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RESPONSES TO DRAFT EASTERN GREY KANGAROOS CONTROLLED NATIVE SPECIES PLAN SUBMISSION FROM CONSERVATOR OF FLORA AND FAUNA AND MY RESPONSE, (shown first). 15/5/17

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP is a VOLUNTARY INDEPENDENT NON PROFIT COMMUNITY BASED GROUP with no Government funding – Independent – adj. 1. Not governed by a foreign power; self-governing. 2. Free from the control of another or others; self-reliant.

We await a response to my response.

The unsigned correspondence from the Conservator of Flora and Fauna and my response are below all of this information and the ‘link to this Report’.

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2017/03/19/eastern-grey-kangaroos-draft-controlled-native-species-management-plan-closes-24317/

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/wildlife-carers-group-submission-draft-act-native-grasslands-conservation-strategy-closes-12-may-2017/

Out of 41 Submissions that were received, 31 Submissions opposed this Eastern Grey Kangaroos Draft Controlled Native Species Management Plan, only 10 Submissions supported this Plan.

A good enough reason not to go ahead with this Plan and to abolish it.

Unfortunately there are quite a few mistakes in this Canberra Times article and link below, probably more typo type mistakes leaving out the complete words etc.

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

More than 2,600 Kangaroos to be violently slaughtered in 2017 based on fraudulent flawed Acts, Plans. Strategies at The 12 sites to be closed for the conservation cull are Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve, Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve, Mount Majura Nature Reserve and adjacent territory land, Kama Nature Reserve, Mount Painter Nature Reserve and adjacent territory land, The Pinnacle Nature Reserve and adjacent unleased land, Mount Mugga Mugga Nature Reserve, Isaacs Ridge Nature Reserves, Callum Brae Nature Reserve, East Jerrabomberra Grasslands, West Jerrabomberra Nature Reserve, and Googong Foreshores. These violent killings are not culls, and are not for Conservation purposes with our Kangaroos being driven to extinction, weakening the species genetically altering our Kangaroos committed by over killing and the infertility program. This is criminal.

Kangaroos maintain a healthy well balanced eco system.

http://www.smh.com.au/act-news/act-government-kangaroo-cull-to-target-2606-animals-expand-to-nsw-20170515-gw53iq.html

Link to this Report:  https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2017/05/15/responses-to-draft-eastern-grey-kangaroos-controlled-native-species-plan-submission-from-conservator-of-flora-and-fauna-and-my-response-shown-first-15517/

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WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP is a VOLUNTARY INDEPENDENT NON PROFIT COMMUNITY BASED GROUP with no Government funding – Independent – adj. 1. Not governed by a foreign power; self-governing. 2. Free from the control of another or others; self-reliant.
WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2016.

WISHING YOU A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2017.
There can be no discrimination against our native wildlife, all native wildlife are precious to our Eco system in assisting to maintain a healthy well balanced Eco system, and will be protected, and rehabilitated equally.
Wildlife Carers Group, 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.
LADY NORA PRESTON (began rehabilitating wildlife in the early ’80′s.)
Founding President
Honorary Member
Animal Welfare Inspector
WCG – WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP INC. – Founded in 2004.
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WESTON CREEK ACT 2611
 
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Aims and Objectives: To promote the general welfare and continued survival of native fauna and flora as an essential element of the environment, and specifically to undertake the specialised care necessary for the rehabilitation of orphaned, sick and injured native birds and other animals, to promote public awareness of the need to conserve existing wildlife species, and an understanding of their particular habitat and feeding requirements.
To see Wildlife Carers Group report and review of the documentary ‘Kangaroo Mob’ please click on these links: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/wildlife-carers-group-attends-premiere-screening-of-360-degree-films-documentary-kangaroo-mob-on-7212-8212/ Published in theTasmanian Times please click on this link: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/wildlife-carers-group-attends-premiere-screening-/
To view the amendments and Draft ACT Pest Animal Management Strategy 2011-2021 please click or copy and paste this link into your browser: AMENDMENTS DARTING CURRAWONGS RSPCA – DRAFT ACT PEST ANIMAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2011-2021 « wildlifecarersgroup
 
To see Wildlife Carers Group full 5-day report, of the training with the work experience student, Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, results: contaminated, etc Please click on this link https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/wildlife-carers-group-wcg-visit-to-callum-brae-nature-reserve-etc-full-5-day-work-experience-student-wes-placement-report-trained-by-wcg-founding-president-nora-preston-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l.
‘KANGAROOS AND DISEASES’, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/kangaroos-and-diseases-notes-for-5-day-wes-4-8-july-2011/?sn=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 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 21/4/15 – STOP THE VIOLENT ROO KILL, INVITE TO BOOK LAUNCH, ANIMAL JUSTICE PARTY + more

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STOP THE VIOLENT KANGAROO KILLING AND LIES
FURTHER UPDATES BELOW: My apologies for WordPress who have compressed most of these reports by removing paragraphs, spaces etc and unfortunately have reformatted my original properly formatted reports.  I have attempted to tidy up this report by adding more photos and our banner. I have updated the kangaroo numbers and charges against the government to include 2015 unlawful violent kill since writing these reports including adding more photos.   Unfortunately the unlawful violent slaughter did go ahead in 2015 commencing 30 April 2015-7 July 2015 – 1700+701 Joeys=2401 violently killed by the ACT Government annual kill, that does not include the other 93 permits handed out all year round or the infertility program that is preventing breeding, weakening the kangaroo species, driving them to extinction.
2015 ACT Government violent killing. Vet report says this Kangaroo was hit by a vehicle and then stabbed to death. Only the Government had access to drive around inside this complex.

2015 ACT Government violent killing. Vet report says this Kangaroo was hit by a vehicle and then stabbed to death. Only the Government had access to drive around inside this complex as this poor Kangaroo desperately tries to escape the shooters by trying to crawl under the fence after they hit this protected native Eastern Grey Kangaroo.

 

In 2015 the ACT Government authorised the slaughter of at least 25772 Kangaroos across the Territory. Most of these were to be killed on farms because farmers incorrectly believe that native Kangaroos compete for pasture with introduced livestock. But 5000 of the 25772 were to be killed by the government’s own hired guns on public reserves. Kangaroos maintain a healthy well balanced eco system.

 

In 2014 the ACAT Legal action against the government exposed that the government’s own ecologist admitted that the government’s assertions about kangaroos being a threat to vulnerable species were just “PR”, and that its claim that killing kangaroos will benefit biodiversity generally is based on a simplistic assumption that more biomass (vegetation) is better for biodiversity than the diversity of vegetation achieved by kangaroo grazing.  The TAMS Senior Ecologist had already researched the fact that the vegetation in the fenced off areas where the Kangaroos were kept out of had died because the vegetation actually needs the Kangaroos general grazing in order to survive and thrive.  The vegetation in the fenced off areas where the soft footed Kangaroos were allowed to continue their gentle grazing survived and thrived.

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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.
I have over 8000 signatures, adding up all the signatures on all 3 petitions that is more than enough signatures for this government to grant all of my requests.  This ACT Government have absolutely no respect for what the majority of the community want with the ACT Government continuing to abuse taxpayers money to commit their unlawful violence, lies etc.  The taxpayers have not given the ACT Government permission to use their money to kill the Kangaroos.   Only a small minority of 39% supported the government, government dept TAMS and the rspca in the kangaroo killing, while the majority of 56% OPPOSED the government, government dept and the rspca in their unlawful violent kangaroo killing, while 5% were unsure, please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/canberra-times-final-kangaroo-killing-poll-results-closed-25512/.

