New South Wales is home to thousands of threatened species, such as flying foxes and the Southern brown bandicoot. Protecting these animals ought to be paramount, but now they're in danger due to the greatest threat of all: human hunters.
In a move to gain the Shooters and Fishers Party's support, the state government struck a deal allowing recreational hunters access to 79 New South Wales nature reserves, national parks, and other conservation areas for pest control purposes.
But their promises to supervise hunters don't hold up.
The Shooters party's website claims that parks will not be closed when they hunt and there won't be any close supervision by NP staff.
Without strict supervision, the resulting chaos caused by this decision could lead to irreversible damage.
Tell Premier Barry O'Farrell to reverse this decision before the law goes into effect 27 December this year.
Dear Barry O'Farrell,
The Shooters and Fishers party's website and representatives claim they will have minimal supervision while hunting at parks on 27 December 2012. They also claim that parks will not be closed during the periods they hunt.
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It is irresponsible to allow a party hunting rights at our national parks and reserves when they are already opposing supervision. I demand you reverse the decision to allow them to hunt in 79 parks unless you can implement a method for strictly supervising them while parks are closed.
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