Duck shooting update #2 - Black Swans shot

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Subject: Duck shooting update #2 - Black Swans shot
From: Debbie Lustig <>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 15:11:19 +1000
I'm afraid this is another grisly photo album. This time, from last weekend's 
duck rescue at Lake Buloke, Victoria.
Two Black Swans have been shot, with x-rays confirming more than 30 shotgun 
pellets in one.
Swan nests have been found trampled and strewn with empty shotgun cartridges. 
Rescuers believe they were used as shooting platforms.
Three (dead) cygnets were found, one tied up and hung from a tree.

Happily, several injured ducks were taken to local vets.
Species List:
Game birdsMountain Duck (4)Pink-eared Duck (2)Wood Duck (1)Grey Teal (16 adult 
and juvenile)
DucklingsGrey Teal (4)Pink-eared Duck (1)Cygnets (3)
Non-game birdsBlack Swan (2)Barn OwlEurasian Coot (2)Hoary-headed 
GrebeAustralasian GrebeUnidentifiable raptor
Anyone wishing to help at Lake Buloke this Easter, please contact Lynn at the 
Coalition Against Duck Shooting on 0414 816 509.                                

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