Given the amount of shooting which has already occurred (up to 80% of animals have been shot in
some reserves
), not shooting the kangaroos in the parks and reserves for a year, while this issue is
reso
lved, is not going to cause irreparable damage to ecosystems, which are reported to be affected
by the so-called
over-abundantkangaroos.

Or Fletcher’s local knowledge and input would be welcome, to further refine the attached predictive
mode
l for kangaroos in the ACT. It would be expected that groundtruthing sections of the landscape
and do
ing density studies in different land systems (for example pine forests) would allow more
accurate estimates
to be made. It may be that a simple walk to somewhere like Square Rock (L46)
would
render several green squares white (on account of habitat being unsuitable), for example.
Obviously further careful consideration of these and other factors affecting kangaroos across the
ACT wi
ll be required before there can be concluding statements on the situation there, however
initial impressions are cause for serious concern.

It should be remembered that the attached model is a startpoint for quantifying the distribution and
abundance of t
his iconic species across the ACT, in the face of ever-intensifying human impact, in
o
rder to initiate discussion about conservation of a species at risk.

In the longer term it seems inevitable that the future for kangaroos in the reserves of the city
precinc
ts will be untenable. Their decline as suburbs continue to swallow land, and their fate as they
are
forced onto roads and through fences is not a kind one, as groups are broken up and dispersed,
and as they are run over, chased by dogs and caught in fences. The current situation also places an
unfai
r onus of responsibility on wildlife rescuers and carers in the region.

The attached graphic illustrates the solution, as well as the problem, however. Populations
pers
isting in isolation (such as Crace, Mulligans, Majura, the Pinnacle, Mt Painter etc) may require
relocating for their o
wn sake; there seem to be ample landscapes within the system of reserves in
the ACT
to accommodate them.

A translocation program, including construction of release compounds and running a monitoring
prog
ram, should not exceed the current shooting budget, while providing a safe, humane and long
term solution to the problems faced by the kangaroos (and their managers) in and around Canberra.
Where locals do like and want their kangaroos, these communities will require assistance in
managing and protecting populations.


  • I hope these comments are helpful.

    All the best


    Ray Mjadwesch
    Conservation Biologist

    2013

    Attachment 2:

    Kangaroo densities on Canberra nature reserves March/ April 2013*

    Reserve

    Area (Ha)

    Number of

    Maximum survey

    Density

    survey team

    siting (at foot)**

    estimates

    undertaken

    Callum Brae

    143

    2

    54 (12)

    0.378

    Crace

    136

    1

    46 (8)

    0.338

    Farrer Ridge

    178

    6

    53 (17)

    0.298

    Goorooyaroo

    746

    4

    74 (6)

    0.099

    Kama

    155

    2

    36 (13)

    0.232

    Majura

    330 (KMU)

    3

    59 (21)

    0.179

    Mt Painter

    232 (KMU)

    4

    77 (8)

    0.332

    Mulligans Flat

    352

    6

    82 (2)

    0.230

    Pinnacle

    358 (KMU)

    8

    69 (9)

    0.193

    OConnor

    62

    1

    16 (4)

    0.258

    Wanniassa Hills

    498 (KMU)

    6

    97 (13)

    0.195

    Total

    3190

    43

    663

    0.208

    *Undertaken by ACT citizens concerned about wildlife and advised by consulting ecologist Ray
    Mjadwesch.

    **maximum siting from the surveys undertaken in column 3.

    DR H RALPH

    BVSc (Hons), MVS (Wildlife Medicine)
    MBBS (Hens)
    , JCCA Accred (Anaesth),
    A/Dip FA, Dip TESL, Cert Ed NSW

    Clinical Forensic MO

    15 June 2012

    REPORT PERTAINING TO EASTERN GREY KANGAROO

    On 4 June 2012, I was requested to conduct a post mortem examination on a young,
    male Eastern Grey Kangaroo. The kangaroo weighed 16kg.

    POST MORTEM EXAMINATION

    The nutritional status of the kangaroo was adequate.

    The kangaroo was externally moist and the fur contained a considerable amount of
    dried and moist di
    rt in small rolled balls attached to the fur. There was blood partly
    cover
    ing the head, neck, front legs and chest. There were several wounds evident
    on the head and neck.

    The first of these wounds was a small (0.5 to 1.0 cm diameter) rounded hole that
    penetrated deeply into the tissue at the level
    of the zygomatic arch and mid distance
    between the r
    ight eye and the right ear. The penetration progressed in a line from

    the small hole, through the soft tissue of the temporal, masseter and facial muscles
    and out through the lateral area that was originally the mandible. That area showed a
    large (6
    x 5 cm), irregular wound containing remnants of soft tissue and multiple small
    fragments of mandibular bone and teeth
    . The original structure of the mandible and
    teeth was totally disrupted. There two wounds are consistent with a bullet wound
    entry above and exit below
    .

    The second wound was at the posterodorsal (back and top) aspect of the head.
    There was conside
    rable crepitus (crunching sensation) on palpation of the skull and
    the cran
    ium was deformed and not intact. Incision over the scalp revealed
    haemorrhage benea
    th the skin and multiple fractures of the cranial (skull) bone.


  • These bone fragments were easily moved to display a large amount of haemorrhage
    within the skull and brain. The brain showed considerable external haemorrhage with
    some also in the ventricles and brain substance
    . This injury is consistent with a
    crushing, blunt trauma to the skull and brain.

    The third wound was on the right side of the neck about 4cm distal to the angle of
    the mandible (point of the jaw)
    , 3 to 4cm from dorsal (top) to ventral (bottom) and
    2cm wide at the centre. The edges of the wound were regular and smooth consistent
    with a sharp knife entry wound
    . Within the wound there was blood from the jugular
    vein
    , carotid artery and other smaller vessel that had been severed. A number of
    muscles were divided (severed). The trachea was divided (severed) leaving a
    smooth surface on each fragment
    . There was blood in both sections of the trachea
    and extending down into the bronchi
    .

    The skin of the neck was retracted and revealed subcutaneous haemorrhage
    extending from the posterior skull along the dorsum (top) of the cervical area to
    almost the level of the scapula and shoulder. This indicated that there was bleeding
    from the head wounds during life.

