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People Power Halts Death in the Graveyard

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.

• Photos of the action at: http://www.mediafire.com/?a22i3b19o868c

Earlier on Tasmanian Times: Death in the Graveyard: HERE

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. phill Parsons

    April 29, 2011 at 9:42 am

    It is a condemnation of the thinking that nature is separate to us for their to be proffered the solution of killing wildlife for consuming dead flowers left on the ground. If they are more than a token of respect for the dead then those leaving them need to seek counselling.

  2. salamander

    April 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Congratulations to those who stopped the slaughter. Time for a change of attitude, there is plenty of information about possum and wallaby proof fencing, as many people have been there, done that – but of course they were private people, not companies that can just hire a gun.

  3. john hayward

    April 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Killing wildlife for eating food left unprotected in their environment, whether with bullets, 1080, or chemical contaminants, is Tasmanian civilisation at its unfortunate best.

    John Hayward

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