We the undersigned seek urgent action from all State and Federal Governments to create Australian standards for the protection of our iconic wildlife to have draped netting banned at point of sale due to inhumane cruelty. Drape netting is used extensively for backyard fruit tree protection and giant retail store are fully aware that the products they import are killing flying-foxes and other wildlife where ever it is used across Australia. It affects mostly flying-fox mothers with tiny babies as they are trying to support themselves as well as their young. They smell the fruit but do not see the netting. With busy lives no one goes to the trouble of errecting a frame. These dangerous types of netting must be removed from the marketplace. Drape netting is killing our essential pollinators and seed dispersers in such a cruel and sadistic way. We the rescuers are angry and tied of the cruelty and the deaths. We need animal welfare standards created so these products cannot be imported. There are alternatives to these death traps. Please help us stop the cruelty to our precious wildlife.
Bat Conservation & Rescue Qld Inc. www.bats.org.au