Lost enough already
Please stop the kangaroo cull, wombat and duck shooting as we have lost enough wild life already.
Claudia Haenel, St.Helens Plains
No more culling
Our kangaroos and wallabys has enough suffered its time to stop killing our national symbol!Our tourists wants to see them not only in zoos they come to see how we live in peace with wildlife and nature!Our countrys heart is our unique wildlife specialy our roos!
Petra Noller, Hobart
Shot for pet food
Taking millions of donated dollars to save our kangaroos and koalas from bushfire, and then to still allow them to be shot for dog food, well that would be like fraud. Should not be done.
Jacky Overington, Brighton
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Gentle, native treasures
Please stop the cull permanently.
These animals are native only to Australia. They are gentle animals
They were here long before white man.
Stop building houses where it's known kangaroo land. Build somewhere else.
Australia is such a big country, plenty of room for humans and kangaroos, koalas and all our unique beautiful animals.
Do you want them around for your children's children to enjoy?
Nicki O’Neill, Yangebup
Stop the slaughter
First of all could you please call the biggest and cruel wildlife slaughter on the planet not "harvest"?
And how dare these people calling these gentle creatures a pest.
The farmers destroyed their habitat and brought in their sheep and cattle.
They are partly responsible for the drought we are having.
There was always to much green tape and they could never clear enough land.
Now they are stuck with their wasteland. The slaughter of kangaroos should be shut down completely.
Theres Dreher, Walpole
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Wildlife that have survived these catastrophic bushfires are still under threat of being shot and or culled in Victoria. This is completely unthinkable on a moral and decency standpoint.
And allowing culling to still take place is a highly unintelligent way for DELWP to "manage" this bushfire and wildlife crisis and shows the complete lack of regard and respect for wildlife by the government.
DELWP, I've no doubt on orders from the State government, do not do their job of protecting wildlife, they oversee their destruction.
Following these unprecedented bushfires, much of our wildlife is living on borrowed time. We must focus on their conservation - not allow their destruction. And if we don't do it now, they could be gone for good.
I demand a cessation of all permits to cull kangaroos and any species of native animal plus an end to wombat shooting while these animals are fighting for their lives across the state.
The outpouring of support from across the world is a testament to how much our precious wildlife is valued. Yet, the impact of allowing wildlife slaughter to continue could be catastrophic - potentially putting whole species at risk of extinction.
Federal and State governments, the world is watching. The brutal, unbelievable way you treat and allow our wildlife to be treated (which you hide so well from the apathetic public) is being exposed.
Jan Heald, Mount Evelyn
Wildlife protection great
It's great to see action being made in protecting our wildlife after such devastating fires around our country that will effect our future generations, it is best to stop, assess and then continue in the best interests for everyone. Well done!
Codey Gregory, Stawell
Fire toll on kangaroos
Irrespective of the undeniable toll of fire on the lives of kangaroos and other wildlife allowing the commercial slaughter of our most iconic species for pet food is a national disgrace and a global embarassment.
Farmers and landholders have access to practical measures such as kangaroo-exclusion fencing if they are not prepared to share and allocate land for wildlife.
State and federal governments can also come on board to fnancially incentivise those prepared to live harmoniously with wildlife.
Rheya Linden, Carlton North
Don't put wildlife at risk
Don't risk putting our native wildlife at risk. Stop all culling programs now.
Lynn Trakell, South Melbourne
Suspend the harvest
I am appalled that we are even needing to ask for this suspension on kangaroo harvesting.
Our beautiful kangaroos have suffered such devastating loss of populations and habitats and deserve to be treated with compassion and kindness.
Please protect the remaining kangaroo populations and give them the chance to recover from the devastation they have faced.
Suzanne Lawton-Clark, Brunswick
Huge backwards step
This is unsustainable and a huge step backwards for Victoria. Kangaroos are our heritage and deserve protection. The 'industry' is inherently cruel and, despite a code of practice, is totally unregulated.
I live in an area where kangaroos are shot under ATCW permits and have personally seen animals who have been body shot and left to die, females with pouch joeys that were left, kangaroos that have managed to flee with their jaws blown off. No-one checks the bodies to see if the cop guidelines were followed so it's a waste of time.
Kangaroos are an international icon and attract tourists from all over the world ... they want to see them alive, not in a bowl of dog food!
Pam Turner, Glenthompson
Leave the 'roos alone
For crying out loud. Leave the poor kangaroos alone. They have been decimated by fires. Give them a break. Stop buying roo meat for your pets. Educate yourself on the decline of roo numbers.
Sur Ferrari, Bowden
The culling of kangaroos is disgraceful. Kangaroos are a Australian icon and at risk of extinction if we continue along these lines. Please stop culling and stop the kangaroo meat trade here in Australia and overseas.