STOP Exotic Pet TRADES using Bat Pictures of Australian BATS - For Profit

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HELP ME STOP THE EXOTIC PET TRADE - FROM USING PICTURES OF AUSTRALIAN PROTECTED OR REHABILITATED SPECIES TO SELL AND CREATE PROFIT OFF THE SUFFERING OF OUR NATIVE WILDLIFE

Several exotic pet trade organisations overseas are using pictures not only of protected species - THEY are using our very own images - created to raise awareness of each species plight - FOR their own profit. 

In particular images of

Grey Headed Flying Fox orphan babies - THREATENED 

Spectacle Flying Foxes orphaned babies - ENDANGERED

My personal interest stems from searching for a particular picture of my handraised GHFF babies as part of an article for the Herald Sun, and to my horror, locating multiple sites with not one - but many images of BATS in care with Wildlife rescuers and carers. I may not be able to stop these organisations from selling BATS as pets to various people so they can profit from the suffering caused by any flying creature, when freedom is taken away. However, since all images of our wildlife belongs to the various Govt Dept who govern them - EXOTIC PET SHOPS - regardless of permit status - should have no legal right to use pictures from Australian sources, BUT RATHER - use their own images or those from elsewhere. 

Please join me by signing this Petition to lobby the GOVT and those included to help protect our wildlife - Wildlife Departments (State and Federal)

Wildlife Carers, Rescuers, Transporters and all those who raise funds or help our wildlife by other means, including Sanctuaries work tirelessly to protect our wildlife - NOT - so Exotic Pet Retailers - line their own pockets. 

Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, 
it was loaned to you by your children. - Ancient Proverb

 


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