Premier leaves NSW vulnerable on hunting issue
On 4 July 2013, the NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell delivered changes to
the way feral animals would be managed in NSW. Within this
announcement, the public welcomed that the Game Council would be disbanded
for good, and that proposals to involve amateurs in hunting in national
parks had been quashed.
However, in order for these items to be guaranteed, they need to be
tightly woven into legislation.
The Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hogkinson has revealed
that none of these details have been proposed to be embedded within the
Game and Feral Animal Control Act changes:
> No amateurs being allowed to hunt in national parks
> No children under the age of 18 years being allowed to hunt in
> No bows and arrows, black powder weapons or pistols be used for
hunting feral animals in national parks
> The management of hunting in national parks will be entirely
in the hands of the National Parks and Wildlife Service of NSW.
Whilever these items are not embedded, we are vulnerable.
Can you imaging having to fight this nonsense again? Well we may have
to in the future.
What can you do?
Ensure everyone you know has signed this online letter to decision
makers calling for legislation to be changed that secures exactly what we
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Campaign Coordinator, National Parks Association of NSW