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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Franklin was not her mate.

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

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

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

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

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

 The history of this dog needs to be investigated.

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

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

This is a welfare case with Lily against DAS.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

ANIMALS USED ON SETS FOR FILMING, etc

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

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

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

 

It is strongly recommended that this Animal Welfare and Management Strategy ban any further interference and killing of all native wildlife and to reinstate ‘endangered protected native wildlife to Eastern Grey Kangaroos’, with criminal action declared against the Government if they don’t comply.
 
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There can be no discrimination against our native wildlife, all native wildlife are precious to our Eco system in assisting to maintain a healthy well balanced Eco system, and will be protected, and rehabilitated equally.
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To see Wildlife Carers Group report and review of the documentary ‘Kangaroo Mob’ please click on these links: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/wildlife-carers-group-attends-premiere-screening-of-360-degree-films-documentary-kangaroo-mob-on-7212-8212/ Published in theTasmanian Times please click on this link: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/wildlife-carers-group-attends-premiere-screening-/
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To see Wildlife Carers Group full 5-day report, of the training with the work experience student, Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, results: contaminated, etc Please click on this link https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/wildlife-carers-group-wcg-visit-to-callum-brae-nature-reserve-etc-full-5-day-work-experience-student-wes-placement-report-trained-by-wcg-founding-president-nora-preston-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l.
‘KANGAROOS AND DISEASES’, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/kangaroos-and-diseases-notes-for-5-day-wes-4-8-july-2011/?sn=lThis species maintains a healthy, well balanced eco system. You can help us make the necessary changes for our native protected Eastern Grey Kangaroos, by signing this petition, and circulating this for us http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/saveallthe-kangaroos.html .
In this article, interviewed on 15/4/10 that has now been removed, http://www.nowuc.com.au/2010/05/27/kangaroo-plan…/comment-page-1/  don fletcher from tams says thatkangaroos are not the main problem and in fact‘native grasses’ are not threatened with extinction, but other animals and plants are, and that “the biggest ‘contributor’ to the loss of the natural treeless grasslands of our region has been agriculture (by far)”. This statement is admitting to the flawed, dishonest kangaroo management plan, and russell watkinson’s media release, on Friday 18/6/10, that blames the kangaroos for driving legless lizards, earless dragons, etc, and the deteriorating grasslands and woodlands to extinction, by eating all the grasses, when fletcher admits that the native grasses are not threatened by the kangaroos, but by human activity, including toxic sprays.
Please check out this link http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx , that was in the Canberra times on 17/10/09, that completely refutes the allegations against the roos destroying grasslands, that was sent to maxine cooper, that were also ignored. The report is by Julie Lindner, who has also been studying the grasslands and the roos for the past 20 years, which backs up what I’ve been saying all along. http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx, with a more recent article in the Chronicle in the ‘letters to the editor’ section, titled ‘culling controversy’ p.23, 14/6/11. Please click on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUZrKj6ClBg‘KANGAROO CHILLER BOX INVESTIGATION’/’KANGAROOS ON TRACK TO EXTINCTION’, that contains the cruel bashing to death of roos that are shot, but not directly killed, hung up while still alive, and left suffering, trembling as they hang, tortured to death, and joeys bashed to death, possibly attempting to decapitate the joeys head on the back of the truck with several blows.
Please click on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbn3c8EcNRk&feature=related , so called controlled government butchering, you will note that the kangaroos are still alive when hung up, suffering, AND BEING TORTURED TO DEATH, the male is laughing at the cruelty he has just inflicted on this kangaroo, a joey stomped to death, even the child stomps on it as he walks past following his father, orphaned joeys hopping around, left to starve to death, a joey bashed till its eyes popped out, but is still alive, suffering, a prolonged death, and the male admitting that these are protected species. Native protected animals called pests, the very same native animals that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system.
The code of practice that the shooter refers to is inhumane, and unacceptable, as witnessed in this video footage. Kangaroos are not fit for human or dog consumption, heavily contaminated with various diseases/harmful bacterias, e.coli, salmonella, staphylococcus, streptococcus, toxoplasmosis, preserved illegally with sulphur dioxide that causes thiamine deficiency, (a white crystalline solid forming part of the vitamin B complex, C12H17CIN4OS; a vitamin (B1), required by the nervous system, absence of which causes beri-beri and other disorders), causing death, intake of pesticide spraying to control locusts, etc. Keep watching till it stops, keep an eye on the timer, next to the speaker symbol, length 10:59.
There are more links on youtube to show the facts on the extreme cruelty committed to our native protected macropods.
Possum abattoirhttp://www.engagemedia.org/Members/HuonEnviroCentre/videos/possumdeath.wmv/view, Possum Abattoir – Lenah Game Meats, Tasmania — EngageMedia These animals are still alive and awake, when going through the abattoir’s chute processing system, dropped on top of one another, through a swinging door, to go through to the next phase, with several possums piled on top of one another, into the same boxes, when delivered to the abattoir, (possums are extremely territorial,) females with joeys, butchered, and bashed to death. Please Help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty and export. You can help stop these extreme acts of animal cruelty to these possums by adding the above link to the possum abattoir and lodging your submissions by 23/4/10, to wta@environment.gov.au , wildlife.enq@dpipwe.tas.gov.au and click on link http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/trade-use/invitecomment/brushtail-possum.html  Submissions are now closed. This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.
To see the full report on Wildlife Carers Group possum rescue, possum boxes and investigating dog neglect, please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/wildlife-carers-group-possum-rescue-and-investigating-dog-crueltyneglect-reported-to-us-19212/
Dingoes Following Wildlife Carers Group Investigation and Report on the Fraser Island Dingoes, on 29/8/11, on 5/9/11, the Liberal National Party (LNP) has committed to ensuring the long term survival of the Fraser Island Dingoes, click this link to read the LNP’s commitments: http://www.lnp.org.au/policies/queenslands-precious-wildlife-the-fraser-island-dingo. Please click this link to view Wildlife Carers Group follow up on Fraser Island Dingoes Driven to Extinction Report: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/fraser-island-dingoes-driven-to-extinction/?sn=l, https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/wildlife-carers-group-investigation-and-report-on-the-fraser-island-dingoes-qld-liberal-national-party-takes-action-to-protect-fraser-island-dingoes/?sn=l Terminating the rangers from their jobs, who are responsible for the inhumane treatment of dingoes on Fraser Island , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSSaknF6Wnw&feature=youtu.be , who are starving them to death, mismanaging them, mistreating them, will prevent driving these spectacular native wildlife species to extinction, and help end acts of animal cruelty. Changing the Qld government legislation and constitution, to humanely conserve this species, and their habitat. Erecting GIVE WAY to DINGOES/WILDLIFE Signs. We can see their marine life up and down the Qld coast, however, the only unique sighting that Fraser Island can boast about, and can offer to the tourists, is the pure breed native Dingoes, once the last 90 odd Dingoes, population estimation as of 28-29 August 2011, (since the mismanaged Fraser Island fire by the Qld government, this Dingo population has more than likely dropped dramatically), that are left on the Island are driven to extinction, through arrogance, mismanagement and mistreatment, Fraser Island will have nothing left to offer to the huge tourist trade it currently holds, which will end Fraser Island tourism. This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.
To read Wildlife Carers Group report on WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP VISIT TO TASMANIA in the Tasmanian Times, please click on this link, http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/wildlife-carers-group-visit-to-tasmania/ Wildlife Carers Group report on our visit to Tasmania can be seen on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/wildlife-carers-group-visit-to-tasmania-wildlife-being-driven-to-extinction-wildlife-care-2112/
To read Wildlife Carers Group report on Tortoise cruelty and removing the fish hook, and in the Tasmanian Times please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/wildlife-carers-group-seeking-any-information-on-animal-cruelty-to-a-long-necked-tortoise-rescued-on-australia-day-26112-after-the-fireworks-tasmanian-visit-published-in-tt-link-fraser-island-ding/ Wildlife Carers Group report on Tortoise cruelty was published in the Tasmanian Times, to read it please click on this link: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/cruelty-to-a-long-necked-tortoise/
For information on some Beaked Whales, Gray’s and Arnoux’s Beaked Whale; King Brown Snake, Eastern Brown Snake, Photos of Red-bellied Black Snake please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/long-beaked-whale-in-tasmania-king-brown-snake-in-canberra-28212/ Also Published in the Tasmanian Times please click on this link: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/wildlife-carers-group-thank-you-for-all-your-support-in-2011/
Disclaimer: WCG and the author do not assume or accept any responsibility and shall not be liable for the accuracy or appropriate application of the information contained in this letter/email/blog/report/article.
The infertility program, ‘Kangaroo fertility trial cost released’ in the Chronicle 31/1/17 has cost the taxpayers $600,000 that is altering the Kangaroos genetically along with the mass unnecessary killing, weakening the species and driving them to extinction.

