For up to twelve weeks a year Australia's picturesque wetlands — usually peaceful havens and home for our unique wildlife — are transformed into killing fields...
Native ducks and even endangered and 'protected' birds are gunned down by shooters, their fragile bodies peppered with pellets. Many are maimed and left for dead, with broken limbs and punctured internal organs.
The 'lucky' ones are killed instantly. The unlucky ones — an estimated one out of every four birds shot — will suffer for days or even weeks before finally succumbing to their injuries.
Perhaps most shocking of all? This cruelty is inflicted upon defenceless animals in the name of a 'sport' that the majority of caring Australians oppose.
Environmental conditions in 2019 were catastrophic, and rare waterbirds — including the elusive Little Bitterns — headed south in search of drought refuge. Tragically, this literally put them right in the line of fire of Victorian shooters.
Now, Premier Andrews is considering whether to allow a season in 2021, even though waterbird populations for 2020 were even lower than 2019. In fact, 5 out of 8 'game' species are in significant long term decline. These animals need your voice NOW!
Duck shooting has already been banned in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia due to extreme cruelty. Even in Victoria and South Australia, shooting seasons have previously been cancelled when waterbird populations were low. Now you can help inspire compassion for our precious native waterbirds by demanding an end to duck shooting across the rest of Australia.
Please join us to call on the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, urging him to protect our unique wildlife by banning duck shooting »