FW: Duck shooting update

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Subject: FW: Duck shooting update
From: Debbie Lustig <>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 23:28:18 +1000
A couple of photos of Pink-eared Ducks from last weekend's duck rescue at Lake 
Buloke, northwest Victoria. 
Q: If they're shot for food, why are they abandoned? A: Because they're shot 
for fun.
>From the same place and time, Black Swan eggs thrown out and swan's nest 
>trampled to make a shooting platform. Two adults and three cygnets brought 
>back to Melbourne.
One adult x-rayed contained 33 shotgun pellets:
Shooters on the wetlands are vicious and out of control. There are no wildlife 
police this season. If duck rescuers didn't attend one or two wetlands every 
weekend - and bring back the evidence, no one would know or believe what goes 
You'll recall the Black Swan that was killed by teenagers in a suburban park - 
news that went around the world.A protected, non-game, Black Swan, riddled with 
pellets on a remote wetlands in country Victoria may as well be invisible. The 
mainstream media chose not to tell this story. 
More to follow. [Could someone write if the Facebook links don't work? Thanks.] 

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