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WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP NEWS – WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP GOES TO AFRICA; WARNING:PROTEIN FROM CHINA USED IN ANIMAL AND BABY FORMULA; BAN GREYHOUND RACING – 25/2/15

We went on an African Safari in Canberra at the National Zoo and Aquarium.

Photos taken by Nora Preston, except for the photos that I am in.

BENGAL TIGER (Panthera tigris tigris) is the most numerous of tiger subspecies.  By 2011 the total population was estimated at fewer than 2,500 individuals with a decreasing trend. Gestation: 104-106 days; Height: 90-110 cm (at shoulder); Mass: 1kg on average (newborn), 140kg (female) 220kg (male). Roams a wide range of habitats including high altitudes, tropical and subtropical rainforests, mangroves and grasslands.

BENGAL TIGER (Panthera tigris tigris) is the most numerous of tiger subspecies. By 2011 the total population was estimated at fewer than 2,500 individuals with a decreasing trend. Gestation: 104-106 days; Height: 90-110 cm (at shoulder); Mass: 1kg on average (newborn), 140kg (female) 220kg (male). Roams a wide range of habitats including high altitudes, tropical and subtropical rainforests, mangroves and grasslands.

 

LONG-NECKED TORTOISE

LONG-NECKED TORTOISE.  The Long-necked Tortoise has 4 legs, with clawed webbed feet and does not primarily live in the water.  They walk a fair bit across land and only feed in the water.  The difference between Turtles is that they have flippers and they do live primarily in water.  Turtles only leave the water to lay eggs and then return to the water.

GIRAFFE

GIRAFFE

SUNBEAR

SUNBEAR

PATTING AND FEEDING A LEOPARD SHARK

PATTING AND FEEDING A LEOPARD SHARK

PATTING AND FEEDING A TAWNY NURSE SHARK (Nebrius ferrugineus) is a species of carpet shark in the family Ginglymostomatidae and the only extant member of the genus Nebrius.  The most remarkable feature of the Tawny nurse shark is its ability to change colour between grey and sandy brown depending on the colour of its surroundings.  This is a nocturnal shark that usually forages for food at night and rests under reef overhangs and caves during the day.  At night the species feeds on a variety of bottom-dwelling lobsters, crabs, octopus and sea urchins as well as small fish.  The females give birth to up to eight live young that have hatched within the uterus.  Sharks feel like sandpaper and apparently sandpaper has been made out of shark skin, so make sure you check whether or not the next sandpaper you buy is made from shark skin, if it is, boycott it and don’t buy it.  Find sandpaper that is not made from sharks or any other animal products.  Don’t put your hands in the shark’s mouth when you are feeding them because you will get bitten as the shark goes for the food, as our personal guide found out.

PATTING AND FEEDING A TAWNY NURSE SHARK (Nebrius ferrugineus) is a species of carpet shark in the family Ginglymostomatidae and the only extant member of the genus Nebrius. The most remarkable feature of the Tawny nurse shark is its ability to change colour between grey and sandy brown depending on the colour of its surroundings. This is a nocturnal shark that usually forages for food at night and rests under reef overhangs and caves during the day. At night the species feeds on a variety of bottom-dwelling lobsters, crabs, octopus and sea urchins as well as small fish. The females give birth to up to eight live young that have hatched within the uterus. Sharks feel like sandpaper and apparently sandpaper has been made out of shark skin, so make sure you check whether or not the next sandpaper you buy is made from shark skin, if it is, boycott it and don’t buy it. Find sandpaper that is not made from sharks or any other animal products. Don’t put your hands in the shark’s mouth when you are feeding them because you will get bitten as the shark goes for the food, as our personal guide found out.

TAWNY NURSE SHARK CHANGES COLOUR FROM BROWN TO GREY.

TAWNY NURSE SHARK CHANGES COLOUR FROM BROWN TO GREY.

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH HYENAS (Hyaenidae Feliformia.  With only 4 extant species, it is the fifth-smallest biological family in the Carnivora, and one of the smallest in the class Mammalia, but is Africa’s most common large carnivore.  Mass: 68kg (Spotted hyena, Adult, Male, Zambia population)

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH HYENAS (Hyaenidae Feliformia). With only 4 extant species, it is the fifth-smallest biological family in the Carnivora, and one of the smallest in the class Mammalia, but is Africa’s most common large carnivore. Mass: 68kg (Spotted hyena, Adult, Male, Zambia population)

PAIR OF HYENAS

PAIR OF HYENAS

WHITE LION

WHITE LION

SUMATRAN TIGER (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is the smallest and a rare tiger subspecies that inhabits the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  It was classified as critically endangered by IUCN in 2008 as the population was estimated at 441 to 679.  The actual population maybe as low as 400 that are left in the wild with a dwindling population.

SUMATRAN TIGER (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is the smallest and a rare tiger subspecies that inhabits the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It was classified as critically endangered by IUCN in 2008 as the population was estimated at 441 to 679. The actual population maybe as low as 400 that are left in the wild with a dwindling population.

AFRICAN WILD DOG (Lycaon pictus) is a canid native to Sub-Saharan Africa. It is the largest of its family in Africa and the only member of the genus Lycaon which is distinguished from Canis by its fewer toes.

AFRICAN WILD DOG (Lycaon pictus) is a canid native to Sub-Saharan Africa. It is the largest of its family in Africa and the only member of the genus Lycaon which is distinguished from Canis by its fewer toes.

WHITE RHINOCEROS’ HAVING A DISAGREEMENT

WHITE RHINOCEROS’ HAVING A DISAGREEMENT

PATTING A WHITE RHINOCEROS

PATTING A WHITE RHINOCEROS

PIG-NOSE TURTLE (CARETTOCHELYS INSCULPTA) is vulnerable with a length of up to 70cm. the Turtle inhabits freshwater rivers in Australia and Papua New Guinea that lives primarily in water except when laying eggs on sandy river beds.  Their shell feels leathery because it is covered in skin instead of the hard scutes that most turtles have.  Turtles have flippers, Tortoises have 4 legs/clawed webbed feet/toes.

PIG-NOSE TURTLE (CARETTOCHELYS INSCULPTA) is vulnerable with a length of up to 70cm. the Turtle inhabits freshwater rivers in Australia and Papua New Guinea that lives primarily in water except when laying eggs on sandy river beds. Their shell feels leathery because it is covered in skin instead of the hard scutes that most turtles have. The difference between Turtles and Tortoises is that Turtles have flippers, Tortoises have 4 legs/clawed webbed feet/toes so that they can walk around on land, and swim in the water to have a feed.

I attended a meeting where a male person from the Government, Government Department who was a speaker claimed to be an expert in reptiles showing slides of them.  He may have been a Scientist.  He showed a slide of a Long-necked Tortoise and said that they live in the water and are turtles.  The tortoise was standing on land which I pointed out to him.  He angrily said that the tortoise was on land because he put it there to take the photo.  These are the people who don’t know what they are talking about who are lecturing, teaching, training the public in areas that they know absolutely nothing about.  How do these tortoises get run over on the road if they live in the water?  Show me their flippers and I will agree that the Tortoises are Turtles, but of course no one can do that either.

WARNING:  Protein from China used in animal and baby formula.

It is believed that the protein from China used in baby animal formula may be the cause of blindness in soft-furred animals as companies appear to be cost cutting and using inferior products.  Check the formula labels before buying them.  If they have China written on them, avoid them, and test the product for any contamination before using them.

I had this email sent to me asking me to further investigate this matter:

“…I was wondering,  if you have the latest information on Di-Vetelact, our Carers were having problems with animals getting cataracts.  

I believe the SHARPE  company was importing Protein from China, which we thought may have been the problem, are you aware if this is still the case.

I have emailed the company, but am not getting a reply.   We have also been warned about Biolac, M100, M 150 seems to be ok but trouble starts with M 200.  

My husband and I are elderly 83 and 80 years old and have been rearing joeys for 20 years, Possums, Wallabies and Eastern Greys.  

I’m using Wombaroo at the moment, but am not having the same  results, as when I used Divet. Joeys are slower in putting on weight, I am adding baby Farex to each bottle now, which is working, 1/4 tsp each bottle.  

Please if you can find the time, will you let me know if Di-Vet is safe again….”

