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UPDATE ON SULPHUR-CRESTED COCKATOO NSW ANIMAL CRUELTY+CORRESPONDENCE WITH CAMPBELL NEWMAN – BATS, DINGOES, DUGONGS, SEA TURTLES, KANGAROOS QLD 26/3/12

UPDATE ON SULPHUR-CRESTED COCKATOO NSW ANIMAL CRUELTY+CORRESPONDENCE WITH CAMPBELL NEWMAN – BATS, DINGOES, DUGONGS, SEA TURTLES, KANGAROOS QLD 26/3/12

UPDATE ON SULPHUR-CRESTED COCKATOO NSW ANIMAL CRUELTY

On 19 March 2012 I reported on animal cruelty to a protected native Sulphur-crested Cockatoo in NSW when the offender was attempting to kill the bird by kicking and stomping this protected species to death.

Please click on this link to read the updated full report: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/wildlife-carers-group-reports-on-animal-cruelty-calling-for-witnesses-brush-tail-possum-in-phillip-sulphur-crested-cockatoo-in-kambah-and-water-dragon-care-19312/

The bird is currently undergoing further assessments with a 2nd vet, having x-rays etc performed.

CORRESPONDENCE WITH CAMPBELL NEWMAN – BATS, DINGOES, DUGONGS, SEA TURTLES, KANGAROOS QLD 26/3/12

On 9 March 2012 I reported on the inhumane slaughters of Queensland’s protected endangered Green sea Turtles and Dugongs, Bats to be inhumanely shot and electrocuted by Qld LNP and sand mining on Stradbroke Island.

Please click on this link to read this full report: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/03/08/wildlife-carers-group-news-take-care-reptiles-on-the-move-to-hibernate-rehabilitation-of-bearded-dragons-inhumane-slaughters-of-protected-endangered-green-sea-turtles-and-dugongs-by-indigenous-aust/

I also wrote to Campbell Newman raising these concerns on 8 and 9 March 2012, on behalf of Wildlife Carers Group, as shown below, and received this response on 12 March 2012, with my response dated 26/3/12, and to assist other groups in their fight for the flying foxes continued humane treatment and to stop the sand mining on Stradbroke Island, and Jennifer Parkhurst’s ongoing fight to save the Fraser Island Dingoes and to restore humanity, and to prevent extinction of these valuable, vulnerable species.

From: Nora Preston <wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au>
To: LNP Leader Campbell Newman <leader@lnpqld.org.au>
Sent: Monday, 26 March 2012 1:52 AM
Subject: Flying Foxes, Dugongs, Green Sea Turtles, Dingoes, Kangaroos Re: Invitation to Lunch with Campbell Newman & John Howard

Good morning,

Thank you for your response on 12 March 2012 concerning Flying Foxes, Dugongs, Green sea Turtles, and

Congratulations on your big win. Kangaroos, Fraser Island Dingoes and Jennifer Parkhurst were not addressed by you.

The shooting and electrocution of flying-foxes (to prevent crop damage) was outlawed in Queensland as it was proven to be inhumane, and largely ineffective.

Tens of thousands of animals were killed using methods that often left them to die excruciatingly painful deaths. It sometimes takes days for these Australian native animals to die from their injuries.

The bats killed include large numbers of Grey-headed and Spectacled Flying-foxes. Both are listed as threatened species.

We urge you to withdraw these proposals, and take into consideration the fact that these people who claim the flying foxes are causing crop damage, are a health hazard, and that there are 100,000 in certain areas are exaggerating the figures.

You will find that if you properly investigate these claims, that the numbers will be dramatically lower than what these people claim, and less of a problem with the problems over exaggerated, and crop damage not caused by flying foxes.

Remember that we are also talking about threatened species.

We hope that you will learn lessons from the past, where numbers have been over exaggerated, with our native wildlife driven to extinction because of the failure to properly investigate such complaints.

We look forward to seeing the changes in the act for the Native Title Act, and see the indigenous prosecuted under white man’s law for the inhumane killing of protected native species showing one law for all.

Stopping the sand mining in Stradbroke Island is important before the Island is completely destroyed.

Looking forward to your correspondence on this matter, including shutting down all the commercial

Kangaroo industries, and immediate action on Fraser Island, sacking the rangers, withdrawing the charges and fine against Jennifer Parkhurst with a full refund and apology to her and infact employing her to continue her monitoring of the Fraser Island Dingoes, who was not guilty of any of the charges laid against her, since she was acting under the animal welfare act that was breached by the former Qld Government and rangers.

All these species mentioned in this email maintain a healthy well balanced eco system, with the loss of any single species having serious ramifications against the environment.

Please re read the original email sent on 8 March 2012, and respond to statements made that weren’t addressed in your response on 12 March 2012.

Looking forward to a response and action to all queries for a humane Qld that takes conservation seriously.

Sincerely

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

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

Mob: 0406 056 099

Email: wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au


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26 March 2012.