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2014 UNLAWFUL, VIOLENT GOVERNMENT KILLING OF A JOEY

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

Because of the ongoing misrepresentation and mismanagement, and fraudulent reports repeatedly written about our Eastern Grey Kangaroos by the Government that is then illegally sent out to the media by the Government, it is not recommended that the EGK’s status be amended to a controlled native species under the Nature Conservation Act 2014, and that the controlled native species status be immediately removed from the Nature Conservation Act 2014, and under these conditions, it is highly recommended that the Government abort the Controlled Native Species Management Plan.
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Furthermore, it is highly recommended that the Government also abort the no kangaroo policy in the ACT and provide full term rehabilitation of all sick, injured, orphaned Eastern Grey Kangaroos through their Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence.
It is highly recommended that the 3 Petitions above be actioned to immediately stop the Kangaroo killing, to save the rest of our native wildlife, and to stop the violence.
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There can be no discrimination against our native wildlife, all native wildlife are precious to our Eco system in assisting to maintain a healthy well balanced Eco system, and will be protected, and rehabilitated equally.
Wildlife Carers Group, the only local wildlife group with long term expertise and knowledge in our native wildlife, that will act on, and investigate animal cruelty/welfare/rights, and, as a community group, that also cares about our community, and the rights of our community groups.
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Sincerely
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Animal Welfare Inspector
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ANIMAL JUSTICE PARTY KANGAROO REPORT 22/5/13


… a better life for all

Mrs K Gallagher
Chief Minister

ACT Government
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PO Box 1020
Canberra ACT 2600

Postal address:

PO Box 1010
Strawberry Hills NSW

Email: info@animaljusticeparty.org

Web: www.animaljusticeparty .org

22 May 2013

cc Mr S Rattenbury

ACT Minister for Territory and Municipal Services

Chief Minister

A Moratorium on Kangaroo Killing in the ACT

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mjadwesch’s analysis concludes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Professor Steve Garlick PhD
President
, Animal Justice Party


Marcus Fillinger

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


  • I hope these comments are helpful.

    All the best


    Ray Mjadwesch
    Conservation Biologist

    2013

    Attachment 2:

    Kangaroo densities on Canberra nature reserves March/ April 2013*

    Reserve

    Area (Ha)

    Number of

    Maximum survey

    Density

    survey team

    siting (at foot)**

    estimates

    undertaken

    Callum Brae

    143

    2

    54 (12)

    0.378

    Crace

    136

    1

    46 (8)

    0.338

    Farrer Ridge

    178

    6

    53 (17)

    0.298

    Goorooyaroo

    746

    4

    74 (6)

    0.099

    Kama

    155

    2

    36 (13)

    0.232

    Majura

    330 (KMU)

    3

    59 (21)

    0.179

    Mt Painter

    232 (KMU)

    4

    77 (8)

    0.332

    Mulligans Flat

    352

    6

    82 (2)

    0.230

    Pinnacle

    358 (KMU)

    8

    69 (9)

    0.193

    OConnor

    62

    1

    16 (4)

    0.258

    Wanniassa Hills

    498 (KMU)

    6

    97 (13)

    0.195

    Total

    3190

    43

    663

    0.208

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

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

    DR H RALPH

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

    Clinical Forensic MO

    15 June 2012

    REPORT PERTAINING TO EASTERN GREY KANGAROO

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

    POST MORTEM EXAMINATION

    The nutritional status of the kangaroo was adequate.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

    INTERPRETATION

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

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

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

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

    Yours sincerely

    Dr Howard Ralph

    ANIMAL.
    JUSTICE PARTY

    … a better life for all

    Postal address:     Email: info@animaljusticeparty.org

    PO Box toto     Web: www.animaljusticeparty.org

    Strawberry Hills NSW

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

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

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






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

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

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

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

We have had a very full on 2012.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Animal Cruelty has been high.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hit and Run is still a problem.

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

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


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

COMPETITION

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


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


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

ELECTRIC CAR

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


ANTARTICA VISIT – MELBOURNE AQUARIUM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dear Nora,

Please see my comments to your point below.

Regards

Sarina Walsh | Bird Manager – Melbourne Aquarium

Merlin Entertainments Group

Cnr King & Flinders St | Melbourne VIC 3000

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

Email:

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

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your response.

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

I did however express concerns for the King Penguins.


The penguin facility meets all Australian and international standards


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

 

Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Central Park Zoo, New York

Sea World, Queensland, Australia

Kelly Tarltons Sea Life Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

Sea World San Diego , USA

Zoological Gardens Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany

Newport Aquarium, Newport USA

Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh, Scotland

SeaWorld Antonio, USA

Sea World Orlando, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Looking forward to your response.

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

Sincerely

NORA PRESTON

Founding President

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP

PO Box 3509

WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

Mobile: 0406 056 099

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

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your response.

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

I did however express concerns for the King Penguins.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Looking forward to your response.

Sincerely

NORA PRESTON

Founding President

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP

PO Box 3509

WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

Mobile: 0406 056 099

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

Good afternoon Nora,

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

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

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

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

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

Kind regards

Sarina Walsh | Bird Manager – Melbourne Aquarium

Merlin Entertainments Group

Cnr King & Flinders St | Melbourne VIC 3000

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

Email:

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

“Good afternoon,

Subject: Our recent visit to Melbourne Aquarium Antartica Penguins

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

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

1. Either all the King Penguins are females; or

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your Antartica experience.

Looking forward to your response.

Sincerely

NORA PRESTON

Founding President

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP”


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

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

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

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

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

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



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


Shark eggs


A variety of Starfish


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


Walking through the walk through aquarium


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

ONGOING RSPCA CRUELTY

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


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



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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mobile: 0406 056 099

Email: wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au

Website: http://wcg.awardspace.com/

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

http://www.myspace.com/wcginc

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

and become a friend.

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

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

21 December 2012

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

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

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

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

and join up. Thank you for all your support.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This species maintains a healthy, well balanced eco system.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Possum abattoir

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

Possum Abattoir– Lenah Game Meats, Tasmania —EngageMedia

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

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

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

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

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

Dingoes

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


RSPCA SELLING STOLEN WILDLIFE BELONGING TO WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP; ACT GREENS PARTY OFFER THE ACT RSPCA $1MILLION; RSPCA ANIMAL CRUELTY CONTINUES; SUPER TRAWLER; PETITIONS 1/9/12

RSPCA SELLING STOLEN WILDLIFE BELONGING TO WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP; ACT GREENS PARTY OFFER THE ACT RSPCA $1MILLION; RSPCA ANIMAL CRUELTY CONTINUES; SUPER TRAWLER; PETITIONS 1/9/12

RSPCA SELLING STOLEN WILDLIFE BELONGING TO WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP

On 31/8/12 I decided to check out the rspca website to see if they are selling my protected native wildlife they stole from my property after their unlawful trespassing on my property on 10/8/12.

When I cleaned out my aviaries after the rspca ripped my wildlife out of their aviaries, on 10/8/12 there was blood all over the aviaries that I had to clean and scrub out.

