Rob Geraghty <>, Birding-Aus <>
Shooting in NPs
Peter Shute <>
Fri, 12 Jun 2009 23:10:20 +1000
There are responsible shooters and irresponsible shooters, and I imagine the
former far outnumber the latter or they'd all havel lost their guns long ago.
However, a single irresponsible shooter can do enough damage to make up for
their low numbers.
We've all seen shot up road signs, I've even seen a toilet block riddled with
bullet holes and its downpipes all shot away. This whole issue is about trust,
and such sights don't inspire much of it.
Behalf Of Rob Geraghty
Sent: Friday, 12 June 2009 10:38 PM
Subject: Shooting in NPs
> Shooters are shooters for one reason, to shoot and kill
This is a huge generalisation and can't possibly be true. A lot of shooters
never shoot anything other than inanimate targets. They also aren't all
loonies that shoot anything which moves. That's a funny joke in South Park but
not true in reality.
> They aren't out to manage wildlife or to manage
> habitats. And letting shooters loose in National
> Parks is a poor way to manage either. If shooter
> want to shoot feral animals, fine, but not
> native animals, and not in National Parks and
> other such reserves.==============================www.birding-aus.org
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