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Call off plan to cull kangaroos

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Today a permit was issued on land next door to the Pastoria East Wildlife Shelter . The department refused to tell them how many kangaroos would be destroyed. The shelter has offered to build a fence and to help move kangaroos off the property nightly if need be, but DELWP ignored this and issued the permit despite their policy that all non lethal methods be exhausted before a destruction permit is issued and or a permit is only issued as a last resort however this did not take place. Some of the kangaroos at risk of being shot under the issued permit were victims of the state governments Lancefield prescribed burns gone wrong, that burned down houses and where hundreds of kangaroos, wombats, possums and gliders were burnt or subsequently euthanased due to horrific injury. Many kangaroos were also rescued by MRWN (Macedon Ranges Wildlife Network) and a number of them ended up at the Pastoria East Wildlife shelter. DELWP even asked if they could take 'feel good' pics of these victims with their wildlife officers after the fires. Our community has generously donated for their care, rehabilitation and release back to the wild. The Pastoria East Wildlife Shelter is situated in a conservation zone in the Macedon Ranges and has volunteered a free service to our community for injured and orphaned wildlife for over 20 years. HOW YOU CAN HELP - with a simple phone call or email! Its vital that you let Mary-Anne Thomas MP for Macedon know that you object to this permit being issued for any or all of the above but most importantly that all non lethal methods were NOT explored, non lethal options were ignored and a permit was issued with full knowledge that a wildlife shelter was next door in a conservation zone. Mary-Anne Thomas Member for Macedon Phone: (03) 5428 2138 Fax: (03) 5428 2919 Email: Lily D'Ambrosio Minister for Environment DELWP Electoral Office (03) 9422 5171 mailto:lily.d'

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