Mothers and babies shot down by Australian Policeman
  • Petitioned Mr. Warren Strange - Acting Chair Person and CEO

This petition was delivered to:

Crime and Misconduct Commission
Mr. Warren Strange - Acting Chair Person and CEO
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Mr. John Bradley, Director General
Queensland Commissioner of Police,Australia
Mr. Robert Atkinson APM
Director - General, Department of Justice
Mr. Philip Reed
DERM Regulator
Terry Wall
Director-General, Department of Community Safety
Mr Kelvin Anderson
Minister for Environment, Queensland
Hon. Vicky Darling MP
Minister of Police
Director-General, Department of Environment and Resource Management
Mr. Jim Reeves

Mothers and babies shot down by Australian Policeman

    1. Petition by

      Australian Wildlife Protection Council

When we speak of law and order, we accept that society needs it to function in a civilised manner. When traveling as a tourist to a foreign country, we put our safety in the hands of those paid to protect us and keep us free from harm. Imagine then, when a senior Queensland police officer goes on the rampage over a weekend, in the company of a young teenager, killing kangaroos, a protected native species, he is reprimanded with an Infringement Notice (as good as a slap on the wrist). Hard to imagine? Not so!

In December 2011 this incident actually happened in Queensland in Australia. About 20 kangaroos, classified as "protected" in Australia, were shot, some at point blank range, their bodies just left as they fell for locals to find whilst out for their Sunday morning exercise. 

In this mob, there would have been at least 20 baby kangaroos. You can imagine the scene as these terrified babies saw their parents shot in front of them and then had to face the killer staring into the barrel of his gun, before having their tiny little lives blown apart. It is reported that only one young baby survived this bloodbath, but injured, was taken to a wildlife rescue 'carer'.

What of the Police officer you may ask? Well therein lies the problem!

If this had been a member of the public they would have been arrested and be facing trial with a very heavy fine, but not so if you are a Policeman in Queensland. SHAME!

This officer committed crimes under the LAW in Australia which is there to supposedly protect native wildlife from such ruthless attacks.

It seems however, that he only received an infringement notice.

We want Europe and the rest of the world to know what goes on in Australia to its protected native species and how little the animal welfare laws protect the very animals these laws were first written and set up, to safe guard.

Please sign our petition and send this our letter to those listed and help us to rectify this blatant 'cover-up.'

Thank you for your support. We need your signature on this petition which we will send to Tourist Agencies around the world and to all who are thinking of going to Australia. To all those who firmly believe that the policeman and teenager should be punished severely, your signature is needed so we can make sure justice is served.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
    2. A quick update to say thank you so much to everyone who has signed so far.

      We are about 28 people off our first 2000 signatures and in one week, that is great but we have a long way to go if we are to reach our target. We heard recently that a kangaroo was tied to the back of a car and dragged through the main street and then left for all to see.
      Due to public pressure, the 19 year old has given himself in to Police who say he could face 2 years in jail and be fined over $60,000!
      Seems rather strange that this 19 year old gets this kind of treatment yet a Policeman who killed more than 20 kangaroos, some at point blank range including babies, gets an Infringement Notice AKA "slap on the wrist"!
      We need to make the Australian authorities sit up and listen and punish this Policeman as he should be and not in the manner he has.
      It's asking a lot I know but we need to boost figures as high as we can and as quickly as we can. Allowing this Policeman to get off so lightly sends out the message that the Police are above the law and that's wrong!
      Thank you.

    3. Reached 1,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Marietta W.Alfaro SACRAMENTO, CA
      • 10 months ago


    • stopvivisection nordmilano SAN DIEGO, ITALY
      • 10 months ago

      ACAB 1312 nunc et semper!!!

    • Christine Davies DAVENTRY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      A crime is a crime, whoever commits it. This policeman should have set a good example. As he he did not, an example should be made of him

    • Merrylyn Janiga SANTA FE, NM
      • 11 months ago

      Was this idiot short of a bona fide subject? Why not pick on a worthy target, rather than these hapless, non-dangerous creatures? An excess of manly testosterone, perhaps? Disgusting example of humanity!!

    • may muna MILANO, ITALY
      • 11 months ago

      stupid people


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