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Petition to Senator Richard Di Natale, Alistair Coe, Bill Shorten, Meegan Fitzharris, Mick Gentleman, Josh Frydenberg, Elizabeth Lee, Andrew Barr, Caroline Lecouteur, Malcolm Turnbull

PRIME MINISTER/Chief/TAMS Ministers: STOP THE UNLAWFUL VIOLENT KILLING OF PROTECTED NATIVE KANGAROOS

URGENT - CANBERRA/ACT KANGAROOS NEED YOUR HELP - Please sign this petition as individuals, and send to everyone else, if you have a website, please add this petition's link to it. VOTE OUT THE ACT GOVERNMENT VIOLENCE AND LIES IN THE NEXT ELECTIONS who ignore what the taxpayers and voters request abusing taxpayers money.  For Updates and demands of the government please click on this link:  https://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/wildlife-carers-group-news-21415-stop-the-violent-roo-kill-invite-to-book-launch-animal-justice-party-more/ A more recent article that makes a small mention to my dedicated work with the Kangaroos in the Canberra Times http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-city-of-animal-lovers-20120714-222rk.html  One misquote in the article: the final Canberra Times Poll results were the majority of 56% opposing the killing, with only a small minority of 39% showing support to the government and TAMS government dept, agreeing to the killing, 5% were unsure. Please click on this link to view final poll results: http://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/canberra-times-final-kangaroo-killing-poll-results-closed-25512/?preview=true&preview_id=748&preview_nonce=0370f2d679 . This is an abuse of taxpayers money that cost over $200,000, and an abuse of the government and government department's positions, ignoring expert advice outside the government. Additional information given but not published:  I stated that I did support and applauded the activists excellent job in exposing the violent unlawful killing of the Kangaroos. Please check out http://www.myspace.com/wcginc and facebook  http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649024860&v=info for horrific photos of roo cruelty, this is the reality, and please follow us, and join us on twitter http://twitter.com/wildlifecarersg http://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/?sn=l http://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/protected-native-violent-kangaroo-killing-in-the-act-7-june-2012/ This statement is admitting to the flawed, dishonest kangaroo management plan, and russell watkinson's media release, on Friday 18/6/10, that blames the kangaroos for driving legless lizards, earless dragons, etc, and the deteriorating grasslands and woodlands to extinction, by eating all the grasses, when fletcher admits that the native grasses are not threatened by the kangaroos, but by human activity, including toxic sprays. ANIMAL WELFARE - Please copy and paste or click on the links below, to kangaroo cruelty into your browser, to view the horror. Kangaroos are killed in an extremely inhumane manner. Legally kangaroos killed are required to be killed by a single shot to the brain. there are instances where kangaroos are not killed in this manner. As a result, the kangaroo is shot agonisingly in the jaw, neck or the body, flees in response and will suffer a prolonged and painful death. These joeys are killed often by shooters smashing them into the ground, against tow bars of cars or with a metal pipe or other blunt instrument. Alternatively, when not caught, an out of pouch joey will be left to fend for itself and will generally die of predation, starvation or dehydration.This is not to mention the stress suffered by kangaroos from hearing shots being fired and from being chased down by shooters. Please check out This link 'KANGAROO CHILLER BOX INVESTIGATION' from animal liberation which wildlife warriors also have the same link to on youtube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18MoxO9yJa8&feature=related that contains the cruel bashing to death of roos shot but not directly killed, hung up while still alive, and left suffering, trembling as they hang, tortured to death, and joeys bashed to death, possibly attempting to decapitate the joeys head on the back of the truck with several blows. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbn3c8EcNRk&feature=related so called controlled government butchering, you will note that the kangaroos are still alive when hung up, suffering, AND BEING TORTURED TO DEATH, the male is laughing at the cruelty he has just inflicted on this kangaroo, a joey stomped to death, even the child stomps on it as he walks past following his father, orphaned joeys hopping around, left to starve to death, a joey bashed till its eyes popped out, but is still alive, suffering, a prolonged death, and the male admitting that these are protected species. Native protected animals called pests, the very same native animals that maintain a healthy well balanced eco system. The code of practice that the shooter refers to is inhumane, and unacceptable, as witnessed in this video footage. Kangaroos are not fit for human or dog consumption, heavily contaminated with various diseases/harmful bacterias, e.coli, salmonella, etc. Keep watching till it stops, keep an eye on the timer, next to the speaker symbol, length 10:59. Kangaroos don't need to be killed with this spray, that deters them: If Kangaroos