Greens MP to Protest at Opening of Duck Season
WHO: Victorian Greens MLC, Sue Pennicuik
WHEN: Saturday 20 March 2010
Victorian Greens MP and animal welfare spokesperson, Sue Pennicuik, will travel to Gippsland this weekend and accompany duck rescue teams at the start of the 2010 duck season.
"It's unbelievable that the Brumby government has allowed another duck season to proceed," said Ms Pennicuik. I say that duck shooting should be banned once and for all as it is in NSW, WA and Queensland."
"I can only assume that the government thinks that by allowing duck shooting to continue, it is going to win a few shooters' votes in Gippsland," she said. "But, the number of registered hunters in the area is quite low as is support for the Country Alliance, which supports hunting and shooting."
"The government should listen to the majority of Victorians who oppose duck shooting," Ms Pennicuik said. "In any case, duck shooting should simply be stopped because it is cruel and completely anachronistic."