MP's plea to halt 'revenge killing'
GREENS MP Cate Faehrmann is calling on the NSW Environment Minister, Robyn Parker, to intervene in a "revenge killing" of kangaroos in Grafton after approval was given by Ms Parker's department to kill three male kangaroos following an attack by a male kangaroo on a resident last week.
Ms Faehrmann said that under the minister's watch, the streets of Grafton were to become the stage for a pointless act of revenge as officers from the National Parks and Wildlife Service armed with guns and an identikit of a male kangaroo execute an order to kill three kangaroos.
"Killing kangaroos because one of their own hit someone is as pointless as killing a shark because it bit someone," Ms Faehrmann said.
"These are wild animals and sometimes, as damaging and distressing as it can be, clashes between humans and wild animals happen.
"Kangaroos have been an almost permanent feature on the fairways of nearby Grafton Golf Course for many years.
"Local residents understand the risk and the more support they get from authorities like the National Parks and Wildlife Service to improve their knowledge and ability to avoid clashes the safer both people and kangaroos will be."
Ms Faehrmann said she had sent an urgent request to the NSW Environment Minister Robyn Parker requesting her to intervene to stop the killings.