wedgetail jail and fine

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Subject: wedgetail jail and fine
From: "michael hunter" <>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:38:41 +1000
The Sale magistrate is to be very highly commended for jailing Murray James 
Silvester for slaughtering Wedge-tailed Eagles.  It is unlikely that Silvester 
will kill native birds again.

As a criminal could he now be deported?

How much publicity did the magistrates decision attract ?  Apart from 
Birding-aus I neither saw nor heard anything about it in the National media or 
elsewhere. From the Conservation view the jailing decision ought to be 
broadcast far and wide.  Much more so than the prolonged outcry over culling 
six sharks in the Whitsundays. Wedgies are a much more visible and iconic 
native than Tiger Sharks.

Like genital mutilation and other unsavoury practices a small number of 
immigrants bring to Australia, shooting or otherwise killing our native fauna 
warrants zero tolerance, in Public Opinion and the Courts. Not that Australian 
born fauna killers are guiltless. Publicising the penalties would help a lot to 
minimise the killing.

                                               Very Sincerely




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