    The chest cavity was opened and contained lungs that partly contained air and partly
    conta
    ined blood particularly on the right. The distribution of the air was consistent
    with aspiration of blood during breathing
    .

    The abdomen, hind limbs and lumbosacral spine were examined and did not reveal
    any abnormality
    .

    INTERPRETATION

    The first wound to the face was consistent with a gunshot from above, the bullet
    entering at the dorsal part of the r
    ight hand side and exiting at the level of the
    mandible and causing massive damage to that bone and teeth. That was likely to be
    the primary wound of a series of three wounds and is not likely to have been fatal
    .

    The second wound, to the skull and brain, caused extensive trauma/damage to both
    struc
    tures and is consistent with blunt trauma caused by a blow with a heavy object.
    Considering the bleeding along the dorsum of the neck and the series of three
    assaults on this kangaroo
    , this trauma to the head was unlikely to have caused
    immediate death.

    The third wound is consistent with a penetrating knife wound to the neck. The skin,
    muscle, vessels and trachea were divided in such a manner as to be also consistent
    with a deep kni
    fe injury. The presence of blood aspirated into the trachea, bronchi
    and lung is consistent with aspiration before death
    .

    The above series of lesions indicates that the kangaroo was first shot, then
    bludgeoned on the head and then stabbed i
    n the neck. The evidence is consistent
    w
    ith the kangaroo being alive until finally being exsanguinated and asphyxiated by a
    laceration to the t
    hroat. The kangaroo very likely suffered severe pain and distress
    fo
    r some time during this progressive attack, until the fatal exsanguination and
    asphyxiation.

    Yours sincerely

    Dr Howard Ralph

    ANIMAL.
    JUSTICE PARTY

    … a better life for all

    Postal address:     Email: info@animaljusticeparty.org

    PO Box toto     Web: www.animaljusticeparty.org

    Strawberry Hills NSW

    The following graphic and distressing images of slaughtered Eastern Grey kangaroos are a
    sample of that taken at the Kama Nature Reserve burial pit
    .

    The images show kangaroos having being shot through the jaw and neck, despite ACT
    Go
    vernment claims that kangaroos are killed by a single lethal shot to the head by expert
    marksmen.

    The images show infants having had their heads sawn off, in what must be considered a highly
    brutal
    and violent act. The images also show the bodies of a high proportion of viable kangaroo
    young
    (approximate weight 500 grams) despite statements by the ACT Government that such
    culls are undert
    aken during May to avoid inpouch joeys being impacted on by such killing
    programs
    .






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WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP NEWS – WORK EXPERIENCE STUDENT – RSPCA CRUELTY; MORE LIVE EXPORT ANIMAL CRUELTY. 28/9/12

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP NEWS – WORK EXPERIENCE STUDENT – RSPCA CRUELTY; MORE LIVE EXPORT ANIMAL CRUELTY. 28/9/12

WORK EXPERIENCE STUDENT

Day 1: The student was given notes on First Aid/Some Basic Hints on Wildlife Rescue/Care: http://wcg.awardspace.com  (this website is not updated), click on the ‘animal care’ link. We covered animal welfare by visiting DAS (the dog pound-Domestic Animal Services), and then the rspca.  At lunch time while eating our lunch we discussed more animal welfare concerns and animal cruelty that was shown in the documentary ‘The Earthlings’, showing how ‘kosher’ cows are tortured to death, and Indian cattle that are sacred in India, and therefore are not allowed to be killed are forced onto a long agonising journey to where they can be killed, however, the journey is so long that some of the cattle drop to their death before reaching their destination or drop from exhaustion and therefore have their eyes pepper sprayed, have their tails broken to force them back up to continue their long agonising journey, and those that survive the long agonising journey are then tortured even more before they die, all for the sake of cheap leather.  Live animals are skinned alive all for the sake of the fur trade. The student watched the video on Day 1, and discussed ‘Earthlings’ on Day 2 with me, that she said made her cry.  Click on this link to watch the full documentary of ‘Earthlings’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19eBAfUFK3E

DAS have finally removed the bucket they kept in one of the afterhours pen’s for years, that small dogs could not reach to drink out of, and screwed in a metal bowl in both after hours pens, although they were both empty and dirty, with no water in them.

As the photos show, both pens were dirty stained with urine etc with the red gadget in the water bowl in this photo that could be deadly for a dog that could choke on it, left there for who knows how long and slowly die an agonising death.

In this photo, the red gadget is missing from the water bowl, more than likely chewed by a dog that may have choked on it and suffered a prolonged agonising death.

The padlocks have been returned to both gates, however we had a lot of trouble trying to close this gate, and the padlock cannot be used to lock the afterhour’s pen’s gate because of being incorrectly aligned. This gate has been incorrectly aligned for quite a number of years.  It is important to be able to lock these gates after a dog has been placed in them to prevent another dog from being placed into the same pen, to prevent a dog fight, serious injuries and death, or to prevent someone from letting the dogs out to be run down by traffic etc.  There should only be 1 dog placed in 1 pen.  These padlocks are really useless, that anyone can cut with bolt cutters.  They need more secure padlocks, and the afterhours pens need more insulation, and to be made more dog friendly with dog beds.

There was a lot of activity around in the dog pound with volunteers walking the dogs, but this poor dog, a lovely Rottweiler was left in a dirty pen.

The pen next to the pictured pen that had a German short-haired Pointer in it had urine all over the off floor bed and throughout the pen.

If you want a dog, or just want to save the German Short-haired Pointer (I didn’t get to take a photo of it) from being killed on Wednesday 3 October, then please rescue it, or just put some money down on it, and please do check on the pictured dog as well.

Unfortunately a female, who thought she was doing the right thing, got into the pen with German short-haired Pointer and was trying to convince us to buy the dog. She started off telling the dog to sit, giving the dog treats, however, the dog got sick of it and was more interested in us. The female simply did not know when to stop, to leave the dog alone and give the dog its space, and to get out of the pen.