I contacted Sharpe who advised me that they were getting their protein from New Zealand.  When I asked the Sharpe company manager/distributor where New Zealand was getting their protein from, he didn’t know. The problem is that wildlife have no lactose tolerance for cows milk or from any other animal that carries lactose that will kill them and it seems that the wildlife milk formula that we thought were safe do have cows milk powder included in the formula.

When I attempted to investigate Biolac, they didn’t answer my questions and instead sent me 2 threatening letters to gag me rather than trying to resolve the blindness that their product is causing that does not appear to be suitable for soft-furred animals.  As mentioned in the correspondence above, these carers are having problems from M200 Biolac and up. To see the Photos of the effect on joeys eyes caused by Biolac click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/wildlife-carers-group-news-galah-avoid-biolac-snakes-molonglo-new-tams-minister-more-17313/    

It was announced that this same protein from China will be used in baby formula, so check the labels on your baby formula and make sure that the protein from China isn’t on the label, if it is, don’t buy it, it’s not worth the risk.

GREYHOUND RACING CRUELTY USING LIVE PROTECTED NATIVE WILDLIFE AND OTHER LIVE ANIMALS AS BAIT

I judged the short film ‘Maiden’ and discovered the animal cruelty last year while judging the short films entered in the film awards.  Prosecute the greyhound owners, handlers, greyhound clubs, filmmakers of this film, the actors and the possum handler named in the film credits who were involved in tying up a baby possum/joey to a lure that dragged the joey on the ground for the greyhound that was then fed to the greyhound.  I wouldn’t be surprised if they really bashed the greyhound to death as well at the end of the film since greyhounds that don’t perform are tortured to death as well.  Director Stephen Kanaris, Producer Tahnee McGuire, Production Company: Hatch Film watched and filmed a baby possum being strapped to a mechanical lure while the greyhound ran after it. The lure was close to the ground as the possum could be seen being dragged along the ground. The greyhound was then allowed to rip the possum apart. The film was shot in Queensland, outer suburbs of Brisbane, with the filmmakers categorising the film as: “Anger, violence, immigration, isolation, animal cruelty”: http://www.shortfilmcentral.com/film/5449/ Please sign this petition for Animals Australia to shut down the violent Greyhound industry: http://www.greyhoundcruelty.com/?r=54eca134c80e3142479390854eca134c81c3

Please help by signing the 3 save the Kangaroos petitions. Please sign as individuals and SHARE through facebook, twitter, your friends, your family, your colleagues, your websites.  Thank you for all of your help. 1. http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-all-the-kangaroos.html 2. http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/chief-tams-ministers-stop-the-unlawful-violent-killing-of-protected-native-kangaroos 3. http://www.communityrun.org/petitions/stop-the-unlawful-violent-killing-of-protected-native-kangaroos

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT IN 2014.

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

Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group with long term expertise and knowledge in our native wildlife, that will act on, and investigate animal cruelty/welfare/rights, and, as a community group, that also cares about our community, and the rights of our community groups. Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group helping to keep our state and country out of deficit, with no government funding, run solely by volunteers, that is keeping you in a job. Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group that trains work experience students.

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

Founding President WCG – WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP INC. – Founded in 2004.

PO Box 3509

WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

Mob: 0406 056 099

Email: wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au

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25 February 2015

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

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

Support WCG. Become a WCG MEMBER, VOLUNTEER, WILDLIFE CARER, download the m/ship form from http://wcg.awardspace.com  and join up. Thank you for all your support. https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/wildlife-carers-group-news-301213/.

To see Wildlife Carers Group report and review of the documentary ‘Kangaroo Mob’ please click on these links: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/wildlife-carers-group-attends-premiere-screening-of-360-degree-films-documentary-kangaroo-mob-on-7212-8212/ Published in theTasmanian Times please click on this link: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/wildlife-carers-group-attends-premiere-screening-/

To view the amendments and Draft ACT Pest Animal Management Strategy 2011-2021 please click or copy and paste this link into your browser: AMENDMENTS DARTING CURRAWONGS RSPCA – DRAFT ACT PEST ANIMAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2011-2021 « wildlifecarersgroup      

To see Wildlife Carers Group full 5-day report, of the training with the work experience student, Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, results: contaminated, etc Please click on this link https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/wildlife-carers-group-wcg-visit-to-callum-brae-nature-reserve-etc-full-5-day-work-experience-student-wes-placement-report-trained-by-wcg-founding-president-nora-preston-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l. To see Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/wildlife-carers-group-kangaroo-meat-testing-%e2%80%93-5-day-work-experience-student-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l ‘KANGAROOS AND DISEASES’, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/kangaroos-and-diseases-notes-for-5-day-wes-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l This species maintains a healthy, well balanced eco system. You can help us make the necessary changes for our native protected Eastern Grey Kangaroos, by signing this petition, and circulating this for us http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/saveallthe-kangaroos.html .

In this article, interviewed on 15/4/10 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 abattoir http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/HuonEnviroCentre/videos/possumdeath.wmv/view, Possum Abattoir – Lenah Game Meats, Tasmania — EngageMedia These animals are still alive and awake, when going through the abattoir’s chute processing system, dropped on top of one another, through a swinging door, to go through to the next phase, with several possums piled on top of one another, into the same boxes, when delivered to the abattoir, (possums are extremely territorial,) females with joeys, butchered, and bashed to death. Please Help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty and export. You can help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty to these possums by adding the above link to the possum abattoir and lodging your submissions by 23/4/10, to wta@environment.gov.au , wildlife.enq@dpipwe.tas.gov.au and click on link http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/trade-use/invitecomment/brushtail-possum.html  Submissions are now closed. This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system. To see the full report on Wildlife Carers Group possum rescue, possum boxes and investigating dog neglect, please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/wildlife-carers-group-possum-rescue-and-investigating-dog-crueltyneglect-reported-to-us-19212/

Dingoes Following Wildlife Carers Group Investigation and Report on the Fraser Island Dingoes, on 29/8/11, on 5/9/11, the Liberal National Party (LNP) has committed to ensuring the long term survival of the Fraser Island Dingoes, click this link to read the LNP’s commitments: http://www.lnp.org.au/policies/queenslands-precious-wildlife-the-fraser-island-dingo. Please click this link to view Wildlife Carers Group follow up on Fraser Island Dingoes Driven to Extinction Report: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/fraser-island-dingoes-driven-to-extinction/?sn=l, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/wildlife-carers-group-investigation-and-report-on-the-fraser-island-dingoes-qld-liberal-national-party-takes-action-to-protect-fraser-island-dingoes/?sn=l Terminating the rangers from their jobs, who are responsible for the inhumane treatment of dingoes on Fraser Island , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSSaknF6Wnw&feature=youtu.be , who are starving them to death, mismanaging them, mistreating them, will prevent driving these spectacular native wildlife species to extinction, and help end acts of animal cruelty. Changing the Qld government legislation and constitution, to humanely conserve this species, and their habitat. Erecting GIVE WAY to DINGOES/WILDLIFE Signs. We can see their marine life up and down the Qld coast, however, the only unique sighting that Fraser Island can boast about, and can offer to the tourists, is the pure breed native Dingoes, once the last 90 odd Dingoes, population estimation as of 28-29 August 2011, (since the mismanaged Fraser Island fire by the Qld government, this Dingo population has more than likely dropped dramatically), that are left on the Island are driven to extinction, through arrogance, mismanagement and mistreatment, Fraser Island will have nothing left to offer to the huge tourist trade it currently holds, which will end Fraser Island tourism. This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

To read Wildlife Carers Group report on WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP VISIT TO TASMANIA in the Tasmanian Times, please click on this link, http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/wildlife-carers-group-visit-to-tasmania/ Wildlife Carers Group report on our visit to Tasmania can be seen on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/wildlife-carers-group-visit-to-tasmania-wildlife-being-driven-to-extinction-wildlife-care-2112/

To read Wildlife Carers Group report on Tortoise cruelty and removing the fish hook, and in the Tasmanian Times please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/wildlife-carers-group-seeking-any-information-on-animal-cruelty-to-a-long-necked-tortoise-rescued-on-australia-day-26112-after-the-fireworks-tasmanian-visit-published-in-tt-link-fraser-island-ding/ Wildlife Carers Group report on Tortoise cruelty was published in the Tasmanian Times, to read it please click on this link: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/cruelty-to-a-long-necked-tortoise/

For 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/ 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.

