Threatened species and the OBP

To: 'Denise Goodfellow' <>, 'Simon Mustoe' <>, "" <>, 'Birding Aus' <>
Subject: Threatened species and the OBP
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2012 13:13:22 +1100
I assume that this policy that you can't even pick up a shell or feather is 
intended to simplify prosecution of those who kill animals for their feathers, 
skins, teeth, etc. Can anyone please verify that?

I've often heard stories (mainly here) of people being threatened like this, 
but are the threats ever carried out when it's obvious there's not really 
anything untoward going on?

Peter Shute

> -----Original Message-----
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> Denise Goodfellow
> Sent: Thursday, 6 December 2012 12:06 PM
> To: Simon Mustoe; ; Birding Aus
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Threatened species and the OBP

> The next day a senior ranger, whose son happened to be in 
> Rowan's class, rang.  He had two messages for me: a)  It was 
> the Conservation Commission's job to teach kids about snakes, 
> and b) I had broken the law in handling the dead animals, and 
> I could be prosecuted.

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