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The killing is unlawful. Kangaroos are protected native wildlife that the Acts do not allow to be harassed, harmed, herded, killed, tortured to death.
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VOTE OUT THE ACT LABOR AND GREENS PARTY GOVERNMENT IN THE NEXT ELECTIONS TO END THEIR VIOLENCE, LIES and CORRUPTIONhttps://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2013/10/
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PLEASE HELP STOP THE ANNOUNCED 2,466 KANGAROO KILLING FROM 30 APRIL 2015 UNTIL 31 JULY 2015 AND THE ACT LABOR AND GREENS GOVERNMENT LIES ABOUT THE KANGAROOShttps://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2013/10/.
The violent killing based on lies and not on Science, if it takes place will take place at Mugga Lane; Crace, Goorooyarroo, Gungaderra and Mulanggari; Kama and the Pinnacle; Mount Painter; and Wanniassa Hills.The shooting sites will be closed between 3pm and 7am each day, except Mount Painter, the Pinnacle and Wanniassa Hill, which will close from 5pm till 7am.
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POST ON Shane Ratternbury’s https://www.facebook.com/shane.rattenbury?fref=ts and Andrew Barr’s https://www.facebook.com/andrew.barr.mla?fref=ts OR https://www.facebook.com/ABarrMLA?fref=ts FACEBOOK AND TWITTER https://twitter.com/ShaneRattenbury, https://twitter.com/ABarrMLA  PAGES, Greg Hunt Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greg-Hunt-MP/430449423672955?fref=ts, Twitter https://twitter.com/GregHuntMP and tell them to STOP THE ACT VIOLENT KANGAROO KILL AND THE ACT GOVT’S VIOLENCE AND LIES .  Post on Bill Shorten’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BillShorten?fref=ts and Twitter https://twitter.com/billshortenmp, and ask him to STOP THE ACT VIOLENT KANGAROO KILL AND THE ACT GOVT’s VIOLENCE AND LIES. Post on Tony Abbott’s https://www.facebook.com/TonyAbbottMP?fref=ts Facebook and Twitter https://twitter.com/TonyAbbottMHR pages asking him to stop the ACT KANGAROO KILLING AND TO DEREGISTER THE ACT GOVERNMENT TO PUT AN END TO THEIR VIOLENCE AND LIES:
Joey tortured to death by ACT Govt annual kill. Stabbed, still alive and suffering from  stab wounds this Joey was buried alive by the ACT Government, this Joey died of asphyxiation verified by a Vet report on vet autopsy.
 Older kangaroos are shot, stabbed, and while still alive and suffering from bullet wounds and knife wounds are then buried alive.
RSPCA Vet report on 2 of the stolen Sulphur-crested Cockatoos from my property on 10/8/12 stating that the RSPCA committed acts of animal cruelty to them while stealing them from my property on 10/8/12 during their unlawful trespassing/entry, damages. The amount of blood I had to clean up after the RSPCA shows that the RSPCA Vet report is covering up the extent of the injuries that the RSPCA caused to the birds.
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Breaches and animal cruelty committed by TAMS and the RSPCA;
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Breaches by ACT Government, Breaches to EPBC Act, NES; EIS, Animal Welfare Act including breach of section 6a and 7 committing unlawful trespassing, theft, and damages.
Wildlife Carers Group Map of Memorial Kangaroo Park and Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Carers Group Map of Memorial Kangaroo Park and Wildlife Sanctuary

The unlawful entry and stealing of my wildlife from my property by tams, the rspca and the police occurred as a result of me taking the Conservator of Flora and Fauna to court for the unlawful violent killing of the kangaroos/animal cruelty in 2012, to stop the unlawful violent killing and to have the Acts and policies that govern these policies changed. This action against me was more abuse of taxpayers money and vexatious by the government.
TAMS, Marg Peachey, who has now started up her own wildlife group as President that would be affiliated with TAMS, is a TAMS Government wildlife group, and is affiliated with the RSPCA with the same RSPCA mobile number, and the RSPCA are not fit to work with or take and have/keep any animals, and are not fit to be writing up Acts and Policies on them either. Marg Peachey now employed by TAMS, formerly RSPCA Wildlife Manager mistreats animals throwing them around as though they were objects, and is more interested in removing native wildlife from the Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence that she hates, who also misguides with her training who also teaches mishandling of animals.  This corrupt government, government departments and the RSPCA abused more taxpayers money, by raiding me, defamed me with vicious lies to get me out of the way while I fought back for vindication and for the protection and safety of our wildlife, so that Marg Peachey could start up her own TAMS Government wildlife group as well as what the above paragraph states, for taking legal action against TAMS, and so that they can continue to tell lies about the Kangaroos and keep on unlawfully killing them.
The ACT Government, TAMS, and the RSPCA have abused more taxpayers money to allow Marg Peachey to start up another wildlife group, when they already had my established group that saves taxpayers money since we are all volunteers.  I have long term expertise and knowledge of over 30 years in wildlife. I had to stop Marg Peachey from removing protected native Brush-tail Possums and protected native Currawongs from the Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence while she was the RSPCA Wildlife Manager, purely because she hated them.  I had to seize back a magpie that needed surgery from Marg Peachey while she was the RSPCA Wildlife Manager because all Marg wanted to do was to kill it .
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The taxpayers and voters have spoken in my 3 petitions and have demanded that Marg Peachey has her Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence revoked/cancelled.  This 20/4/2015 report/news has been added to all 3 petitions as confirmation on our demands. Marg Peachey’s TAMS Government wildlife group will have to be deregistered to prevent unlawful and unnecessary killing and extinction of wildlife.
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TAMS unlawful entry and theft of my wildlife and bird seeds against me on 10/8/12 were malicious, vexatious, with ongoing maladministration, bullying, Vicious harassment, defamation, an abuse of process, Professional Misconduct, an abuse and breach of Professional Duty, bullying (upto a $600,000 FINE) that I have suffered over a long period of time, and a contravention to the conditions of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence Application and Renewals committed by TAMS and the RSPCA, an abuse of process, maladministration, vexatious, Phishing, an invasion of privacy, Breach of the Human Rights Act, Breach of Civil Rights Act.
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Breaches of Animal Welfare Act – Section 6a and 7 committing unlawful entry/trespassing, damages and theft of WILDLIFE AND BIRD SEEDS:
1 King Parrot, 4 Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, 1 Wood Duck, 1 Eastern Rosella, and theft of my Parrot mix seed blocks, Negligence and Pain, Section 8 – acts of animal cruelty – RSPCA Vet Jacqueline Anne Reed Report on my 2 Sulphur-crested Cockatoos committed by the RPSCA: “Cockatoo #2… The left wing had a skin graze over the carpometacarpal region which was most likely sustained during capture…” “Cockatoo #4…Distance examination –this bird had no visible injuries. Close Examination…There was a small superficial skin graze on the left wing tip most likely caused during capture….”; Unlawful killing of protected native wildlife stolen from my property on 10/8/12 unnecessarily killing 1 Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, 1 Wood Duck and 1 Eastern Rosella failing to provide surgery for 1 Wood Duck and 1 Eastern Rosella and proper treatment and surgery if required to 1 Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and compensation for 1 King Parrot, 4 Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, 1 Wood Duck, 1 Eastern Rosella and bird seed blocks; damages, defamation, vicious harassment committed by TAMS staff Rodney Carnall, Jo-anne Bauer and Matthew Potter, Police staff Sergeant Pikethly, Sergeant Chrissie Barrett, Constable Steve Mills and Constable Brett Arnold, the RSPCA staff Judy Liasartis, Sharon Woods, Lee Collard and vet Jacqueline Anne Reed, Domestic Animal Services Ranger Matthew Goodman.
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FOR THE 2 SULPHUR-CRESTED COCKATOOS STOLEN FROM MY PROPERTY ON 10/8/12 THE RSPCA: JUDY LIASARTIS, SHARON WOODS, LEE COLLARD, JACKIE REID CAUSED UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 1992 – X 2
8. Pain (1) A person commits an offence if the person causes an animal unnecessary pain.
MAXIMUM PENALTY: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both.
BREACH OF SECTION 17 OF NCA.
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FOR THE 2 SULPHUR-CRESTED COCKATOOS STOLEN FROM MY PROPERTY ON 10/8/12 TAMS: RODNEY CARNALL, JO-ANNE BAUER, MATTHEW POTTER, TUGGERANONG TASK FORCE POLICE: SERGEANT PIKETHLY, SERGEANT CHRISSIE BARRETT, CONSTABLE STEVE MILLS AND CONSTABLE BRETT ARNOLD, CHIEF/TAMS MINISTER KATY GALLAGHER, LABOR PARTY PRIME MINISTER, RSPCA CEO MICHAEL LINKE CAUSED UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 1992 – X 2
8. Pain (2) A person in charge of an animal commits an offence if the person – (b) fails to take reasonable steps (including, if appropriate, seeking veterinary treatment) to alleviate any pain suffered by the animal; and
(d) neglects the animal in a way that causes it pain.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both.
BREACH OF SECTION 17 OF NCA.
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8. Pain
(1) A person commits an offence if the person causes an animal unnecessary pain.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both.
(2) A person in charge of an animal commits an offence if the person –
(a) fails to provide it with appropriate, and adequate, food, water, shelter or exercise; or
(b) fails to take reasonable steps (including, if appropriate, seeking veterinary treatment) to alleviate any pain suffered by the animal; or
(c) abandons the animal; or
(d) neglects the animal in a way that causes it pain; or
(e) kills the animal in a way that causes it unnecessary pain.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both;
2 Vets, the RSPCA Vet Jacqueline Anne Reed, and Government Vet involved in this matter be struck off.
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The above Animal Welfare Act 1992 – 8. Pain (2) (e), also applies to TAMS over torturing Kangaroos to death, neglect (2) (d) with the Licensing section blindly handing out multiple native animal killing permits being responsible for these native animals being tortured to death and driven to extinction that I took legal action against TAMS/Conservator of Flora and Fauna for, to stop in May 2012 with visual photographic evidence emailed to ACAT and the Government, Police, to support my ACAT application under the Animal Welfare Act.
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FOR ALL THE EASTERN GREY KANGAROOS IN MAY-JULY 2012 KILLED BY TAMS/CONSERVATOR OF FLORA AND FAUNA, SHOOTERS CAUSED UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 1992 – X THE POPULATION VIOLENTLY KILLED.
8. Pain
(1) A person commits an offence if the person causes an animal unnecessary pain.
MAXIMUM PENALTY: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both; and
(2) A person in charge of an animal commits an offence if the person –
(b) fails to take reasonable steps (including, if appropriate, seeking veterinary treatment) to alleviate any pain suffered by the animal
(c) abandons the animal
(d) neglects the animal in a way that causes it pain.
(e) kills the animal in a way that causes it unnecessary pain.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both.
UNLAWFUL HERDING – BREACH OF CODE OF PRACTICE. BREACH OF SECTION 17 OF NCA.
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2014 UNLAWFUL, VIOLENT GOVERNMENT KILLING OF A JOEY