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP NEWS HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY 26/1/14

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP NEWS 26/1/14

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY

Congratulations to the Competition Winners who correctly identified the species from our New Year Wishes news. Please click on this link to see the photo, scroll down to ‘Competition’ to refresh your memory. The photo showed the parrot’s brightly coloured yellow underside: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/wildlife-carers-group-news-301213/

1st and 2nd photos show 2 male Red-rumped Parrots/Grass Parrots. Only the males have the red rump, therefore the name Red-rumped Parrots given to this species is rather sexist that only identifies the male species. The 3rd photo shows a male Red-rumped/Grass Parrot having a feed on your right hand side beside an immature Crimson Rosella on your left hand side.

Female Grass Parrot on your left, male Red-rumped/Grass Parrot on your right, note that the female is a dull olive green type colour, does not have a yellow coloured underside and is not as brightly coloured as the male.

For updates go to Facebook and ‘Twitter.  Click on https://www.facebook.com/nora.preston.16?v=info, and Twitter http://twitter.com/wildlifecarersg/.

Drive carefully and give way to our vulnerable wildlife to prevent road fatalities.

There have been a lot of road fatalities and reports of magpies attacking other birds. If you have pet birds in cages, don’t leave them outside unsupervised, they will be attacked and killed through the bars.

Hit and run Long-necked Tortoise by Nora Preston p.40 published in the Wildlife Rescue Magazine. A repeat that I sent out earlier in 2013 https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2013/04/
with a slight amendment including Spring as they emerge again out of hibernation: http://wildliferescuemagazine.com/uploads/3/0/8/0/3080007/wildlife_issue_08_web_v10.pdf

VISIT TO NATIONAL ZOO AND AQUARIUM

The Zoo Venture Tour and the Meet the Cheetah were a worthwhile experience with the Zoo venture tour taking us behind the scenes. All the enclosures were clean and so were the areas behind the scenes with the animals being kept in a clean environment. Experiences well worthwhile for you to explore.

Photos that I’m not in were taken by NORA PRESTON.


Feeding the European Brown Bear rescued from a Circus

Meet the Cheetah

Python

Cougar



White Lioness and Lion

Tiger

Tiger

 

Koala

Tree Kangaroo

Swamp Wallaby, note the pink showing of the baby/Joey in the pouch in the 1st and 2nd photos.

Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil

 

 

Dingo

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/wildlife-carers-group-news-happy-australia-day-26114/  

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/wildlife-carers-group-news-301213/.

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2013.
WISHING YOU A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

Founding President
WCG – WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP INC. – Founded in 2004.
PO Box 3509
WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

Mob: 0406 056 099

Email: wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au

Website: http://wcg.awardspace.com

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http://www.myspace.com/wcgincCheck out http://www.myspace.com/wcgincand become a friend. We are also on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649024860&v=info  with photos included on the site, and become a friend.

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26 January 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

To view the amendments and Draft ACT Pest Animal Management Strategy 2011-2021 please click or copy and paste this link into your browser: AMENDMENTS DARTING CURRAWONGS RSPCA – DRAFT ACT PEST ANIMAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2011-2021 « wildlifecarersgroup      

To see Wildlife Carers Group full 5-day report, of the training with the work experience student, Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, results: contaminated, etc Please click on this link https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/wildlife-carers-group-wcg-visit-to-callum-brae-nature-reserve-etc-full-5-day-work-experience-student-wes-placement-report-trained-by-wcg-founding-president-nora-preston-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l.

To see Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/wildlife-carers-group-kangaroo-meat-testing-%e2%80%93-5-day-work-experience-student-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l

‘KANGAROOS AND DISEASES’, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/kangaroos-and-diseases-notes-for-5-day-wes-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l

This species maintains a healthy, well balanced eco system.

You can help us make the necessary changes for our native protected Eastern Grey

Kangaroos, by signing this petition, and circulating this for us www.gopetition.com/petitions/saveallthe-kangaroos.html .

In this article, interviewed on 15/4/10, www.nowuc.com.au/2010/05/27/kangaroo-plan…/comment-page-1/  don fletcher from tams says thatkangaroos are not the main problem and in fact‘native grasses’ are not threatened with extinction, but other animals and plants are, and that “the biggest ‘contributor’ to the loss of the natural treeless grasslands of our region has been agriculture (by far)”.

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

Please check out this link http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx , that was in the Canberra times on 17/10/09, that completely refutes the allegations against the roos destroying grasslands, that was sent to maxine cooper, that were also ignored.

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

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

Please click on this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUZrKj6ClBg  ‘KANGAROO CHILLER BOX INVESTIGATION’/’KANGAROOS ON TRACK TO EXTINCTION’, that contains the cruel bashing to death of roos that are shot, but not directly killed, hung up while still alive, and left suffering, trembling as they hang, tortured to death, and joeys bashed to death, possibly attempting to decapitate the joeys head on the back of the truck with several blows.

Please click on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbn3c8EcNRk&feature=related , so called controlled government butchering, you will note that the kangaroos are still alive when hung up, suffering, AND BEING TORTURED TO DEATH, the male is laughing at the cruelty he has just inflicted on this kangaroo, a joey stomped to death, even the child stomps on it as he walks past following his father, orphaned joeys hopping around, left to starve to death, a joey bashed till its eyes popped out, but is still alive, suffering, a prolonged death, and the male admitting that these are protected species. Native protected animals called pests, the very same native animals that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system. The code of practice that the shooter refers to is inhumane, and unacceptable, as witnessed in this video footage. Kangaroos are not fit for human or dog consumption, heavily contaminated with various diseases/harmful bacterias, e.coli, salmonella, staphylococcus, streptococcus, toxoplasmosis, preserved illegally with sulphur dioxide that causes thiamine deficiency, (a white crystalline solid forming part of the vitamin B complex, C12H17CIN4OS; a vitamin (B1), required by the nervous system, absence of which causes beri-beri and other disorders), causing death, intake of pesticide spraying to control locusts, etc. Keep watching till it stops, keep an eye on the timer, next to the speaker symbol, length 10:59.

There are more links on youtube to show the facts on the extreme cruelty committed to our native protected macropods.

Possum abattoir

http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/HuonEnviroCentre/videos/possumdeath.wmv/view,

Possum Abattoir – Lenah Game Meats, Tasmania — EngageMedia

These animals are still alive and awake, when going through the abattoir’s chute processing system, dropped on top of one another, through a swinging door, to go through to the next phase, with several possums piled on top of one another, into the same boxes, when delivered to the abattoir, (possums are extremely territorial,) females with joeys, butchered, and bashed to death. Please Help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty and export. You can help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty to these possums by adding the above link to the possum abattoir and lodging your submissions by 23/4/10, to wta@environment.gov.au , wildlife.enq@dpipwe.tas.gov.au and click on link http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/trade-use/invitecomment/brushtail-possum.html  Submissions are now closed. This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

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

Dingoes

Following Wildlife Carers Group Investigation and Report on the Fraser Island Dingoes, on 29/8/11, on 5/9/11, the Liberal National Party (LNP) has committed to ensuring the long term survival of the Fraser Island Dingoes, click this link to read the LNP’s commitments: http://www.lnp.org.au/policies/queenslands-precious-wildlife-the-fraser-island-dingo.

Please click this link to view Wildlife Carers Group follow up on Fraser Island Dingoes Driven to Extinction Report: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/fraser-island-dingoes-driven-to-extinction/?sn=l, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/wildlife-carers-group-investigation-and-report-on-the-fraser-island-dingoes-qld-liberal-national-party-takes-action-to-protect-fraser-island-dingoes/?sn=l

Terminating the rangers from their jobs, who are responsible for the inhumane treatment of dingoes on Fraser Island , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSSaknF6Wnw&feature=youtu.be , who are starving them to death, mismanaging them, mistreating them, will prevent driving these spectacular native wildlife species to extinction, and help end acts of animal cruelty. Changing the Qld government legislation and constitution, to humanely conserve this species, and their habitat. Erecting GIVE WAY to DINGOES/WILDLIFE Signs. We can see their marine life up and down the Qld coast, however, the only unique sighting that Fraser Island can boast about, and can offer to the tourists, is the pure breed native Dingoes, once the last 90 odd Dingoes, population estimation as of 28-29 August 2011, (since the mismanaged Fraser Island fire by the Qld government, this Dingo population has more than likely dropped dramatically), that are left on the Island are driven to extinction, through arrogance, mismanagement and mistreatment, Fraser Island will have nothing left to offer to the huge tourist trade it currently holds, which will end Fraser Island tourism. This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

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

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

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

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

Wildlife Carers Group report on Tortoise cruelty was published in the Tasmanian Times, to read it please click on this link: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/cruelty-to-a-long-necked-tortoise/

For 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/

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.

