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ABC 702 Sydney (Sydney)

13:00 News (Weekend) - 08/03/2008 - 01:02 PM
Newsreader
Program Ph: 02 8333 2138

Animal welfare activists are calling for an immediate halt to the duck season after just half a day of shooting. Laurie Leavy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting is calling on David Llewellyn, Tasmanian Primary Industries Minister.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting Mentions: Group Against Animal Cruelty
Duration: 0:53

This program or part thereof is syndicated to 13 station/s.


ABC 936 Hobart (Hobart)

12:00 News (Weekend) - 08/03/2008 - 12:05 PM
Compere
Station Ph: 03 6235 3217

Animal welfare activists are calling for an immediate halt to the duck season after just half a day of shooting. Laurie Leavy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting is calling on David Llewellyn, Tasmanian Primary Industries Minister.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting Mentions: Group Against Animal Cruelty
Duration: 0:53

This program or part thereof is syndicated to 13 station/s.


ABC 702 Sydney (Sydney)

9:00 News (Weekend) - 08/03/2008 - 09:02 AM
Newsreader
Program Ph: 02 8333 2138

Animal welfare activists are calling for an immediate halt to the duck season after just half a day of shooting. Laurie Leavy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting is calling on David Llewellyn, Tasmanian Primary Industries Minister.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting Mentions: Group Against Animal Cruelty
Duration: 0:53

This program or part thereof is syndicated to 13 station/s.


ABC 936 Hobart (Hobart)

9:00 News (Weekend) - 08/03/2008 - 09:01 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 6235 3217

Animal activists disrupting the opening of the duck season in Tasmania are reporting the lowest number of ducks seen in a decade. Tasmania is the only state in Australia to have ahunting season.

Interviewees: Chris Simcox, Against Animal Cruelty Tasmania

Duration: 0:39


ABC 936 Hobart (Hobart)

7:45 News (Weekend) - 08/03/2008 - 07:54 AM
Compere
Station Ph: 03 6235 3217

Animal welfare activists trying to disrupt duck shooters on east coast of Tas. Duck seasonopening this morning. Tas the only state to have a duck hunt this year. State Govt figures estimating about 35,000 animals were shot during the season last year. State Govt promising to conduct random checks on hunters.

Interviewees: Chris Simcox, Against Animal Cruelty; Rod Drew, Field & Game Assoc

Duration: 0:48


ABC 612 Brisbane (Brisbane)

7:00 News (Weekend) - 08/03/2008 - 07:07 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 07 3377 5222

Tasmania's duck hunting season open this morning.

Interviewees: Chris Simcock, Protester Spokesman.
Duration: 0:29

This program or part thereof is syndicated to 11 station/s.


ABC 936 Hobart (Hobart)

7:00 News (Weekend) - 08/03/2008 - 07:06 AM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 6235 3217

Duck hunting season opens in Tas this morning. Protesters are at Moulting Lagoon to try and disrupt the opening day of the hunt. Tasmania is the only state that permits duck hunting.

Interviewees: Chris Simcox, Against Animal Cruelty Tasmania

Duration: 0:39


ABC 936 Hobart (Hobart)

21:00 News - 07/03/2008 - 09:02 PM, 06:07 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 6235 3217

Animal welfare activists are planning to disrupt the first day of Tas's duck season, which starts tomorrow.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, spokesperson, Coalition Against Duck Shooting; Rod Drew,

spokesperson, Field and Game Assn

Duration: 0:49

Summary ID: M00029907645

 

ABC 936 Hobart (Hobart)

18:00 News - 07/03/2008 - 06:07 PMNewsreader
Station Ph: 03 6235 3217

Animal welfare activists are planning to disrupt the first day of the state's duck season.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Campaign Director, Coalition Against Duck Shooting; Rod Drew, spokesperson, Field and Game Australia

Duration: 0:50

 

ABC 936 Hobart (Hobart)

Drive - 07/03/2008 - 04:05 PM
Louise Saunders
Program Ph: 03 6235 3217

Duck season in Tas begins tomorrow. Laurie Levy, Campaign Director, Coalition Against Duck Shooting, outlines what protest action his group will be partaking in. Levy says that with climate change, bird numbers are down. The Coalition Against Duck Shooting is made up of members of the public who aim to stop shooters and rescue injured birds. Levy says that there are four Tas wildlife officers for the whole of the state and they will not be able to effectively police a duck season hunt. Levy expects Vic duck shooters to be disappointed with the coming season.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Campaign Director, Coalition Against Duck Shooting

Duration: 8:17


ABC 702 Sydney (Sydney)

Drive - 07/03/2008 - 03:52 PM
Richard Glover
Program Ph: 02 8333 1218

Intercity Express segment

Hobart
- He likes Life of Brian's Biggus Dickus scene for humour. The Bird Cage has a funny scene too, as does The Party.
- Caller Luke likes The Party.
- It is duck hunting season in Tas.

