Wild Bird Protection Fighting Fund

Subject: Wild Bird Protection Fighting Fund
From: Nano Tech <>
Date: Sat, 19 May 2001 22:23:15 +1000 (EST)
A Townsville meeting today of environmental
lawyers, natural resource scientists and concerned
citizens agreed to consider establishing a Wild Bird
Protection Fighting Fund (BFF).  Its purpose will be
to fund litigation against any person or
organization that either wilfully or accidentally
contributes to the harm of any wild bird resulting
any discretionary controlled process whether legal or
not where death or injury to the animal could have
reasonably been foreseen and avoided. It is intended
that litigation will be targeted at any person or
organization that contributes to the harm of any wild
bird and includes any person or officer (public or
private) who authorizes or controls any act that
causes or is likely to cause harm.

A spokesperson said "This fund should be considered as
the beginning of a system with functions to be
developed for the protection of wild birds, not
dissimilar to the functions of the Occupational
Health, Welfare and Safety Act designed for the
protection of people.  Financial awards received from
successful court actions initiated by this fund will
be used to finance future disincentives against
harmful processes that adversely affect wild birds".

It was proposed at the meeting that a reward of
$5,000.00 should be posted for information to be used
in evidence to successfully litigate any person or
organization that has contributed to the death or
injury of any wild bird through the selectively
controlled process of capturing, handling and/or
banding birds.

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