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP NEWS – KANGAROOS; HIT AND RUN TORTOISE 1/4/13

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP NEWS – KANGAROOS; HIT AND RUN TORTOISE 1/4/13

We hope that you have a had a Happy Easter break.

Click on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649024860&v=info
and Twitter
http://twitter.com/wildlifecarersg/ to read some of our updates. Unfortunately not all of our hard work gets published on Facebook and Twitter either with the huge volume of work that we do.

Wildlife Carers Group phone has been ringing off the hook as usual with possibly some calls being lost. If we haven’t returned your call you either forgot to leave your number, left the wrong number, we couldn’t decipher your message, or through congestion your call somehow got lost.

Please speak clearly and loudly into the microphone on your phone, tell us the reason why you are calling, leave your name and contact number, repeat your contact number twice. We don’t have time to return calls to callers who fail to give us the reason for their call. The call must be wildlife and animal welfare related.

KANGAROOS COUNT WITH ONGOING FALSE ALLEGATIONS

I have checked out the Friends of Mount Painter (FOMP) website where they blame the large number of Kangaroos for destruction of plants due to grazing.

An 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 who interviewed Friends of Mount Majura (FOMM) also falsely accuse the Kangaroos of destroying seedlings that they have planted in fenced off areas and falsely state that there are a large number of roos.

Daniel Iglesias in the same article from TAMS tries to state that FOMM observation is science.

This type of 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 Kangaroos. The vegetation in this section thrived due to the grazing of the Kangaroos, stimulating the vegetation regrowth.

This clearly shows that FOMM have their story back the front in the above CT article.

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.

While the Friends of Mount Painter have counted the Kangaroos in 2013 with volunteers for TAMS, their count is overly excessive as usual. They more than likely saw 4 Kangaroos and added 2 zeros to the end of the figure as it was reported to me that they counted 400 Kangaroos on Mount Painter. I haven’t been able to find anything on their website to confirm that FOMP counted 400 Kangaroos.

Animal Liberation has also been calling on volunteers to count the Kangaroos using a more scientific method and counted just 80 Eastern Grey Kangaroos on Mount Painter.

With the over killing going on of our Eastern Grey Kangaroos, not only by the government, but by property owners, and then vehicle strikes, natural predators that also includes humans who haven’t been issued with a permit, etc, our Eastern Grey Kangaroos (macropods) will be driven to extinction, and that will also have a devastating effect on our vegetation.

Killing is violent and unlawful. All macropods are native. All native wildlife are protected under the wildlife protection laws.

It is unlawful to kill native wildlife.

Macropods maintain a healthy well balanced eco system.

1. Please help us make a difference and sign this petition as individuals and circulate through facebook, twitter, your own website etc that will not only help stop violent Kangaroo killing but will also help to stop the development on the 2008 Kangaroo killing fields on the bnts site to encourage the government to turn the site and the surrounding areas into Wildlife Carers Group proposed Memorial Kangaroo Park and Wildlife Sanctuary: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-all-the-kangaroos.html

Wildlife Carers Group Map of Memorial Kangaroo Park and Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Carers Group Map of Memorial Kangaroo Park and Wildlife Sanctuary

Can you also take a moment to sign and share these 2 petitions with others as well including your own websites etc? It’s really easy – all you need to do is forward this email and share both of the links on Facebook and Twitter: 2: http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/chief-tams-minister-stop-the-unlawful-violent-killing-of-protected-native-kangaroos, and 3: http://www.communityrun.org/petitions/stop-the-unlawful-violent-killing-of-protected-native-kangaroos.

Eastern Grey Kangaroo Joey. Photo: NORA PRESTON

Please click on this link to read the President’s Report on legal action taken against the Conservator of Flora and Fauna to stop the Kangaroo killing in May 2012 under Animal Welfare and for the Environment/Conservation: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/wildlife-carers-group-visit-to-antarctica-melbourne-aquarium-competition-ongoing-animal-cruelty-by-rspcamore-211212/

HIT AND RUN LONG-NECKED TORTOISE

Wildlife Carers Group received a call on the pictured Long-necked Tortoise below. This tortoise was hit by a car with the driver then driving off and leaving it there to die. The finder wanted to use some sort of machinery on it which I promptly disallowed and asked him to drop it off to me.   I also advised him that any treatment needed for the tortoise will be treated humanely by the vet.  Tortoise shells are made up of bones, nerves, spinal chord etc, they can feel everything through the shell.  Avoid scrubbing their shells using harsh brushes.  Only use a very soft cloth with warm water, and very gently wipe the shell lightly in a circular motion.

We have received worse cases of injuries due to vehicle strikes.

Tortoises and other reptiles are on the move to go into hibernation. Please drive carefully and give way to our native wildlife. Our native wildlife are dependent on you to slow down and to watch out for them.

Photos: NORA PRESTON


Vet examining the tortoise. Underside (ventral surface) of the shell (known as the plastron) showing dirt and a minor plastron wound. The tortoise shell is a highly complicated shield for the ventral and dorsal parts of the tortoise, completely enclosing all the vital organs of the tortoise including the head that the tortoise can pull in. It is constructed of modified bony elements such as the ribs, parts of the pelvis and other bones found in most reptiles. The bone of the shell consists of both skeletal and the dermal bone, showing that the complete enclosure of the shell probably evolved by including dermal armor into the rib cage. On the plastron there are 2 gular scutes at the front, followed by a pair of pectorals, then abdominals, femorals and lastly anals.


The top of the tortoise shell (known as the carapace) shows signs of an abnormal growth and green algae on the shell


The vet cleaned up the tortoise using a soft cloth and water.


The tip of the sides of the shell is abnormally curled up.


The membrane can be seen under the neck of the tortoise where the tortoise was injected on both sides with antibiotics and a vitamin B complex.


The vet had to pry out the head of the tortoise to examine the tortoise further. This tortoise is anaemic and thin.


The vet then had to pry open the mouth of the tortoise using a toothpick.


The vet then injected the tortoise on one side of the membrane with Enrofloxacin.


On the other side of the membrane the tortoise was injected with a Vitamin B complex.



Tortoise is orally treated with Panacur using a syringe without a needle in it.

WISHING YOU A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2013.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Founding President
WCG– WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP INC. –Founded in 2004.
PO Box 3509
WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

Mobile: 0406 056 099

Email: wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au

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

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

and become a friend.

We are also on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649024860&v=info
with photos included on the site, and become a friend.

You can now follow us and join us on Twitter http://twitter.com/wildlifecarersg/

1 April 2013

Support WCG. WCG is an independent, non profit, non government community based charity providing animal/wildlife care, rescue/rehabilitation

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

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

Support WCG. Become a WCG MEMBER, VOLUNTEER, WILDLIFE CARER, download the m/ship form from http://wcg.awardspace.com/

and join up. Thank you for all your support.

1. Please help us make a difference and sign this petition as individuals and circulate through facebook, twitter, your own website etc that will not only help stop violent Kangaroo killing but will also help to stop the development on the 2008 Kangaroo killing fields on the bnts site to encourage the government to turn the site and the surrounding areas into Wildlife Carers Group proposed Memorial Kangaroo Park and Wildlife Sanctuary: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-all-the-kangaroos.html

Can you also take a moment to sign and share these petitions with others as well including your own websites etc? It’s really easy – all you need to do is forward this email and share both of the links on Facebook and Twitter: http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/chief-tams-minister-stop-the-unlawful-violent-killing-of-protected-native-kangaroos, and http://www.communityrun.org/petitions/stop-the-unlawful-violent-killing-of-protected-native-kangaroos.

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

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

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

To view the amendments and Draft ACT Pest Animal Management Strategy 2011-2021 please click or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/amendments-darting-currawongs-rspca-draft-act-pest-animal-management-strategy-2011-2021/

To see Wildlife Carers Group full 5-day report, of the training with the work experience student, Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, results: contaminated, etc Please click on this link https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/wildlife-carers-group-wcg-visit-to-callum-brae-nature-reserve-etc-full-5-day-work-experience-student-wes-placement-report-trained-by-wcg-founding-president-nora-preston-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l

To see Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/wildlife-carers-group-kangaroo-meat-testing-%e2%80%93-5-day-work-experience-student-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l

‘KANGAROOS AND DISEASES’, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/kangaroos-and-diseases-notes-for-5-day-wes-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l

This species maintains a healthy, well balanced eco system.