2014 UNLAWFUL, VIOLENT GOVERNMENT KILLING OF A JOEY

FOR ALL THE EASTERN GREY KANGAROOS IN MAY-JULY 2012, 2013-1149 kangaroos and 355 joeys=1504, 2014-1519+514 Joeys=2,033, 30/4/2015-7/7/2015 – 1700+701 Joeys=2401 KILLED BY TAMS/CONSERVATOR OF FLORA AND FAUNA NEGLECT BY THE RSPCA, TAMS MINISTERS AND CHIEF MINISTER, POLICE, THE LABOR PARTY PRIME MINISTER, ACAT/TRIBUNAL, SHOOTERS CAUSED UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 1992 – X THE POPULATION VIOLENTLY KILLED.
8. Pain (2) A person in charge of an animal commits an offence if the person – (b) fails to take reasonable steps (including, if appropriate, seeking veterinary treatment) to alleviate any pain suffered by the animal; and (d) neglects the animal in a way that causes it pain.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both.
UNLAWFUL HERDING –BREACH OF CODE OF PRACTICE. BREACH OF SECTION 17 OF NCA.
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On 7/7/13 I was prevented from personally helping a Joey, as animal cruelty continued by TAMS and was committed by a TAMS ranger named Grant who went out and saw a Joey in Oxley that was mauled by 2 roaming dogs. He failed to sedate the Joey and immediately provide the Joey with veterinary treatment for the injuries, and shock, and to ensure that the Joey was rehabilitated by a responsible experienced person, such as myself, prior to release. Instead, he told a resident that if the Joey didn’t hop away by 8/7/13 that he would kill it. This is completely unacceptable and unlawful.
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According to the caller,the dogs dragged the Joey across the road, and was therefore injured and suffering myopathy (shock).
The callers phoned me being dissatisfied with the TAMS Ranger Grant’s non action, and asked me to help them to help the Joey. I phoned a rescuer and asked him to sedate the Joey, rescue it, and to immediately get it to have medical treatment and rehabilitation. The ranger then phoned me and left me a threatening message demanding that I phone him back, that he had already attended the site where the Joey was, and that I was to stay away and leave the Joey where it was, to suffer. I refused to phone Grant back.
'Sarah' photos taken 1/5/11 by NORA PRESTON, shown released in 'Kangaroo Mob'
FOR ONE EASTERN GREY KANGAROO ON 7 JULY 2013 OFFENCES COMMITTED BY TAMS RANGER NAMED GRANT CAUSED UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 1992 – X 1.
8. Pain
(1) A person commits an offence if the person causes an animal unnecessary pain.
MAXIMUM PENALTY: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both; and
(2) A person in charge of an animal commits an offence if the person –
(b) fails to take reasonable steps (including, if appropriate, seeking veterinary treatment) to alleviate any pain suffered by the animal
(c) abandons the animal
(d) neglects the animal in a way that causes it pain.
(e) kills the animal in a way that causes it unnecessary pain.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both.
BREACH OF SECTION 17 OF NCA.
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In 2008 DON FLETCHER, TAMS SENIOR ECOLOGIST COMMITTED ANIMAL CRUELTY KILLING THE REMAINING NUMBER OF KANGAROOS LEFT ON THE BNTS SITE AFTER THE VIOLENT KILLING AND UNLAWFUL HERDING OF 500+ KANGAROOS AND JOEYS IN RESEARCH BY INAPPROPRIATELY INSERTING FERTILITY DRUGS UP THEIR NOSES. PUBLISHED IN THEIR MAGAZINE. FLETCHER THEN WENT OUT TO FIND MORE KANGAROOS TO PUT INTO THE BNTS SITE.
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FOR THE REMAINING EASTERN GREY KANGAROOS LEFT ALIVE ON THE BNTS SITE LAWSON IN 2008 OFFENCES COMMITTED BY TAMS SENIOR ECOLOGIST NAMED DON FLETCHER CAUSED UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 1992 – X THE REMAINING KANGAROOS LEFT ALIVE ON THE BNTS SITE 2008.
8. Pain
(1) A person commits an offence if the person causes an animal unnecessary pain.
MAXIMUM PENALTY: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both; and
(2) A person in charge of an animal commits an offence if the person –
(b) fails to take reasonable steps (including, if appropriate, seeking veterinary treatment) to alleviate any pain suffered by the animal
(c) abandons the animal
(d) neglects the animal in a way that causes it pain.
(e) kills the animal in a way that causes it unnecessary pain.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both.
BREACH OF SECTION 17 OF NCA. BREACH OF CODE OF PRACTICE.
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FOR THE REMAINING EASTERN GREY KANGAROOS LEFT ALIVE ON THE BNTS SITE LAWSON IN 2008 OFFENCES COMMITTED BY THE ETHICS COMMITTEE, ACT GOVERNMENT, TAMS, RSPCA CAUSED UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 1992 – X THE REMAINING KANGAROOS LEFT ALIVE ON THE BNTS SITE 2008.
8. Pain
(2) A person in charge of an animal commits an offence if the person –
(d) neglects the animal in a way that causes it pain.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both.
BREACH OF SECTION 17 OF NCA. BREACH OF CODE OF PRACTICE.
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TAMS and CSIRO were fighting over an endangered Major Mitchell Cockatoo that was someone’s pet that had escaped. THEIR FIGHT WAS OVER who was going to torture this poor bird to death by draining the blood out of it while it was still alive and conscious, after TAMS seized it from a wildlife carer who was happy to keep the bird as his pet if the owner didn’t come forward. THIS WILDLIFE CARER IS NOW DECEASED. TAMS violently kill everything. No wildlife can be given to TAMS OR THE RSPCA. THE PUBLIC DO NOT HAND IN WILDLIFE SO THAT TAMS AND THE RSPCA CAN TORTURE THEM TO DEATH OR FEED THEM TO SNAKES, RAPTORS AND OTHER CARNIVOROUS ANIMALS.
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FOR ONE ENDANGERED MAJOR MITCHELL COCKATOO IN 1986 OFFENCES COMMITTED BY TAMS ECOLOGISTS CAUSED UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 1992 – X 1.
8. Pain
(1) A person commits an offence if the person causes an animal unnecessary pain.
MAXIMUM PENALTY: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both; and
(2) A person in charge of an animal commits an offence if the person –
(b) fails to take reasonable steps (including, if appropriate, seeking veterinary treatment) to alleviate any pain suffered by the animal
(c) abandons the animal
(d) neglects the animal in a way that causes it pain.
(e) kills the animal in a way that causes it unnecessary pain.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both.
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FOR ONE ENDANGERED MAJOR MITCHELL COCKATOO IN 1986 OFFENCES COMMITTED BY THE ETHICS COMMITTEE, ACT GOVERNMENT, TAMS, RSPCA CAUSED UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 1992 – X 1.
8. Pain
(2) A person in charge of an animal commits an offence if the person –
(d) neglects the animal in a way that causes it pain.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both.
I’M CERTAIN THAT THEY WERE GUILTY OF 8. PAIN (2) (a), (b), (c) and (e) as well. AFTER THIS INCIDENT WAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION I put a stop to this type of unnecessary and inappropriate animal cruelty and told them to use birds/animals that are already deceased and to stop killing healthy birds/ANIMALS.
NO MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC HANDS IN NATIVE WILDLIFE OR ESCAPEES SO THAT TAMS AND THE RSPCA CAN TORTURE THEM TO DEATH OR FEED THEM TO SNAKES, RAPTORS AND OTHER CARNIVOROUS ANIMALS.
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FOR 500+ EASTERN GREY KANGAROO IN 2008 OFFENCES COMMITTED BY TAMS , TAMS SENIOR ECOLOGIST DON FLETCHER, SECURITY GUARDS THE RSPCA CAUSED UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 1992 – X 500+.
8. Pain
(1) A person commits an offence if the person causes an animal unnecessary pain.
MAXIMUM PENALTY: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both; and
(2) A person in charge of an animal commits an offence if the person –
(a) fails to provide it with appropriate, and adequate, food, water, shelter or exercise
(b) fails to take reasonable steps (including, if appropriate, seeking veterinary treatment) to alleviate any pain suffered by the animal
(c) abandons the animal
(d) neglects the animal in a way that causes it pain.
(e) kills the animal in a way that causes it unnecessary pain.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both.
UNLAWFUL HERDING – CODE OF PRACTICE. BREACH OF SECTION 17 OF NCA.
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FOR 500+ EASTERN GREY KANGAROO IN 2008 OFFENCES COMMITTED BY TAMS AND CHIEF MINISTERS, POLICE, THE ETHICS COMMITTEE, THE RSPCA, THE LABOR PARTY PRIME MINISTER CAUSED UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 1992 – X 500+.
8. Pain
(1) A person commits an offence if the person causes an animal unnecessary pain.
MAXIMUM PENALTY: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both; and
(2) A person in charge of an animal commits an offence if the person –
(b) fails to take reasonable steps (including, if appropriate, seeking veterinary treatment) to alleviate any pain suffered by the animal
(c) abandons the animal
(d) neglects the animal in a way that causes it pain.
(e) kills the animal in a way that causes it unnecessary pain.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both.
UNLAWFUL HERDING – CODE OF PRACTICE. BREACH OF SECTION 17 OF NCA
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THE RSPCA CEO MICHAEL LINKE IGNORED ALL THE ANIMAL CRUELTY WARNINGS AND GOES AHEAD ANYWAY TO POUR CONCRETE OVER THE RABBIT WARRENS. DROWNING IN THE SLURRY AND DYING FROM ASPHYXIATION AND STARVATION ARE BOTH ACTS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT TORTURING THE RABBITS TO DEATH. THESE ARE REAL CASES TO BE CONVICTED INSTEAD OF ABUSING TAXPAYERS MONEY ON CONVICTING AND TRYING TO CONVICT VICTIMS FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING.
FOR ALL RABBITS ON 28 AUGUST 2013 OFFENCES COMMITTED THE RSPCA CEO MICHAEL LINKE CAUSED UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 1992 – X ALL RABBITS
8. Pain
(1) A person commits an offence if the person causes an animal unnecessary pain.
MAXIMUM PENALTY: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both; and
(2) A person in charge of an animal commits an offence if the person –
(a) fails to provide it with appropriate, and adequate, food, water, shelter or exercise
(b) fails to take reasonable steps (including, if appropriate, seeking veterinary treatment) to alleviate any pain suffered by the animal
(c) abandons the animal
(d) neglects the animal in a way that causes it pain.
(e) kills the animal in a way that causes it unnecessary pain.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units, imprisonment for 1 year or both.
ANIMAL CRUELTY WARNINGS IGNORED BY MICHAEL LINKE. DROWNING IN THE SLURRY IS NOT ACCEPTABLE EITHER AND IS ALSO COMMITTING ACTS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY:
Under my conditions of my licence K8464 No.4, it stated that the animals shall not be sold….., however, the RSPCA is selling the animals, adopting out animals is the same as selling them, the RSPCA are making a profit from wildlife, including mine that they stole from me, and what they couldn’t sell, adopt out and profit from, the RSPCA killed. The RSPCA have contravened other conditions of their licence as well as in failing to provide veterinary treatment and care, including surgery when needed, who instead kill.
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Condition 28 of the licence K8464 is requesting that: “The Wildlife Foundation shall maintain and submit to the Conservator of Flora and Fauna: 1) A current list of names and addresses of members of the Foundation and 2) Records of all animals received by the Foundation by June 30 each year. These records shall contain: 1. Date and where animal found 2. Name and address of person delivering animal 3. Species and sex of animal/s 4. Date animal received 5.Treatment provided and 6. Date of animal’s release, or name and address of person animal delivered to and date delivered.”
This means that my licence should still be valid and extended/a continuance which can be done under special conditions and backdated to 2008/2009.
Wildlife Carers Group Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence K8464 conditions 27 and 28

