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.
WILDLIFE CARERS GROUP
PO Box 3509
WESTON CREEK ACT 2611
To: Nora Preston <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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.
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!
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.)
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To see Wildlife Carers Group report and review of the documentary ‘Kangaroo Mob’ please click on these links:
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/save–all–the-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– 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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/
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
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:
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:
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/
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.