Have you lost a German short-haired Pointer or the pictured dog, they are at the dog pound in Symonston, along with a lot of other small, medium dogs.

I didn’t take any photos of the rspca animals, however, a number of dogs had stiff frayed rags tied around their necks that would have been extremely uncomfortable for the dogs.

The rspca seem to forget that these are dogs and not people to be dressed up, the last thing these dogs need is stupid looking rags or anything else similar tied around their necks. They need to be left alone from this type of dressing up.

Each pen had dangerous squeaky toys that are filled with metal objects that make the noise in them, that will choke the dogs and cats and any other animal when ripped apart, slowly killing them.

Another volunteer at the rspca who locked herself into the pen with a dog, was also advised that the dog needs its space, and to watch the behaviour of the dog very closely that was also getting a bit agitated.

These dogs are out of their comfort zone in the rspca and TAMS DAS, in a very unfriendly, unfamiliar and stressful environment for them, locked up in pens. It is no place to lock yourself in with a dog and torment the dog. Even outside the pens, the environment is still unfriendly, unfamiliar and stressful, and the dogs are traumatised.

The rspca and DAS do have a green play area, so it is better for the dog to take the dog into the play area and spend some time with it out there, however, the dogs are still out of their comfort zone and in an unfamiliar environment, so watch the dogs behaviour, and know when to back off and give the dog some space.

The rspca had a rather expensive price for animals sign up outside the domestic animal section, as you walk towards the dog enclosures, to let you know how much the animals are. We saw a price tag of $400.  At these types of prices the rspca are doing more inappropriate and unlawful killing of healthy animals rather than the selling of healthy animals.

The rspca will never learn to put the welfare of the animals first, and to give them away to suitable homes for FREE to prevent killing healthy animals.

The rspca wildlife are kept in containers, the possums are escaping through open windows. Possums are extremely territorial. To allow possums to escape means serious injuries and a slow and agonising death to the possums from their injuries in possum fights.

There were 2 yellow canaries not looking too well from being kept inside the suffocating containers.

We asked to see other wildlife and where they were kept, but of course they said ‘no’.

It appears that the rspca wildlife are kept inhumanely in these containers, and have been for 2-3 months before they unlawfully trespassed onto my private property and stole my wildlife on 10/8/12. I received no response to the email I sent to the rspca from their website, warning them that they are not permitted to kill or sell any of my wildlife and that they will have to return them to me.  The only email I have received from the rspca is an email telling me that it has been sent to the appropriate person who will respond, with the appropriate person still failing to respond.

One story told is that the rspca building was infested and infected with something, and the other story is that the roof caved in, so the entire area is ribboned off, and you cannot get to any part of the building or surrounding areas.

Day 2: Notes handed to the student on Kangaroos and Diseases and an unsustainable Kangaroo Commercial industry, and Possum Rehabilitation given to her in advance to cover her for Day 3, since every Wednesday she is involved in another commitment. From the notes given to the student on Day 1, the student asked me whether or not she needs to have a rabies shot, to which I replied, only if she is going to be handling bats. We returned to the rspca to take photos. The photos show rspca animal cruelty.

The 2 yellow canaries were put outside this container on Day 2 of our visit, still all puffed up and unhealthy looking, however, this is another death trap for the 2 birds where they can, in a split second, be attacked and killed by magpies, currawongs or any other birds, through their cages.

2 Cockatiels in the window of the suffocating death trap container. Who did the rspca steal these birds from to keep in an inhumane container?  All windows in all the containers are air tight shut.  THIS IS ANIMAL CRUELTY.

On 10/8/12 the rspca unlawfully trespassed onto my property, stole my wildlife that were humanely kept in aviaries, after I ordered all of them off my private property, who refused to leave, with the rspca injuring my wildlife and making them sick while they mishandled and stole my wildlife, so that I had to scrub out the blood left behind in the aviaries caused by the rspca staff, just to take the vulnerable wildlife back to these suffocating tombs/death traps of containers for a miserable life, and had the cheek to slander my name with defamatory lies to the Canberra Times that the Canberra Times unwittingly printed, falsely accusing me of animal cruelty.

As you can see, backyard caring for wildlife is far more humane, especially by a long term expert such as myself, as opposed to taking any poor vulnerable dependent animal to the rspca.

I demand a public apology by this government, tams. the police, and the rspca for the unlawful trespassing and stealing of my wildlife, and the immediate return of my wildlife alive.

These pictures show animal cruelty. The only acts of animal cruelty committed to my wildlife were by the rspca, the ACT Government, their government department TAMS staff and the police who were involved, who I am also demanding a public apology from. The photos show that animal welfare and what was best for my wildlife was the last thing on the mind of the ACT Government, government department TAMS, the rspca and the police, and that neither of them care.

The police were contacted and requested to assist in raiding the rspca and seizing back Wildlife Carers Group wildlife, with a public apology, however, this has not eventuated. The ACT Government and TAMS were also contacted and requested to immediately seize back my wildlife and order them to be returned to me, with a public apology, this has not eventuated.

If you, and this includes the media, care about domestic animals and wildlife, you will want to avoid the rspca, and you won’t want to advertise for the rspca.

After taking these photos a blonde female came running out after me and asked me if I was dropping off wildlife to them. I said ‘no’.

Wildlife Carers Group will never give any wildlife to the rspca just so that they can unlawfully kill or sell them, mistreat them, mishandle and place them into unsuitable suffocating housing. We have our own experts to properly and humanely care for our wildlife, and quite obviously better housing facilities.

As the above photos show, Wildlife Carers Group is needed more than ever for our protected native wildlife, proper care and rehabilitation, proper education, proper protection to protect our wildlife under the wildlife protection laws that prevents the killing of protected native wildlife, and proper animal welfare.

We were about to revisit the rspca domestic animal section to take photos of the price sign, the poor dogs with the stiff frayed rags tied around their necks, and the inhumane dangerous squeaky toys in their pens when the rspca executive manager of animal welfare Glenn Howie came out stating that he was one of the exec directors, who I discussed the afterhours pens with, and asked him why they don’t educate DAS to install better afterhours pens. He said he was not happy with the rspca’s afterhour’s pens, and that it was upto the CEO Michael Linke to deal with DAS. Then a female joined us, who refused to give her name, but stated that she was also part of the exec directorate. How much taxpayers money is paid to all of these directors, ceo, while animals and wildlife suffer in their hands?