From: LNP Leader Campbell Newman
To: wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au
Sent: Monday, 12 March 2012 5:55 PM
Subject: RE: Invitation to Lunch with Campbell Newman & John Howard

Dear Ms Preston,

Mr Newman has asked me to thank you for you correspondence from the 8th March and 9th March. Due to the high number of emails received, please accept our apologies for the delay in responding.

I appreciate that you have taken the time to contact us to raise these important issues.

In regards to your concerns pertaining to the LNP’s policy on Flying Foxes; the LNP is committed to protecting Queensland’s native fauna, including flying foxes.

At the outset, we need to distinguish between small colonies residing in the backyards of many rural properties – many of which are welcomed by property owners, even encouraged – and these huge congregations, some in far excess of 100,000 in places like Charter Towers, Gayndah, Barcaldine and Bargara. These massive urban colonies present significant health risks for the local populations and need to be moved on.

An LNP Government will work with councils and landholders affected by nuisance colonies to ensure human health and agricultural productivity are not adversely affected.

I stress that lethal DMPs will only be issued to farmers where all other non-lethal alternatives have failed or are unsuitable. I am happy to explore alternatives to lethal means should they be available and reasonable in terms of cost.

I appreciate we may have differing opinions on this one but I believe the LNP is offering a very balanced approach – one that balances the ongoing conservation of flying foxes with public health and agricultural production.

Furthermore, An LNP Government will act to protect Queensland’s iconic dugong and turtle populations.

Labor has failed to address animal welfare considerations in relation to some so-called “traditional hunting practices” despite repeated and urgent calls for action by concerned Queenslanders, including from Indigenous leaders.

LNP recognises there is an entitlement of traditional owners to hunt dugongs and sea turtles for non- commercial use under the Native Title Act 1993.

The LNP will work with Indigenous stakeholders to protect Queensland’s dugong and turtle populations from poachers and stop brutality against these iconic species.

Some Indigenous communities have already self-imposed moratoriums or regulated hunting practices by issuing permits and licences – an LNP government will work with Indigenous communities to see this successful and proactive model rolled out across the dugong and turtle habitat.

The LNP will remove the current exemption for traditional hunters from the law that makes it illegal for anyone to wound, mutilate, torture or unnecessarily prolong the death of an animal – enforceable with penalties of up to two years in jail or a $100,000 fine.

This will bring Queensland in line with other states and territories. There is no reason to permit horrendous cruelty to dugongs and turtles, which under any other circumstance would be illegal.

The LNP in Government will seek to partner with other Government agencies, especially the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority – GBRMPA, and, with the guidance of traditional owners and Indigenous organisations, will progressively roll out in all key habitats the successful permit and licensing system developed in the Northern Peninsula Area of Cape York.

The LNP will put a stop to the cruel and inhumane slaughter of these iconic Queensland animals under the guise of ‘traditional practices’.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact us and raise these issues. We cannot have a change in Queensland without a change of Government. Only a vote for a strong, united LNP Team can get Queensland back on track!

Kind regards,

Campbell Newman Team.

From: Nora Preston <wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au>
To: “statements@lnp.org.au” <statements@lnp.org.au>
Cc: LNP RSVP <rsvp@lnp.org.au>
Sent: Friday, 9 March 2012 1:38 PM
Subject: Fw: Invitation to Lunch with Campbell Newman & John Howard

Good afternoon,

Further to my email yesterday, to which I have not yet received a response, I need to further add this REPORT BELOW and request your assurance that the Native Title Act will be amended to ensure one law for all, and that the indigenous waged rangers and offenders are prosecuted under the white man’s law for their serious crimes, that animal welfare will be included in the Native Title Act and prosecutions for killing native protected land and marine wildlife will also be included in the Native Title Act.

INHUMANE SLAUGHERS OF PROTECTED ENDANGERED GREEN SEA TURTLES AND DUGONGS IN TORRES STRAIT QUEENSLAND BY INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS.

ABC1’s 7.30 report on 8/3/12 exposed extreme cruelty to our protected vulnerable to extinction native Green Sea Turtles and Dugongs at the hands of taxpayer waged indigenous officials, and other indigenous Australians, selling the meat and other parts of the marine life on the black market, please click on this link to see the report: http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2012/s3448943.htm
hunting rights hide horror for dugongs, turtles, Queensland’s Torres Strait far north Qld, far to the south of Qld, Protected endangered Green Sea Turtles chased weekly on Green Island in front of tourists, protected and endangered pregnant Green Sea Turtle with upto125 eggs, tethered for 3 days then inhumanely killed by indigenous Australians, still alive when carved up, dugongs dragged behind boats and drowned.

Taxpayer waged indigenous sea rangers are the head hunters of these inhumane crimes pocketing huge sums of money for the sale of their meat, bones in this illegal trade, with all eskies shipped through the airports addressed to the rangers.

The indigenous Australian legislation fails to protect endangered species from being slaughtered and inhumanely butchered by the indigenous people.

The Native Title Act needs to be immediately changed to protect all endangered species and ensure that the animal welfare act applies – one law for all. No hunting of protected native wildlife, No hunting of protected endangered species, animal welfare applies with imprisonment and huge fines.

