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Koala Bears To Be Shot In Australia

RoadkillRoadkill Member Posts: 509 ✭✭✭
With whose guns? LOL

quote:SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) -- A koala population explosion on an Australian island has prompted calls for 20,000 of the furry, native marsupials to be shot to stop them destroying their island habitat and end a koala famine.

Some 30,000 koalas on Kangaroo Island, off the coast of the state of South Australia, are stripping the island of its native gum trees, destroying the ecosystem and causing a koala famine, say environmentalists and national parks officials.

"We are talking thousands of starving koalas," said Sandra Kanck from the Australian Democrats, Australia's third major political party.

"While they may be cute and cuddly we need to get beyond emotion to reality...my suggestion is professional shooters do it quickly and cleanly," Kanck told Reuters on Friday of the proposed cull.

The South Australian state government has rejected calls for a cull, preferring sterilization and relocation.

The Australian Koala Foundation also opposes a cull of the koalas, which on the Australian mainland are struggling to survive as urban development destroys their habitat.

Kangaroo Island tourist operators say a koala cull would severely damage the island's tourist industry.

"The koalas are so hungry they are eating pine needles," said Kanck. "What will tourists think of a habitat of denuded trees with desperate, starving koalas roaming the damaged landscape?"

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  • BeeramidBeeramid Member, Moderator Posts: 7,231 ******
    edited November -1
    Sounds like some good practice to me. Down here in louisiana, its kind of the same thing. Only difference is we have nutria instead of koala. They eat up alot of coastal Vegetation causing erosion. We're permitted to shoot however many we want. Matter of fact SWAT snipers go out there and practice on em as well. But then again whats the point of haveing koalas, and no guns? Just dosent seem like any fun to me.. quote:I know what you're thinking: "Did he fire six shots, or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But, being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya punk?
  • Salvage33Salvage33 Member Posts: 1,182 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Beeramid..

    At least you can collect a bounty on nutria below I-10. Up here in the "yankee" part of the state, we just get to use'em for target practice and toss them out so the buzzards can eat!

    John

    A friend will post your bail. A good friend will be sitting next to you in the cell saying, "man that was fun!"
  • BeeramidBeeramid Member, Moderator Posts: 7,231 ******
    edited November -1
    Hey savage i spend some time up in tensas whenever i can. I used to live in west monroe. Got some relatives up there in calhoune and in tensas. quote:I know what you're thinking: "Did he fire six shots, or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But, being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya punk?
  • Salvage33Salvage33 Member Posts: 1,182 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I'm in NW Louisiana..but have done some hunting along the Ouachita River and over in Tensas parish. Good deer hunting in the bean fields! Welcome aboard.

    John


    A friend will post your bail. A good friend will be sitting next to you in the cell saying, "man that was fun!"
  • dsmithdsmith Member Posts: 902 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    What are our comrades in Australia going to shoot Koalas with? Everybody who registered their guns had them "confiscated" to "protect the population". Murder rate is through the roof over there. I know of people from America who got to take their guns to Australia to go hunting. They get special rights either because foreigners aren't "dangerous" or because the Socialist Republic wants to leech all of the money they can from Americans...

    Anyway, if I ever go there, I'll look forward to hunting Koalas... with a slingshot...
  • Salvage33Salvage33 Member Posts: 1,182 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    dsmith...good question. I would have to assume that they are going to use Australian Army snipers since the civilian population has been disarmed.

    John


    A friend will post your bail. A good friend will be sitting next to you in the cell saying, "man that was fun!"
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