Interviewees: Peter Gee, ABC Hobart
Duration: 4:17


ABC 936 Hobart (Hobart)

14:00 News - 07/03/2008 - 02:03 PM, 01:03 PM, 12:32 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 6235 3217

Animal activists are heading to Tas's east coast in preparation for the opening of the duck season tomorrow. The Coalition Against Duck Shooting has brought in protesters from Vic to boost numbers.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, spokesperson, Coalition Against Duck Shooting; Rod Drew,

Chief Executive, Field and Game Association of Australia

Duration: 1:01

 

ABC 936 Hobart (Hobart)

14:00 News - 07/03/2008 - 02:03 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 6235 3217

Animal activists are heading to Tas's east coast in preparation for the opening of the duck season tomorrow. The Coalition Against Duck Shooting has brought in protesters from Vic to boost numbers.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, spokesperson, Coalition Against Duck Shooting; Rod Drew, Chief Executive, Field and Game Association of Australia

Duration: 1:01

ABC 936 Hobart (Hobart)

14:00 News - 07/03/2008 - 02:03 PM, 01:03 PM, 12:32 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 6235 3217

Animal activists are travelling to the east coast of Tas before the opening of duck hunting season tomorrow. Interstate shooters will also travel to Tas due to a moratorium on shooting in other states, and the Coalition Against Duck Shooting has brought in protesters from Vic. Moulting Lagoon will be the site of the protest tomorrow morning. Rod Drew, CEO, Field and Game Association of Aust, has disputed the claim that statistics show at least 25% of birds shot are wounded.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Spokesperson, Coalition Against Duck Shooting; Rod Drew, CEO, Field and Game Association of Aust

Duration: 1:06

 

ABC 936 Hobart (Hobart)

12:30 News - 07/03/2008 - 12:32 PM
Newsreader
Station Ph: 03 6235 3217

Animal activists and duck shooters clashed outside Parliament House in Tasmania as the duck season starts tomorrow.

Interviewees: Rod Drew, Field and Game Association of Australia

Duration: 0:43

 


ABC Northern Tasmania (Launceston)

Tasmanian Country Hour - 07/03/2008 - 12:22 PM, 11:33 AM
Sally Dakis
Station Ph: 03 6323 1011

Rod Drew, Chief Executive, Field & Game Australia discusses the 2008 duck season and suggests majority of hunter will be out this weekend for the season opening. Drew suggests possibility of some protest action and suggests protesters will not keep hunters away. Drew discusses the effect of the drought on ducks & duck numbers suggesting hunters are one of the best groups to keep an eye on duck numbers.

Interviewees: Cameron Wilson, Presenter; Rod Drew, Chief Executive, Field & Game Australia

Duration: 4:00

 

ABC Northern Tasmania (Launceston)

Tasmanian Country Hour - 07/03/2008 - 11:33 AM
Sally Dakis
Station Ph: 03 6323 1011

Program Preview ABC Tasmanian Country Hour
- Farmers discuss sale of Tasman Group Services [TGS] to JS Friboi.
- Start of the 2008 duck hunting season.
- Boycott of Australian wool because of mulesing.
- International Womens Day.

Mentions: International Womens Day; TGS; JS Friboi

Duration: 3:35


ABC 936 Hobart (Hobart)

Statewide Mornings - 07/03/2008 - 11:33 AM
Tim Cox
Program Ph: 03 6235 3208

Country Hour Program Preview with Sally Dakis, Presenter.
- The sale of the Tasman Group to JBS Friboi.
- Duck season in Tasmania.
- More wool retailers in Northern Europe boycotting Aust'n wool. Dakis notes the wool industry previously making an agreement with PETA.
- Research suggesting rural women are doing well launching new businesses.

Interviewees: Sally Dakis, Presenter

Duration: 3:41


ABC 702 Sydney (Sydney)

23:00 News - 07/03/2008 - 11:02 PM
Newsreader
Program Ph: 02 8333 2138

Animal welfare activists plan to disrupt the first day of duck season in Tasmania.

The Tasmanian Government says 35,000 ducks were shot last season.

Interviewees: Laurie Levy, Coalition Against Duck Shooting; Rod Drew, Field and Game Association

Duration: 0:51

This program or part thereof is syndicated to 13 station/s.

 

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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.

 

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