The Victorian Labor Party has announced a recreational duck shooting season despite low numbers of native waterbirds across eastern Australia. Recreational duck shooters, who make up only 0.4% of Victoria’s population, will be allowed to inflict violence and cruelty to some 400,000 native waterbirds – does this make Premier Dan Andrews and his Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford two of the state’s worst animal abusers?
Laurie Levy, Campaign director
Photo: An illegally shot and wounded Freckled Duck in the caring hands of a veterinarian (2013).
Photo: X-ray showing single pellet lodged near the wing bone. The bird was operated on and was doing well, but sadly, developed an infection and died.
Our rescue teams will be back on the wetlands on Saturday 21 March 2015