Please . . . There is no time like now to write to the Environment Minister in all States and ask that all logging, culling and sterilization programs be stopped immediately . . . Koala are still being sterilized as we speak . . . These fires will see many species struggling to recover . . . they need our help to speak up for them.
— Lyn Gynther, Kanga Watch Inc.
CAPTION: A koala sits in a puddle of water created by the drips from the firehose. (Source Eden Hills CFS Victoria; Facebook post 22 December 2019). INSET: The final destiny of a Kangaroo joey, facial features deliberately blurred. (Source Twitter 4 January 2020)
Government to maintain kangaroo cull despite bushfires
“Despite estimates that over a billion animals have been killed by bushfires, the NSW government has given no indication it will cease commercial kangaroo culling.
A spokesperson for the NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment (DPIE) told Yahoo News Australia that a significant portion of the fire activity in NSW was in the non-commercial management zone along the coast.
The spokesman noted that commercial harvesting had already been suspended in four areas due to low population densities.”
By Michael Dahlstrom, yahoo! news / 10 January 2020
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