Glenn told me to leave before I got into a conversation about the afterhours lockups; they asked why I was taking photos. Well it was pretty obvious why I was taking photos.

I told the male we were going back into the domestic animal section, to which he said ‘no’ he wants me to leave and I have to have permission to take photos.

I ordered everyone off my property when they unlawfully trespassed and stole my wildlife from my private property on 10/8/12, however they ignored me and refused to leave, and yet they have the audacity to tell me to leave.

Well we did leave after I told them that I was a Wildlife Officer, to which he said, I was not, I argued back and stated, yes I am.

Wildlife Carers Group is also an animal welfare group that makes us Animal Welfare Officers as well.

Day 3: As shown in Day 2, the student was not available and had a large volume of notes to read through on Possum identification, care, treatment and rehabilitation.

Day 4: The student was sick and was emailed notes on Wildlife Carers Group submission on Molonglo and North Weston Developments, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/wildlife-carers-group-submission-for-molonglo-and-north-weston-developments/ because education in wildlife habitat, and conservation is part of Wildlife Carers Groups Aims and Objectives.  Wildlife Carers Group submission shows the vulnerable species in these construction sites, unlawfully killed and driven to extinction.   The EPBC Act and NES has been breached by the government in section 146 that quite plainly states that the EPBC 1999 Act and NES  take precedence over all developments.  The student showed particular  interest in Day 2, and asked what was happening on the Molonglo and North Weston construction sites as we drove past.

Day 5: The student was sick and was emailed notes on the List of Exempt animals, wildlife and domestic animals that you do not need to hold a licence for.  Click on this link to view the Exempt List:  https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/wildlife-carers-group-publishes-exempt-list-wildlife-and-animals-that-you-do-not-need-to-hold-a-licence-for-51112/

CIT Wildlife Training Course

I was asked to find out who was teaching the Wildlife Training Course at the CIT, and how do you get to handle wildlife during the course.

I phoned the CIT and was told that the former rspca manager who was then employed by TAMS is teaching the CIT wildlife training course. It is unknown whether or not she is still employed by TAMS.

This is quite a concern, since we watched how she inhumanely roughly mishandles and mistreats wildlife, without using towels to handle them, to avoid shock, and injects them without placing them on a hard surface first in order to ensure that they are secure and stable, to ensure that the needle penetrates the right area aimed for, she roughly throws them around back into the cages, and loves to unnecessarily and unlawfully kill rather than take the time with what she thinks are the more common wildlife to rehabilitate.  None of this is a practice to be taught to students.  Wildlife Carers Group had to seize back one of our own wildlife that inappropriately ended up at the rspca because she wanted to kill it.

Injured, sick and orphaned Wildlife rescued are scared and traumatised.  They must be treated with gentle loving care.  Carefully wrapped in towels or blankets, gently spoken to at all times to calm them down, and gently treated at all times.

She takes the students back home into her own backyard where she rehabilitates the wildlife for the students to see the wildlife and work with them.

In the Canberra Times article on 11/8/12, where the rspca slandered my name with defamatory lies falsely accusing me of animal cruelty, the rspca also claim that you cannot rehabilitate wildlife in your own backyard, instead the rspca wants to put the wildlife into their suffocating death machine containers that is completely inappropriate for any animal. I’m sure that the rspca have found a lot of dead animals in those containers that have slowly suffocated to death or died from heat exhaustion in the warmer days.

MORE LIVE EXPORT CRUELTY

Please click on this link http://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/pakistan-live-export-disaster.php#comment36738 to read the ongoing violence towards our Australian sheep when 21,000 sheep were rejected by Bahrain and then dumped in Pakistan where they were clubbed stabbed and buried alive, and URGENTLY phone or email your MP to demand a TOTAL BAN ON ALL LIVE EXPORT. Follow Animals Australia advice on what to say.

I phoned my local MP, who was not available so advised the female who answered the phone who advised that they have to go along with the Labor Party’s policy and cannot change anything.

I further discussed the annual government unlawful violent killing in 2012 and the further 30+ permits that are handed out all year round, for the killing of our protected native Eastern Grey Kangaroos in the ACT, so the EGK’s are tortured to death all year round until they are driven to extinction, and that the government never count the EGK’s before killing them, they only count them as they kill them. I also discussed the unlawful entry and stealing of my wildlife on my private property by the government department TAMS, and the rspca and police because I took the government to court for animal cruelty, to stop the Kangaroo killing, to make changes to their dysfunctional Acts and Policies, so the government abused taxpayers money to try and scare me off, who are also abusing their jobs.

ELECTIONS – WHO TO VOTE FOR

I attended a council ‘meet the candidates’ forum. Neither Liberal, Labor or Greens are prepared to stop the unlawful violent killing of Kangaroos in the ACT. I have not had either of these parties assist me in the unlawful entry and stealing of my wildlife from my private property to provide a public apology and the return of my stolen wildlife alive.

The continued Violence is inevitable with any of the above parties if they are re elected or elected. For these parties to be in constant denial that the animals do suffer under their current system, is encouraging a violent society not only towards innocent vulnerable dependent animals, but towards the human race as well.

Taxpayers money will continue to be abused for their own personal gain and personal vendettas against anyone at all, with innocent people targeted, your property unlawfully trespassed, you will be viciously harassed, you will have your name slandered with defamatory lies for any reason at all, unless you hear of a public apology to me, and my wildlife returned to me alive, and these parties stop living in denial ignoring the facts, and unless these parties announce that they will terminate those involved in unlawful trespassing and stealing of wildlife from a private property, and terminate everyone involved in the unlawful violent killing and herding of our protected native wildlife on quad bikes. Our Kangaroos will be driven to extinction, unless it is announced that the killing will stop, and that this year was the last year that our protected native Kangaroos are killed, and that they will work with me and Wildlife Carers Group.

