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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

(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 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
‘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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to this:
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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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WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT IN 2016.

WISHING YOU A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2017.
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 is an Independent 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 based 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, an INDEPENDENT GROUP with no government funding, run solely by volunteers, that is keeping you in a job.
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Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group that trains work experience students.
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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.
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.
‘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.

SUBMISSION ON TOTAL BAN ON SUPER TRAWLERS IN AUSTRALIA 261012

Submission closes today 26/10/12 at 5pm so please use the simple steps at www.stopthetrawler.net/take-action to email our fisheries managers today.

Commonwealth
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  • Australia should ban super trawlers and other fishing methodologies with a history of extensive marine biodiversity and fishery destruction.
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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
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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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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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