In this article, interviewed on 15/4/10, http://www.nowuc.com.au/2010/05/27/kangaroo-plan%E2%80%A6/comment-page-1/(this page may now be closed to leave space for UC new students interviews)
don fletcher from tams says that kangaroos are not the main problemand in fact ‘native grasses’ are not threatened with extinction, but other animals and plants are, and that “the biggest’contributor’ to the loss of the natural treeless grasslands of our region has been agriculture (by far)”.


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

Please check out this link: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx
that was in the Canberra times on 17/10/09, that completely refutes the allegations against the roos destroying grasslands, that was sent to maxine cooper, that were also ignored.

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

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

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

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

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

SEE the so called controlled government butchering, you will note that the kangaroos are still alive when hung up, suffering, AND BEING TORTURED TO DEATH, the male is laughing at the cruelty he has just inflicted on this kangaroo, a joey stomped to death, even the child stomps on it as he walks past following his father, orphaned joeys hopping around, left to starve to death, a joey bashed till its eyes popped out, but is still alive, suffering, a prolonged death, and the male admitting that these are protected species. Native protected animals called pests, the very same native animals that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system. The code of practice that the shooter refers to is inhumane, and unacceptable, as witnessed in this video footage. Kangaroos are not fit for human or dog consumption, heavily contaminated with various diseases/harmful bacterias, e.coli, salmonella, staphylococcus, streptococcus, toxoplasmosis, preserved illegally with sulphur dioxide that causes thiamine deficiency, (a white crystalline solid forming part of the vitamin B complex, C12H17CIN4OS; a vitamin (B1), required by the nervous system, absence of which causes beri-beri and other disorders),causing death, intake of pesticide spraying to control locusts, etc. Keep watching till it stops, keep an eye on the timer, next to the speaker symbol, length 10:59.

There are more links on youtube to show the facts on the extreme cruelty committed to our native protected macropods.

Possum abattoir

http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/HuonEnviroCentre/videos/possumdeath.wmv/view,

Possum Abattoir– Lenah Game Meats, Tasmania —EngageMedia

These animals are still alive and awake, when going through the abattoir’s chute processing system, dropped on top of one another, through a swinging door, to go through to the next phase, with several possums piled on top of one another, into the same boxes, when delivered to the abattoir, (possums are extremely territorial,) females with joeys, butchered, and bashed to death. Please Help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty and export.

You can help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty to these possums by adding the above link to the possum abattoir and lodging your submissions by 23/4/10, to wta@environment.gov.au

wildlife.enq@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
and click on link
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/trade-use/invitecomment/brushtail-possum.html

Submissions are now closed. This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

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

Dingoes

Following Wildlife Carers Group Investigation and Report on the Fraser Island Dingoes, on 29/8/11, on 5/9/11, the Liberal National Party (LNP) has committed to ensuring the long term survival of the Fraser Island Dingoes, click this link to read the LNP’s commitments:http://www.lnp.org.au/policies/queenslands-precious-wildlife-the-fraser-island-dingo

Please click this link to view Wildlife Carers Group follow up on Fraser Island Dingoes Driven to Extinction Report: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/fraser-island-dingoes-driven-to-extinction/?sn=l


https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/wildlife-carers-group-investigation-and-report-on-the-fraser-island-dingoes-qld-liberal-national-party-takes-action-to-protect-fraser-island-dingoes/?sn=l

Terminating the rangers from their jobs, who are responsible for the inhumane treatment of dingoes on Fraser Island , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSSaknF6Wnw&feature=youtu.be
who are starving them to death, mismanaging them, mistreating them, will prevent driving these spectacular native wildlife species to extinction, and help end acts of animal cruelty. Changing the Qld government legislation and constitution, to humanely conserve this species, and their habitat. Erecting GIVE WAY to DINGOES/WILDLIFE Signs. We can see their marine life up and down the Qld coast, however, the only unique sighting that Fraser Island can boast about, and can offer to the tourists, is the pure breed native Dingoes, once the last 90 odd Dingoes, population estimation as of 28-29 August 2011, (since the mismanaged Fraser Island fire by the Qld government, this Dingo population has more than likely dropped dramatically), that are left on the Island are driven to extinction, through arrogance, mismanagement and mistreatment, Fraser Island will have nothing left to offer to the huge tourist trade it currently holds, which will end Fraser Island tourism. This species maintains a healthy well balanced ecosystem.


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

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

To read Wildlife Carers Group report on Tortoise cruelty and removing the fish hook, and in the Tasmanian Times please click on this link or copy and paste into your browser:

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

Wildlife Carers Group report on Tortoise cruelty was published in the Tasmanian Times, to read it please click on this link: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/cruelty-to-a-long-necked-tortoise/

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

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

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


WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP VISIT TO ANTARCTICA & MELBOURNE AQUARIUM; COMPETITION; ONGOING ANIMAL CRUELTY BY RSPCA+MORE 21/12/12

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP VISIT TO ANTARCTICA & MELBOURNE AQUARIUM; COMPETITION; ONGOING ANIMAL CRUELTY BY RSPCA+MORE 21/12/12

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

WISHING YOU A VERY MERRY XMAS AND A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR 2013.

We have had a very full on 2012.

Our Wildlife mobile phone has been ringing off the hook all year with the phone getting quite congested.

Any calls we haven’t returned is because either the caller failed to leave a phone number, failed to leave a clear message and phone number and we could not decipher any of it, or because of the badly congested line, the calls did not get through, so we apologise for any calls that were not returned.

Please ensure that you speak loudly and clearly straight into the phone’s microphone and state the reason for why you are calling, leave your name and repeat your phone number twice.

If you only leave a name and number, we will consider that the call is not for sick, orphaned or injured wildlife or wildlife related matters.

We have been busy attending meetings, writing submissions, assisting with campaigns and are running 3 of our own campaigns, conducting inspections, training work experience students, lobbying, meeting deadlines, writing for a wildlife rescue magazine, answering calls, wildlife rescue, wildlife rehabilitation, releasing wildlife, taking legal action, court phone conferences, preparing for legal action, etc.  https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/wildlife-carers-group-news-work-experience-student-rspca-cruelty-more-live-export-animal-cruelty-28912/;

Can you also take a moment to sign and share these 3 petitions BELOW with others by signing as individuals and circulating the petitions please? It’s really easy – all you need to do is forward this email, and share this link on Facebook and Twitter, and your own websites, with your friends, family and colleagues:

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

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

Animal Cruelty has been high.

Wildlife Carers Group is currently investigating this young Galah that was brought to us on 18/12/12 picked up in Duffy, and is currently having a synthetic beak placed over the badly bitten or sliced off beak that also has part of its tongue missing. We are not sure if this injury is as a result of an insane person trying to shut this young Galah up when begging for food. If anyone has any information on what happened to this Galah, please email wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au


This Galah has also been treated with enrofloxacin antibiotics injections.   We have ruled out a vehicle strike as causing this injury.

Wildlife Carers Group took legal action against The Conservator of Flora and Fauna and filed an Application to Stay/Application For Interim Or Other Orders-General and an Application for Review of Decision at ACAT, to stop the Kangaroo killing on the nature reserves and surrounding areas on the date that the cull commenced on 22/5/12, since we only got 1 day’s notice that the unlawful killing was to commence, animal welfare/acts of animal cruelty, and to amend the Acts and Policies governing all the killing of Kangaroos and other native wildlife and the native wildlife rehabilitation rehabilitation.

The Stay was heard on 23/5/12, which failed.

I continued to argue to enforce the stay by sending ACAT daily updates of current visual photographic evidence from the 2012 killing to show that the Kangaroos were being violently tortured to death, unlawfully herded using quad bikes by the government and their employed shooters that the taxpayers were paying for.  ACAT would not budge.

This dragged on until the hearing that was set down for 27 June 2012 when we requested an adjournment since the Conservator of Flora and Fauna deliberately withheld evidence in an attachment of her Decision.  ACAT refused to grant our adjournment and refused to order the Conservator of Flora and Fauna to send the missing attachment of her Decision.

