Stop the legislation to allow a gun group the right to shoot cats
  • Petitioned Victorian (Australian) Government

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Victorian (Australian) Government

Stop the legislation to allow a gun group the right to shoot cats

    1. janine tennille
    2. Petition by

      janine tennille

      Sydney, Australia

We cannot allow hunters to shoot cats that stray from houses on to public land under a controversial plan being pushed by a Victorian gun group. The Sporting Shooters Association of Victoria wants the State Government to change the law to allow hunters to kill any cat it considers a risk to native fauna. The push to legally destroy family pets and feral cats is among a range of changes the group is seeking. They include new hunting seasons for cockatoos and galahs, the vulnerable crested pigeon and new regulations for slaying of eastern grey kangaroos.

The Victorian government has just set up a new department Game Victoria which clearly demonstrates their commitment to supporting hunting in this state. 87% of Victorians want duck shooting banned as it has been in other states but this government ignores the community and is now actively encouraging further hunting. Make your voice be heard please email the Premier, ted.baillieu@parliament.vic.gov.au

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/victorian-gun-group-pushing-for-the-right-to-shoot-stray-cats/story-fn7x8me2-1226250280978

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    • Jill Scott GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Savages.

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    • alice fedor LINDSTROM, MN
      • over 2 years ago

      Cats are pets and should be treated respectfully. Torturing small animals is often a sign of emotional distress that can lead to killing humans. There is no reason to kill cats.

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    • Sarah Waldock IPSWICH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      some of the idiots with guns do it here in England but at least they can be prosecuted it caught. Indefensible

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    • Jennifer Niemi KINGSTON, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      The biggest problem to Australian 'fauna' was the European. Maybe we should go around shooting them? This group of hunters disgusts me and, I'm sure, many others around the world. There's NOTHING sporting about killing cats. Nothing at all!!!

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    • Marjorie Dawson LOWER HUTT, NEW ZEALAND
      • over 2 years ago

      You NEED a reason why I want to protest this barbaric, arrogant and stupid macho practice? OK - how about shaming stupid men into putting their 'manly' guns down and actually helping get something DONE. How about supporting Trap Neuter Return and letting the animals live. TOO OFTEN animals are used as pawns by Men (not women) in family violence and manly pursuits.

      THIS MUST STOP.

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