BOB IRWIN WILDLIFE FOUNDATION
To The Right Honourable Tony Burke MP,
Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
We write to you today on behalf of the recently formed animal coalition (list attached).
This coalition consists of some of the largest leading animal rights groups in Australia.
It was formed because each and every one of them considers this issue urgent and necessary.
We consider the hunting allowed under the Native Title Act 1993 to be seriously outdated.
The Act is now twenty years old and we believe it has not evolved with the current thinking in today’s world.
We believe that no Australian should hunt endangered or vulnerable marine or wildlife in Australia.
“We therefore call for an urgent change to the Native Title Act 1993, so that any endangered or vulnerable animal or marine life is excluded from hunting by any means, for any reason.”
We all think the Act should be altered to protect any native wildlife that moves onto protected status.
We plan on sending your response to all members of the animal coalition and asking them to share your Government’s response on all of their sites.
We also ask that the response comes directly from you and not a nominated staffer as we think your response could be crucial to the direction we give our united members at the coming election.
Bob Irwin and Colin Riddell
We are joined in this campaign by:
Australian Anti Shark Finning Alliance
Australian Wildlife Protection Council
Australian Wildlife Society
Australians for Animals
Bat Conservation & Rescue Qld
Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre
Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue
Durong Dingo Sanctuary
Fourth Crossing Wildlife
International Anti Poaching Foundation
Koala Hospital Port Macquarie
Koala Preservation Society NSW Inc
National Animal Rescue Groups of Australia Inc.
ORRCA – Marine Mammal Rescue & Research
OZARK Australia Wildlife Carers Network
Save Australian Dugongs & Turtles
Sea Shepherd Australia
Southern Ash Wildlife Shelter
Twinnies Pelican & Seabird Rescue Inc.
Western Australians for Shark Conservation
Wildlife Protection Association of Australia
Wombat Awareness Organisation