are a problem for your crops, we have a environmentally friendly soil spray that harmonises the environment, so Roos no longer wish to be there. There is no smell, no poisonous substances and no harm done to any plant or animal. "It all in the vibe" This product can be applied with any other spray round. Contact us on 04091166269 (ref: online Canberra Times ad choices) This product cannot be over used, since vegetation/native flora is there for our native wildlife to consume. If over used the kangaroos will starve to death. No evidence to support that this cull was necessary. No documented evidence that supported this 2012 unlawful violent killing. No figures of population of roos. No evidence of documented damage. Please check out this link that was in the Canberra times on 17/10/09, that completely refutes the allegations against the roos destroying grasslands, that was sent to maxine cooper, that were also ignored. The report is by Julie Lindner, who has also been studying the grasslands and the roos for the past 20 years, which backs up what I've been saying all along. http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/roo-best-custodian-for-some-plants/1652005.aspx The kangaroo management plan is conjunctional, incompetent, and not based on any scientific facts. The only objects that are causing the destruction of grasslands, woodlands, threatened species and ecosystems are tams staff and their shooters, the cattle they put into all the nature reserves after killing all the kangaroos from 2011-2013  because the grass was too long, and the government that fails to listen to the experts, to end this unlawful violent, unnecessary killing that will drive our protected native Kangaroos to extinction.  Click on this link for more information: http://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/wildlife-carers-group-wcg-visit-to-callum-brae-nature-reserve-etc-full-5-day-work-experience-student-wes-placement-report-trained-by-wcg-founding-president-nora-preston-4-8-july-2011/?sn=l We require the government department TAMS authority to deal with applications to kill protected native species, and to deal with applications for the native wildlife rehabilitation licence to be removed from TAMS, and handed over to Wildlife Carers Group. We require that the Eastern Grey Kangaroos, along with other persecuted macropods  and native wildlife to be placed on the VULNERABLE Endangered list, AUSTRALIA WIDE. We require changes in the legislations/Acts and policies in the ACT, and Australia wide, to ensure that all protected native wildlife are protected and not be allowed to be killed. Wildlife Carers Group Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence to include SPECIAL CONDITIONS: 1.Full term rehabilitation for ALL sick, injured, orphaned native wildlife2.No records for TAMS – Privacy Act3.No Carers list for TAMS – Privacy Act4.No Vets list for TAMS – Privacy Act5.I do all the inspections6.Open licence, does not expire or get cancelled unless I cancel it or leave Wildlife Carers Group, as per TAMS original special conditions7.No interference by TAMS or any dealings with TAMS at all8.Rescue of all native wildlife9.Export Licence10.I’m appointed as advisor in all wildlife and animal welfare related matters to replace the RSPCA11.Wildlife Carers Group takes over all Wildlife Rehabilitation and Native Wildlife killing applications12.RSPCA shut down with shelters taken over by Animal Liberation if they agree13.TAMS prevented from working with animals14.Remove all Conservator/TAMS conditions. Public apology over the defamatory letters sent to all my carers, vets in 2008 and to anyone else these and other defamatory letters were sent out to referring to me and Wildlife Carers Group.  One defamatory lie was that I did not  comply with section 28, the other lie was that I hadn’t yet responded  to their renewal licence which they had NOT sent out to me.  I had to chase after them to get the renewal licence sent out to me; Public apology over defamation leading to and on10/8/12, and thereafter for the unlawful trespassing and theft of wildlife and my wildlife food etc taken against me; Public apology on 11/8/12 defamatory article in the Canberra Times;A HUGE COMPENSATION PAYOUT TO ME. I was repeatedly reminded by the ACT Government that we are an independent group. Independent – adj. 1. Not governed by a foreign power; self-governing. 2. Free from the control of another or others; self-reliant. Widllife Carers Group takes Legal action against the Conservator of Flora and Fauna, in the PRESIDENT'S REPORT: http://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/wildlife-carers-group-visit-to-antarctica-melbourne-aquarium-competition-ongoing-animal-cruelty-by-rspcamore-211212/?preview=true&preview_id=868&preview_nonce=c1ce95b73f http://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/animal-justice-party-kangaroo-report-22513/ http://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/autopsy-on-joey-tortured-to-death-by-authorised-tams-government-killing-4612/ The violence towards our Kangaroos should never have been allowed to continue in 2013.  When you read the transcript you have to ask why ACAT did allow the violence to continue, and what action to take against ACAT. http://wildlifecarersgroup.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/acat-transcript-on-roo-kill-decision-10713/

