birding-aus Re: culling parrots

To: Russell <>
Subject: birding-aus Re: culling parrots
From: Penny Drake-Brockman <>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 12:00:15 +1100
Hi all - from Sydney

Referring to the text of the SA minister's justification for the culling programme, it is sad that whenever culling programmes are justified, the word "kill" is never used. Here we have "taking" - giving the impression that the birds are removed rather than killed. I suppose a slight nod towards reality is the use of "destruction" but again they avoid using the awful word which is what it is all about. I'm surprised they haven't yet adopted that famous euphenism "cleansing"!

The controls imposed of course depend totally on the will of the orchardists/farmers involved and who is there to see that they are not abused? Nobody.

One down again for the birds.

Hi all,

Remember that the SA govt recently lifted the ban on shooting native rosellas, parrots etc.? I got a reply to my email to the SA minister for environment. It's full of political half-truths and "comfort-zone" talk and the most striking argument I found was the following:

By removing the requirement for destruction permits in some areas, we become more strategic in our approach to management for conservation, thus strengthening our efforts to conserve all species

You can find the full text of the reply below.


Peter Waanders


Penny Drake-Brockman, Examination Recitals Co-ordinator, Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Tel: 02 9351 1254.
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