wedgetail jail and fine

To: michael hunter <>
Subject: wedgetail jail and fine
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:59:31 +1000
If he has an otherwise clean record, it would be unlikely, sadly, that he
would be deported, you need a pretty lengthy record of convictions that
lead to Gail time, for that to happen.

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, michael hunter <>

> 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
>                                                          Michael
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