Stop Illegal Slaughter of Australian Wildlife

Target: Robyn Parker, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Heritage

Goal: Ensure more security for wild animals in Australian national parks

Every year, hunters in Australia’s national parks illegally slaughter hundreds of wild animals. Their targets include kangaroos, wallabies, and wombats, and the animals are often decapitated, stripped of their ears, or are simply shot and left for dead. Young animals are also targeted, their tiny bodies dumped in bushes and tall grasslands.

The behavior of these hunters is unacceptable. According to Australian law, they are rightly considered criminals and required to stand trial. However, the hunters can only be prosecuted if they are caught, and they are rarely caught. Parks have inadequate security measures, allowing hunters to easily commit their atrocious acts with no consequences. Many park employees theorize that hunters find a certain joy in easily bypassing the law, slaughtering these creatures simply because they can.

Clearly, something must be done to stop these hunters from killing Australia’s beautiful natural wildlife. The most obvious solution is to establish more effective security measures in the national parks. Rangers and other armed guards could be stationed around park territories, conducting hourly sweeps of certain areas frequented by hunters. Cameras could also be installed around trees and hidden in bushes. The machines could capture images of the hunters in the middle of their criminal acts, allowing authorities to easily identify, arrest, and prosecute them.

While these enhanced security measures are not cheap, they are vital to the survival of Australia’s wildlife. If hunters continue to kill these native animals, there will soon be no kangaroos, wallabies, or wombats left in Australia. This is an outcome no one wants to see as a reality. Urge the Australian legislature to protect these animals and establish more security in their country’s national parks.

PETITION LETTER

Dear Robyn Parker,

Australia’s wild animals are dying. While climate change, loss of habitat, and lack of food sources are serious problems, there is something more dangerous threatening these creatures: illegal hunting. Kangaroos, wallabies, and wombats are being poached at an alarming rate in your national parks. You, as the Minister for the Environment, must do something to stop the slaughter.

Each year, employees stationed at national parks discover the bodies of dead wild animals. But the creatures were not killed by starvation or disease. They were poached by human hunters. The animals are found decapitated, stripped of their ears, or are simply shot and left for dead. Young animals are also targeted, their tiny bodies dumped in bushes and tall grasslands.

This behavior is unacceptable. Enhanced security measures must be established in order to stop or prosecute the hunters involved. Rangers and armed guards could be stationed around park territories, conducting hourly sweeps of certain areas frequented by hunters. Cameras could also be installed around trees and hidden in bushes, poised to capture images of the hunters in the middle of their criminal acts. The footage would allow authorities to easily identify, arrest, and prosecute the hunters later on.

While funding is tight, something must be done to protect these animals. If hunters are allowed to continue their atrocious behavior, Australia’s national wildlife will soon be extinct. Please allocate more money to establish better security for your national parks. Thank you.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: tim phillips via Flickr

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4 Comments

  1. Lucy Kelly says:

    I know what these people are like. They are around us. You can find them, if you try. Basically, I think they don’t care about wildlife, and want the land. They think that without wildlife, it will be more available, and they’ll be able to get it. They’re heartlessly selfish, and are also destroying other humans’ wishes for the wildlife, i.e. to keep and enjoy it for its own natural beauty. Such people are damaging to all others. We don’t need them. We should rid ourselves of them.

  2. Lucy Kelly says:

    Why not set up a volunteer organisation to hunt the hunters, and film them, and expose their identities on Youtube? Why not set up you own night cameras? Why not wait for the hunters in hides? The hunters must be stopped!

  3. Lucy Kelly says:

    I met some of these people, when I was in Australia. They’re selfish people who seem to want to rid the land of wildlife, and keep it all for humans. They’re probably the same people who did this in England, and who tried to exterminate the buffalo in America. Their lack of feeling and greed may be proof that they are mentally ill PSYCHOPATHS! If they ARE psychopathic, this will show up on a brainscan. They should then be put into mental hospitals. If necessary, volunteer to staff these hospitals. Keep these dangerous criminals LOCKED UP!

  4. Lucy Kelly says:

    These hunters may be psychopaths. If they are, then volunteering may be the answer. It could save the world! Volunteer to build mental hospitals, to lock these psychopaths away in. Volunteer to staff the mental hospitals. Volunteer to fund their brainscans. Volunteer to find a genetic test for psychopathy. Volunteer to test embryoes for psychopathy for free. Volunteer whatever it takes to rid our world of these heartless mental cases.

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