Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Victorian wildlife in the firing line

Thousands of Australian native animals and birds have been killed or 'moved on' under permits granted by a Victorian city council.

Permits in the City of Greater Geelong area in 2011 were issued for the control of 81 emus, 100 possums and 235 eastern grey kangaroos.

Other permits related to birds, including galahs, corellas, gulls and cape barren geese.

Landowners who cannot resolve a wildlife issue can apply for a permit to the Department of Sustainability and Environment. Control methods include "scaring; trap and release; trap and destroy; culling; and egg and nest destruction".

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