The videoed indigenous people and indigenous rangers immediately arrested, charged, prosecuted and imprisoned, accordingly to white man’s law, the rangers immediately terminated from their jobs and banned for life from working with any animals.

Looking forward to your response to all of the matters raised in yesterday’s 8/3/12, CAN BE SEEN BELOW, and today’s 9/3/12 emails.

Sincerely

NORA PRESTON

Founding President

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP

From: Nora Preston [mailto:wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au]

Sent: Thursday, 8 March 2012 3:52 PM
To: LNP RSVP
Subject: Re: Invitation to Lunch with Campbell Newman & John Howard

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your acknowledgement.

I have been sent some disturbing information that Campbell Newman is proposing for his election.

The Liberal National Party of Qld says they will re-introduce lethal methods of crop protection if elected at the upcoming State elections.

The shooting and electrocution of flying-foxes (to prevent crop damage) was outlawed in Queensland as it was proven to be inhumane, and largely ineffective.

Tens of thousands of animals were killed using methods that often left them to die excruciatingly painful deaths. It sometimes takes days for these Australian native animals to die from their injuries.

The bats killed include large numbers of Grey-headed and Spectacled Flying-foxes.

Both are listed as threatened species.

We urge you to withdraw these proposals including sand mining on Stradbroke Island that will destroy a unique island.

You will find that the majority of your voters are looking for the end of inhumane and unnecessary killings of all native wildlife, the kangaroo commercial industries shut down, that those responsible for the dingo cruelty on Fraser Island are terminated from their jobs and their inhumane practices, scientific research etc ended with the withdrawal of charges and fine against Jennifer Parkhurst, and places of interest such as Stradbroke Island maintained untouched, with conservation and animal welfare as a top priority.

Your voters who claim they will vote for you if you continue to allow inhumane killings and reintroduce inhumane methods, driving native wildlife that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system to extinction, and destroy places of interest such as Stradbroke Island are of a minority and therefore are not enough numbers who will get you voted in.

We’ve been disappointed in not seeing any mention of conserving native wildlife, placing them onto the federal wildlife protection list as endangered species, such as the dingo, kangaroos, etc, and ending all inhumane methods currently used, and the conservation of Qld.

Native wildlife do not do the damage that certain people claim they do, you therefore need to be careful who you listen to, in order for you to get voted in, and then continue to work with those of us who are sensible with knowledge and expertise in our areas, after you get voted in.

Qld does need a change, but not in an inhumane way by reintroducing acts of animal cruelty that have been outlawed, and not by destroying Stradbroke Island.

The changes that Qld need is an end of the kangaroo commercial industry, an end to the inhumane unnecessary killing of kangaroos and other macropods, an end to all inhumane killings of animals, an end of driving native wildlife to extinction, an end of listening to the people who don’t know what they are talking about when they say there are millions of wildlife out there, when the sad fact is, that there aren’t, and those are the exact statements that see our native wildlife driven to extinction, by over exaggerating the population, refusing to admit that the numbers are dramatically low.

Looking forward to your response in these matters, and to see them in your can do campaign.

Sincerely

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

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



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26 March 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 www.gopetition.com/petitions/saveallthe-kangaroos.html  .

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


don fletcher from tams says 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: 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.

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 CHILDREN’S XMAS PARTY SPONSOR PASS; KANGAROOS-CHRONICLE ARTICLE; FI DINGOES-RESPONSES QPWS MASTER PLAN FOR PROTECTED AREAS, FORESTS & WILDLIFE CONSULTATION DRAFT; DOG CRUELTY; COMPETITION-3 PRIZES TO BE WON-MERRY XMAS 27/11/11

LETTERS FROM TWEED HEADS FOR RECOGNITION OF WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WORK-TWEED HEADS MAGPIE SAVED; ANIMAL WELFARE-WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP DONATION CERTIFICATE-SPONSORSHIP FOR RADIO AD TO EXPOSE PIG FACTORY FARMING; SPECIAL CHILDREN’S XMAS PARTY SPONSOR PASS; KANGAROOS-CHRONICLE ARTICLE; FI DINGOES-RESPONSES QPWS MASTER PLAN FOR PROTECTED AREAS, FORESTS & WILDLIFE CONSULTATION DRAFT; DOG CRUELTY; COMPETITION-3 PRIZES TO BE WON – MERRY XMAS 27/11/11

LETTERS FROM TWEED HEADS FOR RECOGNITION OF WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WORK-TWEED HEADS MAGPIE SAVED.

In September 2011, Wildlife Carers Group made phone calls to the Tweed Heads Police Station to stop the killing of the nesting magpie, that was ordered to be shot by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services.

Ongoing emails between Wildlife Carers Group, the government department, and Nationals Party, who represented Wildlife Carers Group, with Wildlife Carers Group requesting that they amend their legislation to protect all nesting magpies, in all circumstances.

While we are aware that this amendment can take time, We are still awaiting to see the amended legislation.
 