Wildlife Carers Group Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence K8464 conditions 27 and 28

Since TAMS were requesting condition 28 information from another group when they falsely gave condition 28 of the licence as not being complied by, and as their reason for not issuing a renewal, even though I still complied with that condition, and since condition 28 is not referring to Wildlife Carers Group, then the licence K8464 still has to be valid if they want to continue to falsely deny that they received everything as requested.
I was advised by the court to ignore condition 28, however TAMS have been using condition 28 not to renew my licence, to defame me to my carers, vets, etc, which they cannot do.
The only condition I contravened on the licence K8464 was in condition No.28 by giving TAMS a list of vets and carers names, records, etc when condition 28 was asking the Wildlife Foundation to give them their list of vets and carers names, records etc. All of TAMS evidence shows that I was bullied and threatened by TAMS in giving them that information in contravention to condition 28 of my licence which I gave under duress and is therefore inadmissible in court.
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We are Wildlife Carers Group, not Wildlife Foundation.
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I repeatedly advised the licensing officers that they have also erred in the licence by naming the Wildlife Foundation which they repeatedly ignored, as they repeatedly ignore everything else. Therefore, as I have repeatedly stated, this is all departmental error by a dysfunctional department. Neither myself nor the animals can be allowed to suffer the consequences, or hold me and the animals responsible for TAMS repeated errors and contravention to the Act, the Animal Welfare Act and the Code of Practice etc. any further.
I believe that I have suffered enough intimidation, torment, bullying (upto $600,000 fine), humiliation, degradation, defamation, vicious harassment and violated by these departments and the RSPCA over false allegations, etc for over a long period of time that dates back to 2004 when I first applied for the Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence.
Continuance of or Reinstate Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence K8464 backdated to 2008/2009 effective immediately.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence K8464 backdated to 2008/2009 with special conditions:
1.Full term rehabilitation for ALL sick, injured, orphaned native wildlife
2.No records for TAMS – Privacy Act
3.No Carers list for TAMS – Privacy Act
4.No Vets list for TAMS – Privacy Act
5.I do all the inspections
6.Open licence, does not expire or get cancelled unless I cancel it or leave Wildlife Carers Group, as per TAMS original special conditions
7.No interference by TAMS or any dealings with TAMS at all
8.Rescue of all native wildlife
9.Export Licence
10.I’m appointed as advisor in all wildlife and animal welfare related matters to replace the RSPCA
11.Wildlife Carers Group takes over all Wildlife Rehabilitation and Native Wildlife killing applications
12.RSPCA shut down with shelters taken over by Animal Liberation if they agree
13.TAMS prevented from working with animals
14.Remove all Conservator/TAMS conditions
Wildlife Carers Group Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence K8464 conditions 27 and 28

Wildlife Carers Group Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence K8464 conditions 27 and 28

Public apology over the defamatory letters sent to all my carers, vets in 2008 and to anyone else these and other defamatory letters were sent out to referring to me and Wildlife Carers Group.  One defamatory lie was that I did not  comply with section 28, the other lie was that I hadn’t yet responded  to their renewal licence which they had NOT sent out to me.  I had to chase after them to get the renewal licence sent out to me;
Public apology over defamation leading to and on10/8/12, and thereafter for the unlawful trespassing and theft of wildlife and my wildlife food etc, taken against me;
Public apology on 11/8/12 defamatory article in the Canberra Times;
A HUGE COMPENSATION PAYOUT TO ME.
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I was repeatedly reminded by the ACT Government that we are an independent group.
Independent – adj. 1. Not governed by a foreign power; self-governing. 2. Free from the control of another or others; self-reliant.
Wildlife Carers Group Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence K8464 conditions 27 and 28

Wildlife Carers Group Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence K8464 conditions 27 and 28

Note condition 27 doesn’t allow full term rehabilitation for Eastern Grey Kangaroos (EGK), showing the ACT Government’s hatred for the EGK’s, the only state with this policy.  The Canberra Chronicle – TAMS Ranger Brett McNamara Our Bush Capital – article Restoring Balance ‘An intricate web of life’, p12, 21/4/15, is an intricate web of lies. The ACT Government’s Kangaroo killing is driven by hatred and lies, and NOT by Science. Science tells the ACT Government to leave the Kangaroos alone because without the soft footed macropods and their gentle grazing to stimulate native vegetation growth along with their natural fertilisation through their faeces, the vegetation will die. The ACT Government is driving the Eastern Grey Kangaroos to extinction with their over killing, lies and mismanagement. The strong large males and strong healthy females are targeted destroying their strong healthy gene pools, weakening the species. On top of the 31+ killing permits, predators, the ACT Government is also sterilising the Kangaroos to completely wipe them right out and to speed up the process of driving them to extinction. The ACT Government’s lies about the Kangaroos is encouraging violence who are committing fraud with their false reports. The Kangaroos are not over grazing and there is such a small population left. The kangaroos are not of an abundance. The ACT Government hand out approx. 30 permits a year to land holders to kill the Kangaroos, along with their own annual unlawful killing that would add up to approx. 31 killing permits of protected native wildlife a year. Kangaroos and other macropods predators are dogs, raptors, foxes, snakes, humans, road kills, development/construction, fences, loss of habitat that are keeping the population well below the required population to provide a healthy well balanced eco system. The ACT Government is destroying the habitat and driving the Eastern Grey Kangaroos, other macropods, reptiles, insects and other wildlife to extinction through poisoning – baits and sprays, unlawful killing throughout the year, construction of roads and buildings, driving quad bikes, heavy machinery, and trucks throughout reserves, digging up the reserves for trenches etc. who are destroying the Bush Capital. After each ACT Government killing, they then spread poisonous baits throughout all the reserves to finish off the last remaining Kangaroos and other native wildlife. The ACT Government is driving our Kangaroos and other native wildlife flora and fauna to extinction. Updated from top to bottom with more relevant photos to show the extent of the ACT Government’s and the RSPCA’s violence and lies. The ACT Government are weakening the species by targeting the large males and strong healthy females that hold the strong gene pools.

