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The District Bulletin – August 2019 https://districtbulletin.com.au/criminalising-compassion-and-truthfulness/

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ACT Government Annual Kangaroo Slaughter announced – 7 May 2019

https://districtbulletin.com.au/act-will-kill-4000-kangaroos-as-un-report-warns-of-global-extinction-crisis/

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The District Bulletin – September 2018 –http://districtbulletin.com.au/why-do-we-let-them-do-it/

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The District Bulletin – August 2018 http://districtbulletin.com.au/war-on-wildlife-ramps-up-in-nsw/

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The District Bulletin – August 2018 http://districtbulletin.com.au/kangaroo-killing-for-farmers-counterpoint/

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The District Bulletin – May 2018 – The ACT Government’s Annual Kangaroo “Cull” – State Terrorism

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The District Bulletin – April 2018 – Two dozen animal welfare organisations say STOP the ACT Kangaroo Slaughter

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Canberra’s City News interview with APA – 8 March 2018 – Trophy Hunting

  • Naturally the APA are appalled that anyone gets pleasure out of killing sentient beings, and disgusted that anyone should then want to boast about it.
  • We are relieved that Haridemos has stepped down from his position as VP of the Hellenic Club and pleased to learn that so many members of the public were willing to resign their membership of the Club if it had been willing to retain Haridemos as VP after such revelations.
  • It is perhaps understandable why very poor countries might be willing to grab the quick money by selling their wildlife to trophy hunters but, by allowing pleasure-killers to slaughter endangered wildlife, they are selling out the future of their own people in the long run.
  • There is no such thing as “conservation killing”. Humans and humans alone are responsible for the current world-wide crashing of other animal  species. Assertions that killing even more animals will solve any of the problems humans have caused on the planet are nothing but excuses for pleasure-killers to do yet more killing while pretending to be ‘good guys’ – the ultimate hypocrisy.
  • We hear this same lie in the ACT every year with the mass slaughter of kangaroos which, in fact: are extremely far from abundant; are critical to the survival of other animals and plants that share their habitat; have never been demonstrated cause any damage to the environment at any density; and are killed according to a code of practice that permits gross cruelty (like bashing pouch babies to death and orphaning dependent joeys at foot).

In our experience no-one does unto animals what they wouldn’t do unto humans if they thought it was socially acceptable. Consequently, while people who kill animals for fun remain at large in our community, no human life is safe, either.

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The District Bulletin – Bush Heritage at Scottsdale Shoots Kangaroos Again – February 2018

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ACT Greyhound Ban passes Legislative Assembly despite last ditch bid to delay – November 2017

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The District Bulletin – Press Release by the Animal Justice Party – Heed Science Not Government Assumptions – November 2017

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The District Bulletin Special Report – CSIRO Independent analysis doesn’t support ACT Government’s policy to “cull” kangaroos – October 2017

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APA Leaflet – Should we really be “culling” kangaroos?  It looks at the excuses given for killing kangaroos and provides the rational response – August 2017

Kanga Leaflet final

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APA_Submission_NSW_Environment_Native_Veg_Legislation_June 2017

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APA Press Release 18 May 2017 – APA_Press_Release_Blood_Trails_Show_Cruel_Slaughter_June_2017

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THE DISTRICT BULLETIN IS A COMMUNITY PAPER PUBLISHED IN PALERANG, A LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA IN THE CANBERRA REGION.

The paper has an eco-lifestyle focus with lively, customised stories on local people, culture, businesses and wildlife.

Browse through the District Bulletin website to download .pdf files of past print issues.

Media Article on ACT Government’s Annual Kangaroo Slaughter – May 2017

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In case you’re not aware, hot on the heels of the KMP, the ACT govt now has a draft animal welfare and management strategy out for public feedback/comment at: http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/meegan-fitzharris-mla-media-releases/2017/animal-welfare-and-management-strategy-to-guide-canberras-approach-to-pets-and-wildlife

Animal Welfare and Management Strategy to guide Canberra’s approach to pets and wildlife. Released 29/03/2017. The ACT Government will today release the first draft …

 I’ve summarised what I see as the key issues in the attached document. If you don’t have time to do your own analysis, please feel free to use these points and to put them out on personal and group social media pages. There is a lot more in the Strategy that raises questions and concerns but these are (in my view) the critical ones.

 The whole ‘strategy’ is pretty vague and, in my jaded opinion, the main purpose of this Strategy is to strengthen animal ‘management’ (especially kangaroo killing to which there are many references) at the expense of animal welfare (or animal well-being as we prefer to call it).

 It’s open for comments at yoursay.act.gov.au from until Wednesday 24 May 2017.

 

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Public Consultation has now closed on the new ACT Government Kangaroo Management Plan.  Submissions were due on 24 March 2017.

Summary of the Animal_Protectors_Alliance_ACT_Draft_Kangaroo_Management_Plan_Submission_2017

  • Like the 2010 KMP, the 2017 KMP will further entrench the ACT’s kangaroo killing program based on assertions that kangaroo grazing in the ACT has somehow become a threat to other native species, when it is really due to human pressures. Yet the Plan cites no independent scientific evidence to support this assertion.
  • This flawed premise is being used to seek authorisation for the ongoing annual slaughter of thousands of healthy kangaroos, the brutal bashing to death of pouch joeys, the orphaning of thousands of at-foot young and destruction of mob structure and integrity, and ultimately the local extinction of the species.
  • The KMP attempts to justify this cruelty on the grounds that it is permitted by a Code of Practice. It fails to note that the only legal purpose of a code of practice in the ACT is to exempt from prosecution actions that would otherwise be crimes under the Animal Welfare Act such as bashing baby animals to death.
  • The government is also proposing that this appalling document be given legal status as a ‘controlled native animal management plan’ – having already demoted (under law) kangaroos from ‘protected native animal’ to ‘controlled native animal’.
  • The ACT Assembly can refuse to give the KMP this legal status if it so chooses.

APA asks all concerned ACT residents to phone, email or meet with their own MLAs, urging them to disallow the 2017 KMP as a ‘Controlled Native Animal Management Plan’, and seek a review of the Plan by independent scientists and welfare experts.

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