CADS Court Cases

Media Release: DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES
WITHDRAWS TRUMPED-UP CHARGE (REFUSING TO KILL A WOUNDED BIRD)
AGAINST TONY MURPHY, DUCK RESCUER,
IN MELBOURNE MAGISTRATES’ COURT TODAY.

2012 aug 13 Court Victory

Photo: Court victory, Laurie Levy, Campaign Director, Tony Murphy and lawyer Daniel Beecher

Related: ABC News TV Footage 13 March 2012 & Radio 3AW Derryn Hinch 13 March 2012

 


In the lead-up to the Melbourne byelection (21 July 2012), the Coalition Against Duck Shooting joined forces with two other major high profile campaigns to ban jumps racing and puppy factories, to form a stronger voting block.  All three campaigns are very well supported by public opinion.   This election campaign is a forerunner leading into the November 2014 Victorian election, where we will again be asking the public to VOTE GREENS FIRST and LABOR LAST (unless Labor develops more enlightened and caring policies to ban the recreational shooting of native waterbirds, jumps racing and puppy factories.

(Melbourne Leader full page colour advert 16 July 2012.)

2012 July 16 Leader


Unfortunately for Australia’s native waterbirds, the 2012 Victorian duck shooting season will go ahead

“Premier Ted Baillieu has transferred the responsibility for native waterbirds from the Department of Sustainability and Environment over to the Department of Primary Industries (with a National Party Minister).  This is like having arsonists and pyromaniacs running the Country Fire Authority.”  Laurie Levy Campaign Director


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History and Victories

2007 & 2008

Moratoriums called in Victoria and South Australia. The rescue team travelled to Moulting Lagoon, the entrance to Freycinet National Park, on the east coast of Tasmania to confront the shooters and protect waterbirds after the Tasmanian government refused to call a moratorium.

2008

Three states in Australia have now banned the recreational shooting of native waterbirds – Western Australia (1990), New South Wales (1995) and now Queensland (10 August 2005)

2005

Queensland’s Premier Beattie becomes the third state Labor government to ban the recreational shooting of native waterbirds.

The Age editorial (19 March) again calls for the recreational shooting of native waterbirds to be banned in Victoria.

The numbers of duck shooters in Victoria drops from 95000 in 1986 to 19,400 today, although only small number were active on the state's wetlands in 2005.

View our Opening Weekend 2005 article

2003

The Sunday Age editorial (12 January) calls on the Victorian Bracks Government to ban the recreational shooting of native waterbirds in Victoria.

The Victorian government calls a moratorium. Rescue team travels to Tasmania for the opening weekend of their duck shooting season.

2002

The Bracks Government's own Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC) recommends that the recreational shooting of native waterbirds be banned in Victoria because of the inherent cruelty.

2001

Lead shot banned in Victoria.

1995

Premier Bob Carr bans the recreational shooting of native waterbirds in NSW, the second state Labor government to ban the activity.

1993

The Age newspaper editorial (24 March) calls for duck shooting to be outlawed. The first sentence says: 'Duck shooting is not a sport, it is an obscenity'.

1990

The recreational shooting of native waterbirds is banned in Western Australia by the then Labor Government.

 

Latest Poll

Latest Morgan Research Poll - Majority of Victorians want duck shooting banned

Open Letter to Premier John Brumby

The Age (page 5) Thursday 27 November 2008 - click on image or link to view article.

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Latest Morgan Research Poll - Majority of Victorians want duck shooting banned.

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