ACAT  breached the Animal Welfare Act and the Code of Practice by failing to grant the stay, and allowed this government to continue to breach the Animal Welfare Act and the Code of Practice in the process.  Someone has to be held accountable for all of these serious breaches and also lose their taxpayer waged jobs.

We are attempting to have court/tribunal rules changed so that courts/tribunals will be held accountable for their incorrect decisions.  These courts/tribunals are paid with taxpayers money, and no one wants to see animals tortured to death, especially when the matter is already before the court/tribunal, or victims/innocent people viciously harassed and defamed and/or prosecuted and treated as criminals, and ordered to pay criminals to allow them to reoffend.

The government is also in breach of the Animal Welfare Act and the Code of Practice and will also be held accountable for their ongoing non action to stop the Kangaroo slaughters and to prevent them from being driven to extinction unless they immediately announce that the kangaroo killing is stopped by the government and other parties who kill protected native kangaroos and other protected native wildlife.

On 27 June 2012 we were forced to withdraw our application for Review of Decision because of the missing evidence in the Decision.

This leaves this matter open and can still be challenged by us or someone else who we will be happy to work closely with to ensure that our Kangaroos and all other native wildlife see Justice and their Rights to live under the Wildlife Protection Laws.

The police were constantly contacted by us as well to stop the Kangaroo killing by sending them the same visual photographic evidence that we sent to the court on a daily basis, but it appears that the police failed in their duty to immediately stop animal cruelty.

We received conflicting stories, that the killing was stopped on the Friday prior to the advertised date of reopening the nature reserves.

So we possibly had some effect with the court action and our constant contact with all of the police sections within the police departments.

Then on 10 August 2012, I was personally attacked not only by TAMS, but ALSO by the police and the rspca, with my private property unlawfully trespassed on and my wildlife stolen by these bodies, with not one of them placing innocent vulnerable protected native wildlife welfare first, all because I personally took the conservator of flora and fauna to court.

My repeated warnings to them that they were trespassing and that this was private property and to get off my property was ignored.  I stepped infront of the rspca and again ordered everyone off my property, and shut the aviary door to the 4 Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, where they started to torture the Cockatoos, blood everywhere, when a large flock of Sulphur Crested Cockatoos also tried to come to our rescue and came flying in screaming and swooping down at the rspca, tams and the police.

A police officer stepped infront of my face and threatened to arrest me and charge me on my own private property, who was unlawfully trespassing.

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/wildlife-carers-group-news-work-experience-student-rspca-cruelty-more-live-export-animal-cruelty-28912/

Just as our Kangaroos suffer under this government and are tortured to death, so did my wildlife that were safe on my property from TAMS and the rspca unlawful death sentence or from being sold.

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/protected-native-violent-kangaroo-killing-in-the-act-7-june-2012/

The Chronicle has given the rspca a full page of advertising to adopt a pet , and don’t be deceived by their wording, in plain English it means the rspca are selling them that includes 2 Rainbow Lorikeets. Who were these birds stolen from? Where is the xmas present for these animals, to be given to good suitable loving and caring homes for FREE to ensure that none of the rspca animals are killed unnecessarily?!

Advertising for the rspca is not helping any animals, until the rspca advertises that all the animals are FREE to  good homes to prevent killing them. That is the Merry Xmas all year round that all animals deserve at the rspca, FREE to good homes.

Taxpayers money was used and abused to run a smear campaign against me by the government, government depts/police and tams, and the rspca, just as the government ran a smear campaign against the protestors/activists who were gathering the evidence on the unlawful violent killing of the kangaroos on the nature reserves in May/June 2012, by accusing them of cutting the fence where the Eastern Bettongs were.

At no time were the Eastern Bettongs in danger.  The fence surrounding the Eastern Bettongs was never cut, the government were careful to cut another fence that was right away from the Eastern Bettongs.  The activists did not cut the fence; the government did so that they could turn the public against the activists who did an excellent job in gathering animal cruelty evidence and exposing the government’s unlawful violent herding and killing of the Kangaroos in 2012. The vet verified that the kangaroos were indeed tortured to death, that is in breach of the Animal Welfare Act, Code of Practice etc, after one of the kangaroos were autopsied.

My name was slandered with vicious defamatory lies in the Canberra Times, with the intent to destroy my reputation, we can put any price on a defamation law suit, with the Canberra Times refusing to print my response, and other letters written in my defence, this is also discrimination and in breach of my Human Rights, I was personally viciously harassed that is a $350,000 fine and 7 years in prison, my property damaged that I have been constantly writing to the chief/tams minister to pay up for, and to pay me a huge compensation payout without the government abusing any further taxpayers money on, giving her the opportunity to negotiate with me alone. 

I have already sent 1 bill for damages to the chief/tams minister that has been constantly ignored.  I have also demanded a PUBLIC APOLOGY from all of these bodies.

After all of this, the public who care and who know me still know where to come to save our protected native wildlife and we continue to receive massive complaints against the rspca killing everything.

While we haven’t been sending out regular emails to everyone, we have been very busy and have continued to fight for animal welfare and to end animal cruelty, and to save wildlife habitat that can be seen on these links: on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649024860&v=info,
Twitter
http://twitter.com/wildlifecarersg/
.

Wildlife Carers Group has as usual financially supported the Mix 106.3 Special Children’s Xmas Wish Party in conjunction with FNI(A)-Film Networking Industry (Australia), given a vet an annual fat cheque as usual, and financially supported advertising for ‘the stop the trawler’ campaign, and of course paid other vet fees as well, etc.

With all the photos already attached, I won’t include any further photos of donations that we have made.

Hit and Run is still a problem.

Please slow down and give way to our very vulnerable wildlife. With the ongoing loss of their habitat, please understand that they have no road sense, but you do. Thank you.

This poor Long-necked Tortoise was found lying upside down on the road on 14/12/12 and handed into Wildlife Carers Group, showing a fracture on the tortoise’s plastron.


Taken to  the vet and treated with enrofloxacin 0.2ml antibiotics injection and the fracture taped with half inch micropore tape.

COMPETITION

For the first 10 winners to win a free Wildlife Carers Group Membership please identify these birds.


This nestling was brought to Wildlife Carers Group, identified as the birds below having a feed.


Both these birds are from the same family group as the nestling above.

ELECTRIC CAR

In order to help save our environment, I had an electric car for a month. I can’t say that I can recommend it. When we had to be at certain places at a certain time, the electric car ran out of charge, so we had to switch cars and take the petrol car. It takes hours to charge the car up, hours that we don’t have, so to be safe, I had to drive my petrol car knowing that it is full of petrol, it only takes 5 minutes to fill it up, and it will get me wherever I have to go without the worry that the charge will run out and I will be left stranded in the middle of nowhere.


ANTARTICA VISIT – MELBOURNE AQUARIUM

We visited Antartica to see their King and Gentoo Penguins in the Melbourne Aquarium on 22/11/12.

Unfortunately the King and Gentoo Penguins are kept in the same enclosure that may be having an impact on the King Penguins breeding, unless they are all females, and their survival in the enclosure. All the King Penguins eggs that are laid are not fertile.

King Penguins congregate together in the wild. They don’t normally mix with other Penguins, so this could be a stress factor for them.

The Melbourne Aquarium suffers a high mortality rate of the King Penguins as well.

The Gentoo Penguins are breeding quite well, so obviously being held captive together with the King Penguins is not stressful for them.

Emails between the Melbourne Aquarium and Wildlife Carers Group from 29/11/12-12/12/12. Note that they ignore the problems that they have to resolve, rather than addressing them, the respondent is in complete denial that there is a problem with their high mortality rate of the King Penguins in their enclosure and the fact they are not breeding, since they have more readily accessible King Penguins to quickly replace their high mortality rate:

From: Sarina Walsh
To: “wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au” <wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au>
Sent: Wednesday, 12 December 2012 4:23 PM
Subject: Our recent visit to Melbourne Aquarium Antartica Penguins

Dear Nora,

Please see my comments to your point below.

Regards

Sarina Walsh | Bird Manager – Melbourne Aquarium

Merlin Entertainments Group

Cnr King & Flinders St | Melbourne VIC 3000

Direct: +61 3 9923 5965 | Mobile: 0458 158 020 | Website: www.melbourneaquarium.com.au

Email:

From: Nora Preston [mailto:wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 4 December 2012 4:30 PM
To: Sarina Walsh
Subject: Re: Our recent visit to Melbourne Aquarium Antartica Penguins

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your response.

