Reconsider using water cannons, smoke, sirens and helicopters to disperse the black flying-fox colony in Lissner Park after requesting a Damage Mitigation Permit.
  • Petitioned Andrew Powell

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Andrew Powell
Honourable
Campbell Newman
Mayor
Frank Beveridge
Snr Journalist
Katrina Hinschen

Reconsider using water cannons, smoke, sirens and helicopters to disperse the black flying-fox colony in Lissner Park after requesting a Damage Mitigation Permit.

    1. Barbara Brindley
    2. Petition by

      Barbara Brindley

      Wynnum, Australia

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All flying-fox camps are full of mothers and babies at this time of the year and whilst many babies are still being carried by their mothers, the majority are too big for mothers to fly with and will be left in creche trees at the mercy of the water cannons. Water cannons break bones and helicopters create down drafts that smash bodies and wings. Sir David Attenborough has been interviewed re the CT dispersal and Mr Castley-Wright said he was aiming to recruit more high-profile people to shame the Queensland Government into taking action to protect the animals. "I will report any animal cruelty to the world... That will lead to Queensland being shamed, as it should be, for such disgraceful inhumane action.'' he said.
What do they define as "cruelty" ..  they don’t have to wait for the first baby flying fox to die for proof of cruelty, cruelty starts as soon as the dispersal begins because it's a maternity colony! Unprotected tiny babies in the trees are going to be terrified and their mothers WILL NOT be allowed to help them, even though they will hear their frightened screams. If that isn’t cruelty what is? Imagine any mothers not being able to protect their defenceless babies when they know they are in extreme danger!!

To:
Andrew Powell, Honourable
Campbell Newman, Honourable
Frank Beveridge, Mayor
Katrina Hinschen, Snr Journalist
Reconsider using water cannons, smoke, sirens and helicopters to disperse the black flying-fox colony in Lissner Park after requesting a Damage Mitigation Permit. Please wait until April 2014 when the babies will be juveniles and able to fly and protect themselves.

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    • Jenny Beatson COFFS HARBOUR, AUSTRALIA
      • 11 months ago

      And they STILL went ahead and did it, and will continue to do it. Carers not allowed in, illegal paintball guns and fireworks and locals cheering. What hope, Australia? Welcome to Redneck City, Charters Towers - KILL TOWN. In sorrow and anger. Jenny

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    • Michelle Nixon OLD EROWAL BAY, NSW AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
      • 11 months ago

      It is important to everyone, It's just some are uneducated :/ We have to change those minds .. I am thoroughly appalled :'(

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    • Abigail Morley WARMINSTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      The poor little baby bats need protecting and it is shockingly inhumane to damage them in this way.

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    • Molly Goldmann WILDOMAR, CA
      • 11 months ago

      Leave God's Animals Alone......

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    • Tess Rogers ST. LOUIS, MO
      • 11 months ago

      In any case of damages from animals in residential areas the problem always stems from a lack of natural habitat or other options for them to roost in. I understand the need to remove animals which may cause damage or harm, but if you MUST do do then we are OBLIGATED to do so in as humane a way as possible. The timing and methods that have been proposed are about as damaging and overbearing as they can be. Waiting a few months to give them a chance to survive will not cause any huge amounts of destruction to anyone or anything. I'm planning on studying in Australia next semester, and one of the reasons I so wanted to come there is because of the dedication the nation gives to protecting their wildlife areas. Hearing this I'm incredibly saddened, and ashamed of how little effort was put forth to determine an appropriate time and means to proceed with this endevour. Have none of you heard of large scale bat houses to move bats out of houses an parks?

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