For twelve weeks a year, Victoria's picturesque wetlands — usually peaceful havens and home for our unique wildlife — are transformed into Government-sanctioned killing fields. The result is shattered bills, broken wings and decimated wetlands. We cannot let this happen again.
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 shocking of all? This cruelty is inflicted upon defenceless animals in the name of a 'sport' that the majority of caring Australians oppose, yet our Government continues to endorse. It's time to change that.
Environmental conditions in 2019 were deemed catastrophic, and scientists warned against a season going ahead due to dwindling numbers of waterbird populations.
But despite all credible evidence, the government still allowed shooters to descend on our wetlands this year, to decimate an already dwindling bird population across the state. Tens of thousands more waterbirds have been killed this year, all in the name of 'fun'.
Duck shooting has already been banned in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia due to extreme cruelty. Right now, the Victorian Government is deliberating the future of duck shooting in our state...
Your voice is critical right now. Please help protect our precious native waterbirds, by speaking out for our wildlife, and urging our law makers to end duck shooting, for good »