I didn’t write that we did not enjoy your Sub-Antartica Penguin experience, if you would like to re-read what I wrote.

I did however express concerns for the King Penguins.


The penguin facility meets all Australian and international standards


The RSPCA Victoria have visited the penguin facility on three occasions upon our request and were more than satisfied with the standard of the facility and the husbandry provided.


Penguin specialists from the Australian Antarctic Division have visited on several occasions and endorsed the facility.

I’m aware that you are having a success breeding rate with the Gentoo Penguins, my only concern was with your failure to breed with the King Penguins and that you have to keep replacing the high death rate with new King Penguins.

As mentioned in my last email we have had NO king deaths at Melbourne Aquarium.

The King Penguins have not bred due to their young age.

Hopefully you will take note of the concerns raised, and rehouse the King Penguins into a separate facility.

King Penguins do not interact with Gentoo Penguins in the wild, even in your enclosure, they attempt to remain separate from the Gentoo Penguins which is quite stressful for them.

The king penguins have currently separating them self as they are using the nest platform provided for courting and breeding. Other times of the year that use all areas of the exhibit as the gentoo’s do.

King and gentoo penguins may not interact with each other however they live in integrated population on Falkland Island, Macquarie Island, South Georgia, Prince Edward, Crozet and Heard island.

Below is a list of just a few facilities that also house king and gentoo penguins together.

 

Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

 

Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Central Park Zoo, New York

Sea World, Queensland, Australia

Kelly Tarltons Sea Life Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

Sea World San Diego , USA

Zoological Gardens Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany

Newport Aquarium, Newport USA

Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh, Scotland

SeaWorld Antonio, USA

Sea World Orlando, USA

Let me know if your King egg is fertile or successfully raised.

You can keep up to date by visiting either our website or our facebook page.

I would love to receive stages through photos from you of this King egg’s stages, hatching etc if it is fertile.

You can keep up to date by visiting either our website or our facebook page.

The other consideration is the dye that you use to colour the food which may not be adaptable for the King Penguins diet, and may be toxic for them.

We do not put any die in the king penguins food.

Looking forward to your response.

If you would like further clarification regarding my response please let me know and I can put in contact with our Veterinarian Dr Robert Jones.

Sincerely

NORA PRESTON

Founding President

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP

PO Box 3509

WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

Mobile: 0406 056 099

From: Nora Preston [mailto:wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 4 December 2012 4:30 PM
To: Sarina Walsh
Subject: Re: Our recent visit to Melbourne Aquarium Antartica Penguins

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your response.

I didn’t write that we did not enjoy your Sub-Antartica Penguin experience, if you would like to re-read what I wrote.

I did however express concerns for the King Penguins.

I’m aware that you are having a success breeding rate with the Gentoo Penguins, my only concern was with your failure to breed with the King Penguins and that you have to keep replacing the high death rate with new King Penguins.

Hopefully you will take note of the concerns raised, and rehouse the King Penguins into a separate facility.

King Penguins do not interact with Gentoo Penguins in the wild, even in your enclosure, they attempt to remain separate from the Gentoo Penguins which is quite stressful for them.

Let me know if your King egg is fertile or successfully raised.

I would love to receive stages through photos from you of this King egg’s stages, hatching etc if it is fertile.

The other consideration is the dye that you use to colour the food which may not be adaptable for the King Penguins diet, and may be toxic for them.

Looking forward to your response.

Sincerely

NORA PRESTON

Founding President

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP

PO Box 3509

WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

Mobile: 0406 056 099

From: Sarina Walsh
To:
wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au” <wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au>
Sent: Tuesday, 4 December 2012 2:34 PM
Subject: RE: Our recent visit to Melbourne Aquarium Antartica Penguins

Good afternoon Nora,

Thank you for your email. I am sorry you did not enjoy your Sub-Antarctic Penguin experience at Melbourne Aquarium.

Unfortunately the information that you received upon your visit to the Aquarium is incorrect. In the four years that we have displayed penguins at Melbourne Aquarium we have had no adult deaths and had a very successful gentoo breeding program in place with chicks the past three years. Kings take several years longer then gentoos to reach sexual maturity. Therefore, last years’ egg was infertile due to the young age of the birds. We are very excited to currently have one king egg, laid last week. When you visited it was very early in the king breeding season, which, unlike the gentoos that all breed at the same time, have a very long breeding season. They had begun courting and finding a mate. We are very lucky to have an egg this early in the breeding season.

Pip (king penguin) has a feeding issue from birth and therefore needs the food to be put into her mouth to a certain depth before she eats it. She indicates to keepers when she is hungry and then she is fed. At present several of the other kings are focused on the present breeding season, this means that they will often protect their partner so intently that they lose their interest in other things. For this reason we spend more time with the kings ensuring that they get the nutrition they need to keep healthy.

Sub- Antarctic penguins shake for several reasons, 1 to cool down, 2 to warm up, 3 to assist in digestion or 4 they may be unwell, if they are unwell they show other signs first though and they would have received medical assistance before they got to the stage of shaking. We have staff trained in vet nursing and keepers that have a wide range of varied experience, from breeding endangered birds, years of zoo keeping a wide range of birds, mammals, reptile and fish, and years of animal conditioning plus extensive study at both the under and post graduate level. We also have a Vet with 30+ years experience visit 3 time as week and is always on call.

King and gentoo penguins live side by side both in the wild, in numbers exceeding tens of thousands, and Zoo’s and Aquarium’s all around the world.

Kind regards

Sarina Walsh | Bird Manager – Melbourne Aquarium

Merlin Entertainments Group

Cnr King & Flinders St | Melbourne VIC 3000

Direct: +61 3 9923 5965 | Mobile: 0458 158 020 | Website: www.melbourneaquarium.com.au

Email:

From: Nora Preston [mailto:wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au]
Sent: Thursday, 29 November 2012 5:36 PM
To: Melbourne Aquarium Administration
Subject: Our recent visit to Melbourne Aquarium Antartica Penguins

“Good afternoon,

Subject: Our recent visit to Melbourne Aquarium Antartica Penguins

Last week we visited the Antartica King and Gentoo Penguins enclosure and learnt that your King Penguins are not breeding, laying infertile eggs, and that you have a high death rate.

These could be as a result of a couple of things:

1. Either all the King Penguins are females; or

2. It is a very stressful environment for them being held captive together with the Gentoo Penguins, and your staff who feed them etc are not trained to understand animal behaviour on when to leave the penguins alone, or when they may need medical assistance.

Before we actually went in to the Antartica section to be inside with the penguins, we noticed that a female handler with glasses, was pushing and forcing the King Penguins to feed, when some of the Penguins quite obviously just wanted to be left alone.

She repeatedly tried to force feed a couple of them, failing to read their body language that they wanted to be left alone.

One of the King Penguins was trembling quite badly as well that clearly needed some medical attention, or was in fear of the handlers/staff.

It may be worthwhile for you to construct another Antartica area solely for the King Penguins and see if that helps breeding and stops your high death rate.

Thank you for your Antartica experience.

Looking forward to your response.

Sincerely

NORA PRESTON

Founding President

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP”


King Penguins to your left and Gentoo Penguins to your bottom right

Note that even the photo shows that the King Penguins attempt to alienate themselves from the Gentoo Penguins and do not intermix.

We were taken into a highly quarantined area and had to put their warm black outfits on, including heavy duty black boots, and I mean ‘heavy’. Our feet felt like lead in them they were that heavy.

We were given a guided tour throughout the quarantined area, shown the freezers, where all the food is stored, how the food is mixed and coloured using a colour dye to make the food more appealing for the Penguins, an empty King Penguin egg, equipment, etc and finally the best saved for last, into the quarantined enclosure to meet the King and Gentoo Penguins face to face. We were on display with the Penguins.

Seeing the King Penguins face to face showed how absolutely beautifully and brilliantly coloured they are that you simply can’t see through the glassed enclosure.  They are breathtaking.

There were animal welfare issues in the Octopus enclosure where a number of large Octopus’s was squeezed into a tiny glassed in area.



Octopus squeezed into a small display area with no escape route out of it into a larger area


Shark eggs


A variety of Starfish


Inquisitive young Long-necked Tortoises with plenty of room to be able to get out of the water and touch land


Walking through the walk through aquarium


A walk with the sharks without getting wet – a harmless Leopard Shark

ONGOING RSPCA CRUELTY

This ongoing dog report of animal cruelty and uncontrolled dog allowed to roam continues from Kambah because the rspca refused to do their job and seize the dog when they had the opportunity to. https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/12/22/rspca-animal-cruelty-failure-to-seize-dog-19812-221212/


28/11/12 dog from Kambah in truck yue 022 entangled in chains on the back of his truck all day parked illegally.



