Our native waterbirds need sanctuary, not slaughter. Yet duck shooting necessitates inflicting harm on our native species simply for fun.
Shooting ducks is morally unacceptable to the majority of Victorians and studies show time and time again that ‘game species’ numbers are consistently declining as a direct result of the climate emergency and drought.
A campaign to end this abhorrent practice has been running for over 35 years and bans are already legislated in NSW, QLD and WA.
My bill titled Wildlife Amendment (Protection of Birds) Bill 2019 was introduced to Victorian Parliament in 2019, it calls for a permanent ban.
Shortly after, a motion passed the Labor Party state conference in unanimous favour of a review into duck shooting across the state. If actioned, this could indicate the first step towards an official policy change on duck shooting by the Government. We continue to work with stakeholders including Birdlife Australia to demonstrate the urgent need to protect our native wildlife in Australia.
Right now, the lives of native waterbirds are hanging in the balance. It is crucial that we continue to demonstrate our opposition towards duck shooting, especially as a review takes place. Please write to the following Ministers and Premier to insist on a permanent ban today.
The Hon. Daniel Andrews (Premier) – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio (Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change) – email@example.com
The Hon. Jaclyn Symes (Minister for Agriculture) – firstname.lastname@example.org