I clicked on ‘adopt-a-pet’ link, then clicked on ‘.To view the animals currently awaiting adoption please here.’ link that sent me to another page where I clicked on ‘birds’ from a drop down menu, and sure enough, they are selling a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo that they named ‘Varric’ that could belong to Wildlife Carers Group.

The Cockatoo looks quite alarmed and frightened in their displayed photo, as shown below, and is clearly not a happy bird with the rspca, who stripped him from his friends.

This is what they write about the Cockatoo with the rspca’s photo of the bird that they are selling below:

“A little bit about me

Varric is a timid cocky, and not really a hands on bird, just not raised that way. This gorgeous bird needs to go to a home that would provide a large ineresting aviary, and because he is not going to have human interaction the aviary needs to provide lots of play things and natural native branches and things to chew on and destroy to stop boredom from setting in, I’m sure he would love to hear you talk to him often even if he doesn’t seem interested. Not sure of age but remember cockatoos live for a very long time and are a big commitment. Varric would also be an ideal companion for another cockatoo.”

Stolen Cockatoo from Wildlife Carers Group by the rspca? – Varric being sold by the rspca

It is unfortunate that I didn’t check the rspca website earlier to check on the rest of my wildlife stolen by the rspca when they unlawfully entered my property on 10/8/12.

The rspca don’t even know how to sex the Cockatoo where they write in the ‘Sex’ column ‘Unknown’.

This prompted me to send an online message to the rspca from their website on 31/8/12 when I wrote:

‘Is the white cockatoo Varric you are selling on your website one of the stolen cockatoos that you stole from my property on 10 August 2012 when you unlawfully trespassed onto my property and then defamed me with your vicious lies to the Canberra Times that appeared in Saturday’s Canberra Times on 11/8/12.

You are not permitted to kill or sell any of my wildlife; you are going to have to ensure that they are all returned to me.

We are not here for you to profit from us.

People do not take wildlife to you for you to profit from them and to sell them.

We paid for the phone calls the rescue the treatments and the care.

You are required to immediately reply to me by emailing wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au.

The public take wildlife to the rspca for the same reason they bring them to me and to Wildlife Carers Group, to be rehabilitated, to be given proper treatment and to be cared for, if unreleasable, to be kept as companions for new incoming wildlife and to assist in training the public or to give talks to assist in identification, etc.

I couldn’t find any price tags on the wildlife the rspca are selling, but I’m sure it is a hefty price, since the rspca are there only to profit from animals/wildlife.

The rspca are also selling a Princess Parrot.

I wonder who they stole the Princess Parrot from.

GREENS PARTY ABUSING TAXPAYERS MONEY OFFERING THE RSPCA $1million.

TV News reported on 31/8/12 that the Greens Party MLA Caroline Le Couteur has announced that they will give the rspca $1million for animal welfare if they get re-elected in the October elections.

After everything that has happened to me and to Wildlife Carers Group, and my wildlife, the government torturing kangaroos to death with no one terminated from their jobs and prosecuted, as far as we know, etc, isn’t that a slap in the face for our protected native wildlife and animals here in the ACT.

Giving the rspca $1million is not going to help our animals welfare, the rspca will continue to abuse animals/wildlife, kill if they can’t sell it, kill if they have a personality clash, kill if they don’t like it, demand that they are taken off the wildlife rehabilitation licence if they don’t like it because they have no expertise knowledge or understanding in wildlife, wildlife habitat, conservation, the ecosystem, the kangaroos will continue to be tortured to death, in short, animal cruelty will continue under the rspca and the government and their government department TAMS.

By the way, Michael Linke, the highly over waged unqualified rspca CEO, who is paid by you the taxpayer, was not happy with the offer, he wanted much more.

You can expect no changes or improvements in ending animal cruelty, ending the wildlife abuse, violence and unlawful killing, ending the unlawful trespassing and stealing of wildlife by the government, the rspca and the police in the ACT if the Greens Party get re-elected.

The Greens Party have not offered me a Public apology with the order that my wildlife are to be immediately returned to me. They are fully aware of what has happened.  I spoke with Caroline Le Couteur at the last GetUp meeting when she said she would be contacting TAMS, then she digressed and said she would be writing to the Chief/TAMS Minister.

I still don’t have my wildlife back, and I still haven’t received  a public apology.

If the Labor Party don’t immediately offer me a public apology and order my wildlife to be returned alive to me, and the licence debacle fixed as per my conditions, then we will know that nothing will change if the Labor Party gets re-elected either.

What do the Liberal Party, and other Parties have to say about these unsavioury matters?

I Would appreciate feedback on what the Liberal Party and other Parties will do about these situations if they are elected.

RSPCA ANIMAL CRUELTY CONTINUES

The dog reported a number of times that is subject to animal cruelty and an uncontrolled dog belonging to 15 Drysdale Cct Kambah that the rspca refused to seize, and TAMS also refused to seize as an uncontrolled dog saga continues.  The owner of now 2 dogs has a long history of animal cruelty and well known to the rspca as well for his acts of animal cruelty, who was kept under surveillance for some time, and yet the rspca still refused to seize his 1 dog, that has now multiplied to 2 dogs, when he had his pig hunting dogs, ripping each other apart, refusing to pay a vet to sew his seriously injured dogs up, he sewed them up himself without anaesthetic, torturing his dogs, as one by one they were killed by serious infections through the owner unlawfully sewing them up himself using non sterile equipment, and pigs, and let’s not forget how cruel pig hunting using dogs are to the pigs as well.

Photo of black dog taken 31/8/12 in the dreadful freezing cold 2% rain, hail, snow that came down seconds after this photo was taken with the poor dog left on the back of the truck exposed, with no shelter, no food, no water, with the truck parked on the road dangerously so his dog can get killed with oncoming traffic with someone else who drives around the blind bend from behind the back of the truck.

This photo was taken on 13/8/12, and as you can see not only has his 1st dog been left with him for ongoing abuse, he has been allowed to register a 2nd dog, so that he can abuse 2 dogs with his truck parked on the road with both of the dogs left on the back of his truck with no shelter, no food and no water hoping both of his dogs get killed on the back of the truck parked dangerously on the road. The 2nd dog howls and barks and is not a happy dog either.

I sent this email to DAS (the dog pound) on the same day with the above photo:

Good afternoon,

Further to my previous emails, my phone call to you about his second dog, I have attached a photo taken today 13/8/12 showing you his 2 dogs kept on the back of the truck yue 022 parked dangerously and illegally on the road, causing an obstruction, endangering the dogs lives, and of course people’s lives, but clearly public safety is of no concern to you, being abused by this long term of 30 years reoffending dog offender, dog abuse, animal cruelty.

You claim that animal welfare is not your concern.

When you receive visual photographic evidence of animal cruelty, uncontrolled/ROAMING dog, then before you allow the same reoffending dog offender to register a 2nd dog, animal welfare should play a serious part in your assessment on who can have a 2nd dog.

The new 2nd dog is howling and barking, clearly not a happy dog.

I refer you to previous emails and photos sent.

We require you to seize both dogs from this property at 15 Drysdale Cct Kambah to prevent any further abuse to the dogs.

Sincerely

NORA PRESTON

Founding President

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP’

Of course even though Parking Operations and Roads ACT are paid to place top priority on public safety, public safety isn’t parking operations or roads ACT concern either as they allow this truck to be permanently parked dangerously on the road on, before, near or after blind bends, roundabouts, causing an obstruction with drivers being forced to drive unlawfully on the wrong side of the road in the narrow circuit who refuse to book him, and refuse to display ‘no parking’ signs throughout the small circuit to keep him in his driveway that is mostly empty.

Wildlife Carers Group has contacted both the rspca and das (domestic animal services – dog pound) to seize the dog from 15 Drysdale Cct Kambah, and requested that they work together to seize the dog.

The rspca came out and saw the dog, and agreed with Wildlife Carers Group that the dog was underweight, saw that the dog was inhumanely kept on the back of the truck, uncontrolled, parked dangerously on the road, and yet still refused to seize the dog that is shown in the attached photo no.3 dated 21/5/12. The dog did not remain on the back of the truck. The owner went away and left the dog there, which is why the rspca could not speak with him, and yet all they did was leave a note on his door, and leave the dog there so that he can continue to commit acts of animal cruelty.


