Ongoing war against our wildlife

Thursday, August 28, 2008

After an Omeo farmer was nabbed in February 2008 for trapping kangaroos with a wire snare and leaving them to die, another farmer spoke to the media in defence of killing kangaroos. Evan Newcommen of Ensay said there needs to be a cull of Eastern Grey Kangaroos because they cause land problems. He said hundreds of kangaroos move onto their pasture from adjacent Crown land.

Maybe if they didn’t trap and poison the dogs and dingoes, the kangaroos wouldn’t number so many. But bullets are their magic cure-all for the traditional Aussie farmer. It doesn’t work with fire, flood or drought though.

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