Collecting birds

To: "'Tony Russell'" <>
Subject: Collecting birds
From: "Mules, Michael" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 20:15:18 +1000
Tony, for those of us who don't have access to the SA Ornithologist, what was the bird?  What was the rationale given in the article for the collecting?  What legislation is it protected under?  What were the limitations (and there will be) on the permit?  I want to comment, but can't, because I don't know these things.
Thanks, Mike
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From: Tony Russell [
Sent: Tuesday, 29 July 2003 8:03 PM
To: Frank O'Connor
Cc: birding-aus
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Collecting birds

Well Frank, it saddens me if , as you indicate, you think it's Ok to shoot birds just for collection purposes. The SA Museum already had specimens of this species taken in 1982 so there was no need for this extra bird to be killed.
I will never concede that it is acceptable to kill birds except to alleviate suffering.  The sooner this legalised barbaric practice stops the better. Let the museums get their grisly collections from natural deaths.
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