Against Animal Cruelty Tasmania (AACT) commends Millingtons for stopping the planned wildlife kill at Kingston Cemetery. Millingtons have listened to community concerns and cancelled shooting that was planned to take place tonight.

“We congratulate Millingtons for responding to public concerns by halting the killing. People power has won the day.” said Chris Simcox, spokesperson for AACT, “Death by shooting has previously been the sentence given to creatures who munched the flowers. Millingtons are now prepared to review the sentencing in response to the public condemnation.”

AACT is still critical of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment for allowing destruction permits to be gained so easily.

“The department should be providing comprehensive information on how to resolve perceived problems with wildlife. In this case the community has taken it upon themselves to demand non-lethal solutions.” said Mr Simcox, “The community now has an opportunity to discuss ways to live harmoniously with native wildlife and bring an end to cruel killing.”

A candlelight vigil will be held at the entrance to Kingston Cemetery tonight at 8pm in remembrance for those already killed at the cemetery, and as a reminder that wildlife persecution is still common in Tasmania.

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Earlier on Tasmanian Times: Death in the Graveyard: HERE