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Stop cockatoo culls in Potts Point
UPDATE: In the first week of September 2011, the property owners have decided to pull out of negotiations with the City of Sydney Council to use humane deterrants, citing building heritage concerns. Despite the property owners acknowledging in the media that culling will not work effectively, they are committed to their decision to kill. We are still calling on the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Minister of Environment and Heritage to not issue permits to cull cockatoos in Potts Point, and instead set a new precedent to protect wildlife in Sydney.
Petition Background (Preamble):
It has been documented that previous culls of sulphur crested cockatoos in Potts Point and other parts of Sydney have not worked. There are many humane and much more effective alternatives to culling as a form of property protection.
These beautiful, intelligent, wild birds are beloved by many residents in our wonderful community. They add fun and an innocent wildness to our highly urbanised environment. Cockatoos are part of Sydney, and they have a right to co-exist peacefully with humans. It is our responsibility to adapt our built environments to the needs and habits of native wildlife.
The Stop cockatoo culls in Potts Point petition to NSW Environment Mininster & Director NSW National Parks & Wildlife was written by Lisa Harrison and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: cockatoos, cull, potts point, sydney, save