Victorian Government sends more ducks to slaughter

first_imgVictorian Government sends more ducks to slaughter Australian GreensThe Victorian Greens have called the Victorian Labor Government spineless following reports that it will increase the duck shooting bag limit from two to five.The Greens say the move is an obvious sop to the shooting lobby and will more than double the number of innocent ducks slaughtered come duck shooting season.Leader of the Victorian Greens, Samantha Ratnam, said it was unconscionable that the government would give shooters a free pass to double the number of ducks they slaughter when the state is in the midst of an extinction crisis.She added that the government was blatantly ignoring the vast majority of Victorians who wanted to see duck shooting end once and for all.The Greens have been calling for an end to duck shooting in Victoria for several years, and say that for this year’s season to go ahead in any capacity would be to guarantee the horrific deaths of thousands of waterbirds already under environmental stress.As stated by Leader of the Victorian Greens, Samantha Ratnam MLC:“It’s extremely disappointing to see the Victorian Labor Government cave to pressure from the shooting lobby.“We know Victoria is in the midst of an extinction crisis and we know thousands of waterbirds are already under extreme stress, so to increase the number of ducks shooters are allowed to hunt this year is nothing short of inhumane.“We need to end duck shooting once and for all, and recognise it for what it is: glorified animal cruelty.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:animal, Animal cruelty, AusPol, Australia, Australian Greens, crisis, duck shooting, extinction, Government, lobby, season, shooting, stress, Victorialast_img read more

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