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It is unbelievable that the state government has negotiated a dirty deal with the Shooters Party, and will now allow amateur hunters into our national parks and nature reserves.

The experience in other countries shows that when public land is opened up to shooters, the results can be tragic. Several bushwalkers have been killed in New Zealand by amateur hunters, including a camper who was recently shot dead while brushing her teeth. Feral animal control must be done by licensed professionals who stick to scientifically proven feral-animal control programs, not trigger-happy shooters after a cheap thrill.

Requiring the Game Council to regulate this activity is like putting the fox in charge of the hens. Good on The Greens, including our mayor Jan Barham, for speaking out against this lunacy!

NSW should not be adopting a pro-gun culture when we’ve just seen a recent spate of shootings across western Sydney. Next time I’m walking with my daughter through Nightcap National Park, I’ll be thinking of local MP Don Page and his National Party mates who supported this dangerous deal. In fact, I’ll be thinking of them all the way to the next ballot box.

Bec Talbot
Mullumbimby


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