Eastern Grey Kangaroos are not only unlawfully killed annually by the government; the government hands out 30 + permits a year, all year round to property owners to kill protected native Eastern Grey Kangaroos.  It is inevitable that our native wildlife will be driven to extinction.

The parties are quite delusional and in denial to repeatedly falsely claim that the kangaroos are killed humanely, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/protected-native-violent-kangaroo-killing-in-the-act-7-june-2012/ when they are not, who have been shown visual photographic evidence. You can check the links below for the reality.

So far none of these parties have agreed to work with the experts.   The government wish to continue to abuse taxpayers’ money by paying non experts and continue a violent society.   Our Bush Capital will be lost, ignoring the majority of over 80% who wish to maintain our Bush Capital, and will be taken over by concrete, overcrowding, disease.

The Council photocopied and displayed Wildlife Carers Group Molonglo and North Weston Developments Submission: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/wildlife-carers-group-submission-for-molonglo-and-north-weston-developments/ .

I asked questions and pointed out that the Government was abusing taxpayers money and are in breach of the EPBC Act 1999 and the NES, Katy Gallagher the Chief/TAMS Minister denied it, the Greens Shane Rattenbury who is also the Chair person in the Legislative Assembly denied it, only commented on the pink-tailed worm lizard, but said show me the evidence, Jeremy Hanson from the Liberal Party said that the Molonglo and North Weston Developments will continue and that we need the housing.

We do not need more housing, the ACT is losing population because no one can afford to live in the ACT.  The cost of living in the ACT is currently the 2nd highest throughout Australia.  There are a lot of empty houses that no one can afford to buy or rent, which need to be investigated to determine exactly how many empty houses there are currently sitting idle in the ACT, with the price tags needing to be dropped to make them sustainable and affordable.

Much to the candidates surprise, after we took a break, I handed out Wildlife Carers Group Molonglo and North Weston Developments Submission to Jeremy Hanson, then to Shane Rattenbury, and then to Katy Gallagher.  As I handed out the document to each candidate I pointed out the paragraph and stated that this is where you are in breach, and then pointed out all the vulnerable species effected in their unlawful developments, and stated and these are all the species effected and added to Shane that there are more than just the Pink-tailed Worm Lizard that are effected in these areas.  Shane said that the colony has been moved.  It is absolutely impossible to move them.  How did they move the colony?  All 3 main parties are driving our native wildlife to extinction, not just the Eastern Grey Kangaroos, and are destroying our Bush Capital.

As far as the violent unlawful Kangaroo killing is concerned, it was also unanimous amongst all 3 parties with Jeremy Hanson who is in complete denial stating that it is humane, ignoring the visual photographic evidence that has been sent to him, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/protected-native-violent-kangaroo-killing-in-the-act-7-june-2012/ Katy Gallagher saying that they have to keep the population under control, including other false rubbish such as they sit around the table with their experts, when they don’t, I have not been invited to sit in at any of their discussions on these matters, they do not know how many kangaroos there are, and as already pointed out, they do not count them, with the Kangaroos already being driven to extinction in the past, and having to be re introduced through the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and then re distributed throughout the ACT, and Shane said, we have discussed this many times.  Yes we have, and they still are not listening to the real experts and the facts. and are still in complete denial, that they are driving our protected native wildlife to extinction, that the killing is unlawful and violent, and are also covering up protecting the guilty, protecting the criminals who are responsible rather than terminating them from their jobs placing a total ban on them from ever working with animals again.  I also pointed out that the Kangaroos are being blamed for damages caused by cattle and people and that the nature reserves are there for native wildlife and not for cattle.  Nature reserves are not there for the sheep either.

I was not able to respond to the candidates false statements since I had already handed the microphone back.

A male sitting infront of me commented about the high water costs and will this be dropped.  Another ridiculous response by the candidates was that it was so high because no one is using the water and Actewagl are losing money on it.  Well that is too bad, they cannot charge us for what we are not using.  They can only charge us for the water we are using.  Actewagl cannot charge us for the building of the dam that no one wanted, other than the minority Government and politicians.  The fact is that Actewagl are charging us for the blowout cost of the dam as well, which again is unlawful.  Actewagl can only charge us for the water that we use.  Actewagl can sack their CEO, their Directors if they are losing money.  There are less people living in the ACT, therefore, we should be paying the least amount in our water rates, because we are going to use less water anyway, being a smaller population, and yet we pay the highest water rates than any other large state, and any other state in Australia.  This government rubbish about the water was aired on the news.

The cost of living will only keep going up as the government continues to pay non experts, CEO’s, Directors etc., with no one promising to terminate the employment such as the rspca, government officials, staff, who are not experts and who have abused taxpayers money.  None of the political parties have promised to start working with the experts and paying the experts instead to make sure that they get it right this time around.

It is a good idea to research all the other candidates running, find out their policies before you vote on 20 October 2012, and avoid voting for the main parties or any other party whose votes will be given to any of these 3 main parties, if you want to see change and experts consulted rather than the same old people who get it wrong over and over again.

If the media want to help stop the government crimes and cover up they can boycott all these candidates from the 3 main parties and stop advertising for them, until they offer me a public apology for a start with the return of my stolen wildlife alive, and terminate everyone responsible for the crimes that they have committed, and show that in wildlife matters the rspca is fired from the jobs and that they are working with me and Wildlife Carers Group, to further show that they will start working with the real experts in other areas, abolish land and water rates and ensure that we are only charged for our water usage, abolish the GST, stop the destruction of the Bush Capital, keep electricity costs right down, that the victims are treated as victims, and not treat the criminals as victims encouraging them to reoffend, to place top priority over public safety, public safety on roads erecting No Parking signs where they have been requested to, etc,

Can you also take a moment to share the petition BELOW with others by signing as individuals and circulating the petition please? It’s really easy – all you need to do is forward this email or share this link on Facebook or Twitter:

http://www.communityrun.org/petitions/stop-the-unlawful-violent-killing-of-protected-native-kangaroos

We have reached our goal of 2000 signatures and have received more signatures so we have extended the signatures goal to 3000. To view the petition online please click on this link and keep circulating it for us as well: http://www.change.org/petitions/chief-minister-environment-minister-greens-party-prime-minister-stop-the-unlawful-violent-killing-of-protected-native-kangaroos, along with this petition: www.gopetition.com/petitions/saveallthe-kangaroos.html  .

