Do you agree with the proposed arrangements outlined in the draft SA Commercial Kangaroo Management Plan 2020-2024?

We would like to know if you agree with the proposed arrangements outlined in the draft SA Commercial Kangaroo Management Plan 2020-2024 and if you think they will have positive or negative impacts on the conservation of the kangaroo species, and the environment in your region.

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Please note: the harvesting of kangaroos is a necessary activity supported by legislation. Comments received about the merits of implementing kangaroo management in South Australia or that demonstrate a philosophical objection to kangaroo harvesting will be received and noted. See consultation guidelines for further details.

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Jae Bea

12 Aug 2019

No I do not agree at all. SA you should be ashamed of yourselves. Cruelty starts at the farm gate, farmers should learn to live alongside OUR WILDLIFE & not be shooting everything that moves. Bad Form SA Bad Form

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Glenda Taylor

07 Aug 2019

How can there be a kangaroo management plan when no one has done any research on the numbers or DNA. Kangaroo Island kangaroos area a sub-species. Thousands are shot every year. We can not afford to risk a virus wiping out wallabies or our kangaroos. Look at the Tasmanian devil. Our tourist industry depends on a healthy sustainable kangaroo population. Farmers can already shoot all kangaroos & wallabies thy need to. Scientific research is necessary before any management plan is implemented. Stop this ill-conceived plan before it is too late. Glenda Taylor Kangaroo Island

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Gary Henderson

06 Aug 2019

So we already have the DEW admitting it has no idea of the numbers of kangaroos in the proposed new killing zones, and as well have them admitting they have a very limited knowledge of the economic cost of these apparent abundant kangaroos.

And I quote from - State of evidence: Kangaroos and their Management in South Australia
DEW Technical report 2018/11 October 2018
"More generally, our current understanding of the total economic costs of kangaroo impact is limited, especially at a state level; estimates are generally outdated, based on simplified representations of interactions with livestock and/or are based on perceived rather than true costs"

So you don't know how many are there, or what the economic loss is that they are supposed to cause but you are still able to come up with a Management Plan that meets your requirements under the EPBC Act ? Truly amazing work.........

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Cienwen Hickey

06 Aug 2019

I would like to know from the SA Government, why, if this industry is sustainable is it necessary to open up the new killing zone and add to the species to be killed?
Surely if the industry was sustainable the original killing zones would continue to have Kangaroos inhabiting them, after all, Kangaroos are not sedentary.
Could it be that the killing zones are so depleted there are only small Kangaroos to shoot which would not be big enough for the skins and leather industry? It's all about the holy dollar and Governments who kowtow to the farmers for their vote, farmers may know a lot about livestock but they know absolutely nothing about Kangaroos.

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Maggie Davis

05 Aug 2019

STOP THE SLAUGHTER OF OUR NATIVE ANIMALS! Just STOP ✋🏼🚫

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wendy bailey-hill

05 Aug 2019

NOT HARVESTING !!! TERRORISM = GENOCIDE - IT IS BLOOD MONEY - DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP [ BY A RACIST GOVERNMENT ] STILL AT WAR WITH FIRST PEOPLES, THEIR HOMELANDS, THEIR WILDLIFE, THEIR CULTURE - THE TRUTH -

