New NSW Law Sporting Shooters Permit to Shoot Cats & other Ferals

To: desley williams <>
Subject: New NSW Law Sporting Shooters Permit to Shoot Cats & other Ferals
From: Kiran Krishna <>
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 14:40:15 +1100 (EST)

  I didn't see the program, but it is good to hear something is being done
about ferals. I wonder though what the penalties are for "accidentally"
shooting other animals. Also, does this include any birds (feral pigeons
for example, or European Starlings)? If so, this would raise even more
difficulties with regard to legislation. What I am afraid of is that
unscrupulous people might use this as an excuse for poaching of various


On Wed, 5 Dec 2001, desley williams wrote:

Did any birdos see that program on A Current Affair last Thursday night 29th, 
regarding a new law in NSW commencing March 2002.&nbsp; I missed the start but 
the new law gives the Sporting Shooters Association of NSW permits (cost I 
think $50) to go into public lands, National Parks (?), Forest Parks and 
private property to shoot any feral animal including CATS, YES CATS.
The shooters will be trained in identification to ensure that they do not 
shoot natural wildlife. Of course the Cat Society featured in the program 
expressing their disguist at the destruction and cruelty of cats; however the 
wildlife officer told the Cat Lady had she seen the cruelty done by cats; that 
cats had been responsible for the destruction of several mammal species and as 
the cat had no natural enemy that species will continue to disappear. The cat 
hater (I think his name is ....Walmsley, who wears a cat wig and owns a 
sanctuary which is feee of cats also featured on the program. This is
great news and hope it spreads to other states. The cats will be good
target practice for the Sporting Shooters..

    Desley Williams


Kiran Krishna
3rd yr physics
(Falkiner High Energy Physics)
University of Sydney
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