Bad news for banjo enthusiasts as rangers launch a crackdown on hunting in Namadgi

johnboy 18 May 2012 65

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Territory and Municipal Services are talking tough about illegal hunting in the Namadgi National Park:

“Illegal hunting in Namadgi National Park is a real problem,” said Namadgi’s Operations Manager Brett McNamara.

“Not only does the unauthorised access by hunters into the park pose a serious public safety risk but hunting dogs cause extensive damage to the native fauna of this protected area.

“Another disappointing trend is the increasing number of pigs introduced into the park by hunters purely for hunting purposes. These pigs bring with them a number of exotic diseases and undermine the efforts of our rangers to control the feral pig population.

“There will be an increased number of staff from the ACT Parks and Conservation Service and ACT Policing out across Namadgi over the next month utilising remote area monitoring combined with a substantial intelligence gathering program to compile a database of known offenders.

“These additional capabilities and extra resources mean that if you go into the park to hunt illegally it is just a matter of time until you get caught,” Mr McNamara said.

This despite just four months ago telling us they were winning the war on pigs.

[Photo by Minds-eye CC BY 2.0]


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Tooks Tooks 9:30 am 21 May 12

Ko. said :

JB, can you please change the photo in the story to this one?

http://www.sportingshootermag.com.au/userreport/highly-strung-pig

Which one’s the pig?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:38 am 21 May 12

Mr Evil said :

HenryBG said :

Mr Evil said :

HenryBG said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Poor henrybg. It must be awful to have a mind like his.

I think that anyone who argues that hunting is not cowardly and cruel has something wrong with their brains.

Well, enjoy your lentils then.

Mr Evil said :

I’d hate to imagine what happens in the next few photos taken shortly afterwards – naked chick covered in blood spreadegled over the dead pig while she cops one up the clacker???

It’s not very reassuring to learn that there are extremely sick minds out there. Let’s just hope nobody is ever foolish enough to allow Mr Evil anywhere near any firearms.

I shoot – and I vote (and I also do jury duty when requested because I live within my means).

…and you also have extremely bizarre and worrying sexual fantasies.

That’s not my particular fantasy – but is one that would probably appeal to the sort of gun-toting hick who thinks it’s cool to get his ‘tart’ to pose topless with a rifle covering her breasts next to a dead animal.

My fantasy revolves around a topless chick standing next to a PC while using the keyboard to cover her breasts, with a picture of Bill Gates hanging on the wall next to her.

😀

Mr Evil Mr Evil 10:24 pm 20 May 12

HenryBG said :

Mr Evil said :

HenryBG said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Poor henrybg. It must be awful to have a mind like his.

I think that anyone who argues that hunting is not cowardly and cruel has something wrong with their brains.

Well, enjoy your lentils then.

Mr Evil said :

I’d hate to imagine what happens in the next few photos taken shortly afterwards – naked chick covered in blood spreadegled over the dead pig while she cops one up the clacker???

It’s not very reassuring to learn that there are extremely sick minds out there. Let’s just hope nobody is ever foolish enough to allow Mr Evil anywhere near any firearms.

I shoot – and I vote (and I also do jury duty when requested because I live within my means).

…and you also have extremely bizarre and worrying sexual fantasies.

That’s not my particular fantasy – but is one that would probably appeal to the sort of gun-toting hick who thinks it’s cool to get his ‘tart’ to pose topless with a rifle covering her breasts next to a dead animal.

My fantasy revolves around a topless chick standing next to a PC while using the keyboard to cover her breasts, with a picture of Bill Gates hanging on the wall next to her.

HenryBG HenryBG 6:48 pm 20 May 12

Mr Evil said :

HenryBG said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Poor henrybg. It must be awful to have a mind like his.

I think that anyone who argues that hunting is not cowardly and cruel has something wrong with their brains.

Well, enjoy your lentils then.

Mr Evil said :

I’d hate to imagine what happens in the next few photos taken shortly afterwards – naked chick covered in blood spreadegled over the dead pig while she cops one up the clacker???

It’s not very reassuring to learn that there are extremely sick minds out there. Let’s just hope nobody is ever foolish enough to allow Mr Evil anywhere near any firearms.

I shoot – and I vote (and I also do jury duty when requested because I live within my means).

…and you also have extremely bizarre and worrying sexual fantasies.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:15 pm 20 May 12

HenryBG said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Poor henrybg. It must be awful to have a mind like his.

I think that anyone who argues that hunting is not cowardly and cruel has something wrong with their brains.

Well, enjoy your lentils then.

Mr Evil said :

I’d hate to imagine what happens in the next few photos taken shortly afterwards – naked chick covered in blood spreadegled over the dead pig while she cops one up the clacker???

It’s not very reassuring to learn that there are extremely sick minds out there. Let’s just hope nobody is ever foolish enough to allow Mr Evil anywhere near any firearms.

