Save the Fairy penguins allow them to breed and release
  • Petitioned Ian Hunter MLC

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Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation
Ian Hunter MLC

Save the Fairy penguins allow them to breed and release

    1. Michaela  Sparkes
    2. Petition by

      Michaela Sparkes

      Noarlunga Downs, Australia

Fairy penguins are native to Australia and are  found on Granite Island, their numbers have dwindled to extremely endangered status. Flinders university bureaucracy will not allow the carers of the rescued penguins to breed and release into the wild, instead they want to take the chicks (if any are born) for research. The SA Government funded a 9 million dollar research facility that is not housing any penguins ... hence nothing to research, so another blatant misuse of tax payers money. The rescue centre on Granite Island houses 10 penguins and if they allow them to breed they will have their licence revoked. Seems incredible that they can fund a research centre but the sanctuary has to rely solely on donations and entrance fees and are held for ransom regarding breeding. What is the point of a research facility if they are quite happy to let them die off .

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    • norma osborne ENCOUNTER BAY, AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      we need to protect one of a species that is only found in austrlia and new zealand

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    • Anita Vracic AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      We must protect the animals whoa cant speak for themselves.

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    • Adecia Ranford AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      change in last ten years is so sad. no sign to show no photographs at night. talk about craping in your on nest

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    • Lesley Reynolds AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      people have chased them off,not really chased em off,but, night after night ,after night,tourches shining in ur home,I would leave tooo

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    • Robyn Ranford STRATHALBYN, AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      This was a thriving colony of native animals until excessive human interference - so now it is up to humans to put things right

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