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Save native ducks from 'recreational' slaughter

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URGENT: The Victorian Government continues to approve shooting, despite the science. Native ducks need you to speak up for them:

During 'shooting season', Victoria's picturesque wetlands — usually peaceful havens and home for our unique wildlife — are transformed into government-sanctioned killing fields. The result is decimated wetlands, and animals left to suffer with shattered bills and broken wings.

Native ducks and even endangered and 'protected' birds are gunned down by shooters, their fragile bodies shattered by 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 awful of all? This cruelty is inflicted upon defenceless animals in the name of a 'sport' that the majority of caring Australians oppose, yet the Victorian Government continues to endorse.

Their survival hangs in the balance.

Environmental conditions in 2019 and 2020 were catastrophic, and rare waterbirds headed south in search of drought refuge. Tragically, this put them right in the line of fire of Victorian shooters.

The Andrews Government still approved a brutal 2021 season, even though waterbird populations were even lower than last year. In fact, 5 out of 8 'game' species were found to be in significant long term decline. And, even more shockingly, the independent long-term scientifically validated survey indicating waterbird populations are plummeting is being ignored by the Victorian Government. These animals need you to speak out!

Wildlife desperately need your voice.

Duck shooting has already been banned in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia on animal cruelty grounds. Why is Victoria lagging behind?

Your voice is critical right now. Please help protect our precious native waterbirds, by speaking out for wildlife, and urging Victorian law makers to end duck shooting, for good.

This young mountain duck was wounded and left for dead in the mud.This duck was shot and left to die on the wetlands during the 2021 shooting season. Shotgun pellets shattered her fragile bones and were lodged in her organs. She was rescued by caring volunteers and humanely euthanised by a vet.                                Photo: Wildlife VictoriaThis protected blue-winged shoveler was illegally killed then abandoned by shooters.Red-Necked Avocets are a protected species — but this bird was found riddled with shutgun pellets.These ducks were torn apart by shotgun pellets, then left by shooters to rot on the wetlands.Shooters use decoys to lure ducks down into the wetlands — before shooting them.This protected black swan was found on the wetlands, shot and left to die.Cormorants are a protected species, and it is illegal to shoot them. Nevertheless, they are counted among the victims each year.

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