To see the full reports please click on this link:

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/rspca-selling-stolen-wildlife-belonging-to-wildlife-carers-group-act-greens-party-offer-the-act-rspca-1million-rspca-animal-cruelty-continues-super-trawler-petitions-1912/

To see the final Canberra Times results in the 2012 Kangaroo killing that shows only a small minority of 39% supported the government, government dept TAMS and the rspca in the kangaroo killing, while the majority of 56% OPPOSED the government, government dept and the rspca in their unlawful violent kangaroo killing, while 5% were unsure, please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/canberra-times-final-kangaroo-killing-poll-results-closed-25512/

To see the full story please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/chief-minister-demands-public-apology-so-did-i-smear-campaigns-run-by-tams-another-letter-to-the-rspca-for-wildlife-carer-defamatory-lies/

We are running another petition to stop the unlawful violent killing of the Eastern Grey Kangaroos, please sign as individuals, and circulate, post onto your websites, etc:

http://www.change.org/petitions/chief-minister-environment-minister-greens-party-prime-minister-stop-the-unlawful-violent-killing-of-protected-native-kangaroos

To see the full report please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/protected-native-violent-kangaroo-killing-in-the-act-7-june-2012/

To see the full story on the unlawful entry and stealing of my wildlife and letters sent to the Canberra Times but not published to provide my full story please click on this link:

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/unlawful-entry-and-seizure-of-wildlife-letters-sent-to-canberra-tmes-but-not-published-28812/

To see the full story on the rspca losing donations over their defamatory lies and unlawful entry and stealing of my wildlife please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/rspca-loses-donations-over-wildlife-carer-defamatory-lies-licence-unlawful-entry-and-seizure-of-protected-native-wildlife-28812/

To read this article that refutes everything that the recent Canberra Times article false allegations claim on 11/8/12, and unlawful action of illegal trespassing and stealing of animals taken against me by the tams dept, the rspca and the police on 10/8/12, because I took the conservator of flora and fauna to court to stop the unlawful violent killing of the kangaroos and to make the required changes to the Nature Conservation Act 1980, The Kangaroo Management Plan that is full of science fiction and no scientific evidence of their claims made against the Kangaroos of damage, destroying endangered species that is caused by the government, hoofed cattle, quad bikes, digging pits, 4WD’s, shooters, and the Pests Control Management Plan Strategy that needs to have all native wildlife omitted from the Plan, please click on this link: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-city-of-animal-lovers-20120714-222rk.html

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.

Wildlife Carers Group is the only ACT body that enforces the wildlife protection laws.It is unlawful to kill or harm protected native wildlife.

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

Mobile: 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/wcginc

Check out http://www.myspace.com/wcginc 

and 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/

28 September 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: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/amendments-darting-currawongs-rspca-draft-act-pest-animal-management-strategy-2011-2021/

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/  (this page may now be closed to leave space for UC new students interviews)


don fletcher from tams says that kangaroos are not the main problem and in fact ‘native grasses’ are not threatened with extinction, but other animals and plants are, and that “the biggest ‘contributor’ to the loss of the natural treeless grasslands of our region has been agriculture (by far)”.

This statement is admitting to the flawed, dishonest kangaroo management plan, and russell watkinson’s media release, on Friday 18/6/10, that blames the kangaroos for driving legless lizards, earless dragons, etc, and the deteriorating grasslands and woodlands to extinction, by eating all the grasses, when fletcher admits that the native grasses are not threatened by the kangaroos, but by human activity, including toxic sprays.

Please check out this link: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx


that was in the Canberra times on 17/10/09, that completely refutes the allegations against the roos destroying grasslands, that was sent to maxine cooper, that were also ignored.

The report is by Julie Lindner, who has also been studying the grasslands and the roos for the past 20 years, which backs up what I’ve been saying all along.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx  , with a more recent article in the Chronicle in the’letters to the editor’ section titled ‘culling controversy’ p.23, 14/6/11.

Please click on this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUZrKj6ClBg

‘KANGAROO CHILLER BOX INVESTIGATION’/’KANGAROOS ON TRACK TO EXTINCTION’, that contains the cruel bashing to death of roos that are shot, but not directly killed, hung up while still alive, and left suffering, trembling as they hang, tortured to death, and joeys bashed to death, possibly attempting to decapitate the joeys head on the back of the truck with several blows.

Please click on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbn3c8EcNRk&feature=related

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 ecosystem.


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 or copy and paste into your browser:

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/

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/

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.

VIOLENT PROTECTED NATIVE KANGAROO KILLING IN THE ACT – 7 June 2012

VIOLENT PROTECTED NATIVE  KANGAROO KILLING IN THE ACT – 7 June 2012

The activists need your help to slow down and stop the unlawful and violent killing in the Nature Reserves and to find injured Kangaroos and Joeys, miss shots, not a clean shot to the brain.

If you can help please phone Lara 0402 599 293 or Fiona 0410 745 793, who urgently needs your help to Patrol some of the nature parks, even if it is just sitting in your car. They will give you more instructions when you phone or get out there.

The activists have done an excellent job in uncovering the pits and the bodies filled with both in pouch and at foot Joeys with their mothers.

This is a violent killing again, and just shows us that this type of violence and breaches of their licences has been occurring in each annual violent kill.

With the ongoing crimes committed by the ACT Government and their agency TAMS, and their contracted shooters, today 7/6/12, I phoned police attendance 131444 and spoke to a male to report the crimes in the hope that they would arrest and charge the Conservator of Flora and Fauna, Daniel Iglesias, and their contracted shooters, and put a stop to the violent killing while they investigate the complaints.

Unfortunately after speaking with the sergeant, the person I spoke with, then phoned me back and said that they can’t do anything and to report it to the government department. I told him that all they will do is cover it all up, and do nothing.

