Australian Bustard decline

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Subject: Australian Bustard decline
From: "Michael J Hunter" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 00:37:02 +1100

         I gather that you regard Phillip Veerman's suggestion ( that each
of many Aborigines taking a few bustards a year each would contribute to a
decline in their number in the Kimberly) as incorrect.
        Even if Philip's suggestion should be incorrect, why do you construe
his very rational  statement as casting aspersions on aboriginals?  Any
aspersions should be cast on the laws which do in fact allow the unlimited
killing of some wildlife, including Bustards, in the guise of "traditional
        But I suspect that Philip was just thinking about the reasons for
the decline of  Bustards, and not about casting aspersions on anyone.

                                Michael Hunter
                                Mulgoa Valley
                                50km west of Sydney Harbour Bridge

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