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Wildlife Carers Group reported on an animal cruelty case committed to a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo in Queanbeyan NSW, on 16/3/12, in our 19/3/12 news edition, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/wildlife-carers-group-reports-on-animal-cruelty-calling-for-witnesses-brush-tail-possum-in-phillip-sulphur-crested-cockatoo-in-kambah-and-water-dragon-care-19312/ and updated in our 26/3/12 news edition, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/03/25/update-on-sulphur-crested-cockatoo-nsw-animal-crueltycorrespondence-with-campbell-newman-bats-dingoes-dugongs-sea-turtles-kangaroos-qld-26312/ that was witnessed by me with the bird also being saved by me.

A Detective Senior Constable from Queanbeyan interviewed the offender this morning, 13/4/12, that has consequently led to the offender being prosecuted for causing harm to a native protected animal.

This should be two separate heavy fines under the Animal Welfare Act and the Nature Conservation Act.

His fine will lead to 200 points, $100-$2,500 fine and possibly including 6 months imprisonment that will be left up to the court to decide his fine, and sentencing.

The offender admitted to his crimes against the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, repeating what I had reported.

The 2nd Vet’s report was also handed over to the Detective Senior Constable.

The cockatoo has had x-rays/radiographs performed by a 2nd vet, with further examination, treatment with antibiotics, and wounds treated.

There was evidence of contusion on the left side of the neck and swelling on the left wing over the radius and ulna, just distal to the elbow. The swelling was approximately 1cm in diameter, raised about 2mm, penetrated deeply to the level of bone and contained an eschar (scab) on the surface. The eschar was surgically removed under general anaesthetic to disclose a circular wound with consequential bleeding.

The Cockatoo is in full term rehabilitation at Wildlife Carers Group expense.

The offender has offered to pay the Vet bills.


All photos taken by NORA PRESTON.

If you want to interact with wildlife, this certainly is the wildlife park to go to.

As soon as we got off the tour bus, we were welcomed by a staff member holding a joey in the carpark, standing in front of our tour bus.

Agile Wallaby Joey

The Park was mostly clean where the wildlife were kept, except for where the farm animals were held, that was a bit smelly.

Swamp Wallaby

Open enclosures were set up, where the animals could come out from and go back into at their leisure. When they wanted to escape from the tourists, they had their space that they could go into, that the tourists were not allowed to step into, although it is easy to step over the low built open enclosures, however, definitely not advisable.  Even animals need their time out and space from you.

Kookaburras and Tawny Frogmouths just sat around in the open, perched on the chairs or low to the ground.

Laughing Kookaburra to your right, Frogmouth perched lower to the ground to your left.

We got up close and personal to a sleeping Koala, and patted the poor thing disturbing the Koala’s sleep.

Then I just slightly woke the Koala up, eyes still closed but head lifted for a better photo, strike a pose.

More Agile Wallabies.

A sleeping Hairy nosed Wombat.

A Dingo that is pregnant. The pups will be out and about in June and you can interact with the pups.

Albino Wallaroo with an expression on the face saying leave me alone I just want to eat.

Endangered Major Mitchell Cockatoo

Rock Wallaby

Unfortunately we couldn’t interact with the Quolls.

They had labelled 2 Spotted-tailed Quolls, (Dasyurus maculatus) 1 per pen.

This Spotted-tailed Quoll http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=4807 decided to walk up to me as I attempted to take the photo.

I successfully took two photos of the Quoll’s spotted tail each time I attempted to take a photo so I moved onto the next enclosure.

The Quolls were labelled as Tiger Cats that you will also find in mammal books.  The last time I looked at Tigers they had stripes and not spots, so whoever named these Quolls as Tiger Cats should rethink his inappropriate description of the Quolls and withdraw the name ‘Tiger’.

The Eastern Quoll Dasyurus Viverrinus, http://voices.yahoo.com/the-eastern-quoll-facts-information-3737010.html,  http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=4807, (click on the Eastern Quoll link, within this link)  has apparently disappeared from the mainland, where their habitat used to be in Sydney, Braidwood and surrounding areas that apparently now only survives in Tasmania, however, at the rate that Tasmania is destroying their native habitat, poisoning, trapping, shooting, etc. they will ALSO soon disappear altogether in Tasmania just like the Tasmanian Tiger did.

Comparing the 2 photos taken at Featherdale Wildlife Park of the Quolls, the photo of the 1st Quoll that is only showing its tail is definitely a Spotted-tailed Quoll, http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=4807  however, the 2nd  and 3rd photo of the 2nd Quoll, shows that the Quoll’s spots stop at the top of the tail, with no white spots along the rest of the tail or on the tip of the tail, which could identify the last 2  photos as the endangered Eastern Quoll, that is extinct on the mainland, rather than the Spotted-tailed Quoll.

Our Quolls, along with the rest of our native wildlife will be driven to extinction with poisoning, shooting, trapping, loss of habitat etc, unless the government immediately puts an end to all of the above.

Publishers, zoos, wildlife parks and the government need to be extremely careful on how they label our native wildlife, inappropriately labelling  our native wildlife as common, when they are not, leads to driving our native wildlife to extinction.

‘Common’ needs to be removed from all native wildlife, with all our native wildlife placed on the endangered list, to prevent driving our native wildlife to extinction.


Voiceless are inviting you to the 2012 Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series: a legal exploration of commercial hunting in Australia and Canada..

Australia’s iconic kangaroos are hunted in the largest commercial slaughter of land-based wildlife on the planet – almost 90 million have been lawfully killed in the last 20 years.

Canada’s harp seals are hunted in the world’s largest commercial slaughter of marine mammals – almost 4 million have been lawfully killed in the last 20 years.

With two countries holding such similar records, it is worthwhile exploring the legal parameters of the hunts. In order to do this, Voiceless is proud to present Canadian lawyer Lesli Bisgould as our keynote speaker for 2012.

Lesli is a leader in animal law, having practised in the area for ten years, authored the first Canadian text on the subject and lectured widely throughout Canada and the US. In what is sure to be a fascinating presentation, Lesli will reflect on her experiences with the seal hunt and offer insights into Australia’s own native hunt. She will be joined by Australian leaders in animal law and environmental law, who will give a local perspective on the kangaroo industry and the laws that enable it.

Touring 12 venues throughout Australia, the lectures are open to the public and free to attend.

Please join us for an insightful presentation: find your local venue and register now.

Best regards,

Brian & Ondine Sherman
Voiceless, the animal protection institute



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.)

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13 April 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

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

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


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.

, 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


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


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/


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:

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:


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/


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