Tasmanian Times

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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Media Release

Sentence increase for penguin killer a welcome outcome

BirdLife Tasmania today welcomed the increase in the sentence to Joshua
Jeffries who had been convicted earlier this year for killing 6 Little Penguins
on the northwest coast in 2016.
The original sentence of 49 hours of community service and $82 court costs
was seen by many in the community to be manifestly insufficient.
The sentence has been increased to 98 hours of community service, and a 2
month suspended jail sentence has been imposed, with a good behaviour
period of 12 months.
Dr Eric Woehler, Convenor of BirdLife Tasmania and a vocal critic of the
pervious sentence, welcomed the success of the Director ot Public
Prosecution’s (DPP’s) appeal.
“The Tasmanian community expects that our precious wildlife is protected
from people who seek them harm” Dr Woehler said.
While welcoming the increased sentence, Dr Woehler said that, “it was
unlikely to serve as a deterrent to others looking to injure, kill or interfere with
wildlife in Tasmania”.
“We need stronger protection and greater penalties for those convicted of
harming wildlife” Dr Woehler added.
Dr Woehler said that the efforts of DPIPWE staff in bringing Mr Jeffries to trial
should be commended.

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  1. Terry McGregor

    October 15, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    It’s still way too lenient.

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