2008bntsroobodiesthrownintopitinmajuraBodies of unlawfully violently killed Kangaroos. Note condition 28, we are NOT the Wildlife Foundation, we are Wildlife Carers Group.

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This is Frankie Seymour’s stop the Kangaroo killing petition information.  Feel free to sign her petition as well. Her link to the petition is at the bottom of the page:
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ACT Government is the only state that charges the highest Insurance excess and premium rates in all of our insurance policies.
ACT dictates on which Insurance Company to use when registering our car that all charge the highest excess rates.
We are still charged 2 taxes on all of our insurance policies, and the list goes on.
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INVITE TO BOOK LAUNCH
You are invited to the launch of Caroline Ambrus book ‘Caught in the A.C.T. GOVERNMENT CRUELTY, COLLUSION AND…ACT LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY COVER UP’. Speaker: MICHAEL LINDFIELD (Community and business leader, advocate and campaigner for social justice and public infrastructure). Venue: Woden Senior Citizens’ Club, 12 Corinna Street, PHILLIP. Date: 8 May 2015. Time: 5-7pm. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED. email: cambrus@iinet.net.au. Phone Caroline Ambrus (02) 62921192. www.act-now.net.au [Time to send the ACT Government, and others to the Corruption Board].
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103013_0759_animaljusti1THE ANIMAL JUSTICE PARTY ACT residents (on the electoral roll with residence in the ACT) interested in becoming a member of the AJP please direct yourselves to the membership section of the AJP website (www.animaljusticeparty.org). It costs only $20. If you have no access to the internet AJP can provide hard copies of membership forms.

The Animal Justice Party NSW secured the last remaining seat on 17/4/15 in the NSW Parliament’s upper house, making Mark Pearson, formerly the NSW Animal Liberation President, the first and only dedicated animal advocate elected to parliament in Australia and one of only a few elected world-wide. Mark won over the No Land Tax Party who are going to appeal. It’s a shame he didn’t knock out the Shooters and Fishers Party instead. Congratulations to Mark and the AJP. http://www.northernstar.com.au/…/animal-justice-pa…/2610447/

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF DECEMBER 2014 COMPETITION: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/wildlife-carers-group-news-have-a-safe-magical-xmas-new-year-in-2015-221214/. 122214_1333_WILDLIFECAR14.jpg The pictured parrot is a Rainbow Lorikeet, Trichoglossus moluccanus, Rank: Species, Higher Classification: Trichoglossus.  The Rainbow Lorikeet is a species of parrot found in Australia. It is common along the eastern seaboard, from northern Queensland to South Australia and Tasmania, with a local population in Perth (Western Australia), initiated from aviary releases, that is now found in the ACT as well due to habitat loss. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas.  Both sexes look alike, with a blue (mauve) head and belly, green wings, tail and back, and an orange/yellow breast. The Rainbow Lorikeet mostly forages on the flowers of shrubs or trees to harvest nectar and pollen, but also eats fruits, seeds and some insects. The eggs of the Rainbow Lorikeet are laid on chewed, decayed wood, usually in a hollow limb of a eucalypt tree. Both sexes prepare the nest cavity and feed the young, but only the female incubates the eggs.

This poor Brush-tail Possum Joey's tail is flat down on the ground in the uncomfortable lure as it is dragged along the ground, spinning around in the lure while being chased by actors, the Greyhound and crew.

This poor Brush-tail Possum Joey’s tail is flat down on the ground in the uncomfortable lure as it is dragged along the ground, spinning around in the lure while being chased by actors, the Greyhound and crew in this scene in the Short film ‘Maiden’.

Possum wrapped in uncomfortable mesh type material being dragged along the ground with actors and Greyhound chasing it in the Short film 'Maiden'

Brush-tail Possum Joey wrapped in uncomfortable mesh type material lure is being dragged along the ground with actors and Greyhound chasing it in the Short film ‘Maiden’.  The Brush-tail Possum Joey’s tail can be seen sticking up in this scene.

The poor terrified Brush-tail Possum Joey terrified as it is placed into this uncomfortable orange mesh before being dragged along the ground to be chased by actors, film crew and Greyhound in the Short film 'Maiden'

The poor terrified Brush-tail Possum Joey terrified as it is placed into this uncomfortable orange mesh before being dragged along the ground to be chased by actors, film crew and Greyhound in the Short film ‘Maiden’

GREYHOUND RACING CRUELTY UPDATE: Racing Queensland has banned six Greyhound trainers for life and suspended 27 trainers from the industry over live-baiting and 14 people have been arrested on 53 charges, including 37 of serious animal cruelty. The inquiry’s report is due before June. Inquiry has been expanded. https://au.news.yahoo.com/…/qld-greyhound-inquiry-given-wi…/ After all of my correspondence to the Ministers demanding  the ban of Greyhound racing,  https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/wildlife-carers-group-news-wildlife-carers-group-goes-to-africa-warningprotein-from-china-used-in-animal-and-baby-formula-ban-greyhound-racing-25215/.

Here are Questions and Answers in the Legislative Assembly for the ACT on Greyhound racing-live baiting on 18-19 March 2015: ‘MR SMYTH: My question is to the Minister for Racing and Gaming, Minister, on 17 February you described the reports on live baiting in the greyhound racing industry as “truly shocking” and said that you had ordered the commission to investigate the matter further, Minister, have you ordered the commission to investigate this matter?  If yes, when? If no, when will you order this investigation, and will you table the terms of reference? MS BURCH: I have had discussions with the commissioner about this.  It is my understanding that he has spoken with the greyhound club or some of his officials have visited the site.  One of the key questions I had was: do any of the trainers or owners that were recognised in that Four Corners report have connections here? It is my understanding one trainer was identified in that report that raced here two or three years ago. This is something the commission will have an eye to over time.  I am happy to bring advice, as this is something the public has a strong interest in.  I know many members in this Assembly have had a  lot of correspondence damning the practice, which was absolutely disgraceful.  I have confidence that the greyhound industry here abides by all the integrity that the code of conduct of the industry requires. MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Smyth. MR SMYTH: Minister, when you directed the Gambling and Racing Commission to make inquiries as to whether interstate trainers who use live baiting had operated in the ACT, what were the outcomes? Will you be issuing a report from the review that is being conducted? MS BURCH: I think I indicated in my first answer that there was one trainer identified that was here once.  But I will get an update, and I am quite happy to bring back, probably tomorrow, at the end of question time, some information about where that is up to.  Will I be issuing a report on it?  I had not planned to, but I think a statement in the Assembly tomorrow, following question time, with an update, would suffice. MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot. MR DOSZPOT: MINISTER, HAVE YOU WRITTEN TO YOUR INTERSTATE COUNTERPARTS TO PRIORITISE THE ISSUES OF ANIMAL ABUSE IN THE GREYHUND RACING INDUSTRY IN YOUR NEXT MEETING WITH THEM? WHEN DID YOU DO THIS? WHAT WAS THE RESPONSE? MS BURCH: Yes, I have written. Tomorrow, when I bring the advice, I am quite happy to table a copy of that letter.  The meeting was actually scheduled for sometime in May.  Advice has come through to my office today that has been deferred.  So unfortunately, I will not have a chance to have a face-to-face discussion with my colleagues on that because the meeting has been bumped to no fixed date in the future. MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot. MS BURCH: I am confident, and the advice to me is, that there is no baiting-absolutely no baiting-here in the ACT. But, as I have said, I am quite happy to come back with an updated bit of advice tomorrow.’ Cont’d – March 19: ‘MS BURCH: Yesterday, in regard to greyhounds there were a number of questions from those opposite.  While the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission is responsible for the regulation of gambling activities, the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club, under the auspices of Greyhounds Australasia, is responsible for the conduct of greyhound racing and the registration of owners and training. In December 2013 the government signed an MOU with the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club so that we can maintain strong integrity in relation to the code of conduct and the discharge of their duties.  The commission has been working with the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club to ascertain whether any identified or banned owners or trainers from other jurisdictions have attended race meetings held by the club.  It has also initiated inspections of the venue and attended race meetings and training sessions to monitor that. The commission has ascertained that one trainer currently under investigation in New South Wales previously raced in the ACT, back in 2013, and that person is currently suspended in New South Wales, pending an investigation.  Earlier in March this year the commission then received further advice that one suspended Victorian trainer had raced in the ACT.  The Greyhound Racing Club have advised that that trainer had attended cup meetings but there is a watch on that future activity. Racing Queensland announced that an additional 23 trainers have been suspended, and the Canberra Racing Club are looking to see if there is any connection back here to Canberra, but nothing as yet.  The commission is continuing to liaise with the Greyhound Racing Club, and no complaints have been received by the commission in relation to live baiting in the territory. There was a question over letters.  I am quite happy to table the letters that I have written to my counterparts in regard to greyhound racing.  I present the following paper: Greyhound Racing Industry Standards-ABC’s Four Corners program- Correspondence to State and Territory Ministers for Racing, dated 2 March 2015.’