On Friday, 25/11/11, Founding President of Wildlife Carers Group, NORA PRESTON, collected Wildlife Carers Group mail, and found a copy of the letter posted out to us by Geoff Provest, written to Geoff Provest MP, Nationals State Member for Tweed, by Robyn Parker MP, Minister for the Environment, Minister for Heritage:

‘Thank you for your representations of 12 September 2011 on behalf of Ms Nora Preston of the Wildlife Carers Group, regarding the management of magpies by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). I appreciate you bringing Ms Preston’s concerns to my attention.

The ongoing commitment and hard work of the Wildlife Carers Group is commendable, and I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to Ms Preston for her advice regarding magpies……’

That letter included Geoff’s ‘with compliments’ slip with his hand written note:

‘for your records.

The magpie is still alive and sill in its own territory. Nothing has been heard of its attacks for at least a month’.

Below are the previous reports written by Wildlife Carers Group on the Tweed Heads Magpie saga:

Wildlife Carers Group Responses to replies from National Parks and Wildlife Service, (the licence issued to shoot the magpie has been cancelled, with amendments to NPWS policy being looked at, to remove the word ‘destruction’), and Office of Geoff Provest MP NSW Member for Tweed, The Nationals for Regional NSW, to read the full report please click or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/tweed-heads-licence-issued-to-shoot-magpie-cancelled/?sn=l


To read yesterdays article to refresh your memory and what Wildlife Carers Group wrote: The Tweed Heads magpie has been spared for now, however to ensure that this mapgie, or any other magpie are never threatened by National Parks and Wildlife Services again, Wildife Carers Group has made a couple of phone calls to Tweed Heads, and sent out emails to educate in avoiding swooping magpies in nesting seasons, rather than issuing licences to kill, to view the full report please click or copy and paste this link into your browser:
https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/wildlife-carers-group-advice-on-npws-tweed-heads-magpie-order-to-shoot/?sn=l

The Sydney Morning Herald ran a poll when it was first announced that NPWS issued a licence to shoot the nesting magpie defending her young, 79% opposed the Magpie from being shot.

Photos of ‘with compliments’ slip from Geoff, and letter from NSW Government Minister for the Environment Robyn Parker MP, received by Geoff’s office on 17/11/11, are below, for your information.


With Compliments Slip from Geoff Provest, Nationals State Member for Tweed, and letter written to Geoff from NSW Government Minister for Environment, Robyn Parker MP.

ANIMAL WELFARE-WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP DONATION CERTIFICATE-SPONSORSHIP FOR RADIO AD TO EXPOSE PIG FACTORY FARMING

On 23/11/11, Wildlife Carers Group sent out this report:

Wildlife Carers Group has sponsored a 45 second segment prime time radio ad on one of Australia’s largest commercial stations, copy of receipt shown below, to assist Animals Australia to bring about awareness on pig cruelty in factory farms, and to bring about hefty fines against the offenders, that will assist in ending acts of animal cruelty.

No matter who it is, what industry, which government, anyone in taxpayer paid jobs, who allows any types of acts of animal cruelty, will be prosecuted alongside the offenders who actually commit the acts of animal cruelty, in order to put an end to all acts of animal cruelty.

Below is a photo of the Animals Australia Donation Certificate to Wildlife Carers Group, dated 23/11/11.


Wildlife Carers Group Donation Certificate for sponsoring a radio ad to prevent any further cruelty to pigs and to outlaw inhumane factory farms.

Wildlife Carers Group Sponsor’s Pass for the Special Children’s Xmas Party assisting radiofm mix106.3


Wildlife Carers Group Sponsor’s Pass for the Special Children’s Xmas Party assisting radiofm mix106.3

To view the report and Wildlife Carers Group certificate for Canberra Special Children’s Christmas Party, please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/wildlife-carers-group-certificate-of-appreciation-for-mix106-3-special-children%e2%80%99s-xmas-party-2011/

KANGAROOS – CHRONICLE ARTICLE 22/11/11, p. 2, by Meredith Clisby.

Article: ‘roo rise puts drivers at risk’

‘…..NRMA Insurance head of research Robert McDonald’ is claiming that suddenly the ACT has a Kangaroo population explosion, but who also ‘….warns drivers to be more prepared on the roads and slow down in wildlife zones the same way as if the weather conditions are bad…..’, echoing Wildlife Carers Group’s Founding President NORA PRESTON’s very own repeated cautions, to slow down and Give Way to our vulnerable wildlife, who have no road sense, with their habitat turned into roads and buildings, while the Chronicle reporter is also quoting ‘an Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate spokeswoman’ who has INCORRECTLY claimed that ‘….the Kangaroo population has increased by about 21 % from last year. This included a 3% decrease at Mulanggari Nature Reserve, and a 64% increase at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary.’

The ACT government claims that “The fence at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary removes some of the factors limiting other populations, namely dogs, motor vehicles, and the ability to disperse into surrounding suburbs”,..