LADY NORA PRESTON
7,870 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Lithgow Arms

Lithgow Arms: Please Chamber the LA102 in 303 British

Ladies and Gentlemen Although this proposal and petition was initially met with some amusement and cynicism within the shooting community, the response to this petition has being overwhelming. What is obvious is the 303British round is far from dead and there is an insatiable demand for a modern rifle chambered in 303 not just in Australia, but worldwide. By signing this petition, you're sending a message to Lithgow Arms that you support their product and their efforts in revitalising the marque in the sporting arms sphere.  Furthermore, you're sending a strong message that Lithgow Arms and the 303 British round are inextricably linked in the minds of firearms enthusiasts worldwide.  Although such an offering makes no sense on face value, to produce a special edition in 303 would not only be a canny marketing move, but be met with unprecedented demand. I ask that everyone signing this petition please spread the word. To give this petition the strongest chance of success, I request that you please re-post the link on your favourite forums, Facebook pages and youtube channels and help create awareness for the petition and generate more signatories.   Lastly, please feel free to leave a comment and let me know where you're from and where you have spread the word.   As I've said,  it is 'the mother of all long shots', but sometimes  people power prevails.   Background  The Lithgow Small Arms Factory of Australia has long being associated with quality and reliable military and sporting arms since 1912.  After decades of civilian small arms manufacturing hiatus, Lithgow Arms have  released their  LA102 Crossover centerfires rifle chambered in 223Rem, 243Win and 308Win.  They will be releasing (at time of drafting this petition ) the  tactically orientated 'LA105 Woomera' Rifle in 6.5 Creedmore and 308 Winchester in the coming months.  Both rifles compliment the existing LA101 range of Rimfire rifles released in 2014.   All Lithgow Arms products have a solid reputation for craftsmanship and out of the box accuracy.  They are an achievement of Australian sporting arms production and one that not only the Australian shooting fraternity, but supporters of Australian industry and innovation should be proud of.   My simple suggestion to Lithgow Arms: Please, as an ode to the Lithgow SAF's history and to commemorate over a century Australian small arms production please consider a limited edition run of LA102 Rifles chambered in the classic 303 British round.   Why? First and foremost: The Lithgow name is universally associated with the 303 British round. Lithgow Arms should embrace this historical association. In popular shooting culture this is their 'Brand'   Given the passionate following for the 303Brit round worldwide, such a rifle would generate an unprecedented and universal level of interest not only in the proposed Special Edition, but across the entire Lithgow Arms range. The 303 British round is NOT DEAD.  Sure, it's not the flavour of the month with the cool kids, but it accounts for a steady number of ammunition sales and is used as a target and hunting round to good effect worldwide.  Point of difference: In a world of bland commercial rifles chambered in  the same 'popular' calibers, no one else is doing it, Commemoration of the  100th anniversary of the Armistice would be ideal, but this would be too hard a task in such a short timeframe. Obviously, the century of the end of the Second World War and the cessation of production of the venerable No1 MkIII SMLE at Lithgow SAF would be too far away for enthusiast appetites. So, as my Granddad used to say "any excuse is a good excuse" No new repeating factory rifle chambered in 303 British has being produced since Bradman was batting at first drop (Cricket reference, folks) But in the time since the last 303 rifle rolled off the production lines, hundreds of newer commercial rounds have being released to fanfare from esteemed writers only to die off and be discontinued. The 303 is still going strong. Summary  Please note that this petition is not a demand, but an impassioned plea on behalf of  not only Australian sporting shooters, but fans of the venerable 303British round, worldwide.  Criticisms:  In asking you to support this petition I should address some obvious criticisms of this proposal raises.  The 303 is not ballistically efficient:  When constrained to moderate loads in rear locking Lee Enfield rifles manufactured over 70 years ago, this may be so. But imagine it chambered in a modern rifle combined with modern propellants? There are better, more modern calibers they should be focusing on: With regards to Lithgow Arm standard chamberings, this is true. However no modern chambering has the historical connection to the Lithgow brand, making a limited edition offering a powerful marketing tool with a ready made and passionate market Establishment costs:  Acknowledging the mechanics of going from rimless to rimmed chambering, I cannot argue that production costs  associated with bolt modification, 0.311 spec barrels and the elephant in the room: The Magazine, would make such a rifle a slightly more expensive item compared with the standard LA102, but as a premium product with obvious collector appeal, the costs would be offset by market exposure and desirability. (EDIT: it has being brought to my attention that Pro Mag make a 10shot magazine for the SMLE. While not totally suitable, there is the ability to outsource this apparent sticking point instead of R&D in-house)  "The 303 is dead, let it go": No it is not. Ammunition sales have being steady with PPU, Wolf, S&B and UMC all providing ammunition.  "I don't like the 303 so I'm not signing it" Fair enough, but you might know someone who does, so please consider supporting as a show of solidarity.  Why should I sign? A stronger civilian arms industry in Australia equals better protection for Australian shooters.  Such a rifle would increase brand awareness for Lithgow Arms equalling more sales which creates more jobs and generates more business tax, making shooters less likely to be a political expedient and an economic stakeholder instead of a end user of imported products.  Overseas shooters, please support Australian shooters in this regard!  There's enough milsurps to meet demand:  Yes, and none of them are getting any younger. The market is crying out for a new rifle chambered in an all time classic round.  "You're dreaming, won't happen, don't waste your time": My wife is my harshest critic, but I'd argue that if you believe in something, or want something to happen, you've got to get off your arse and make it happen.  It might not happen, but at least I've had a crack at it!     

Bat Robertson
1,293 supporters