Tell Minister Frydenberg to keep platypus at home in Australia

Wildlife Protection

It has recently come to light that a controversial agreement has been reached to export Australian platypus from Taronga Zoo overseas to San Diego Zoo. As history has shown us, this kind of export of our precious wildlife is extremely dangerous.

The last time any platypus were exported overseas was in 1958, when three were shipped to Bronx Zoo in New York. Within months all had died. The fact remains that the animal does not travel well, and this similar export plan could see these animals die unnecessarily.

The permit application requires approval from Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg, as the platypus is a protected species, so we need you to write to him to tell him that the export plan is a horrible idea and that there is absolutely no conservation benefit in exporting them overseas.

TAKE ACTION and tell Minister Frydenberg to reject this plan and to keep this beloved Australian icon at home to ensure they aren’t facing a death sentence.

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Cher Ministre Frydenberg,
Je suis profondément préoccupé d’entendre parler d’un accord entre le zoo de Taronga et le zoo de San Diego pour échanger un platypus pour un Opaki d’Afrique, en raison de la forte probabilité que le mammifère australien mourra à la suite des exportations à l’étranger.
En tant qu’espèce, l’ornithorynque ne se déplace pas bien. Je vous rappelle qu’en 1958, trois ornithorynques ont été exportés vers Bronx Zoo à New York et, en mois, les trois d’entre eux étaient morts. C’était la dernière fois que l’exportation de l’espèce avait eu lieu, et avant que ces quatre ornithologues soient morts après une exportation similaire au Royaume-Uni.
Je rappelle également qu’un plan en 1994 visant à exporter l’ornithorynque vers le zoo d’Ueno à Tokyo, au Japon, a provoqué une telle fuite publique que les gouvernements du Commonwealth et de la Nouvelle-Galles du Sud ont appuyé la proposition. Depuis lors, une politique non écrite en opération depuis des décennies a permis de ne pas garantir l’exportation d’ornithorynques.
Je suis également profondément préoccupé par les «exportations d’espèces pour un accord de caisse» que l’échange …

This is a bad idea. Platypus are indigenous to Australia and must not be allowed to be transferred to any where, it has been tried many times before and the poor creatures have not survived. Just LEAVE them alone.

I find this man keeps making bad decisions and this is just another one to add to his tally. LEAVE OUR WILDLIFE ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Australia really needs to have a person whom is a specialist in this area to decide these types of decisions instead of ministers who have no clue at all about the real word! Amen.


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