Sign The Petition
Our original petition is now closed (see below) but as of September 2012 there is a new petition which you can reach by clicking HERE.
This original petition has now closed, and was presented to the LNP Government. (See their response below). We thank the thousands of people who signed this petition. You can view the original petition by clicking on the blue graphic below.
To sign the new petition, click on the link HERE
"I refer to your email and petition. In relation to animal welfare, the Queensland Government is committed to ensuring that all animals in Queensland have appropriate standards of welfare.
"The Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 (ACPA) is one of the world's most advanced pieces of animal welfare legislation and it affords high levels of care and protection to all animals in Queensland
"The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has been working with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) to ensure that the animal welfare impacts will be taken into consideration in the control and relocation of flying foxes.
"I note the many comments made in the petition and I have passed these on to DAFF officers involved in liaising with DEHP officers for their information.
"If you require further information please contact Laurie Dowling, Principle Scientist (Animal Welfare) of DAFF on telephone (07)3239 3956 or email email@example.com".
THIS RESPONSE is disingenuous because it talks about the protection offered by the Animal Care and Protection Act, but ignores the fact that the act under which the permits (to shoot flying foxes) are issued is EXEMPT from that act - and therefore any of the protection it provides.