DAS was also requested to come out and seize the dog, but refused to.

As you are all aware, the ongoing reports of animal cruelty and the uncontrolled dog went ignored, and as the email dated 13 August 2012, above for your information showed, the reoffending dog offender was allowed to register a 2nd dog to abuse and to use as a harassing dog, cause an animal nuisance, with double the trouble using and abusing 2 dogs in the attached photo dated 13/8/12.

Attached Photo dated 21/4/12, shows the roaming dog defecating on private/public land, other photos were sent that were clearer so that DAS could identify the dog when the owner went away for 3 days, kicked the dog out into the street and left the dog to fend for itself.


The dog from this property was also reported last year for animal cruelty left on the back of the truck in a 30 degree heat with no food and water. Please click on this link and go to “Dog Cruelty in the ACT” article: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/wildlife-carers-group-commended-tweed-heads-magpie-saved-animal-welfare-wildlife-carers-group-donation-certificate-sponsorship-for-radio-ad-to-expose-pig-factory-farming-special-childrens-x/

While the rspca abuse your taxpayers money from their government funding and your donations to them to falsely defame people like myself, harass us, and steal properly cared for wildlife in my care, that we protect from the rspca and the government, and their government department TAMS from their death sentence, and who try to shut down groups like myself who genuinely protect wildlife and domestic animals, both wildlife and domestic animals suffer in the hands of the rspca, who refuse to seize dog cruelty cases such as this one, but will unlawfully trespass on private property and steal properly cared for wildlife from people like me, the violent unlawful killing will never stop, the unlawfull killing by the rspca will never stop, and animals and wildlife will never be given the chance to their right to live.

Animals have to be given to suitable homes for FREE to prevent unlawful killing of healthy animals. The everyday unnecessary killing of animals and wildlife is animal cruelty.

If the rspca cannot make money out of the animal, they will face a death sentence under the rspca.

Not only do the rspca know absolutely nothing about wildlife, they know absolutely nothing about domestic animals, or understand them and their rights to their space, to know when to back off and leave them alone.

If you want to help save animals and help save and protect our protected wildlife, boycott the rspca.

Your money, your free advertising for them, will only be abused and used to falsely slander the names, such as mine, who provide proper care and treatment to wildlife, who respond to animal cruelty complaints, with no government funding, who dip into our pockets to end animal cruelty, and to enforce the wildlife protection laws.

As you are aware, all uncontrolled dogs are unpredictable, and are a danger to people, other animals, wildlife and to themselves, and that it only takes a split second for a dog to attack a person, another animal, wildlife.

URGENT SEIZURE OF THE DOG/s FROM 15 DRYSDALE CCT KAMBAH IS REQUIRED, TO PREVENT ANY FURTHER DOG OFFENCES AND ANIMAL CRUELTY.

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP DONATES TO ASSIST GetUp PLACE AN AD TO STOP THE SUPER TRAWLER

Wildlife Carers Group responded to this email from GetUp that I have copied and pasted as it was sent to me, if you can assist please click on the links:

‘From: GetUp!
To: wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au
Sent: Friday, 31 August 2012 12:13 PM
Subject: It’s here.

Nora,

It’s here.

At 2:34pm yesterday the world’s second largest super trawler docked in Australia, despite having no license to fish in our waters and facing massive community opposition. It can fish with nets whose mouth stretches up to 100 meters high, 200m meters wide and 600m long – that’s longer than the length of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It vacuums up everthing in its way killing dolphins, seals, migratory sea birds and other protected species.

But, there’s one person who has the power and authority to stop the super trawler from plundering our seas: Federal Fisheries Minister Joe Ludwig. Despite this issue being on the agenda for weeks, he’s been dragging his heels and advised media on Tuesday that he was yet to make a decision one way or another on the super trawler. Let’s help him decide!

With your help an ad which shows the shocking by-catch of a super trawler can be run on Monday in The Australian, to show Joe Ludwig that Australians will not accept the super trawler’s impact on our marine life:

www.getup.org.au/stop-the-super-trawler

Almost 78,000 people have signed the petition to stop the super trawler, begun by GetUp member Rebecca Hubbard on GetUp’s new community campaigning tool, CommunityRun.org. As people come to understand the incredible damage the super trawler will do in Australian seas, they are moved to action.

The shocking photo in this ad, provided by our friends at Greenpeace, was taken by a fisheries researcher whilst on board another Dutch-owned super trawler fishing off Mauritania in 2006. It’s a stark and shocking reminder that super trawlers, with their enormous nets, are designed to catch everything it their path.

The target species the ship wants are mackrel and redbait but there is no proven way to stop seals, dolphins and other marine life getting trapped and crushed in the enoroumous net. Scientists also say that the 18,000 tonnes of fish the trawler could be allowed to catch is far too high and based on outdated information – concluding there is not a scientific case to allow the trawler to fish in Australian waters.

The person who has responsibility to stop the super trawel is the Fisheries Minister, Joe Ludwig.

Each of us can help make Joe Ludwig’s decison a lot easier by making sure the implications of his decison are widely known. Can you chip in to get this ad in The Australian?

www.getup.org.au/stop-the-super-trawler

This issue is at a tipping point: it could go either way. But we know that when, as a community movement, we get behind great campaigns like this one started by Rebecca on CommunityRun.org we have the people power to win!

Thanks for being part of this,
The GetUp team.’

After Wildlife Carers Group donated we received this:

THANKS FOR DONATING!

Thanks for donating to help get this ad in the The Australian on Monday. Don’t forget to grab a copy on Monday to see the ad you helped make possible. We’ll keep you updated on Minister Ludwig’s decision when it’s made.

Can you take a minute to share this with your friends and family? Share this on Twitter, Facebook and by email using our handy tool on the right.

We did share this on Twitter and Facebook as well.

Unlike the rspca who make you the taxpayers pay heavily for everything they do, who never pay for anything, donations etc out of their own pockets, Wildlife Carers Group donation was NOT paid by you the taxpayers, it was paid by me out of my own pocket.

You can also sign the Australian Marine Conservation Society’s petition that I have already signed twice on behalf of Wildife Carers Group to help stop the super trawler:

Dear Nora

In less than three weeks, there’s a blockbuster hitting our shores that you don’t want to see. It’s super-sized, super-destructive and its trail of devastation is coming to an ocean near you!
One of the world’s largest fishing boats, the Dutch-owned FV Margiris, has just finished fishing out the waters off West Africa, where it hammered already-exploited fish stocks and left it even harder for local fishers to catch fish. Now, an Australian Fishing company, Seafish Tasmania, want this factory trawler to plunder for small fish that are critical to marine ecosystems in waters off Tasmania.
Ironically, after the fish are caught they’ll be sold to African countries for human consumption for a measly $1/kg.

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It’s difficult to fathom the size of this giant vessel – at 142 metres long and nearly 9500 tonnes it makes most Australian fishing boats look like bath toys. A floating factory and freezer, it can process over 240 tonnes (that’s 240,000 kilograms) of fish PER DAY and can store 6.2 MILLION kilograms of fish cargo. But the devouring net of the super trawler won’t just catch small fish. Dolphins, seals and seabirds will likely be accidental victims of this massive trawler. The ‘excluder devices’ designed to protect threatened species are in no way guaranteed to work for a net this size.
Even the species spared from the net will feel the destruction of this factory trawler. The small fish it scoops up are a vital food source for critically endangered southern bluefin tuna, rare marine mammals, seabirds and other big fish that are important ecologically, as well as to recreational and other commercial fishers.

