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Stop the Sanctuary Cove Kangaroo Cull

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Five star luxury resort Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast have elected to use lethal means to manage the Eastern Grey Kangaroo population, despite having used a non-lethal management program for the past 10 years which has shown good effect in reducing the population.  Sanctuary Cove however, have failed to maintain the program as often as it was needed and have now opted to take the unethical approach of culling up to two-thirds of its 300-350 population. 

We believe that the kangaroos in the Hope Island and Sanctuary Cove precinct on the Gold Coast are highly valued by residents and visitors.  We believe that Sanctuary Cove have been provided with an ethical solution to the manage the population.  The initial culling of 100 Eastern Grey Kangaroos (with more planned) is cruel and unnecessary. 

We do not believe that the Queensland Government's Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) adequately assessed the application to cull as Sanctuary Cove has failed to demonstrate that non-lethal methods are ineffective.  We are therefore calling on the Minister for Environment to immediately withdraw the Damage Mitigation Permit. 

Please sign this Petition to let the Sanctuary Cove management know that this is not acceptable. 

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