Below are the horrific photos taken by the activists, evidence of the violence, once again innocent Kangaroos accused of crimes that they are not responsible for, killed because of cattle, the government department and shooters driving all over the nature reserves, digging pits, destroying the grasslands, woodlands and the remaining native wildlife in them.

17 Eastern Bettongs were already released into the Mulligans Flat reserve, and it appears, not only are the rangers and shooters in there blasting away at them, they are using poisoned baits for the foxes, that will poison the Bettongs and other protected native wildlife as well.

This Joey was found by the activists at Mulligans Flat that has been violently and unlawfully shot in the neck and jaw that the activists will be having autopsied by a vet.

This pit with the violently killed Kangaroos and their Joeys was found in Kama Nature Reserve by the activists showing unlawful practices, in breach of their licences, etc. exposing throat shots, partially severed Joeys and mature Kangaroos with smashed heads.

There is no room in our society for this type of violence, violent people like this, violent governments, violent government departments, who repeatedly allow this type of violence towards our PROTECTED Native Wildlife who are not responsible for the damages that they are accused of. A government and government department that year after year, deliberately mislead the media, the public, and when taken to court, also unlawfully mislead and deceive the Courts.

We don’t know what methods were used to count the Kangaroos, if they were counted at all. There is speculation that the Kangaroos were not counted at all.

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/wcginc

Check out http://www.myspace.com/wcginc
and 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

7 June 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 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

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 or copy and paste into your browser:

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/

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/

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.

FRASER ISLAND DINGOES DRIVEN TO EXTINCTION

FRASER ISLAND DINGOES DRIVEN TO EXTINCTION

UPDATE-Since this Wildlife Carers Group report, there was a massive bush fire on Fraser Island, that was started by the Qld Government.

The fire was out of control, devastating the Dingo population on Fraser Island, which will dramatically drop the original population of 90 Dingoes at the end of August 2011.

On 27-28 August 2011, we travelled to Fraser Island to see the last of the pure strain Dingoes, that Fraser Island is so famous for.

We saw no Dingoes, just footprints in the sand on the beach, and on the sandy track the 4WD drove down on, showing footprints from only 1 Dingo.

Photos by NORA PRESTON.


Dingo footprint in the sandy track we drove down on left by only 1 Dingo.


Dingo footprints along the sand on the Beach left by only 1 Dingo


Dingo footprints on the sandy beach by the Pinnacles coloured sands area.

At the rate that the Fraser Island rangers are killing our native dingoes, with only 60-80, (although with footprints only seen from 1 Dingo, this last recorded population is arguable,) suffering dingoes left alive on the Island, through the arrogance, mistreatment and mismanagement of the dingoes by the rangers, the dingoes, footprints in the sand will be the only memory and evidence of the native dingoes existence left, that once lived on the Island, but only if they encase the footprints, along with stuffed dingo toys and photos. I have my photos.

The Footprints were all heading in the same direction.

Terminating the rangers from their jobs, who are responsible for the inhumane treatment of dingoes on Fraser Island, click on the youtube link to hear ABC radio interview, and pictures of dingoes with invasive large collars, 2 boxes, with 2 antennas, that are not fit for any animal use: click or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSSaknF6Wnw&feature=youtu.be, terminating rangers from their jobs, who are paid with taxpayers money, who are starving the Dingoes 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, throughout the entire Island. We can see their marine life up and down the Qld coast, however, the only unique sighting that Fraser Island can boast about, and offer to the tourists, is the pure breed native Dingoes, once the last 60-80 Dingoes that are left on the Island are driven to extinction, through arrogance, mismanagement and mistreatment, by the rangers and the Qld government, Fraser Island will have nothing left to offer to the huge tourist trade that it currently holds. This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

Dingoes used to live as semi tame, semi wild animals amongst the indigenous population, who did indeed throw them food to keep them happy, so therefore, had no problems with any of the Dingoes.

Along came the Qld government and the rangers with 5 minutes of training, no expertise or knowledge, and especially with no understanding or caring of the species, who are inhumanely eradicating the species from Fraser Island, inhumanely interfering with the species natural co existence.

The Qld government and the rangers are responsible for turning this species into an aggressive animal by hitting them with sling shots, poisoning them to teach them a lesson so that they won’t take food from people, once the dingoes are dead from being deliberately poisoned by these incompetent rangers, they are dead, they most certainly won’t be eating any more food foolstop, and the further abuse and mistreatment, mismanagement of the Fraser Island Dingoes by the rangers and Qld government, as pointed out below:

The Dingoes food source has been removed by the rangers, rangers interfering with the Dingoes natural co existence, food source, which needs human interference to replace the Dingoes food source.

The Dingoes are being trapped using an inhumane so called  SOFT jaw leg traps, that while the rangers claim they won’t hurt the Dingoes, refuse to test the traps by placing their own arms into the traps to test whether or not they will injure the Dingoes, rangers interfering with the Dingoes natural co existence.  All traps must be removed and banned from use.

The Dingoes have been shot with tranquiliser guns, and ear tagged, interference with the Dingoes natural co-existence by the rangers, with the ear tags causing ear infections, and interfering with the Dingoes natural ability for hunting. Ear tags must be removed.

In 2011, we saw the return of the horrific, invasive and inhumane large collar, with the Dingoes being shot with tranquilliser guns, click or copy and paste this youtube link into your browser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSSaknF6Wnw&feature=youtu.be, to see the invasive large collar, with 2 boxes and antennas attached, rangers again interfering with the Dingoes natural co existence, that gets stuck in bushes, that effects their ability to hunt. Dingoes cannot call out for help when distressed by these hideous tracking collars, for any ranger to be able to quickly remove the collars, to prevent a prolonged suffering death.

Dingoes are unnecessarily shot by trigger happy rangers, driving the last of the pure strain Dingoes to extinction.

The shooting must be stopped.

Dingoes interact by biting during their play.

If you corner a Dingo, harass it, chase it, you can expect the Dingo to turn and attack in its own defence.

None of these are good enough reasons to shoot or poison Dingoes.