Our Ministers for fisheries and the environment have the power to prevent this industrial super trawler operating in Australian waters, but they need to hear you don’t want it here. Opposition is growing but we need to make our voices louder. We need to speak up. We must convince them to turn this boat around.
The impacts of this decision go beyond this single fishery. Please make your voice heard and send a quick message to Fisheries Minister Joe Ludwig and Environment Minister Tony Burke here…

Wildlife Carers Group also signed petitions for PETA to help stop Animal Cruelty committed to animals at UTMB:

An insider at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) has blown the whistle on animal abuse and neglect in the university’s laboratories. According to the whistleblower, dogs were mutilated in experimental surgeries; sheep, pigs, and mice were subjected to third-degree burns on up to 40 percent of their bodies and reportedly deprived of adequate pain relief; and mice died because UTMB staff members didn’t notice that the animals had no access to water. The whistleblower also reported that inadequate veterinary care, inept personnel, careless handling, and neglect were daily problems in the university’s labs.

Please click the link below to urge UTMB’s executive assistant to the president to launch an investigation of the university’s laboratories and put an end to the suffering of animals.

To take action on this issue, click on the link below:
http://www2.peta.org/site/Advocacy?s_oo=IicMlWWPW7Z-PJ7gV2H4sA&id=3523

If the text above does not appear as a link or it wraps across multiple lines, then copy and paste it into the address area of your browser.

Wildlife Carers Group also signed the urgent petition to stop Animal Cruelty at MarineLand:

‘Hi Nora,

A harbour seal who’s gone blind. Five dolphins who have lost skin. Two sea lions who developed such bad illnesses that they’ve had to be kept in dry cages for months to try to recover. »

These are all health problems that have been caused by the conditions at MarineLand in Niagara Falls, Ontario. According to former employees, many of the animals have experienced severe health issues caused by neglect.

MarineLand is licensed by the self-regulating Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and there are no government regulations for keeping sea mammals in captivity in Canada.

The staff quitting in protest won’t save the seals, whales, and dolphins whose health continues to deteriorate. In fact, MarineLand owner John Holer has plans to expand.

We must save these intelligent animals from any more suffering.
Tell John Holer to clean up MarineLand’s act today! »’

Wildlife Carers Group has signed a lot more petitions to assist other organisations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2011.


WISHING YOU A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2012.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mob: 0406 056 099

Email: wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au

Website:http://wcg.awardspace.com

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

http://www.myspace.com/wcginc

Check out http://www.myspace.com/wcginc
and become a friend.

We are also on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649024860&v=info


with photos included on the site, and become a friend.

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

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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.

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

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

and join up. Thank you for all your support.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This species maintains a healthy, well balanced eco system.

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Possum abattoir

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

Possum Abattoir– Lenah Game Meats, Tasmania — EngageMedia

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

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

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


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

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

Dingoes

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

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


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

Terminating the rangers from their jobs, who are responsible for the inhumane treatment of dingoes on Fraser Island , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSSaknF6Wnw&feature=youtu.be


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNLAWFUL ENTRY AND STEALING OF WILDLIFE; LETTERS SENT TO CANBERRA TIMES BUT NOT PUBLISHED 28/8/12

UNLAWFUL ENTRY AND STEALING OF WILDLIFE; LETTERS SENT TO CANBERRA TIMES IN MY DEFENCE BUT NOT PUBLISHED 28/8/12.

I demanded a public apology by the Canberra Times with letters sent in my defence to them to be published in Saturday’s paper, to attract the same readers who read the defamatory lies about me on Saturday 11/8/12, so that they can read the truth.

I asked the CT editor’s office why would they give tams and the rspca the satisfaction in printing such defamatory lies about me and assist them in destroying my reputation, and that in her heart, she knew that I did not commit any acts of animal cruelty, and that they did not have to print anything at all. She refused to put me through to the editor and told me to send another letter.

I have sent several emails since and still have not had a response back from the editor with a public apology.  The Canberra Times could get involved and demand a public apology to me by the government, the rspca and demand that my stolen wildlife be returned to me alive.

Due to the ongoing incompetence of tams in their handling of sending out wildlife rehabilitation licence renewal applications, and then the sending out of record books, and the defamatory lies about me sent out in letters to Wildlife Carers Group carers in 2008, Wildlife Carers Group has requested a Public Apology with the confession of departmental error, our licence to be a special licence for our independent group, with the instructions/conditions of an open licence that does not expire, no record keeping for tams, full term rehabilitation of ALL sick, injured, orphaned native wildlife, no carers list to tams, and wildlife inspections undertaken by Wildlife Carers Group.

Due to the ongoing annual acts of animal cruelty INCLUDING 30+ other permits handed out all year round to kill protected native kangaroos and other protected native wildlife, committed by tams and their shooters under the rspca, Wildlife Carers Group has further requested that all applications for native Wildlife killing licences and Wildlife Rehabilitation Licences to be processed by Wildlife Carers Group.

All native Wildlife are protected, with the Wildlife protection laws constantly breached under this government and the rspca.

Wildlife Carers Group is the only ACT body that enforces the Wildlife protection laws, and prevent protected native wildlife from being killed.

I have written several emails and I am demanding a public apology for the unlawful entry and stealing of my wildlife on 10/8/12, defamation, and vicious harassment by the police, tams and the rspca to the chief/tams minister, and to the police requesting that they charge, arrest and prosecute the rspca and tams, including the police involved, for their unlawful entry and unlawful stealing of my wildlife, vicious harassment and defamation, and the immediate return of my stolen wildlife alive.

We demand that all of these offenders are terminated from their jobs as well.

I am further demanding a compensation payout for all of the ongoing vicious harassment, unlawful entry and stealing of my wildlife and the ongoing defamatory lies going on about me.

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

We urgently require your assistance to expose these unlawful acts and abuse of taxpayers money and their positions in their jobs by the rspca and government and their government dept, along with your assistance to give back my wildlife if they are still alive, and to help deal with the rspca as well, and possibly the police since they also abused taxpayers money on this unlawful action while the real criminals continue to reoffend.

I requested the police to take action and to stop the unlawful violent killing of the Kangaroos in May 2012, sent them visual photographic evidence of the violent unlawful killing, however the police refused to stop the labor government and government dept.

I further requested that the police investigate, arrest, charge and prosecute all the offenders responsible for and for killing violently and unlawfully, but it appears that the police have refused to do so, instead, abusing taxpayers money to unlawfully raid innocent well know and respected registered wildlife carers property for taking the government to court for animal cruelty.

On Friday 10/8/12 my property was unlawfully entered into by the police, tams licensing compliance officer Rod Carnall, and the rspca, who ignored my warnings to leave my property since they do not have my permission to enter my property and under the Human Rights Act, they have to have my permission.

They were also ordered to leave my protected wildlife on my property under my long term expertise and knowledge in care, and that the rspca kill everything.

All native wildlife are protected, but only by me and my Wildlife Carers Group, and not by the rspca and government dept tams who unlawfully kill, unlawfully violently kill.

Wildlife Carers Group is the only group that enforces the wildlife protection laws. It is unlawful to kill protected native wildlife.

This action was to stop me from pursuing legal action against the Conservator of Flora and Fauna for the violent unlawful killing of Kangaroos in May/June 2012, and because I had already commenced legal action against the Conservator of Flora and Fauna on 22 May 2012, on the day the unlawful violent killings commenced.

Vicious harassment and defamation has never stopped by both the rspca and tams staff against me and my group attempting to destroy my hard earned and well respected reputation, so that they can continue to lie about wildlife and continue to unlawfully and violently kill protected native wildlife without being exposed for their lies and animal cruelty by me.

My long term expertise stems from being Senior Vice President for the Wildlife Foundation in the early 1980’s, a committee member on COG and a very active member identifying birds, field trips etc, and a licensed bird bander with National Parks and Wildlife, field trips, setting up nets, trapping and removing from traps, and writing up records for weight, sex, identity, etc, and then releasing the birds. I had this bird banding practice introduced into the Wildlife Foundation so that we can monitor the rehabilitated birds and record what were successful release sites and what were not successful release sites, were they released too soon, etc. I was also Vice President of Wildlife Oolong Sanctuary for a number of years.

