Duck Shooting Poll

To: 'Wendy' <>, birding-aus <>
Subject: Duck Shooting Poll
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 15:16:37 +1100
The question is "Do you agree with the decision to have a duck hunting season?"

I can't believe many people would interpret that as referring to the original 
decision to impose seasons on duck hunting in Victoria, whenever that was, 
rather than this year's decision.  In any case, if people did think that then 
it would probably just reverse the votes of both yes and no voters.

Peter Shute

 wrote on Wednesday, 25 February 2009 1:02 PM:

> With a further 300 votes from when Peter checked the vote is
> still 58% in favour.
> However, as a friend pointed out to me, voting could be clouded by....
> "The thing is, it's not asking whether you're in favour of
> duck hunting, but whether you're in favour of a duck hunting
> SEASON, i.e., some people might think the question is asking
> whether, if there is duck hunting, it should be limited to
> only part of the year (so this is my position: there should
> be no duck hunting, but if there is duck hunting, yes, it
> should be limited to a season). It's a badly thought out
> question, but I trust the results of the poll aren't going to
> influence policy."
> Wendy Moore

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU