To: "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Clarification
From: "Terry Pacey" <>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 05:22:29 +1000
I have only made three comments on Birding-aus about the new Game Bill.  I
have made quite a few off line.  The message from Marilyn Davis that had the
subject line "Hunting Heroes. Thanks Terry Pacey!!" is the last straw.  I
apologise in advance to those I may upset and am prepared to be crucified by
some, but I think it is time the record was set straight.

I will start with what is obvious to anyone who reads messages before they
start replying.  I DO NOT SUPPORT THE GAME BILL.  I have said that in my
postings.  I am not a hunter.  I do not own a firearm.  I support the gun

My original posting was made AFTER I had read the Bill in FULL.  I did not
read to Clause 8 and then stop.  I read the whole Bill.  It was obvious from
what I read that some of the concerns being raised were ill conceived if not
maliciously untrue.  To further clarify the situation, I contacted the
relevant department to check the current status of the Bill.  I reported
this on Birding-aus.  For this, I was thanked by a member of the hunting
group.  I find it remarkable that NOONE else commented on the update.  I
told Mark Kliene that I thought his remarks were inflammatory and have asked
for a public apology from Marilyn Davis.  There has been no time for either
of these people to reply before this message.  I informed Ian May
(privately) of some of the facts and have had a reply from him.  We have not
resorted to guns at ten paces.  Any repartee between Laurie Knight and
myself over this matter is simply a continuation of Laurie and my exchanges
on many matters.

I make no apology for using FACTS rather than rumour or one politician's
version of things.  I find it remarkable that lots of those in this group
are not prepared to look at the facts.  I might also add that I do NOT live
in NSW and so the proposed Bill hardly affects me at all.

I concluded my email to Marilyn Davis with the following words.  I feel they
are appropriate again.

I have made my opposition to the proposed Bill both public and to the people
responsible for introducing it.  Have you done as much?

Terry Pacey
23 Harris Street

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