|Shooters MP Robert Borsak|
Last night's 730 investigation has revealed Game Council board members were actively involved in anonymous campaigning against legitimate
feral animal control measures by the Office of Environment and Heritage that would have reduced feral deer. Greens MP and environment
spokesperson Cate Faehrmann says the Premier must immediately cancel his deal with the Shooters Party to allow hunting in national parks.
"The very same people who say recreational hunting in parks is good for feral animal control are actively campaigning against legitimate control measures with misleading and anonymous leaflets," said Ms Faehrmann.
"The NSW Scientific Committee has determined that grazing by feral deer has unacceptable impacts on many native plants and animals. So while the Office of Environment rightly recognises deer as a threat, Game Council board members are using underhanded tactics to discredit
genuine feral deer control.
"They don't give a stuff about reducing the impact of feral animals on our national parks. They just want to kill deer and for that they need to preserve the stock.
"Barry's promise not to let the extreme right control his government is in tatters. If he wants to leave any kind of honest legacy to NSW, he has to cancel this dirty deal now before someone gets shot in
national park," said Ms Faehrmann.
Posted on 31 May 2012 by Cate