I will copy and paste my response to the Canberra Times article on Saturday 11/8/12 that I sent to the CT later that evening, below the articles that someone else sent to the Canberra Times, and to the rpsca. I have further phoned the Canberra Times requesting to speak to the editor and demand a retraction and an apology. I was told that Jack would ring me back but the editor still has not phoned back.

I have been given till Tuesday 21/8/12 to make an appointment with Rod Carnall to discuss what they did to me, although he has something else on his agenda with this interview.

At no time while they were on my property was animal welfare or the animal welfare act mentioned to me.

I read that false allegation made against me in the Canberra Times after they rang me to let me know that they had just found out about the raid on my property, unfortunately the Canberra Times did not print all the facts that I told them, so you can imagine my shock to read about the animal cruelty allegations made against me by the rspca, and the fact that they printed it and exposed my name and address which I have kept private for obvious reasons.

As I investigate animal welfare matters I get threatened and abused, the Canberra Times is well aware of that, and yet exposed where I live in their article, a breach of the Privacy Act, and endangering my safety.

It appears that all of this commenced against me just 2 days after the Canberra Times wrote a full page article on me in the Sunday Canberra Times on 15/7/12, that both the rspca and tams felt would strengthen my legal actions against the rspca and tams for animal cruelty etc, and to have the necessary changes made to the Nature Conservation Act, the Kangaroo Management Plan and the Pests Control Management Strategy that would ensure that the killing stopped against protected native wildlife and our Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence would provide full term rehabilitation for all the omitted sick, injured, orphaned protected native wildlife, with an exemption to Wildlife Carers Group to keep records for tams, with an open licence, to allow us to do what we do best, with no expiry date, providing full term rehabilitation to all native sick, injured, orphaned wildlife, and that would allow us to take over all the native wildlife killing applications and wildlife rehabilitation licence applications.

Wildlife Carers Group will also need to take over all the inspections.

With the rspca having absolutely no knowledge and expertise in wildlife that we have, the rspca will need to immediately lose their wildlife rehabilitation licence, and their full government funding, since you have already seen how the rspca abuse their taxpayer funding and their donations, to run smear campaigns.

In all of my over 30 years of working with animals, I have never in my life been accused of animal cruelty, nor have I ever been guilty of committing acts of animals cruelty, I have been fiercely working hard to end acts of animal cruelty by the government, the government departments and the rspca, and have educated and given advice towards ending these crimes.

I have been the most successful wildlife carer working from my backyard since the early 1980’s, to this current day.

If you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to reply to this email.

Your urgent response and action and assistance is required to order that my wildlife be IMMEDIATELY returned to ME alive and unharmed, and a public apology.

Letters sent to Canberra Times by others. I have removed their names and addresses from the copies.

We need to stop the rspca and tams bullying, defamation and vicious harassment of expert wildlife carers, in the attempt to gag us, we pay their wages, we have rights to expose the animal cruelty, etc and to try and stop it, by the government and the rspca without being viciously harassed and defamed with lies. Please write letters to the Chief Minister, Tams Minister Katy Gallagher, gallagher@act.gov.au , GreensPartyCaroline LeCouteur, lecouteur@parliament.act.gov.au , Police/Environment minister Simon Corbell, corbell@act.gov.au , Opposition leader Zed Seselja, zed.seselja@parliament.act.gov.au , Tony Abbott, tony.abbott.mp@aph.gov.au , and demand that Wildlife Carers Group wildlife be immediately returned to me, with a public apology, and to take action against the rspca, tams licensing compliance officer Rod Carnell, and certain police officers for their unlawful entry and unlawful seizure of protected native wildlife from Wildlife Carers Group and for their acts of animal cruelty to the wildlife that they seized from my premises.

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

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

Subject: wildlife seizure

Date: 12 August 2012 12:46:18 PM AEST

To: letters.editor@canberratimes.com.au 

The editor
The Canberra Times

Your story ‘Wildlife carer could face charges after sick birds seized’ (Canberra Times, 11 August 2012) raises several questions.

It appears that the ACT Government and RSPCA forcibly entered a private property, the reason being that the birds in the care of Ms Nora Preston on behalf of the Wildlife Carers Group were not exempt from the TAMS licensing provisions, or, that they were sick and needed immediate veterinary care.

After entering the property and identifying the birds, the inspectors should have realised they were on the TAMS exempt list and that Ms Preston had the right to keep them. However, the inspectors removed the birds, regardless. Apparently the inspectors had decided, without any verifying evidence or without the presence of a vet, that the birds were sick. Why didn’t the raiding party take a vet with them to examine the birds on site and spare them a traumatic chase and capture which would certainly be enough to make them sick?

Where is the chain of independent evidence? Michael Linke, the RSPCA’s Chief Executive officer, who is a qualified accountant, seized the birds so his vets could examine them and predictably find that they were sick enough to warrant his intervention for whatever reason. If the RSPCA vets had found that the birds were sick, how would they know that the birds weren’t suffering from their most recent capture, or from problems that the Wildlife Carers Group was currently addressing, or both?

The most relevant question is: does this raid have anything to do with the recent case where Ms Preston took the ACT Government to court in an attempt to stem its slaughter of kangaroos?

It is reprehensible for a respected organisation like the RSPCA gets into bed with the ACT Government in a foray which suspiciously looks like retaliation and harassment. Perhaps the perpetrators of this precipitous action need to look at the ACT Criminal Code, the Human Rights Act, the Animal Welfare Act, TAMS licensing regulations and so on before they plan their next raid. In the meantime, anyone keeping a exempt bird that looks a little pale should expect the raiders of the lost cause to strike at any time without warning which is apparently what they did to Ms Preston.
_____________________________________________________________________________________

This is to the Canberra Times…

I have noted that animal welfare agencies other than the RSPCA do their utmost to rehome animals whereas the RSPCA does what is expedient (which means you often put animals down when there is no necessity to do so). This also includes your part in the slaughter of the Kangaroos around Canberra recently.

The RSPCA does this because they are not an independent agency as they receive government funding.

Therefore the RSPCA has to toe the government line!

Hence the recent SLAUGHTER of innocent kangaroos which was completely unnecessary as other viable options had been put forward.

My mother, who has been a regular donor in the past will no longer donate to the RSPCA. Rather, her support will now go to independent organisations and wildlife rescue organisations.

I am appalled at the recent treatment of a wildlife rescuer/carer in the ACT (Nora Preston). What happened amounted to unlawful entry, defamation and vicious harassment of this person.

This so obviously smacks of retribution in relation to her actions to take the ACT government to court to stem the SLAUGHTER of kangaroos by the ACT government. The RSPCA is doing the government’s dirty work for them.

Again, this is evidence of the RSPCA toeing the line to guarantee their Government funding. Shame, shame, shame!

I must say, I am disgusted!

regards

________________________________________________________________________________

My Letter to the Canberra Times, to which I received no response, with neither of the letters in my defence printed by the Canberra Times stating the real facts:


I’m not sure who ran to the media with this information, I wouldn’t mind feedback on this.

DEFAMATION AND VICIOUS HARASSMENT

I would like to know what the rspca defines as animal cruelty.

The birds were with me for under 24 hours.

I did not rip any of their wings off while they were alive trying to torture them to death, nor did I attempt to bash them to death or in any way try to mutilate them or harm them in any way as the rspca did when they were aggressively and inhumanely dragging them out from their housing that they had settled into.

All the local cockatoos came flying in to the rescue, responding to the cockatoos alarming calls to them as they were being ripped out of their comfortable housing on my property by the rspca.

All the birds were in excellent health, and I say ‘were’, since I suspect that the rspca did what they do best, and that is to kill them and to deny them the right to life.

If by some miracle the birds are still alive, then they soon will be dead or quite sick through mishandling, poor housing, and no knowledge of wildlife by the rspca on how to handle, house and treat them.

Wildlife Carers Group always provide veterinary treatment to our wildlife that are handed in to us.

My expertise and knowledge in wildlife rehabilitation far outweighs that of the rspca staff, since I commenced rehabilitating wildlife in the early 1980’s and furthermore I was the most successful carer around at the time, that has continued to this date.

Animal Welfare is also my top priority.