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TRAGIC DEATH OF BERANI SUMATRAN TIGER AT NATIONAL ZOO AND AQUARIUM 1st photo 27/1/2015- taken by Nora Preston, 2nd photo 26/1/2014 – me feeding the Tiger – We enjoyed visiting Berani at the National Zoo and Aquarium (NZ&A) and will certainly miss the presence of this beautiful Tiger in the future. Heartbreaking news of the death of Berani, died on Monday 20/4/15.  NZ&A are still waiting for the autopsy to find out the cause of death after he suffered for a couple of weeks. 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. https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/…/wildlife…/ http://www.canberratimes.com.au/…/the-national-zoo-mourns-t…

27/1/15 Berani Sumatran Tiger at the National Zoo and Aquarium

27/1/15 Berani Sumatran Tiger at the National Zoo and Aquarium

26/1/14 Feeding Tiger at the National Zoo and Aquarium

26/1/14 Feeding Tiger at the National Zoo and Aquarium

CATARACTS EYE DISSOLVING DROPS

For those of us in Australia, cataracts eye dissolving drops in Ballina links: http://www.custommedicine.com.au/…/Lubricating-Eye-Drops-10… http://www.custommedicine.com.au/…/natural-cataract-treatm…/

Here is the contact Reception @ Complementary Compounding Services 1/130 Tamar St Ballina, NSW 2478 Ph: 02 66862244 Fax: 02 66862257 sales@custommedicine.com.au www.custommedicine.com.au EBEP Eye Drops Cataract Treatment for Pets: http://www.ethosbrighteyesproductsltd.com/petdrops.htm. N-acetylcarnosine, a dipeptide found in muscle and nerve cells, can help maintain protein integrity in the lens and is being studied in eye drop form for treatment of cataracts. It seems to work well in dogs, but according to Robert Abel Jr., M.D., a Delaware-based ophthalmologist and author of The Eye Care Revolution, (Kensington, 2004) the results of human studies to date have been variable and unpredictable. New formulations may prove more reliable and effective. Ref: Dr Andrew Weil, MD
Rare Basking shark tortured to death caught in Victoria off Portland in western Bass Strait June by Super Trawler. Breach of the Animal Welfare Act and the Wildlife Protection Acts. https://au.news.yahoo.com/vic/a/28527679/rare-basking-shark-caught-off-portland/?cmp=st

Rare Basking shark tortured to death caught in Victoria off Portland in western Bass Strait June 2015 by Super Trawler. Breach of the Animal Welfare Act and the Wildlife Protection Acts. https://au.news.yahoo.com/vic/a/28527679/rare-basking-shark-caught-off-portland/?cmp=st

BAN THE TRAWLERS IN AUSTRALIA I’ve been posting on Greg Hunt’s and Tony Abbott’s Facebook and Twitter pages for them to STOP THE TRAWLERS AND TURN THEM BACK – BAN ALL TRAWLERS, after the Geelong Star arrived and docked at Albany port in WA.  However, they did not listen to me or to hundreds of thousands of other people, and allowed the super trawler to fish that has now killed 4 dolphins and 2 seals on his first day of fishing at Tasmania and Victorian waters.  It is not acceptable to allow these trawlers into Australian waters.  They are destructive and violent in their methods of catch and drive our native marine and fresh water life to extinction: https://www.facebook.com/stopthetrawler/photos/a.256369554551712.1073741831.252738184914849/374863562702310/?type=1&theater. 4 dolphins and 2 seals have died in the first two weeks of the Geelong Star factory trawler operating in Australian waters. This was predictable, but it is not acceptable. SHARE THIS and TELL Prime Minister Turnbull (update with new Prime Minister in September 2015) to #StopThisBoatTone: Phone 02 9977 6411 or message Malcolm.turnbull.mp@aph.gov.au The 95-metre industrial factory trawler the Dirk-Dirk (in Australia, now reflagged as the Geelong Star) has killed four dolphins and two seals on its first fishing trip in Australian waters. Completely unacceptable, no marine life should lose their lives. Trawlers over fish and drive marine life to extinction that will have repercussions on the environment. Turn the trawlers around and send them back from where they came from. BAN ALL TRAWLERS. http://www.smh.com.au/national/environmental-alliance-angered-at-geelong-stars-dolphin-and-seal-kill-20150421-1mq6us.html.
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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.

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

Founding President

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

PO Box 3509 WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

Mob: 0406 056 099

Email: wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au

Website: http://wcg.awardspace.com https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/?sn=l http://www.myspace.com/wcginc Check out http://www.myspace.com/wcginc and become a friend. We are also on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/nora.preston.16 with photos included on the site, and become a friend.  If the link doesn’t work copy and paste it into your browser.  You need to have your own Facebook profile to see our posts.  You can now follow us and join us on Twitter http://twitter.com/wildlifecarersg/http://canberra.climatexchange.org.au/wildlife-carers-group  

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Support WCG. WCG is an independent, non profit, non government community based charity providing animal/wildlife care, rescue/rehabilitation and is also an animal/wildlife welfare group, providing protection for our wildlife/animals, run solely by volunteers, with no government funding, saving taxpayers money.

WCG relies on donations from the public in order to carry out its work. If you would like to make a donation to WCG, please send a cheque/money order made payable to Wildlife Carers Group Inc. to PO Box 3509 , Weston Creek. ACT. 2611. AUSTRALIA . Or contact us by email wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au or mobile: 0406 056 099 to discuss other alternatives. Thank you for all your support.

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

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/.

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

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.

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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/

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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/

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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/

Gray's Beak Whale Teatree Lane East Devonport 260212

Gray’s Beak Whale Teatree Lane East Devonport 26/2/12

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/

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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

Website: http://wcg.awardspace.com https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/?sn=l http://www.myspace.com/wcginc Check out http://www.myspace.com/wcginc and become a friend. We are also on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/nora.preston.16 with photos included on the site, and become a friend.  If the link doesn’t work copy and paste it into your browser.  You need to have your own Facebook profile to see our posts.  You can now follow us and join us on Twitter http://twitter.com/wildlifecarersg/, http://canberra.climatexchange.org.au/wildlife-carers-group

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. HAVE A SAFE MAGICAL XMAS & NEW YEAR IN 2015 – 22/12/14

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP NEWS. HAVE A SAFE MAGICAL XMAS & NEW YEAR IN 2015 – 22/12/14

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP NEWS 22/12/14

HAVE A SAFE MAGICAL XMAS & NEW YEAR IN 2015

Thank you to all of you for all of your support in 2014.

Emails have not been sent out throughout the year because of being very busy, however posts have been posted to social media. Please do check out our Social Media for updates: https://www.facebook.com/nora.preston.16 with photos included on the site, and become a friend. You have to have your own profile to view these posts that are set for public viewing.

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

I have had a busy year in 2014 fighting for wildlife, wildlife habitat and animal welfare starting it off by going out to a NSW Wheat and Sheep farm in a 40 degree heat in January 2014. Animal welfare was a serious issue on this farm that was over stocked with not enough food and water for the amount of sheep on it. We had to drag 2 rams out of the water hole that they were stuck in that had turned into mud, with both of them badly injured. Farmers are not properly prepared to humanely remove livestock that are stuck in their mud holes. The farmer wanted to leave them there to die from their injuries with no water and food, the licks he left there were untouched. I insisted we take them back to the shed where they were hosed down and given water to drink. Vets don’t appear to be called in to treat the injured livestock and to save them. Another ram’s horns were stuck in the fence that we had to rescue. As we drove around the large property and paddocks in the farm Ute, with 3 dogs exposed to the 40 degree heat on the back of the open Ute, dead sheep lay on the ground with mud holes everywhere and the paddocks were dust bowls. He had a few cattle that were looked after a bit better that were kept in a grassed paddock with water. I insisted that he open up the paddock gates with no food or water in them to let the sheep into paddocks where there was food and water. I didn’t expect to see what I did, so I left my camera in the car back by the shed where my lip gloss completely melted, therefore, sorry, no photos. My concerns are that the majority of sheep and cattle farmers and other animal/livestock farmers treat their animals the same way with overcrowding, by overstocking and neglect that results in suffering and a prolonged agonising death to the livestock.