“Consequently the Kangaroo population at the sanctuary increased dramatically in response to the good seasonal conditions.” …..NRMA Insurance received 450 claims for animal-related collisions in 2010, while AAMI received 492…444 of these claims were for Kangaroos. The other claims included 12 for domestic or farm animal collisions and 38 wild animal collisions, including 16 Wombats, 4 Wallabies, a flock of galahs, an emu and 2 koalas.

While the ACT Government and the Australian road rules require people to report collisions with animals, there were only 117 reported crashes of this type in 2010.

The Directorate spokeswoman said while the ACT Government focused its road safety resources towards preventing “the most serious injury” to people, there had been important steps taken to minimise collisions with Kangaroos. This includes the use of 25 GPS tracking collars to map the movements, including road crossings of Kangaroos and the use of funnel fencing and underpasses.

She said further fencing and underpasses would be considered on all new high speed roads where underpass construction would be cost effective. Next year the ACT Government will also trial a new telephone-linked tracking system for Kangaroos, which will email data daily by SMS.

Mr McDonald said the best advice for avoiding Kangaroos was to slow down in sign posted Kangaroo hotspots, never swerve to avoid hitting them, and get used to the ABS if your car had it.’

While Wildlife Carers Group was initially advising on fencing for Kangaroos, further experience has unfortunately shown that fencing seriously injures and kills Kangaroos and their Joeys, as they are frightened, chased, they jump into high fences, that they cannot clear, such as the high fencing at Rose Cottage horse paddocks, where Wildlife Carers Group has had to rescue severely injured Kangaroos from, other fences that the larger females can clear, the smaller Joeys hopping after their mother, cannot clear, and get seriously injured or horrifically killed, suffering if they aren’t found and handed in to Wildlife Carers Group for immediate treatment.

Underpasses have also been found to be hazardous to Kangaroos, when they have been frightened, Kangaroos who are being chased by idiots, and/or their uncontrolled dogs, etc take a flying leap to escape these offenders, and crash down on the concrete underpass, seriously injuring themselves, or killing them.

All native wildlife are protected, therefore, it is an offence to chase, harass, harm, kill, any native wildlife, and the offenders will be prosecuted.

The government and their departments have been warned by Wildlife Carers Group on numerous occasions, that the collars with the GPS, were unfit and invasive for Kangaroos, that have seen the Kangaroos killed on the roads, with the GPS collars causing them to lose their coordination, because of the large invasive collars, and further, the GPS equipment that is attached.

The Government departments and the Government have on numerous occasions been warned and advised by Wildlife Carers Group, to use the tiny macro GPS chips, that are inserted under the skin, and are not invasive.

The new telephone-linked GPS system will need to be a tiny macro GPS system, that will need to be fitted under the skin, otherwise, Wildlife Carers Group will need to take action to end the continued inhumane treatment of our native, protected Kangaroos.

The Kangaroo population has not boomed.

We are seeing far too much construction work, and developments in the ACT, destroying wildlife habitat, and accelerating climate change.

The Kangaroos have lost their habitat, which only gives the appearance of a Kangaroo population explosion.

The Kangaroo population has dramatically declined, with only 20 Kangaroo calls in 2010, and less in 2011.

This drastic decline is because of over culling by the ACT government, and private land owners, and unnecessary dangerous high speed roads that the government has constructed, regardless of the fact that the majority of the ACT population were opposed to any future road developments, with the same majority of the population who were also opposed to any further housing, etc developments, in order to save the Bush Capital, the native wildlife fauna and flora, wildlife habitat, and to maintain open space, to reduce the effects of climate change, wishing for a stress free living environment in our Bush Capital.

Just because people claimed that they hit Kangaroos, in order to claim insurance, does not mean that all the claimants have been honest in what they have hit.

Psychotic drivers deliberately crash into cars, parked or otherwise.

They are fully aware that what they have done is illegal, they can’t admit to deliberately crashing into a parked car, etc, so they will lie, and will say that they hit a Kangaroo, or an animal, or that an animal jumped into them, and hit them, etc. in order to claim insurance.

Yes, I speak with experience, my parked car was crashed into. How do you suppose the illegal hit and run offenders claimed their insurance.

New Kangaroo Skin Product

Made from “premium eco-friendly” kangaroo leather, the Aranez Samsung Galaxy S 2 Pouch Leather Case provides your Samsung Galaxy S 2 with stylish protection while allowing you to charge your device, make and answer calls (via headset) as well as listen to your favourite tunes. But wildlife and Animal Welfare groups have asked their supporters to boycott this company. You can send them an email from here ……. http://www.aranez.com/contact-form.php

FRASER ISLAND DINGOES-RESPONSES QPWS MASTER PLAN FOR PROTECTED AREAS, FORESTS & WILDLIFE CONSULTATION DRAFT

To view Wildlife Carers Group Submission to the QPWS Master Plan for protected areas, forests and wildlife Consultation Draft please click on the link, or copy and paste into your browser:

https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/the-qpws-master-plan-for-protected-areas-forests-and-wildlife-consultation-draft/    

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 the follow up on Fraser Island Dingoes Driven to Extinction Report: 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 of the Qld Government, Fraser Island will have nothing left to offer to the huge tourist trade it currently holds, which will end Fraser Island tourism. This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

From: Nora Preston <wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au>
To: Parks Wildlife Vision <Parkswildlifevision@derm.qld.gov.au>
Sent: Wednesday, 23 November 2011 5:19 PM
Subject: Re: Submission The QPWS Master Plan for protected areas, forests and wildlife Consultation Draft

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your acknowledgement for the receipt of our submission.

