Updated: June 18, 2012
NSW National Parks in shooters' sights
NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has done a political deal with the Shooters and Fishers Party to allow hunting of feral animals in 79 of the state’s national parks, nature reserves and state conservation areas.
These include areas such as the Kosciuszko National Park, Warrumbungle National Park, Barrington Tops National Park and Yanga National Park.
This follows hot on the heels of an election promise by the Premier himself that he would never allow hunting in our National Parks. This is an absurd backflip on policy by the O’Farrell Government that turns our National Parks into dangerous shooting galleries.
Recreational hunting in our National Parks poses a serious risk to the safety of park rangers, visitors, wildlife and the environment. We should be able to visit our National Parks with our families, go bushwalking and camping and enjoy their wilderness values without worrying that we might be mistaken for a feral animal and shot.
Send a message to Barry O’Farrell and tell him that our National Parks are not shooting ranges.
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For more information, please contact:
The Wilderness Society Sydney Inc
Postal address: PO Box K249 Haymarket, NSW, 1240
Suite 402, Level 4, 64-76 Kippax St,
Surry Hills, NSW, 2010
Phone: 02 9282 9553