Hunting to be allowed in NSW National Parks

To: "Eric Finley" <>,
Subject: Hunting to be allowed in NSW National Parks
From: "storm" <>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 10:46:55 +1000
 BOF was interviewed this morning on ABC 702. I understood him to say
recreational shooters would only be allowed to accompany NPWS staff
while shooting at times when pest eradication was taking place. He
also said that this would take place with the consent of the NPWS

The present environment minster has indicated her views that logging
can protect koalas and that dispersals are a fine thing for

So while the legislation sounds reasonable, the implementation may not
be sympathetic to the environment. There remains a considerable risk
that this the first step in what is very likely to be a walk into
unaccompanied hunting and the the broadening of the access and so on

The use of non-professionals in the control of feral animals through
killing is a serious business that raises concerns about cruelty, the
competence of the people undertaking the shooting (both in terms of
ability to shoot and ability to recognize what they are shooting) 
and the possibility of  'stocking' areas for shooting. 

It has nothing to do with conservation and everything to do with vote
buying from a minority of the populations. 

Back to the birds ... 



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