As you have been able to read in our submission, some matters in our submission need to be urgently dealt with, such as the dingoes, that are being inhumanely driven to extinction on fraser island, etc.

We require an urgent response and action on these matters from you, and appreciate them.

Sincerely

NORA PRESTON

Founding President

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP

From: Parks Wildlife Vision <Parkswildlifevision@derm.qld.gov.au>
To: Nora Preston <wildlife_carers_group@yahoo.com.au>
Sent: Monday, 21 November 2011 4:39 PM
Subject: RE: Submission The QPWS Master Plan for protected areas, forests and wildlife Consultation Draft

Good afternoon Nora,

The Master Plan team would like to thank the Wildlife Carers Group for providing a submission on the consultation draft of ‘Naturally Queensland 2020: The Master Plan for protected areas, forests and wildlife’.

Please note, the comments listed in the submission will be considered when the final version of the Master Plan is compiled.

Kind regards

The Master Plan team

DOG CRUELTY in BOSNIA and the ACT

A Wildlife Carers Group member sent this article and petition through to be circulated and signed.

Wildlife Carers Group has signed this petition: Dear NORA,

Thank you for signing the JUSTICE For Vucko! petition

Thank-you for signing,Rene Davis

Vucko was a German Shepherd living in Bosnia who had fireworks stuffed into his mouth, and set off. He suffered with half his face blown off, wandering the streets for 5 days, before someone found the dog, and handed him in for treatment.

The petition is for stricter laws for offences such as this, to end acts of animal cruelty.

Click on this link to view and sign the petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/437/Justice-For-Vucko/  

DOG CRUELTY IN THE ACT

In the scorching 30 degree heat, on Monday 14/11/11, this dog was left on the back of a light truck, exposed to the heat, with no food and water, no shade, for hours, in the suburb of Kambah, while the owner walked around, in between mowing his lawns, and whipper snipping, throwing all the rubbish over his dog, that she repeatedly had to shake off herself.

The owner can be seen walking back to his truck, after one of his walks around the neighbourhood, while his dog is left on the back of his truck in the scorching 30 degree heat, no shade, no water, no food, with rubbish dumped on her, that he also parked dangerously on the road, before a blind bend, outside his own residence, who was also causing an obstruction, as you can see in the photo, the recycle bin has not been collected yet, and is also endangering lives, attempting to cause a crash, an injury, or a death. Cyclists would not be able to avoid on coming traffic, from the blind bend, and serious injuries and/or death.

When you see people like the above man, who is trying very hard to inhumanely kill  his dog through heat stroke, heat exhaustion, exposure, who don’t care about animals, you can be certain that they most definitely don’t care about people.

Roads authority/Australian Road Rules have failed to place priority on public safety  here.

This road needs to be marked as a Clearway.


Dog cruelty in the ACT, female dog left in the back of the truck for hours, in the scorching 30 degree heat.

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP COMPETITION – 3 PRIZES TO BE WON for 3 WINNERS – MERRY XMAS

Name the pictured birds, and sex them, picture OF BIRDS below picture of drink coolant, to win 2 free dinner vouchers for 2, or a WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP LOGO DRINK COOLANT.


Wildlife Carers Group drink coolant Prize.

ALL PHOTOS TAKEN BY NORA PRESTON.


WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP COMPETITION-NAME THE PICTURED BIRDS AND SEX THEM, which is the female bird, and which is the male bird.  MERRY XMAS.

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2009/2010.


WISHING YOU A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2011.

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

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

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

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

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

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

27 November 2011

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 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 www.gopetition.com/petitions/saveallthe-kangaroos.html .

In this article, interviewed on 15/4/10, www.nowuc.com.au/2010/05/27/kangaroo-plan…/comment-page-1/  don fletcher from tams says 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: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUZrKj6ClBg  ‘KANGAROO CHILLER BOX INVESTIGATION’/’KANGAROOS ON TRACK TO EXTINCTION’, that contains the cruel bashing to death of roos that are shot, but not directly killed, hung up while still alive, and left suffering, trembling as they hang, tortured to death, and joeys bashed to death, possibly attempting to decapitate the joeys head on the back of the truck with several blows.

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

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

Possum abattoir

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

Possum Abattoir – Lenah Game Meats, Tasmania — EngageMedia

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

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/2011/09/06/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.

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.

FRASER ISLAND DINGOES DRIVEN TO EXTINCTION

FRASER ISLAND DINGOES DRIVEN TO EXTINCTION

UPDATE-Since this Wildlife Carers Group report, there was a massive bush fire on Fraser Island, that was started by the Qld Government.

