UPDATE - 08/07/2014 - SEE AT END OF THIS POST parliament.qld.gov.au / Call to reverse decision to cull Agile wallabies at Mission B...
- UPDATE - 08/07/2014 - SEE AT END OF THIS POST
Number of Signatures: 156
Posting Date: 07/05/2014
Closing Date: 05/06/2014
invading? get rid of? pest? wildlife carer threatened and killed wallabies placed on her home front lawn. listen closely to the words used in this report. You maybe able to see/read more info via Google or check cassowary coast wildlife shelter.
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For Immediate Media Release
24 May 2013
LUGGER BAY DEVELOPER KILLING HUNDREDS OF AGILE WALLABIES
SOUTH MISSION BEACH, QUEENSLAND — Wahroonga Holdings Pty Ltd, developers of the exclusive community of Lugger Bay at South Mission Beach, was approved for two damage mitigation permits by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP). These permits are valid from 03 October 2012 to 10 October 2013 and sentence 550 Agile Wallabies to their deaths.
Wahroonga Holdings has the following damage mitigation permits, also known as culling permits:
Permit # WIMP11791012 (DEHP Ref # 203219)
Effective 03 October 2012 to 02 April 2013
300 Agile Wallabies in South Mission Beach
Permit # WIMP12674713 (DEHP Ref # 203219)
Effective 11 April 2013 to 10 October 2013
250 Agile Wallabies in South Mission Beach
Culling done by Wahroonga Holdings is causing a massive problem for South Mission Beach residents because the Agile Wallabies are flooding the suburb to escape death and persecution. The culling is creating a wave of incoming wallaby refugees who seek a place of shelter away from the flying bullets. By taking up temporary residence around South Mission Beach homes, Agile Wallabies attempt to safeguard their very existence.
However, this influx of Agile Wallabies living within a populated area has exposed them to other dangers. Living within the suburb, wallabies increase their chances of being struck by vehicles and mauled to death by loose dogs. Since the culling began last year, Cassowary Coast Wildlife Shelter has rescued and cared for hundreds of injured and orphaned wallabies.
Lugger Bay and South Mission Beach residents, including young children, are unable to escape the sounds of gunfire on nights during which culling occurs. Residents have been terrified and children upset over the sounds of guns firing so close to their homes. Fears of bullets missing their intended marks increase with each night of culling as gunshots move closer to residential areas.
Despite a Condition of Approval on the culling permit that states, “Neighbours, Police, and the relevant Local Authority should be notified prior to commencement of lethal take operations,” residents have received no information about the dates and times when culling will occur. They are unable to avoid exposing their families to the danger of stray bullets and the emotional trauma of witnessing an animal’s death with each shot that is heard.
Wahroonga Holdings’ decimation of the local Agile Wallaby population, disregard for the potential injury to humans in nearby homes or destruction of their property and the continued threat to other native species and habitats in the area sharply contrasts with the image of being environmentally friendly that is promoted throughout the advertising for Lugger Bay.
The Lugger Bay brochure claims as a “Home to a diversity of plant and animal life - including the magnificent Ulysses Butterfly and the endangered Southern Cassowary, Lugger Bay is a true eco wonder.” Included in the development’s Referral of Proposed Action is a list of birds, amphibians and mammals that may be affected, such as the following endangered and critically endangered animals: Southern Cassowary, Waterfall Frog, Common Mist Frog, Lace-eyed Tree Frog, Northern Quoll, Mahogany Glider, Semon’s Leaf-nosed Bat, Greater Large-eared Horseshoe Bat and Bare-rumped Sheath Tail Bat.
Lugger Bay’s website states, “The World Heritage rainforests of the wet tropics region are recognized as one of the most ecologically rich sites in the world presenting one of the biggest drawcards to Mission Beach.”
Wahroonga Holdings’ possession of damage mitigation permits requires further investigation into the motives for their actions. How can local residents and the general public trust anything done by Wahroonga Holdings after they have misled us?
The shooting and killing of Agile Wallabies should be halted immediately until the truth behind the Lugger Bay development is fully revealed and Wahroonga Holdings demonstrates complete transparency to the public.
Tanya Jones, President of The Cassowary Coast Wildlife Shelter
Phone: 0407 441 24
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QLD: The Cassowary Coast Wildlife Shelter - Tanya Jones (President)
The Cassowary Coast Wildlife Shelter is a property located approximately 150km south of Cairns. The property is a fully equipped wildlife hospital and shelter catering for all native wildlife species. The Cassowary Coast Wildlife Shelter provides a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week wildlife rescue, care and rehabilitation service for the region.
The sanctuary covers 0.405 hectares, with remnant vegetation predominantly being species typical of the Wet Tropics. Wildlife species known to occur on the sanctuary include agile wallabies (Macropus agilis), northern brown bandicoots (Isoodon macrourus), striped possums (Dactylopsila trivirgata), Boyd's forest dragons (Hypsilurus boydii), eastern water dragons (Physignathus lesueurii), Wompoo fruit doves (Ptilinopus magnificus), musky rat kangaroos (Hypsiprymnodon moschatus) and sacred kingfishers (Todiramphus sanctus).
UPDATE 08/07/2014 - Ministers Response
Re: Call to reverse decision to cull Agile wallabies at Mission Beach
The above E-Petition you signed on the Queensland Parliament web site on 13/05/2014
has been responded to. To view the Ministers response please click on the hyperlink below.
Click here for Ministers Response