Seeking Justice and Freedom for the wildlife of #KoalaParkSanctuary
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A sanctuary is by definition a place of safety and protection for native animals.
Far from providing refuge; Koala Park Sanctuary in the north-western Sydney suburb of West Pennant Hills, is the animal equivalent of an internment camp with living conditions being abysmal.
Throughout the park, there are scenes of sick and distressed animals living in poor conditions; emaciated, depressed, dehydrated and not moving in their dusty and smelly stretch of dirt which is their home.
On 01 February 2016, the sanctuary was convicted of the charge 'failing to provide veterinary treatment', resulting in a fine totaling $75,000 as well as a ban on acquiring new koalas for six months.
Despite the conviction, our Government is allowing to park to continue operating. With the abuse and neglect being ongoing over many years -- how many more animals need to die before our Government takes action?
Please sign my petition asking NSW Premier Mike Baird and The Hon. Niall Mark Blair, MLC to cancel the parks licence under section 30 (1) (a) of the Exhibited Animals Protection Act 1986; and relocate the parks wildlife to suitable sanctuaries and care providers before it's too late!
05/07/2016: Hills Shire Times -- Koala Park Sanctuary loses appeal
05/07/2016: news.com.au -- Koala Park Sanctuary loses appeal and told by judge its fine could have been much worse
29/02/16: Hills Shire Times -- Park appeals against sentence
26/02/2016: NSW Greens - Dr Mehreen Faruqi -- Notice of Motion: Koala Park Sanctuary
23/02/16: Animal Justice Party -- Mark Pearson QT 23-02-16 Koala Park Sanctuary
04/02/16: Animal Justice Party -- Mark Pearson to call on the Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair to shut down Koala Park Sanctuary, Sydney
03/02/16: Hills Shire Times -- Koala Park Sanctuary fined $75,000
02/02/16: Animal Justice Party -- Statement from Mark Pearson regarding the outcome of court case
01/02/16: Channel 7 -- Koala Park Sanctuary Fined
26/01/16: Hills Shire Times -- Petition for closure of koala park sent to State Government
21/12/15: Hills Shire Times -- RSPCA calling for ban on new koalas after emaciated animals found at Koala Park
08/12/15: Hills Shire Times -- Calls grow to shut park
17/11/15: Animal Justice Party -- Question without notice, Koala Park Sanctuary
16/11/15: Hills Shire Times -- Koala Park Sanctuary in West Pennant Hills charged after failing to provide veterinary care to five koalas
25/08/15: The Daily Telegraph -- Koala park in West Pennant Hills pleads not guilty to seven charges of allegedly failing to provide vet treatment
25/08/15: Daily Mail Australia -- Koala sanctuary to face court over alleged neglect of five koalas 'infected with chlamydia'
25/08/15: Hills Shire Times -- Koala Park faces court from RSPCA over animal neglect
02/01/11: The Sunday Telegraph -- Decrepit zoo left donated cash in bank
19/12/10: The Sunday Telegraph -- Wildlife park told to clean up
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