Thanks Terry Pacey!!

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Subject: Thanks Terry Pacey!!
From: "Katie McSheffrey Gunther" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 16:09:37 +1100
I appreciate that you have taken the time to look into "the rest of the story."  As a hunter, I am concerned about the inflammatory speculations of how this bill would effect native bird species, and implications that the Council composition would somehow lead to the wholesale slaughter and cruelty to game animals.  Although I live in Victoria, I was fairly certain that no NEW species of birds had been added in the wording of the bill (and certainly not the OWL!), and that if anything, the Bill would result in increased fines and/or controls over the licensing of hunters, as well as control limits on the seasonal hunting of native species.
I may be a minority of one on this mailing list.  I do object to the painting of all hunters as irresponsible and intent on the destruction of native animals.  A surprising number of us are educated, ethical, and conservationists! 
I am happy to debate the ethicality of hunting, but do we really want to do it on this previously enjoyable listserv?  After reading the bill cover to cover (which is like chewing glass, by the way) I don't see anything that radically alters the way hunters are hunting in NSW, specifically with regard to birds.  Lets get back to birding!
Katie Gunther
Scientific Illustrator
Seymour,  Victoria
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