The rspca have shown it is of their lowest priority by failing to seize a dog cruelty case that I reported to them, with the dog thrown on the back of the open truck in 30 degree heat last year and left there without food and water, and again this year, with the same dog left on the back of the same open truck uncontrolled parked dangerously on the road full of blind bends, with no food and water, that the rspca saw, agreed that the dog was underweight, and refused to seize the dog. This dog offender now has 2 dogs to abuse and to kick out uncontrolled into the streets because of the rspca failing to seize the dog and ban this owner from owning any further pets.

We have learnt that we can never believe anything that the rspca says. They fabricate their animal numbers to ensure that they get their government grant, etc.

This unlawful action made against me by tams with the rspca and the police was a personal vendetta purely to get back at me for taking the Conservator of Flora and Fauna to ACAT on 22 May 2012 to try and stop the unlawful violent killing of the Kangaroos, and for fighting for the necessary changes to the Nature Conservation Act, the Kangaroo Management Plan, and the Pest Control Management Strategy, to once and for all put an end to the false allegations, unnecessary killing and abuse that our native wildlife undergo under the rspca and tams.

Please note, that I had to dip into my own pocket and take the Conservator of Flora and Fauna to ACAT to stop the unlawful violent killing of the Kangaroos, that is Wildlife
Carers Group’s definition of animal cruelty. The rspca, with all of their government funding and donations have taken absolutely no action against TAMS for their acts of animal cruelty.

I phoned Rod Carnell after he left my property, and asked him to read out the wildlife that are on the exempt list to me.

We will find that the unlawfully seized birds from my property are on this exempt list that

Rod refused to read out to me on the phone.

The police, rspca and Rod Carnell unawfully entered my property without my knowledge, without sending me a letter first to make enquiries on what he was alleging.

When I ordered them off my property under the Human Rights Act, they refused to leave.

They did not have my permission to be on my property, to viciously harass me, to seize any protected native wildlife from me, and then to go away and defame me with their false allegations and go to the media with them.

This is more abuse of taxpayers money and abuse of their positions that they hold, first by spending over $200,000 for violent unlawful killing of the kangaroos, that the final poll showed the majority of 56% of the population opposed, with the government and government dept TAMS only having a small minority of 39% supporting their unnecessary violence, second, by unlawfully entering my property and removing protected native wildlife that were only safe and protected, receiving proper care and treatment in my care.

I ordered Rod to order the rspca to immediately return the wildlife they unlawfully took from my property, if they are still alive.

The protected native wildlife still have not been returned.

The licence issue is departmental error, and not my error for which they have received hundreds of emails to resolve it.

If the rspca and tams authority with animals/wildlife is not removed from them, the animal cruelty will continue under them, the animals will continue to be killed, and we will have no animals left.

NORA PRESTON

Founding President

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP

PO Box 3509

WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

Mobile: 0406 056 099

This is the email sent TO RSPCA. (I have removed their name).

Dear Mr Linke

I have noted that other animal welfare agencies do their utmost to rehome animals whereas the RSPCA does what is expedient (which means you often put animals down when there is no necessity to do so). This also includes your part in the slaughter of the Kangaroos around Canberra recently.

You do this because you are not an independent agency as you receive government funding.

Therefore you have to toe the government line!

Hence the recent SLAUGHTER of innocent kangaroos which was completely unnecessary as other viable options had been put forward.

My mother, who has been a regular donor in the past will no longer donate to the RSPCA. Rather, her support will now go to independent organisations and wildlife rescue organisations.

I am appalled at the recent treatment of a wildlife rescue/carer in the ACT (Nora Preston). This amounted to unlawful entry, defamation and vicious harassment of this person.

This so obviously smacks of retribution in relation to her actions to take the ACT government to court to stem the SLAUGHTER of kangaroos by the ACT government. The RSPCA is doing the government’s dirty work for them.

How could you???? I am disgusted!!!

Again, this is evidence of the RSPCA toeing the line to guarantee their Government funding. Shame, shame, shame!

I must say, I am disgusted!

regards

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

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2011.


WISHING YOU A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2012.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mob: 0406 056 099

Email: wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au

Website: http://wcg.awardspace.com


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

http://www.myspace.com/wcginc

Check out http://www.myspace.com/wcginc
and become a friend.

We are also on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649024860&v=info

with photos included on the site, and become a friend.

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

http://canberra.climatexchange.org.au/wildlife-carers-group

14 August 2012

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

and is also an animal/wildlife welfare group, providing protection for our wildlife/animals, run solely by volunteers, with no government funding, saving taxpayers money.

WCG relies on donations from the public in order to carry out its work. If you would like to make a donation to WCG, please send a cheque/money order made payable to Wildlife Carers Group Inc. To PO Box 3509 , Weston Creek. ACT. 2611. AUSTRALIA . Or contact us by email wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au

or mobile: 0406 056 099 to discuss other alternatives. Thank you for all your support.

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

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

and join up. Thank you for all your support.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This species maintains a healthy, well balanced eco system.

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Possum abattoir

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

Possum Abattoir – Lenah Game Meats, Tasmania — EngageMedia

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

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



wildlife.enq@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


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



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

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

Dingoes

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

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


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

Terminating the rangers from their jobs, who are responsible for the inhumane treatment of dingoes on Fraser Island , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSSaknF6Wnw&feature=youtu.be


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


RSPCA LOSES DONATIONS OVER WILDLIFE CARER DEFAMATORY LIES & UNLAWFUL RAID & STEALING OF WILDLIFE; LICENCE; UNLAWFUL ENTRY AND STEALING OF PROTECTED NATIVE WILDLIFE 28/8/12

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

Here is the response back from the person to the rspca, and the rspca response to the email someone sent to him all shown below.

I have removed names and email addresses for their privacy.

The rspca are doing their best to get rid of the competition, and if they see us as competition, then the rspca are not at all about the animals/wildlife, and their welfare, and for their protection, and for their rights to survive, instead they are just about profiteering, making money out of the animals, because our vulnerable abused animals/wildlife need all the help and protection they can get.

If the rspca can’t see that, and they have made it perfectly clear and obvious that they can’t see that, don’t want to see that, and simply don’t care about the animals/wildlife, then the only option is to shut down the rspca for the abused animals/wildlife sake, to prevent the ongoing abuse of animals/wildlife under the rspca.

If they placed top priority over the animals and their welfare, they would be working with me and our group rather than repeatedly defaming me and this group and trying to have us shut down.

Instead the rspca see the rspca as a huge profit making business, with our expertise, against their non existing expertise and knowledge of wildlife/animals, they see us as threatening their very existence, and we will drive the rspca to extinction before they drive our animals/wildlife to extinction.

From the moment I applied for the Wildlife Carers Group Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence, even before the licence was issued to us, the rspca sent out letters slandering our names to everyone, trying to prevent us from having our licence issued.  This is how your taxpayers money and donations are being spent by the rspca, and not on preventing animal cruelty, saving and protecting animals/wildlife.

The rspca failed.

Wildlife Carers Group finally got our licence, but not after I had to continue to fight for it.

It took a long 8 months for us to get our licence.

After we got our licence, all the rspca members wanted to join Wildlife Carers Group as well.

The rspca were at it again, bullying and dictating to all rspca members, ordering them with threats that they were not allowed to be members of both groups, taking away their freedom of choice, which is unlawful.

The facts are, that the rspca members have the right to be members of as many groups as they want, and have the right to rehabilitate with as many groups as they want to.

There is absolutely nothing that the rspca can do about it.

The rspca were responsible for attempting to sabotage Wildlife Carers Group monthly training courses by bullying our speakers that left me to have to present the Training Courses myself at the very last minute.

It got to the stage where I was forced to stop inviting guest speakers.

I give talks, I train work experience students for 5 days solid at a time, I do online training, none of which brings in the money that the monthly training courses did, even though we only charged a small minimal fee for entry, compared to what the rspca charge.  Once again, for the rspca, it is all about making money and abusing their title as an animal organisation.

