Ask Nsw government to end shooting of flying-foxes now!
Ask NSW Government to end shooting of flying-foxes now!
Sydney, 10th December
HSI has been campaigning for some time to end this cruel practice. Queensland banned the shooting of flying-foxes in 2008 for animal welfare reasons, and it's time that NSW did the same and commit to an end date for the shooting of flying-foxes. Unfortunately it is too late for some bats, with the 2009-2010 shooting season already underway, but it's not too late to convince Ministers to make this the last season of shooting. Only by ending shooting can the cruelty end.
For further information on HSI's Stop Shooting Flying-Foxes campaign click here.
Urgent action required:
Write to NSW's Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, and the Minister for Primary Industries, asking them to commit to an end date for the shooting of flying-foxes in NSW.
Tell the Ministers that the continuing suffering of flying-foxes is unacceptable whilst alternatives to protect crops are available, a fact supported by the Government's own independent review. Encourage them to follow the lead of the Queensland Government and ban shooting of flying-foxes at the end of the current season.
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