There will be a No Hunting Protest on Wednesday, June 27 at midday outside Thomas George’s office, 55 Carrington Street, Lismore? While it may be a bit wet we are going ahead with it.
My biggest concern is that Barry O’Farrell is getting away with fooling people into believing that the 79 parks he identified for ‘immediate’ consideration are all that are being proposed. The ammended Act allows recreational shooting in 96 per cent of NSW’s national parks, subject to the whim of the Environment Minister. This is all the reserves in Byron Shire, even Cape Byron SCA, Arakwal NP and Cumbebin Swamp NR in the middle of Byron Bay. I am amazed that while Don Page voted to exclude parks in Sydney’s urban areas he wouldn’t exclude those in our urban areas.
The rally is a chance for people to show their concern and to try to get their local members to guarantee that most of our national parks will not be approved by the Environment Minister for shooting. The Shooters expect they will be able to soon hunt in them .
Dailan Pugh, North East Forest Alliance