Shattered bills, fractured limbs, broken wings, pellets through their eyes and gunshot lodged in vital organs... These are some of the wounds commonly suffered by ducks shot in the name of 'sport'...
The beautiful wetlands of Victoria, South Australia, the Northern Territory and Tasmania should be safe havens for wildlife — instead in Autumn and early Winter they become a killing field as the duck shooting season begins.
Sadly, those birds who are killed instantly are often the 'lucky' ones. Ducks who are shot but left behind by shooters (estimated to be one out of every four birds shot) can suffer a prolonged and painful death from their injuries. All for the sake of a 'sport' that most in the community oppose.
In 2007 and 2008, waterbird numbers were dangerously low and conditions were dry, so the duck shooting seasons were cancelled in Victoria and South Australia. Now, a survey in Victoria has found waterbird numbers are even lower, but state governments have still permitted a 2016 season — flying in the face of all credible scientific evidence:
Duck shooting has already been banned in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia due to the extreme cruelty to birds. Now you can help end duck shooting across the rest of Australia.
Send an instant message to the governments of Vic, SA, Tas and the NT urging them to ban duck shooting.