Don't Talk To the Hunters

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Subject: Don't Talk To the Hunters
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:37:45 +1000
"Haven't seen him since." Maybe with some luck his girlfriend shot him.


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of brian fleming
Sent: Friday, 15 June 2012 3:27 PM
Subject: Don't Talk To the Hunters

   In my student days I briefly knew a young man who went shooting. He
reported how one weekend, he was walking round looking for something 
to shoot at a reserve at Mt Macedon (Vic). He thought he saw a wallaby 
and approached the bushes in which it had taken cover, but was surprised 
to see a small boy run out, playing with other kids.

   His reaction was one of absolute rage with the kids' parents, who 
were picnicking nearby, for letting their young run about unsupervised. What
were they doing in a Reserve anyway, instead of at the official 
Picnic Ground?

  I suppose he had really had had a bad shock finding that he could have 
been up on a manslaughter charge, but the assumption that people 
shouldn't wander about in a Reserve because hunters might be shooting 
there is not one I want in National Parks.

   At the time I pointed out that all Kangaroos and wallabies enjoyed 
legal protection, but was firmly told "No, you should shoot them 
whenever you see them, because they are absolute pests."

Haven't seen him since.

Anthea Fleming


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