Kangaroos Not Plague Nor Pest

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    Petitioning The Govenor General The Honourable David Hurley

    Call for the Governor General to Stop Kangaroo Culling

    Culling must stop or we will lose them all together  With the current bush fires, drought and climate change upon us all, and with losing over a billion wildlife and still counting; We the citizens of Australia and the watching world call for an end to the kangaroo culling that has been happening in this country for far too long. Our Kangaroos and Wallabies of all species are at severe risk of extinction. Our Government does not listen to the experts, & only uses its own scientists with self interests who's papers are not even peer reviewed ... Many Macropod experts, Ecologists, Scientists, Teachers, Lawyers, Doctors, Vets, Wildlife carers, Politicians & even Ex Kangaroo Shooters!  have been trying to get the Government to listen to the facts and figures about Macropods; how they are not in plague proportion, how they are not a threat to grasslands & golden sun moths etc, how they are not impacting negatively on their own land as the Government claims. Our country  is burning because our Government did not listen to the experts. They are not fit to govern our wildlife or our forests NOT when their only goal is to make a profit out of anything and everything that moves or represents a life force. This sick psychopathic mentality is destroying our health & wellbeing, our planet and all that moves and lives upon it.  Kangaroos have lived here for thousands if not millions of years without causing any problems to the land. We the new Australians in just 250 years have created an environmental disaster, inconsiderate unsustainable suburbia spread and housing, massive highway development, pushing animals out of their own habitat. The use of unsustainable farming - cotton, hoofed animals and fracking have all contributed to the dry baron landscape, yet Kangaroos are blamed for this and brutally killed, whole families wiped out in the most abhorrent ways whilst the pet food industry & those linked to it are laughing all the way to the banks, meanwhile cats and dogs die early with diseases because it is not a healthy meat for any animal or human consumption, banned in California and Russia for these reasons, and the immense cruelty involved, NOTE: more cruel than the clubbing of harp seal pups and that is from the mouths of those who have witnessed both. Kangaroos do not breed like rabbits and may have up to 3 or 4 Joeys in their lifetime in the wild IF THEY ARE LUCKY!!! They have a high mortality rate: guns. abusers, (they have risen over the years - running them over on purpose in cars and trucks, sickening attacks with knives, poisons, machetes, and arrows) dog attacks, fences, car fatalities, diseases (caused by stress, myopathy, their DNA is at risk of change due to stress, it's how we almost lost our koalas) Farmers with guns, property owners with guns and slack laws where their friends can come and shoot as many as they want in NSW without a license. And NOW drought, climate change and fires.  WHAT CHANCE DO THEY HAVE !  Those who have vested interests continue to spread the lies that Roos are in the many millions, some say even 40 million. It is in fact impossible to count the number of kangaroos! Ray Mjadwesch from Bathurst, ecologist and macropod specialist is just one of many experts who explains why they cannot be counted: “This could be the greatest wildlife swindle in scientific history…  In 2011, I reviewed government data finding that kangaroos are in serious long-term decline in New South Wales. I submitted exhaustive scientific evidence detailing critical errors in government population surveys; flaws in the harvest model; systematic inflation of kangaroo numbers; and over-allocation of quotas.Government population estimates since then show increases that are biologically impossible, ensuring that millions of kangaroos continue to be shot annually from ever-shrinking populations. It’s an industrial-scale slaughter of an international icon.”   Based on all of this;  Kangaroos must be protected. Culling must become a thing of the past. This is akin to whaling so why are we allowing this to continue!  Especially now that we have lost so many to the fires and we will lose more every year to the droughts and heat, so we must do what ever we can do to protect them and stop demonising them and killing them. Shame on Australia ! https://www.kangaroosatrisk.net See letter from a previous kangaroo shooter https://awpc.org.au/a_letter/ OPEN LETTER FROM 50 PROFESSIONAL ACADEMICS TO G'MENT IGNORED: https://www.kangaroomatters.org More information about kangaroos at risk: https://districtbulletin.com.au/act-will-kill-4000-kangaroos-as-un-report-warns-of-global-extinction-crisis/ https://secure.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/end-kangaroo-slaughter https://www.voiceless.org.au/hot-topics/kangaroos https://animaljusticeparty.org/policieslist/animals/kangaroos/ http://www.animalliberation.org.au/kangaroo-culling   MORE ON COUNTING KANGAROOS https://awpc.org.au/nsw-kangaroo-cruelty/kangaroo-counts-counting-virtual-kangaroos/      

    Kangaroos Not Plague Nor Pest
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    Petitioning Gabrielle Upton MP, RSPCA NSW

    Stop the Violence & Killings of Our Last KANGAROOS

    Now that the laws in NSW have changed regarding no permits needed to shoot Kangaroos, and due to the current drought, anyone can now kill, shoot, run over, inflict pain, shoot arrows at, trap and bludgeon to death our Kangaroos.  We want a full ban on all shootings/cullings of our Kangaroos in NSW. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A CLEAR SHOT TO THE HEAD  and some shooters are now seeing what is happening and becoming Kangaroo defenders. These  Animlas  ARE AT RISK And ARE IN DANGER of EXTREME PAIN and SUFFERING  We are pushing them out from their habitat and we have not learn't how to co- habitat with the wildlife here. The violence has escalated towards the KANGAROOS in the last decade. When any animal is deemed a "pest" and where people are calling and regarding them as "plagues”, it opens up a flood gate of people with violent tendencies to do whatever they want. Consequently, the KANAGROOS are at risk of violence and are experiencing torture and horrendous deaths. There are stories circulating that anyone can go to a farmer’s property and carry out weekend shootings without any permits. This is a free for all for trophy hunters and it's a shooter’s paradise right now in NSW. Our KANGAROOS are at risk of dying out in some areas; they are NOT in plague proportions, there is no scientific evidence to back any claims that they are in the "40 millions" and there is actually no effective way of counting kangaroos.  KANGAROOS are disappearing in many areas. Many inexperienced shooters are taking out Alpha males, lactating females with joeys,  this has a huge effect on their mortality rates. Most of the remaining "ghost populations" have Myopathy. Ecologists are concerned that their gene pools are at risk, as right now they have too much stress to contend with. During drought they are unable to breed well because of the lack of nutrition. Some roos will also kick their joeys out to survive. Instead of killing them, why are we not saving them? Lets relocate them, bring them water/ food. What is happening right now is absolutely beyond cruel. It is barbaric! We only think our about our human needs on this land. How insensitive have we become. Australians have demonized the kangaroos for far too long. We have an international reputation as "rough tough hard bogans" and have the highest rates of wildlife habitat destruction worldwide. This is totally unacceptable. We only have one Sanctuary where you can walk amongst kangaroos and have them come up to you, that is Currumbin Sanctuary in QLD! Nothing in NSW. Let’s have more of these - this helps with employment, educates our people, and entertains our visitors.  Why are you - RSPCA NSW & The Minister of Environment Gabrielle Upton - not doing anything to stop the killings of these animals? Why are you not making any attempt or being a Voice for these animlas...We demand that you RSPCA; stand up to the NSW Government and oppose these laws. We want a full ban on the killing of any Kangaroo in NSW, we want them to be fully protected and have  it declared and known, that ALL KANGAROOS  are at risk. NONE OF THEM ARE A PLAGUE OR A PEST! Humans almost wiped out the Koala's. Early 1800's they too thought that there were too many koalas. Koalas now have so many diseases, when animals are constantly feeling under threat, their gene pools are at risk of change. THIS IS UNDER OUR WATCH 2018...Stop this madness now. And please save our KANGAROOS  

    Kangaroos Not Plague Nor Pest
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