Australian Bustard Decline

To: Goodfellow <>, "" <>
Subject: Australian Bustard Decline
From: Atriplex Services <>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 11:13:58 +1030

Goodfellow wrote:

> Mick
> Re bustard hunting - I assume it's the same as for emus.  It's mainly
> young Aboriginal men in my experience who hunt them - some will shoot
> anything. One of my relatives was appalled to find local young men had
> knocked off several egrets, not to eat but just for fun!
> Denise Goodfellow  (Lawungkurr Maralngurra)

I wonder whether Denise would agree that "traditional hunting", as
under our Australian law, should be re-defined as "using only
methods" ie not assisted by the internal combustion engine or guns.
Thats my
very stong feeling, anyway.
(This is not to detract from the fact that habitat loss is undoubtedly
main problem for all species).
Anne Green
Morgan, SA

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