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wendy bailey-hill

05 Aug 2019

ABSOLUTELY INSANE !!! IS [ YOUR MANAGEMENT PLAN ] YOUR TERRORISM = GENOCIDE OF THE GENTLE ONES [ SINCE 1788 ] - YOU WHO STAND ON STOLEN LAND. YOU NO LITTLE TO NOTHING ABOUT WILDLIFE AND [ THEIR ] HOMELANDS [ WHICH YOU HAVE DESTROYED ] AND PROFESS [ MANAGEMENT ], WILDLIFE DO NOT NEED MANAGING - KANGAROO HAVE LIVED HERE FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS [ JUST FINE ] - IT IS THE WHITE COLONIALIST DICTATOR WHO NEEDS [ MANAGING ] AND THOSE WHO SUPPORT THE DIRTY KANGAROO KILLING INDUSTRY - WHAT YOUR [ MANAGEMENT ] IS, IS CRUEL AND BLOODY OUTRIGHT SLAUGHTER FOR MONEY [ DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP ] BY YOUR [ IRRESPONSIBLE ] BLOOD GUN PUPPETS - FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS [ ALL WITH THE [ MINDSET ] TERRORISM = GENOCIDE - FURTHERMORE I FIND YOU MOST DISRESPECTFUL TO FIRST PEOPLES, OF THIS THEIR LAND, THEIR WILDLIFE - THE TRUTH, BOTTOM LINE -

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sharon tupper

05 Aug 2019

This is their land - stop the slaughter of kangaroos

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Debby Hammer

05 Aug 2019

Wildlife Victoria has stated in their evaluation of the culls that have taken place in the state it resulted in an
*Unacceptable risk to the sustainability of kangaroo populations.
ALso, The key offences that have been detected or suspected are
 Overshooting the authorised number of kangaroos;
 Shooting kangaroos after the expiry of the authorisation;
 The misallocation of kangaroos against authorisations;
 Shooters swapping tags from smaller kangaroos to larger animals (to increase their profit); and
 Landholders providing false and misleading information on applications (e.g. claiming damage or higher
numbers of kangaroos).
In addition, while not substantiated, it has been reported that some shooters have provided incentives, including money, to landholders for access to kangaroos.
An audit was undertaken on all processor record books for the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. In total five record books from two processors were audited the audit found:
 403 minor record keeping infringements (use of white out, not in chronological order etc as required by the
conditions of the licence);
 283 records that were incomplete - missing important information (e.g. authority number, name, etc);
 62 possible offences of illegal take (shot past expiry or over shot).
The list goes on and on, so basically, the framework was ridiculously flimsy and is not and was not being followed.
DEWLP called for an end to the continued cull, although the government decided otherwise.
I want to know exactly how SA will, whilst being made aware of VIC failings, be able to successfully set up framework that VIC so pitifully failed and continue ur to fail at.
I am 100% against this cull.

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Mandy OKeefe

03 Aug 2019

Why are endangered and rare native animals to be slaughtered, why are ANY native wildlife needing to be slaughtered. Damage done by humans far out way any 'destruction' done by native animals.
It's deplorable, cruell and embarrassing that this is even being considered.

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Taryn Haynes

03 Aug 2019

I do not agree with the slaughter of Kangaroos & Wallabies. These animals were here before us and we need to protect them from the cruelty and abuse that they face. They are under stress due to drought, lack of native bushland and space to roam and feed.

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peter marr

03 Aug 2019

We are in a severe drought and they reckon Roo numbers are increasing. What a load of BS. The only people saying that will be the ones that have a financial interest in killing roos. Do not increase the numbers allowed to be killed.

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Sharlene Reay

03 Aug 2019

Stop killing Kangaroos

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Maya sapir

03 Aug 2019

This is another short sighted vision by white people who have no idea and will not be held accountable once the realisation that it was the wrong legislation to make. There's so many better ways to deal with what you deem a problem. These Animals are dealing with harsh conditions as it is. Plant trees instead of killing, provide Wildlife corridors... Reduce the damage we human are causing before you go shooting Wildlife. This is a sad and ever so typical chain of decision making done by people who sit in their office with no heart connection to life. Making decisions which are not only stuffing up our delicate eco system but also showing up Australia to be the common ogars that we are with little sense for doing the right thing by our country and its natural dwellers.

