Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) and the Department of Primary Industries' (DPI) court cases against five duck rescuers falls apart. Rescuers found guilty of only one of five charges.
There were reports from residents of shooting last night (Friday, as reported by Fiona Corke) and as kangaroos are very stress prone, there are reports of them fleeing in fright, and they could abandon joeys and get caught in fences. Injuries could result. This violence is horrifying. The DSE should be responsible in caring for wildlife, not the contrary!
(Australian Wood Duck - a "pest" - source: Wikimedia Commons)
Incredibly, Premier John Brumby has announced another duck shooting season for Victoria!
It will run for 10 weeks from March 20, about two weeks shorter than normal.