Tourists and rangers are speeding along the beach in their 4WD’s, totally out of control, deliberately aiming for the Dingoes and running them down. The hideous collars are effecting the dingoes agility, interfering with the Dingoes natural co-existence.

The tracking collars must be immediately removed:

A dingo has died after being struck by a 4WD on Fraser Island’s Eastern Beach. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Great Sandy Marine Regional manager Ross Belcher said the dingo “veered into” the tourist’s vehicle as it travelled along Eastern Beach near Dilli Village on Wednesday. “There were two dingoes on the beach – one veered away from the vehicle and one veered into the vehicle and was struck in the head and killed instantly,” he said. Mr Belcher said the dingo was about four years old and was one of 18 collared dingoes. The collars send GPS signals every two hours. “Tracking information confirms that it spent most of its time on Eastern Beach between Dilli Village and Cathedral Beach, which indicates it was likely to be a habitual animal. “Statistically, the more time a dingo spends in high traffic areas, the greater risk of being hit by a vehicle.” Mr Belcher says the dingo was in excellent condition, weighing 22 kilograms. The average weight of an adult dingo is 15kg. “It was collared in May when its weight was recorded as 19.5kg, which means it had put on a healthy 1.5kg since it had the collar attached.” There was no indication that the dingo, the second to have been hit and killed by a car in the past two years, was pregnant. According to dingo conservationists, only 60 to 80 dingoes remain on Fraser Island. They are the last pure strain of dingo left and qualify as an endangered species. The GPS collar project was aimed at gathering information about the movement of dingoes. QPWS hopes it will give them a better understanding of the prey species that are on the island. Ref:FC Chronicle

The dingo killed was pregnant, the weight increase was due to the pups she was carrying inside her.

2 Dingoes were hit by vehicles in the same week, in August 2011, and killed.

Documents released to SFID (Save Fraser Island Dingoes) under Right to Information laws show 14% of male dingoes being autopsied by DERM (Dept of Environment and Resource Management), had been killed by a vehicle strike.

SFID wants derm to increase vehicle strikes offences to be a more serious offence. Ref: FC Chronicle.

It goes without saying that if drivers are deliberately running down native wildlife, that these drivers need to be prosecuted.

To prevent our Dingoes from just being a memory of only stuffed toys, encased footprints in the sand, and photos left of them:


Dingo pup stuffed toy bought at Eurong Beach Resort shops

Dingoes most certainly need to be placed onto the endangered list, and listed as an endangered species, providing the species with full protection, including full protection from the rangers and the qld government.

With the rangers shooting the dingoes, interfering with the Dingoes natural co existence: removing their food source, collaring, ear tagging, etc, that are causing suffering and death to the Dingoes, and tourists running the Dingoes down in their vehicles, or their hired vehicles, there is no hope for survival for the Fraser Island Dingoes, unless the Prime Minister and the Qld Government make immediate changes to Fraser Island legislation, constitution, tourists, ban all tourists from bringing their vehicles onto the Island, Tours only run by accredited, responsible tour guides, who must drive carefully, drop the speed limit from 30 to 10-20km/hr around the Island and beaches.

To conserve the beaches, driving along the beaches needs to be banned. There is life in the sand that is also being driven to extinction with the pressure and destruction caused by the constant beach drives.


Peter Meyer (right) self taught Fraser Island Photographer, and Fraser Island ranger, when we stopped at the coloured sands-The Pinnacles, and had morning tea.

We kept passing this famous self taught Fraser Island photographer, and ranger, Peter Meyer, and his group of photographers.

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2009/2010.


WISHING YOU A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2011.

There can be no discrimination against our native wildlife, all native wildlife are precious to our Eco system, in assisting to maintain a healthy well balanced Eco system, and will be protected, and rehabilitated equally.

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group with long term expertise and knowledge in our native wildlife, that will act on, and investigate animal cruelty/welfare/rights, and, as a community group, that also cares about our community, and the rights of our community groups.


Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group helping to keep our state and country out of deficit, with no government funding, run solely by volunteers, that is keeping you in a job.

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group that trains work experience students.

NORA PRESTON ( began rehabilitating wildlife in the early ’80’s .)

President/Founder
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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29 August 2011

Support WCG. WCG is an independent, non profit, non government community based charity providing animal/wildlife care, rescue/rehabilitation and is also an animal/wildlife welfare group, providing protection for our wildlife/animals, run solely by volunteers, with no government funding, saving taxpayers money. WCG relies on donations from the public in order to carry out its work. If you would like to make a donation to WCG, please send a cheque/money order made payable to Wildlife Carers Group Inc. To PO Box 3509 , Weston Creek. ACT. 2611. AUSTRALIA . Or contact us by email wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au
or mobile: 0406 056 099 to discuss other alternatives. Thank you for all your support .

Aims and Objectives: To promote the general welfare and continued survival of native fauna and flora as an essential element of the environment, and specifically to undertake the specialised care necessary for the rehabilitation of orphaned, sick and injured native birds and other animals, to promote public awareness of the need to conserve existing wildlife species, and an understanding of their particular habitat and feeding requirements.

Support WCG. Become a WCG MEMBER, VOLUNTEER, WILDLIFE CARER, download the m/ship form from http://wcg.awardspace.com  and join up. Thank you for all your support.

KANGAROOS

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/2011/09/04/wildlife-carers-group-kangaroo-meat-testing-%e2%80%93-5-day-work-experience-student-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l;
For the full report 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.
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. Shutting down this industry will help end acts of animal cruelty, and prevent this species from being driven to extinction. This species maintains a healthy, well balanced eco system.

Dingoes

Terminating the rangers from their jobs, who are responsible for the inhumane treatment of dingoes on Fraser Island, click or copy and paste this link into your browser: 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 offer to the tourists, is the pure breed native Dingoes, once the last 60-80 Dingoes that are left on the Island are driven to extinction, through arrogance, mismanagement and mistreatment, by the rangers and the Qld government, Fraser Island will have nothing left to offer to the huge tourist trade it currently holds, which will end Fraser Island tourism. This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

Disclaimer: WCG and the author do not assume or accept any responsibility and shall not be liable for the accuracy or appropriate application of the information contained in this letter/email.

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