I attend a lot of meetings, workshops, forums and amend policies relevant to the well being and survival of protected native wildlife, to prevent animal cruelty and native wildlife from being driven to extinction, to stop the lies sent out by those who claim that they are experts but who actually do not have any expertise or knowledge in this field.

The rspca were responsible for sabotaging every good thing I tried to do for this group, with their ongoing interference and in trying to out do this group from when I requested sponsorship for a wildlife ambulance, when the rspca  jumped in and requested the same, got the ambulance, just to let it sit in the carpark, and so on.

The rspca and tams continued to falsely advertise that the rspca were the only wildlife rehabilitation group in the ACT, from the minute our Wildlife Rehab. Licence was issued.

The rspca have not stopped to attempt to destroy this reputable group, full of long term knowledge, expertise and understanding in wildlife and animals care and their behaviour, through the rspca’s constant defamatory lies.

The facts about the rspca are, if they can’t make money out of it, they kill it, unlawfully profiteering out of animals and wildlife, if they have a personality clash with the animal, they kill it, if they don’t like the animal, they will kill it and heaven help our native wildlife, they will have them removed from the Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence, run like a typical government department, that will occur if Wildlife Carers Group and myself is not here to stop them.

The rspca do not want any competition, the rspca do not want experts pulling them up and into line, and exposing their inadequacies in the attempt to improve their knowledge and expertise.

TAMS do not want any experts exposing them either, they want to continue to mislead the public about Kangaroos and other native wildlife, continue to torture animas to death, that the rspca allows them to do.

TAMS began defaming me in 2008 when they were responsible for departmental error by failing to send me the wildlife rehabilitation renewal application and record books to renew our licence, and then unlawfully wrote to all our carers discrediting my name by claiming that they had not renewed the licence because they were still waiting for me to send in the records, instead of writing the truth to the carers, that it was departmental error, and that they still haven’t sent me the renewal application for the licence and the record books, and therefore the licence is still in tact.

Thankfully tams only had the carers list and not the full membership list. Since then tams no longer receives our new carers list.

Neither Wildlife Carers Group nor myself can be held responsible, accountable or liable for departmental error, therefore we do hold a licence to rehabilitate wildlife.

The rspca are all about making money and running a profitable business, and are not at all about the animals welfare, their rights and their survival.

Wildlife rehabilitation is not just about rehabilitating, you must know and understand their habitat, and true conservation, not the lies about conservation you hear and the misleading training government dept staff receive in the ACT, you must have knowledge of the factual environment, the factual eco system, to understand native wildlife and to understand that ALL native wildlife are important in order to maintain a healthy well balanced eco system.

The rspca attempted to have native currawongs and possums removed from the Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence, because they simply do not like them, and because of their ignorance and arrogance in native wildlife.

I stopped them from removing them from the licence.

Neither the rspca nor tams had absolutely any understanding of the fact that native Eastern Grey Kangaroos were native to the ACT.

For years the rspca operated under a tams Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence that FALSELY claimed they could not have full term rehabilitation because they were not native to the ACT.

In 2005, IT TOOK MY EXPERTISE AND KNOWLEDGE IN NATIVE WILDLIFE to have the licence changed to state truthfully that Eastern Grey Kangaroos were indeed native to the ACT, immediately upon the issuing of our licence.

With this type of attitude by the rspca, who fail to put the animals/wildlife first, always in competition with everyone else, animals tortured to death by the government and their shooters while the rspca do nothing to take legal action against the government responsible, and who have the audacity to abuse taxpayers money and your donations to tell defamatory lies about me instead, it is not a wonder that we are fighting to have the rspca shut down, removed from all the expert advisory committees that is abusing taxpayers money by paying them, and to have their wildlife rehabilitation licence removed from the rspca, and to keep all animals away from them.

NORA PRESTON

Founding President

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP

PO Box 3509

WESTON CREEK ACT 2611

From:
To: Nora Preston <wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au>
Sent: Wednesday, 22 August 2012 2:18 PM
Subject: FW: RSPCA actions [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

This is the response that ….. sent back to Linke.

Thank you for your response.

In response I would like to say that the government and the RSPCA should have full knowledge of the facts before raiding an innocent person’s home, and taking animals in her expert care, especially from someone with over 30 years of experience in caring who has an excellent track record, never accused of animal cruelty, and never committed acts of animal cruelty, and should ensure that they have the full facts before killing kangaroos that are killed inhumanely, and that I know that the RSPCA is opposed to full term rehabilitation of the sick, injured, orphaned native protected kangaroos and dictate what to put on the wildlife rehabilitation licence.

Also your no killing policy is a farce because everyone is fully aware that you kill everything.

You should be utilising Nora Preston’s long term expertise and knowledge and working with her and her rescue group rather than attempting to destroy her reputation and her group with your lies.

All native wildlife are protected which means, that you are not allowed to kill any native wildlife.

My mother and I are not supportive of the horrendous charges you impose on community members when surrendering their pets to you. We have an issue with overbred cat numbers in our area and the reason this is happening is because the owner of the breeding pair cannot afford to have them desexed and cannot pay to surrender up the offspring. My mother is elderly and gets very distressed about the issue of these poor cats.

I don’t consider your stance as helping the community in relation to animal welfare. Unfortunately in Canberra there are no alternatives to the RSPCA in regards to rehoming/desexing pets if you cannot afford to do this yourself.

So the RSPCA has the upper hand and can do what they like. We don’t have any confidence in the RSPCA in Canberra.

Fortunately, in Sydney we have many alternatives and lots of assistance for those who are doing it tough.

From: Michael Linke [mailto:Michael.Linke@rspca-act.org.au]
Sent: Monday, 20 August 2012 01:00 PM
To: ….

Subject: RE: RSPCA actions

…….

Thanks for your note.

RSPCA ACT homes 94% of dogs and almost 90% of cats. We adopt a no kill philosophy with animals within our care.

With regard to kangaroos, the ACT government manages kangaroo populations in the ACT and RSPCA does not have a role to play.

With regard to Nora Preston, again the ACT government is the decision maker with regard to license holders and wildlife care in the ACT.

I always believe a full understanding of the facts is important before making claims such as the ones you have made below.

Michael

Dear Mr Linke

I have noted that other animal welfare agencies do their utmost to rehome animals whereas the RSPCA does what is expedient (which means you often put animals down when there is no necessity to do so). This also includes your part in the slaughter of the Kangaroos around Canberra recently.

You do this because you are not an independent agency as you receive government funding.

Therefore you have to toe the government line!

Hence the recent SLAUGHTER of innocent kangaroos which was completely unnecessary as other viable options had been put forward.

My mother, who has been a regular donor in the past will no longer donate to the RSPCA. Rather, her support will now go to independent organisations and wildlife rescue organisations.

I am appalled at the recent treatment of a wildlife rescue/carer in the ACT (Nora Preston). This amounted to unlawful entry, defamation and vicious harassment of this person.

This so obviously smacks of retribution in relation to her actions to take the ACT government to court to stem the SLAUGHTER of kangaroos by the ACT government. The RSPCA is doing the government’s dirty work for them.

How could you???? I am disgusted!!!

Again, this is evidence of the RSPCA toeing the line to guarantee their Government funding. Shame, shame, shame!

I must say, I am disgusted!

regards

…….

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2011.


WISHING YOU A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2012.

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

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

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

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

Wildlife Carers Group is the only ACT body that enforces the wildlife protection laws.

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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Check out http://www.myspace.com/wcginc
and become a friend.

We are also on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649024860&v=info



with photos included on the site, and become a friend.

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

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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.

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

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

and join up. Thank you for all your support.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This species maintains a healthy, well balanced eco system.

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Possum abattoir

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

Possum Abattoir– Lenah Game Meats, Tasmania — EngageMedia

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

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


wildlife.enq@dpipwe.tas.gov.au


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



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

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

Dingoes

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

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


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

Terminating the rangers from their jobs, who are responsible for the inhumane treatment of dingoes on Fraser Island , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSSaknF6Wnw&feature=youtu.be


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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