Duck Shooting Poll

To: 'Evan Beaver' <>
Subject: Duck Shooting Poll
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 14:54:16 +1100
Is there any reason to believe that only Victorians are voting?  Or even 
Australians?  Maybe someone should put a vote request on some of the 
international birding forums.

Peter Shute

Evan Beaver wrote on Thursday, 26 February 2009 2:03 PM:

> I find it incredible that 4000 people would be prepared to
> vote FOR duck hunting. Come on Victoria, you'll have to
> control your citizens better in future.
> EB
> On 26/02/2009, Peter Shute <> wrote:
>> The count is now over 7400, and the percentages have hardly
> moved, with the pro duck hunting vote still ahead.  Obviously
> a lot more people feel strongly enough about this issue to
> vote than previous ones, but it's interesting that neither
> side can make headway.  I assume there's no easy way to vote twice.
>> We can say that these polls are meaningless, but I can't
> imagine a politician ignoring 7000 votes.
>> 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

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