In January, 26/1/14 (Australia Day) https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/wildlife-carers-group-news-happy-australia-day-26114/, and 24 April 2014 we visited the National Zoo and Aquarium (NZ&A) and found that all the animals are very well looked after, clean and loved. All NZ&A photos taken by me on 24/4/14. All photos by NORA PRESTON.

24/4/14-Our very special close encounter with the native Dingoes before they were taken for a walk around the Zoo.

Fairy Penguins

Seahorses.

American Alligators-apex predators and feed off fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals.

Very relaxed White Lioness and Lion

Tree Kangaroos

19 May 2014 I attended the annual Voiceless Animal Law Lecture at the ANU that covered the Ag-gag Laws, where criminals who operate commercial agricultural facilities want to be able to continue to mistreat and torture animals to death without being detected and so target the undercover investigators, whistleblowers and journalists who intervene with the violence committed to then stop the violence towards the animals through media coverage. Ag-gag laws want to criminalise the undercover surveillance of their facilities, require that any footage must be turned over to police immediately rather than given to the media and force farm employees to disclose ties to animal protection groups. To learn more about the Ag-gag laws visit http://www.voiceless.org.au/aggag.

Will Potter is an award-winning independent journalist and public speaker based in Washington, D.C. who has written for several publications in animal and environmental law standing in the foreground. https://www.voiceless.org.au/sites/default/files/Abstract280214Final.pdf, In the background to your left is Tara Ward(Animal Lib, & one of the Founder’s of The Animal Defenders Office)

I attended a few days of the ACAT/Tribunal case against TAMS by Animal Liberation in their fight to stop the Kangaroo killing that after a long hard battle they unfortunately lost that still went ahead again in 2014, with laws still being broken with the lies sent out about the Kangaroos by the government in their media releases, deliberately misleading the public and the media, who continue to unlawfully torture our protected native wildlife to death, who are driving them to extinction, destroying the healthy well balanced eco system that the Kangaroos assist in maintaining.

I have assisted others in wildlife matters and have been busy in fighting for a better understanding, proper care and treatment for all of our native wildlife, along with a lot more work that is all too numerous for me to mention. We hope that our suffering wildlife under the ACT government will have a better year in 2015.

I have sent out posts on social media and today sent an email to Greg Hunt attempting to stop and ban the WA drum lines that are inhumanely and unnecessarily used to bait, catch and torture our poor sharks to death by the WA Government and Fisheries Dept. Feel free to write your own letters to Tony Abbott and Greg Hunt to help ban the drum lines and nets:

“To: greg.hunt.mp@environment.gov.au

On Monday, 22 December 2014, 16:03, Nora Preston <wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au> wrote:

Good afternoon,

I draw your attention to the recent media release shark-drum-lines-set-off-warnbro-beach-as-hunt-for-tagged-great-white-continues  on WA Government and Fisheries Dept going back on their word to stop baiting innocent sharks that live in the water that is extremely inhumane.  https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/25827930/shark-drum-lines-set-off-warnbro-beach-as-hunt-for-tagged-great-white-continues/.

We ask you to urgently intervene and order the WA Government to remove all drum lines from the water and to leave this tagged shark alone.  We further ask you to urgently ban the use of drum lines and nets in the oceans and to replace them with the Shark Shield that is an electronic device that successfully deters sharks from entering the areas that you want to deem safe for the people.

In 1992 Valerie and Ron Taylor successfully tested the Shark Shield against the Great White Sharks and made the recommendation to remove all of the nets and to replace them with these electronic devices that was quite obviously ignored. Valerie and her now deceased husband (2012) Ron Taylor filmed a documentary to show how the deterrents worked.

I am quoting from the Shark Shield Wikipedia testing for your information with the link below some of the quotes from the report:

“…The original “SharkPOD” was tested for eight years off Dyer Island with mainly great white sharks, and was the first electronic device that was proven successful in deterring sharks when tested by Ron Taylor and Valerie Taylor in 1992 on sharks in Australia and South Africa with positive results—they made a documentary about it called “Shark POD”. Extensive field testing was conducted on the Shark Shield off Neptune Island, South Australia, using the FREEDOM4 and subsequently the FREEDOM7 by renowned wildlife documentary videographer, Ian “Shark” Gordon. Gordon personally tested the effectiveness of the device on a variety of particularly aggressive shark species, including black-tipped reef sharks, mako sharks, and great white sharks, by setting a tuna bait to attract the sharks while he was wearing a Shark Shield, and then videoing their hasty retreat as they approached within meters of the activated device.[8]…

All chondrichthyans have highly sensitive electrical receptors called the “Ampullae of Lorenzini” located in their snouts. These tiny gel filled sacs sense electrical current from prey at very close distances, typically less than one meter. They use these short range sensors when feeding or searching for food. They do not use electrical receptors to track animate objects over long distances; other senses such as audition and olfaction are the primary drivers.[3][4]

Shark Shield devices create an electrical waveform that creates an unpleasant sensation impacting the shark’s ‘Ampullae of Lorenzini’. When the shark comes into proximity of the electrical waveform (a few meters in diameter) it experiences uncontrollable muscular spasms causing it to flee the area.[5][6]

The field is projected from two electrodes, which create an elliptical field that surrounds the user. Both electrodes must be immersed in the water for the field to be created. Research conducted by The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) in 2012 estimated the Shark Shield electrical field to be approximately four to five meters in diameter.[7]

While sharks are attracted to electromagnetic pulses produced by potential prey animals, the electronic field emitted by the Shark Shield does not attract sharks to the device and therefore would not increase the risk of attracting sharks to the vicinity of the user. A shark’s sensory organs are acutely sensitive to low-voltage gradients (> 5 nVcm), enabling them to detect very low-frequency electronic fields of between 1–8 Hz at short range, after which the other senses (sight, chemoreception and mechanoreception) aid the shark in capturing its prey.[3][4] The range at which an electronic shark deterrent emits a field that is the equivalent of a prey-like stimulus (approx 1–100 nV/cm) is much further than their short range detection facilitates. Should a shark approach the device, the strength of the electric field will get stronger the closer it gets, and will soon cause the shark extreme discomfort, forcing it to turn away.

Scientific studies modelling this effect show that the output produced at a 3 meter distance is far greater than that produced by prey, and would drop off significantly beyond a 6 m radius, where it would be beyond the short range detection ability of a shark…”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shark_Shield

I look forward to your response and urgent assistance in this matter.

We wish you all a safe and Magical Xmas and New Year for 2015.

Sincerely

NORA PRESTON
Founding President
WILDLIFE CARERS GROUPPO Box 3509

WESTON CREEK  ACT  2611

Mobile:  0406 056 099″

A similar email as above was also sent to Katrina Hodgkinson, NSW Minister for Primary Industries on the Sydney shark nets that catch Stingrays, Sharks and other marine life causing them a prolonged suffering death when they get caught up in the nets. https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/video/watch/25584934/shark-caught-in-bondi-nets/. A response from her Dept was received today 22/12/14, that wasn’t adequate, considering the years that they have had to ban the shark nets and to replace them with electronic devices to deter the sharks from entering certain areas.

Emails have been sent to the Ministers and Prime Minister to stop the trawlers from entering Australia scooping up all our marinelife and driving them to extinction, to stop the dredging and dumping at Abbot Point, etc.

On 1 March 2014 the biting flies began biting my old dog’s ears. 22 December 2014 the nasty flies are still at it when they normally leave by the end of winter. Use Bosistos antibacterial Tea Tree spray to heal and repel flies. I have had to further use personal insect repellant, since the flies return it seems after 10 minutes of spraying. I’m spraying my entire dog with both the Tea Tree spray and personal insect repellant. Make sure you cover up your old dogs eyes before spraying. A link with pictures on an article I wrote in 2012 to treat your dog:To read how to treat your old dogs to repel the flies and heal their bites please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/news-alertwitnessess-called-hit-and-run-brushtail-possum-april-flies-old-dogs-competition-bird-identified-22412/, or copy and paste link into your browser, and scroll down to APRIL FLIES-OLD DOGS.

Our Local Wombat running towards me for a cuddle and kiss

Our Local Wombat running towards me for a cuddle and kiss

The first 10 people to correctly Identify the pictured bird will win 10 free Wildlife Carers Group memberships. Please email your answers to wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au. Wishing you all a safe and Magical Xmas and New Year in 2015.

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT IN 2014.
WISHING ALL OF YOU A VERY SAFE AND MAGICAL XMAS & NEW YEAR FOR 2015.

