Fw: birding-aus Conservationist Duck Killers

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Subject: Fw: birding-aus Conservationist Duck Killers
From: "Karen Pearson" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 14:22:43 +1100

Reposting  (with fingers crossed) -----

>>I am surprised that the shooters you spoke to didn't tell you what a great
>>job they were doing for the rice farmers.  ----snip some for brevity.
>>Stuart Cooney
>While I do not want to make light of the situation, I thought you might
>to see a letter printed in the Sydney Morning Herald during the duck
>shooting debate (NSW) back in '95.  It tickled me then and still does;
>SIR:  I understand that the duck hunting season is on us once again.  Hail,
>true, bold and hearty heroes prepared to go forth with nothing but a gun in
>hand to help rid us of this menace to society!  By now it is common
>knowledge that ducks are responsible for devastating vast areas of crops,
>taking over pasture land from sheep and cattle and are the source of the
>blue-green algae that threatens our river systems.
>Although unconfirmed, new evidence in the Chamberlain case suggests that it
>was indeed a duck and not a dingo that took Lindy's baby.  Rumours from
>that Saddam Hussein's closest adviser is a duck are surely not without
>foundation nor indications it is the duck population that is responsible
>our present recession.
>That the Australian Federation of Ducks is involved in negotiations with
>French to purchase Exocet missiles and talks with Gadaffi to assist the
>establishment of an independent duck nation within the bosom of our fair
>land, is reason enough for our duck hunting heroes to enter the marshes
>armed to the teeth and camouflaged - who knows how many will be pecked to
>death this year.
>Yes!  Go forward with our blessing!   Kill!  Kill !  Kill!  Gorge!  Gorge!
>Gorge on the pinko, dole-bludging ducks!  If only I weren't a damn
>vegetarian on such occasions!
>[Thanks to Kevin Parker, Wollongong]
>Hampton, Vic.

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