The fire was out of control, devastating the Dingo population on Fraser Island, which will dramatically drop the original population of 90 Dingoes at the end of August 2011.

On 27-28 August 2011, we travelled to Fraser Island to see the last of the pure strain Dingoes, that Fraser Island is so famous for.

We saw no Dingoes, just footprints in the sand on the beach, and on the sandy track the 4WD drove down on, showing footprints from only 1 Dingo.

Photos by NORA PRESTON.


Dingo footprint in the sandy track we drove down on left by only 1 Dingo.


Dingo footprints along the sand on the Beach left by only 1 Dingo


Dingo footprints on the sandy beach by the Pinnacles coloured sands area.

At the rate that the Fraser Island rangers are killing our native dingoes, with only 60-80, (although with footprints only seen from 1 Dingo, this last recorded population is arguable,) suffering dingoes left alive on the Island, through the arrogance, mistreatment and mismanagement of the dingoes by the rangers, the dingoes, footprints in the sand will be the only memory and evidence of the native dingoes existence left, that once lived on the Island, but only if they encase the footprints, along with stuffed dingo toys and photos. I have my photos.

The Footprints were all heading in the same direction.

Terminating the rangers from their jobs, who are responsible for the inhumane treatment of dingoes on Fraser Island, click on the youtube link to hear ABC radio interview, and pictures of dingoes with invasive large collars, 2 boxes, with 2 antennas, that are not fit for any animal use: click or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSSaknF6Wnw&feature=youtu.be, terminating rangers from their jobs, who are paid with taxpayers money, who are starving the Dingoes to death, mismanaging them, mistreating them will prevent driving these spectacular native wildlife species to extinction, and help end acts of animal cruelty. Changing the Qld government legislation and constitution, to humanely conserve this species, and their habitat. Erecting GIVE WAY to DINGOES/WILDLIFE Signs, throughout the entire Island. We can see their marine life up and down the Qld coast, however, the only unique sighting that Fraser Island can boast about, and offer to the tourists, is the pure breed native Dingoes, once the last 60-80 Dingoes that are left on the Island are driven to extinction, through arrogance, mismanagement and mistreatment, by the rangers and the Qld government, Fraser Island will have nothing left to offer to the huge tourist trade that it currently holds. This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

Dingoes used to live as semi tame, semi wild animals amongst the indigenous population, who did indeed throw them food to keep them happy, so therefore, had no problems with any of the Dingoes.

Along came the Qld government and the rangers with 5 minutes of training, no expertise or knowledge, and especially with no understanding or caring of the species, who are inhumanely eradicating the species from Fraser Island, inhumanely interfering with the species natural co existence.

The Qld government and the rangers are responsible for turning this species into an aggressive animal by hitting them with sling shots, poisoning them to teach them a lesson so that they won’t take food from people, once the dingoes are dead from being deliberately poisoned by these incompetent rangers, they are dead, they most certainly won’t be eating any more food foolstop, and the further abuse and mistreatment, mismanagement of the Fraser Island Dingoes by the rangers and Qld government, as pointed out below:

The Dingoes food source has been removed by the rangers, rangers interfering with the Dingoes natural co existence, food source, which needs human interference to replace the Dingoes food source.

The Dingoes are being trapped using an inhumane so called  SOFT jaw leg traps, that while the rangers claim they won’t hurt the Dingoes, refuse to test the traps by placing their own arms into the traps to test whether or not they will injure the Dingoes, rangers interfering with the Dingoes natural co existence.  All traps must be removed and banned from use.

The Dingoes have been shot with tranquiliser guns, and ear tagged, interference with the Dingoes natural co-existence by the rangers, with the ear tags causing ear infections, and interfering with the Dingoes natural ability for hunting. Ear tags must be removed.

In 2011, we saw the return of the horrific, invasive and inhumane large collar, with the Dingoes being shot with tranquilliser guns, click or copy and paste this youtube link into your browser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSSaknF6Wnw&feature=youtu.be, to see the invasive large collar, with 2 boxes and antennas attached, rangers again interfering with the Dingoes natural co existence, that gets stuck in bushes, that effects their ability to hunt. Dingoes cannot call out for help when distressed by these hideous tracking collars, for any ranger to be able to quickly remove the collars, to prevent a prolonged suffering death.

Dingoes are unnecessarily shot by trigger happy rangers, driving the last of the pure strain Dingoes to extinction.

The shooting must be stopped.

Dingoes interact by biting during their play.

If you corner a Dingo, harass it, chase it, you can expect the Dingo to turn and attack in its own defence.

None of these are good enough reasons to shoot or poison Dingoes.

Tourists and rangers are speeding along the beach in their 4WD’s, totally out of control, deliberately aiming for the Dingoes and running them down. The hideous collars are effecting the dingoes agility, interfering with the Dingoes natural co-existence.

