Shooting in NPs
"Chris Brandis" <>
Fri, 12 Jun 2009 19:49:38 +1000 (AUS Eastern Standard Time)
Been reading the comments so adding my 2 bobs worth.
NPs are at best a large zoo where the animals live within a fenced area. In
good times they can breed up and when the times go bad have no where to go.
Before white man the animals were hunted by man and beast and when one area
was over utilised they could migrate to another, but they can not do that
now. All the best areas are now under cultivation.
So they eat out their limited environment and start to starve because we
have altered the natural way things should work. If the animals were in a
city zoo and starving there would be an out cry so why not if, because of us
they are starving out there should some remedial action be taken by us to
protect their environment.
There were areas in Canberra during the drought where roos were denuding the
reserves and there were no natural predators such as dingos to keep the
balance with much damage to the whole eco system, including birds. The
proposed culls were fought strongly with the result that many areas were
left barren moon scapes and not a Hooded Robin in sight.
We mucked it up so we are responsible to manage it for the best whole result
but when ever does reason over come emotion.
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