12/12/12 at approx 2.24pm showing a photo of uncontrolled dog ALLOWED TO ROAM from Kambah, with the dog having a chain attached to it, but the other end of the chain is not attached to anything so that when the dog roams it will be dragging a very long chain after it that is more acts of animal cruelty.


6/12/12 the black dog from 15 Drysdale Cct Kambah was on the road outside 13 Drysdale Cct Kambah. By the time I took the photo, the dog had moved behind the permanent offending dog owner’s truck yes 67c that is also permanently unlawfully parked on the nature stripA part of the rear of the dog can be seen behind the truck.


20/12/12 at approx 1.11am showing a dark photo of uncontrolled dog that is allowed to roam, the light from the eye can be seen, showing more acts of animal cruelty, failing to properly house the dog and keep the dog safe from predators that is kept in an open front yard, residing at Kambah, kicked out into the street every day causing a public nuisance, a harassing dog and a disturbance.

Dog cruelty reported on 14/11/11 from the same resident, scroll down to DOG CRUELTY IN THE ACT: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/11/

The uncontrolled and roaming dogs are causing a lot of damage to private property killing off the lawns as they urinate all over them on a daily basis, along with other damages.

Animal cruelty extends to dog owners who fail to keep their dogs under control by keeping them on a leash, or the dog offenders who kick their dogs out into the neighbourhood to roam, who fail to place top priority on their pets safety, who clearly don’t care if their dogs get run down, they don’t care if their dogs attack someone, or if they attack, injure or kill another persons pet, or wildlife, or if their own dogs get attacked or killed.

All uncontrolled dogs are unpredictable, and are a danger to people, other animals, wildlife and to themselves.

It only takes a split second for a dog to attack a person, another animal, wildlife.

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2012.


WISHING YOU A VERY MERRY XMAS AND A SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2013.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Founding President
WCG – WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP INC. –Founded in 2004.
PO Box 3509
WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

Mobile: 0406 056 099

Email: wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au

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

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You can now follow us and join us on Twitter http://twitter.com/wildlifecarersg/

21 December 2012

Support WCG. WCG is an independent, non profit, non government community based charity providing animal/wildlife care, rescue/rehabilitation

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

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

Support WCG. Become a WCG MEMBER, VOLUNTEER, WILDLIFE CARER, download the m/ship form from http://wcg.awardspace.com/

and join up. Thank you for all your support.

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

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

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

To view the amendments and Draft ACT Pest Animal Management Strategy 2011-2021 please click or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/amendments-darting-currawongs-rspca-draft-act-pest-animal-management-strategy-2011-2021/

To see Wildlife Carers Group full 5-day report, of the training with the work experience student, Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, results: contaminated, etc Please click on this link https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/wildlife-carers-group-wcg-visit-to-callum-brae-nature-reserve-etc-full-5-day-work-experience-student-wes-placement-report-trained-by-wcg-founding-president-nora-preston-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l

To see Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/wildlife-carers-group-kangaroo-meat-testing-%e2%80%93-5-day-work-experience-student-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l

‘KANGAROOS AND DISEASES’, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/kangaroos-and-diseases-notes-for-5-day-wes-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l

This species maintains a healthy, well balanced eco system.

You can help us make the necessary changes for our native protected Eastern Grey

Kangaroos, by signing this petition, and circulating this for us http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-all-the-kangaroos.htmlpetition.com/petitions/saveallthe-kangaroos.html .

In this article, interviewed on 15/4/10, http://www.nowuc.com.au/2010/05/27/kangaroo-plan%E2%80%A6/comment-page-1/(this page may now be closed to leave space for UC new students interviews)
don fletcher from tams says that kangaroos are not the main problem and in fact ‘native grasses’ are not threatened with extinction, but other animals and plants are, and that “the biggest ‘contributor’ to the loss of the natural treeless grasslands of our region has been agriculture (by far)”.


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

Please check out this link: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx
that was in the Canberra times on 17/10/09, that completely refutes the allegations against the roos destroying grasslands, that was sent to maxine cooper, that were also ignored.

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

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

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

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

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

SEE the so called controlled government butchering, you will note that the kangaroos are still alive when hung up, suffering, AND BEING TORTURED TO DEATH, the male is laughing at the cruelty he has just inflicted on this kangaroo, a joey stomped to death, even the child stomps on it as he walks past following his father, orphaned joeys hopping around, left to starve to death, a joey bashed till its eyes popped out, but is still alive, suffering, a prolonged death, and the male admitting that these are protected species. Native protected animals called pests, the very same native animals that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system. The code of practice that the shooter refers to is inhumane, and unacceptable, as witnessed in this video footage. Kangaroos are not fit for human or dog consumption, heavily contaminated with various diseases/harmful bacterias, e.coli, salmonella, staphylococcus, streptococcus, toxoplasmosis, preserved illegally with sulphur dioxide that causes thiamine deficiency, (a white crystalline solid forming part of the vitamin B complex, C12H17CIN4OS; a vitamin (B1), required by the nervous system, absence of which causes beri-beri and other disorders),causing death, intake of pesticide spraying to control locusts, etc. Keep watching till it stops, keep an eye on the timer, next to the speaker symbol, length 10:59.

There are more links on youtube to show the facts on the extreme cruelty committed to our native protected macropods.

Possum abattoir

http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/HuonEnviroCentre/videos/possumdeath.wmv/view,

Possum Abattoir– Lenah Game Meats, Tasmania —EngageMedia

These animals are still alive and awake, when going through the abattoir’s chute processing system, dropped on top of one another, through a swinging door, to go through to the next phase, with several possums piled on top of one another, into the same boxes, when delivered to the abattoir, (possums are extremely territorial,) females with joeys, butchered, and bashed to death. Please Help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty and export.

You can help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty to these possums by adding the above link to the possum abattoir and lodging your submissions by 23/4/10, to wta@environment.gov.au

wildlife.enq@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
and click on link
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/trade-use/invitecomment/brushtail-possum.html

Submissions are now closed. This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

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

Dingoes

Following Wildlife Carers Group Investigation and Report on the Fraser Island Dingoes, on 29/8/11, on 5/9/11, the Liberal National Party (LNP) has committed to ensuring the long term survival of the Fraser Island Dingoes, click this link to read the LNP’s commitments: http://www.lnp.org.au/policies/queenslands-precious-wildlife-the-fraser-island-dingo

Please click this link to view Wildlife Carers Group follow up on Fraser Island Dingoes Driven to Extinction Report: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/fraser-island-dingoes-driven-to-extinction/?sn=l


https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/wildlife-carers-group-investigation-and-report-on-the-fraser-island-dingoes-qld-liberal-national-party-takes-action-to-protect-fraser-island-dingoes/?sn=l

Terminating the rangers from their jobs, who are responsible for the inhumane treatment of dingoes on Fraser Island , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSSaknF6Wnw&feature=youtu.be
who are starving them to death, mismanaging them, mistreating them, will prevent driving these spectacular native wildlife species to extinction, and help end acts of animal cruelty. Changing the Qld government legislation and constitution, to humanely conserve this species, and their habitat. Erecting GIVE WAY to DINGOES/WILDLIFE Signs. We can see their marine life up and down the Qld coast, however, the only unique sighting that Fraser Island can boast about, and can offer to the tourists, is the pure breed native Dingoes, once the last 90 odd Dingoes, population estimation as of 28-29 August 2011, (since the mismanaged Fraser Island fire by the Qld government, this Dingo population has more than likely dropped dramatically), that are left on the Island are driven to extinction, through arrogance, mismanagement and mistreatment, Fraser Island will have nothing left to offer to the huge tourist trade it currently holds, which will end Fraser Island tourism. This species maintains a healthy well balanced ecosystem.


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

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

To read Wildlife Carers Group report on Tortoise cruelty and removing the fish hook, and in the Tasmanian Times please click on this link or copy and paste into your browser:

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

Wildlife Carers Group report on Tortoise cruelty was published in the Tasmanian Times, to read it please click on this link: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/cruelty-to-a-long-necked-tortoise/

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

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

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


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