Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and free software supporter Luis Leonel.
IF THEY’RE HUNGRY KILL THEM
“I love koalas… but if they’re found to be surplus, the most humane thing to do is to kill them.”
Dr. Desley Whisson, Deakin University wildlife and conservation biologist
ALMOST 700 KOALAS HAVE BEEN SECRETLY KILLED BY LETHAL INJECTION near Victoria’s Great Ocean Road and thousands more are in danger of starvation due to an ongoing crisis caused by overpopulation in one of the nation’s key habitats. The Australian can reveal that wildlife officials conducted three euthanasia operations in 2013 and 2014 to kill 686 koalas, in what was a covert campaign to avoid any backlash from green groups and the community.
KILLING OF 700 OTWAY KOALAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO, SCIENTISTS SAY
DEAKIN’S SCIENTIST DR DESLEY WHISSON RESPONDS TO REPORTS ABOUT THE MANAGEMENT OF KOALA POPULATIONS IN VICTORIA
KOALAS COULD BE CULLED IN OVERPOPULATED AREAS TO PREVENT STARVATION, SAYS EXPERT
Why couldn’t the Koalas have been moved?
Dr Whisson said moving the population to other areas or conducting fertility control programs were expensive options.
Please express your objections to:
DR. DESLEY WHISSON
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Science Engineering & Built Environment
Department: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517302
Why don’t they kill hungry humans if death is a solution for starvation? Shame on them.