The tracking collars must be immediately removed:

A dingo has died after being struck by a 4WD on Fraser Island’s Eastern Beach. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Great Sandy Marine Regional manager Ross Belcher said the dingo “veered into” the tourist’s vehicle as it travelled along Eastern Beach near Dilli Village on Wednesday. “There were two dingoes on the beach – one veered away from the vehicle and one veered into the vehicle and was struck in the head and killed instantly,” he said. Mr Belcher said the dingo was about four years old and was one of 18 collared dingoes. The collars send GPS signals every two hours. “Tracking information confirms that it spent most of its time on Eastern Beach between Dilli Village and Cathedral Beach, which indicates it was likely to be a habitual animal. “Statistically, the more time a dingo spends in high traffic areas, the greater risk of being hit by a vehicle.” Mr Belcher says the dingo was in excellent condition, weighing 22 kilograms. The average weight of an adult dingo is 15kg. “It was collared in May when its weight was recorded as 19.5kg, which means it had put on a healthy 1.5kg since it had the collar attached.” There was no indication that the dingo, the second to have been hit and killed by a car in the past two years, was pregnant. According to dingo conservationists, only 60 to 80 dingoes remain on Fraser Island. They are the last pure strain of dingo left and qualify as an endangered species. The GPS collar project was aimed at gathering information about the movement of dingoes. QPWS hopes it will give them a better understanding of the prey species that are on the island. Ref:FC Chronicle

The dingo killed was pregnant, the weight increase was due to the pups she was carrying inside her.

2 Dingoes were hit by vehicles in the same week, in August 2011, and killed.

Documents released to SFID (Save Fraser Island Dingoes) under Right to Information laws show 14% of male dingoes being autopsied by DERM (Dept of Environment and Resource Management), had been killed by a vehicle strike.

SFID wants derm to increase vehicle strikes offences to be a more serious offence. Ref: FC Chronicle.

It goes without saying that if drivers are deliberately running down native wildlife, that these drivers need to be prosecuted.

To prevent our Dingoes from just being a memory of only stuffed toys, encased footprints in the sand, and photos left of them:


Dingo pup stuffed toy bought at Eurong Beach Resort shops

Dingoes most certainly need to be placed onto the endangered list, and listed as an endangered species, providing the species with full protection, including full protection from the rangers and the qld government.

With the rangers shooting the dingoes, interfering with the Dingoes natural co existence: removing their food source, collaring, ear tagging, etc, that are causing suffering and death to the Dingoes, and tourists running the Dingoes down in their vehicles, or their hired vehicles, there is no hope for survival for the Fraser Island Dingoes, unless the Prime Minister and the Qld Government make immediate changes to Fraser Island legislation, constitution, tourists, ban all tourists from bringing their vehicles onto the Island, Tours only run by accredited, responsible tour guides, who must drive carefully, drop the speed limit from 30 to 10-20km/hr around the Island and beaches.

To conserve the beaches, driving along the beaches needs to be banned. There is life in the sand that is also being driven to extinction with the pressure and destruction caused by the constant beach drives.


Peter Meyer (right) self taught Fraser Island Photographer, and Fraser Island ranger, when we stopped at the coloured sands-The Pinnacles, and had morning tea.

We kept passing this famous self taught Fraser Island photographer, and ranger, Peter Meyer, and his group of photographers.

WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IN 2009/2010.


WISHING YOU A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY YEAR FOR 2011.

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

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


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

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

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

President/Founder
WCG – WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP INC. – Founded in 2004.
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29 August 2011

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KANGAROOS

To see Wildlife Carers Group full 5-day report, of the training with the work experience student, Wildlife Carers Group Kangaroo Meat Testing, results: contaminated, etc Please click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/wildlife-carers-group-kangaroo-meat-testing-%e2%80%93-5-day-work-experience-student-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l;
For the full report click on this link: https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/wildlife-carers-group-wcg-visit-to-callum-brae-nature-reserve-etc-full-5-day-work-experience-student-wes-placement-report-trained-by-wcg-founding-president-nora-preston-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l.
This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

You can help us make the necessary changes for our native protected Eastern Grey Kangaroos, by signing this petition, and circulating this for us: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/saveallthe-kangaroos.html.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Possum abattoir


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

Possum Abattoir – Lenah Game Meats, Tasmania —EngageMedia

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

Dingoes

Terminating the rangers from their jobs, who are responsible for the inhumane treatment of dingoes on Fraser Island, click or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSSaknF6Wnw&feature=youtu.be, who are starving them to death, mismanaging them, mistreating them will prevent driving these spectacular native wildlife species to extinction, and help end acts of animal cruelty. Changing the Qld government legislation and constitution, to humanely conserve this species, and their habitat. Erecting GIVE WAY to DINGOES/WILDLIFE Signs. We can see their marine life up and down the Qld coast, however, the only unique sighting that Fraser Island can boast about, and offer to the tourists, is the pure breed native Dingoes, once the last 60-80 Dingoes that are left on the Island are driven to extinction, through arrogance, mismanagement and mistreatment, by the rangers and the Qld government, Fraser Island will have nothing left to offer to the huge tourist trade it currently holds, which will end Fraser Island tourism. This species maintains a healthy well balanced eco system.

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

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