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Fay Clark

03 Aug 2019

I have 5acres I love to see the Roos morning and night leave our wild life alone they have a right to live like everyone else they have a bad enough time with the drought let aLone us giving them greef I say no no no

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Cindy Slaven

03 Aug 2019

Please explain why endangered and rare species such as the Bennett’s wallaby are included in the kill list especially if the rationale behind the culling is population control? One would think that being identified under the SA Parks and Wildlife Act as being rare would suggest that their populations are already “controlled “ and under threat. It comes as no surprise that we are a nation with the most appalling record for extinction of its native species, it is indiscriminate legislation like this that is responsible. Shame on you.

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Martin Male

02 Aug 2019

There is overwhelming evidence that the real issue is not macropods, it’s the land management practices of humans that are creating the problem. We have reduced the ability of nomadic species to freely move. Native species have evolved to migrate , so reducing their impact on vegetation. The impacts of climate change are no being addressed, particularly in land management. We need to change this or all that will happen will be accelerated ecosystem collapse! The fact that the opening statement is ‘ the harvesting of kangaroos is a necessary activity ‘ is dubious at best. Finally, just because something is legislated has little merit. Slavery, no women’s rights , removing Aboriginal children from their families , not paying equal wages and the White Australia policy were also legislated! Seriously apply scientific method to your legislation.

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Alia Omond

02 Aug 2019

Stop killing off our native wildlife! Absolutely disgusting!

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Anne Talbert

02 Aug 2019

Please stop killing our native animals!

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Rose Sherriff

02 Aug 2019

No Our Native Wildlife deserve far better treatment and management that is being offered, This is barbaric outdated and a complete embarrassment on a globall scale. Greed and money is the only motive when compassion and pride respect is required !

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Ed Laginestra

02 Aug 2019

Whether "harvesting" is necessary would depend upon your definition and values, and whether it is supported by legislation is irrelevant. The government changes that often enough to support their own needs. What is a problem is the lack of peer reviewed science regarding overpopulation and sustainability. All the references you use in the draft plan also state there is lack of monitoring data. You are also using references that do NOT support your stated aim. The use of papers for population dynamics older than 5 years is very problematic (if not disingenuous). Most papers state that numbers for all macropods drop during droughts. We are in a serious drought and population pressures would be dropping. Also problematic is that South Australia is the last stronghold for a variety of Australian wildlife species, under pressure or gone in other states, and it needs a whole of government approach to manage populations Australia wide. The inclusion of Tammar wallabies in the cull is seriously short-sighted and actually counter-productive, as they were imported due to serious decline. This indicates to me that you are including all macropods because you know that shooters cannot identify a species and frankly will shoot anything that hops. And when they end up with a vulnerable/listed animal, you don't want to charge them. This is a very poor plan and is NOT using the science appropriately, only supporting a pre-determined decision that has very little to do with the aims of the scientific papers used. Appalling and short-sighted is the best description of your plan.

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Cecily Trainor

02 Aug 2019

Absolutely NOT!
This is deplorable! I’m tired of our Natives being obliterated for greed!
If you want to lose Tourist $$$ you are going the right way about it if you give the go ahead to this slaughter!
Despicable
#leavetheroosalone #stoptheslaughter

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Jenny Gee

02 Aug 2019

I am disgusted our Australian Government allow our wildlife to be killed for money!! The Australian wildlife is in so much trouble as it is especially with their environment being destroyed at an alarming rate. Our beautiful macropods DO NOT cause problems. Humans are destroying the environment and the world. Until our government start to care about Australia and its beautiful environment and wildlife we will have NO respect for the leaders (or should I say cowards) that have their head in the sand.

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Shannay Anderson

02 Aug 2019

NO!!! Killing our own native animals because why??? Because we keep taking their habitats... IF THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AUSTRALIAN, I WANT OUT!!!!
WE ARE SUPOOSED TO BE SAVING OUR 'UNIQUE' 'NATIVE' ANIMALS!!! NOT KILLING THEM!!!

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Eddie Balta

02 Aug 2019

It is outrageous to start killing our wildlife for commercial purposes!These creatures have lived on this continent peacefully for millions of years. The human GREED is revolting in this well-off country.

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