wedgetail jail and fine

To: "'michael hunter'" <>, <>
Subject: wedgetail jail and fine
From: "Ross Macfarlane \(TPG\)" <>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:24:18 +1000
There has actually been a fair bit of publicity about it, e.g. on the ABC,
Weekly Times and local papers, and various opinion pieces as well it:

-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus <> On Behalf Of michael
Sent: Tuesday, 25 September 2018 1:39 PM
Subject: wedgetail jail and fine

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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