Demonstration Against Kangaroo Slaughter in ACT
Wildlife Advocate thanks the approximately 50 protesters
who attended the Demonstration Against The Slaughter of Kangaroos
in the ACT held outside NSW Parliament House on Thursday, 7 July 2010
This demonstration raised public attention to the slaughter of up to
1890 kangaroos, and countless numbers of joeys, in Nature Parks around Canberra.
The demonstration was reported in:
- the Age
- WA Today
- Yahoo News
Hunting of native Australian wildlife in NSW National Parks
In June 2009, the
Hon Robert Brown (Shooters Party) introduced a private member's bill into NSW parliament.
This bill, the Game and Feral Animal Control Amendment Bill 2009 would,
if adopted, allow recreational shooters to shoot native Australian
animals in NSW National Parks.
Wildlife Advocate coordinated a
significant campaign against this bill including an online petition, advising
concerned people of public rallies and sending a comprehensive submission to all
As a result, all major parties (Labor,
Liberals, Nationals and the Greens) have publically declared their opposition to
the Shooters Party bill.
We can notch this one up for the
Safari Hunting of Crocodiles in the Northern Territory
Wildlife Advocate has
consistently argued against the safari hunting of saltwater crocodiles in the
Northern Territory on animal welfare and regulatory compliance grounds.
The safari hunting of saltwater
crocodiles has once again been averted with the Commonwealth Minister for the
Environment, Peter Garratt rejecting the NT Government's plans.
Wildlife Advocate has also reached resolution in favour of our native
Australian wildlife on the following:
- Commercial slaughter of kangaroos in the nature reserve at Googong Dam (NSW)
- Alleged unlawful kangaroo trophy hunting sponsored by
the Clermont Lions
- Amendment of
Californian legislation to permit the importation and use of
- Kangaroo slaughter at Wattle Glen (Vic) averted
- NT Crocodiles saved from safari hunters
- Plans by an Army unit to acquire a possum as a mascot
Wildlife Advocate has also made submissions or written letters on the following:
- Review of the national Code of Practice for
the Humane Shooting of Kangaroos
- draft Wildlife Trade Management Plans for the
Commercial Harvest of Bennett’s Wallabies on King and Flinder’s Islands
- Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into the Impact on
Agriculture of Pest Animals
- draft Saltwater Crocodile Management Plan (NT)
- draft Kangaroo Management Plan (ACT)
Wildlife Advocate asks its members, and members of the public, to identify issues affecting the safety, freedom and independence of native Australian wildlife.
We guarantee confidentiality of all our sources, so raise your issues now.