Duck shooting

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Subject: Duck shooting
From: Debbie Lustig <>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 20:25:51 +1100
These are links to more graphic photos of dead ducks. On the weekend, rescuers 
at McDonalds Swamp near Kerang picked up more than 120 discarded ducks and 
waterbirds. Some appear to have had a wing (and some flesh) removed to provide 
evidence for a shooting competition, in which points are awarded for killing 
various species. All had been in the water since opening weekend, March 
19/20.This morning, the Coalition Against Duck Shooting displayed these birds 
outside the Melbourne offices of the Department of Sustainability & 
Environment. They included three Plumed Whistling-ducks, a coot, a Musk Duck 
and an immature Purple Swamp-hen - not game species - and dozens of Grey Teal, 
Hardhead, Pacific Black Duck and Wood Duck, which may be legally shot.The fact 
that they were left behind puts paid to the hunters' claim that they only shoot 
for food.Please contact your local MP and Ted Baillieu to register your 
opinion. Email 


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