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/wildlife-carers-group-news-have-a-safe-magical-xmas-new-year-in-2015-221214/

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mob: 0406 056 099

Email: wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au

Website:
http://wcg.awardspace.com

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

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You can now follow us and join us on Twitter http://twitter.com/wildlifecarersg/, http://canberra.climatexchange.org.au/wildlife-carers-group

22 December 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.

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, 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.

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

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

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

You can now follow us and join us on Twitter http://twitter.com/wildlifecarersg/, http://canberra.climatexchange.org.au/wildlife-carers-group

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 30/12/13

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP NEWS 30/12/13

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

We hope that everyone who celebrates Xmas have celebrated an extremely Merry Xmas. Have a safe and Happy New Year in 2014.

WordPress blogs and emails sent out have slowed down this year to rest my eyes due to many hours of computer work etc, that I also haven’t been paid to do since I volunteer all my time to do all this work; however that has not slowed down our work for our wildlife and other animals, animal welfare fighting to end animal cruelty. Some updates were posted on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nora.preston.16 .  To be able to read the Facebook posts you will need to have your own Facebook profile.  Become a Facebook friend.

Even at the Eye Hospital, my wildlife rescue didn’t stop where I had to rescue a baby Blue Tongue Lizard that ventured into the building through the door that was slightly open.

There was no time for photos as I borrowed a Hospital towel to throw the towel over the Lizard, very gently pick it up, rush it out through the door and release it in their courtyard.

I attempted to release it in the garden under the rocks and bushes, and not on the tiles, however the Lizard had other ideas and began following me back into the building, so I had to run back in while the eye specialist held the door open for me and then quickly shut the door as I got back inside where I continued to wait to see another eye specialist.

No, I didn’t charge for my services, since I am a volunteer; however I was still charged a hefty bill by the Eye Hospital.

It’s great to be so appreciated.

Watch out for some Optometrists’ and eye specialists, some appear to want you to go blind before they do anything to prevent blindness. Get a 2nd opinion.  It’s too late to reverse it once you go blind.

We had a very busy year in 2013. So much was on that some information may be missed in this News.

Photos by NORA PRESTON.

On 8 May 2013 I attended the Voiceless Animal Law Lecture at the ANU: https://www.voiceless.org.au/animal-law/lecture-series/2013

GUEST SPEAKER founder and former Director of the Foundation for the Animal and a specialist in human-animal-relationships in Swiss and international law, Antoine F. Goetschel, currently partner at the law firm Krepper Knecht Partner, previously the animal welfare lawyer for the Canton of Zurich.


The Summary of the Voiceless Animal Law Lecture

On 31 May 2013 along with other meetings prior to the Federal Elections, I attended the Animal Justice Party Meetings.

From Left to Right: Candidate for ACT Marcus Fillinger, President Steve Garlick, Candidate for NSW Mark Pearson.

COMPETITION: Identify this bird. The first 10 to reply will receive FREE MEMBERSHIPS.

On 13 June 2013 I attended the National Capital Authority’s 5th Annual Public Forum to speak up for the necessity to maintain wildlife habitat and our wildlife: http://www.nationalcapital.gov.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2595:public-forum-2013&catid=111:public-forum&Itemid=930

On 31/10/13 I attended the Conservation Council and Environmental Defender’s Office Planning and Environment Dispute Resolution Forum where we received an Environment Law Handbook: http://www.edo.org.au/edoact/publications.html.

Speaker Professor Peta Spender from ACAT/Tribunal

Speaker Stephen Johnson, Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons

In between these Forums and meetings, I attended other meetings, Forums etc. as well that kept me busy throughout the year.

I wrote to Chinese Embassies in the US and Australia on their violent angora rabbit industries where they rip the fur off the conscious live rabbits. Don’t buy anything with Angora in it. You will find images and videos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nora.preston.16.

I received enquiries on macropod formula that I had to investigate that were causing loss of weight and blindness that unfortunately included Di-vetelact. I questioned whether or not Di-vetelact purchased their protein from China, since apparently it is the Chinese protein that is causing the problems. Di-vetelact/Sharpe denied purchasing the protein from China, however, hopefully my phone discussion with the company has made them aware that there is a problem with their product and that they are rectifying it.  Link to article on Biolac and blindness written March 2013: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/wildlife-carers-group-news-galah-avoid-biolac-snakes-molonglo-new-tams-minister-more-17313/

I have copied and pasted the original email sent to us below:

“Dear sir/ madam

I found your very informative website on the net, what a wonderful job are doing for all our animals, thank you.

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.


Yours in caring,…”

I’ve also received this email on the subject of Biolac copied and pasted below to which I have responded:

“Thank you Nora.
 
I came across your advice to carers regarding Biolac causing cataracts and  found it very refreshing to discover a carer like yourself willing to stand up  and speak the truth. You are the only person other than myself you has the guts  to tell others about this terrible problem, where so many unfortunate, innocent  joeys have been euthanased all because of cataracts caused by this  formula.
 
I have a huge section just on this subject in my new manual which I am  currently working on, with numerous cases and photographs and would like to know  whether you too would like to contribute your case study and photos.
 
We have pretty well worked out why the cataracts are connected with Biolac,  so I have also added this and have had assistance by Dr Tanya Stevens who, along  with other researchers did the initial study on formula associated  cataracts.
 
I look forward to hearing from you Nora.
 
Kind regards

Wildlife Carers Group was also nominated for a $1000 grant from one of the Bank’s who rang me to ask me to fill out a form for them.

Unfortunately I was so busy that I wasn’t able to fill out the form.

I have signed a number of petitions, some of which are on our Facebook page.

Wildlife Carers Group Donations were given as usual to a wildlife vet and to the Make A Wish Foundation.  The Make A Wish donation was given in conjunction with Film Networking Industry (Australia).

In Spring 6/10/13 I unfortunately came across this road kill, so please take care on the roads and remember to slow down and give way to our vulnerable wildlife.  Wildlife have no road sense, however, you do.


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/

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/animal-justice-party-kangaroo-report-22513/

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/autopsy-on-joey-tortured-to-death-by-authorised-tams-government-killing-4612/

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/acat-transcript-on-roo-kill-decision-10713/.

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

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

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

You can now follow us and join us on Twitter http://twitter.com/wildlifecarersg/ , http://canberra.climatexchange.org.au/wildlife-carers-group

30 December 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This species maintains a healthy, well balanced eco system.

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

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

In this article, interviewed on 15/4/10, http://www.nowuc.com.au/2010/05/27/kangaroo-plan…/comment-page-1/  don fletcher from tams says 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.

ANIMAL JUSTICE PARTY KANGAROO REPORT 22/5/13


… a better life for all

Mrs K Gallagher
Chief Minister

ACT Government
G
PO Box 1020
Canberra ACT 2600

Postal address:

PO Box 1010
Strawberry Hills NSW

Email: info@animaljusticeparty.org

Web: www.animaljusticeparty .org

22 May 2013

cc Mr S Rattenbury

ACT Minister for Territory and Municipal Services

Chief Minister

A Moratorium on Kangaroo Killing in the ACT

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mjadwesch’s analysis concludes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Professor Steve Garlick PhD
President
, Animal Justice Party


Marcus Fillinger

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


  • I hope these comments are helpful.

    All the best


    Ray Mjadwesch
    Conservation Biologist

    2013

    Attachment 2:

    Kangaroo densities on Canberra nature reserves March/ April 2013*

    Reserve

    Area (Ha)

    Number of

    Maximum survey

    Density

    survey team

    siting (at foot)**

    estimates

    undertaken

    Callum Brae

    143

    2

    54 (12)

    0.378

    Crace

    136

    1

    46 (8)

    0.338

    Farrer Ridge

    178

    6

    53 (17)

    0.298

    Goorooyaroo

    746

    4

    74 (6)

    0.099

    Kama

    155

    2

    36 (13)

    0.232

    Majura

    330 (KMU)

    3

    59 (21)

    0.179

    Mt Painter

    232 (KMU)

    4

    77 (8)

    0.332

    Mulligans Flat

    352

    6

    82 (2)

    0.230

    Pinnacle

    358 (KMU)

    8

    69 (9)

    0.193

    OConnor

    62

    1

    16 (4)

    0.258

    Wanniassa Hills

    498 (KMU)

    6

    97 (13)

    0.195

    Total

    3190

    43

    663

    0.208

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

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

    DR H RALPH

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

    Clinical Forensic MO

    15 June 2012

    REPORT PERTAINING TO EASTERN GREY KANGAROO

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

    POST MORTEM EXAMINATION

    The nutritional status of the kangaroo was adequate.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

    INTERPRETATION

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

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

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

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

    Yours sincerely

    Dr Howard Ralph

    ANIMAL.
    JUSTICE PARTY

    … a better life for all

    Postal address:     Email: info@animaljusticeparty.org

    PO Box toto     Web: www.animaljusticeparty.org

    Strawberry Hills NSW

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

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

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






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