In Victoria, a parliamentary enquiry has been set up to look at controlling invasive species on crown land. EEG is concerned there is too much focus on shooters and National Parks. Allowing shooting organisations to kill deer or foxes in the Alps or parks will hardly put a dint in their numbers (but will gain a few votes).
What’s needed is serious political will to fund research to progress alternative methods of humane culling of ALL ferals including cats.
The ‘Inquiry into the Control of Invasive Animals on Crown Land‘ is asking for comments, due by 5th Setember 2016 Submissions/comments can be as short or as long as you like.
Community input is needed so that it can identify the scale of the problem in Victoria and get people’s views on how best to deal with it. Share your views and experiences with the Committee to influence effective solutions.
More details of where to send comments to, topics of discussion etc – www.parliament.vic.gov.au/about/news/3100-invasive-animals-inquiry-seeks-solutions