I shoot – and I vote (and I also do jury duty when requested because I live within my means).

HenryBG HenryBG 3:46 pm 20 May 12

SnapperJack said :

HenryBG said :

Ben_Dover said :

HenryBG said :

*THIS* on the other hand, is truly obscene, and I’m looking forward to them banning it soon:
http://www.boudist.com/archive/2009/03/09/mardi-gras-2009.php
Absolutely disgusting.

Gee, Henry you knew where to find those pics. Did you search for long or did they just pop up onscreen when you were looking at Ruggerbugger or catching up with the latest news on the Star Observer website?

I just put “SnapperJack’s family album” into Google and, lo! There they were.

HenryBG HenryBG 3:45 pm 20 May 12

Eppo said :

HenryBG said :

*THIS* on the other hand, is truly obscene, and I’m looking forward to them banning it soon:
http://www.boudist.com/archive/2009/03/09/mardi-gras-2009.php
Absolutely disgusting.

I used to see red at comments like these. Then I realised the people who express them have usually already lived more years than they have left and it’s just a matter of time.

I see, so beyond the obvious concorde problem here, you think it’s OK to wish death upon those who don’t share your taste in public attire?

SnapperJack SnapperJack 2:53 pm 20 May 12

HenryBG said :

Ben_Dover said :

HenryBG said :

*THIS* on the other hand, is truly obscene, and I’m looking forward to them banning it soon:
http://www.boudist.com/archive/2009/03/09/mardi-gras-2009.php
Absolutely disgusting.

Gee, Henry you knew where to find those pics. Did you search for long or did they just pop up onscreen when you were looking at Ruggerbugger or catching up with the latest news on the Star Observer website?

Eppo Eppo 1:03 pm 20 May 12

HenryBG said :

*THIS* on the other hand, is truly obscene, and I’m looking forward to them banning it soon:
http://www.boudist.com/archive/2009/03/09/mardi-gras-2009.php
Absolutely disgusting.

I used to see red at comments like these. Then I realised the people who express them have usually already lived more years than they have left and it’s just a matter of time.

HenryBG HenryBG 12:35 pm 20 May 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Poor henrybg. It must be awful to have a mind like his.

I think that anyone who argues that hunting is not cowardly and cruel has something wrong with their brains.

Well, enjoy your lentils then.

Mr Evil said :

I’d hate to imagine what happens in the next few photos taken shortly afterwards – naked chick covered in blood spreadegled over the dead pig while she cops one up the clacker???

It’s not very reassuring to learn that there are extremely sick minds out there. Let’s just hope nobody is ever foolish enough to allow Mr Evil anywhere near any firearms.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 11:46 am 20 May 12

HenryBG – “you’ll have to pry the handgun out of my cold, dead hands before you’ll ever get me to do jury duty!”.

What the hell is with the semi-naked/scantily-clad chicks and the dead pigs??? I’d hate to imagine what happens in the next few photos taken shortly afterwards – naked chick covered in blood spreadegled over the dead pig while she cops one up the clacker???

Maybe people into Scrapbooking aren’t the scariest people out there after all…….

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:45 am 20 May 12

Poor henrybg. It must be awful to have a mind like his.

I think that anyone who argues that hunting is not cowardly and cruel has something wrong with their brains.

Overheard Overheard 9:06 am 20 May 12

poetix said :

HenryBG said :

It takes all sorts, I guess. I hear that somewhere out there, there are even *men* who want to get married with other *men*. I’m pretty sure the pig hunters would be much better company.

Did the film Deliverance confuse you a little?

Gold, just pure gold. I dips me lid.

Overheard Overheard 9:05 am 20 May 12

Ben_Dover said :

HenryBG said :

I think you’ll find it’s those who are scared of firearms who have teeny-weeny ones.

Laughable, cowards hide behind guns.

Yikes! CTRL-ALT-AGREEwithBen_Dover.

I need to go take a shower. I feel dirty.

Overheard Overheard 9:03 am 20 May 12

HenryBG said :

Ben_Dover said :

HenryBG said :

I think you’ll find it’s those who are scared of firearms who have teeny-weeny ones.

Laughable, cowards hide behind guns.

Heading out into the bush in pursuit of prey isn’t what any normal person would call “hiding”.

poetix said :

http://www.sportingshootermag.com.au/bacon-busters/babes-and-boars/page/2

You don’t have to be a latte loving tofu muncher to find this obscene.

Why is it obscene? Because it’s an activity that *you* are not inclined to pursue yourself? Or because you believe that the only thing that qualifies as “food” comes wrapped in plastic from the supermarket? Or is it because being a leftie requires you to be unwarrantedly judgmental?

I fail to see how these pictures of dead animals qualify as “obscene”.

*THIS* on the other hand, is truly obscene, and I’m looking forward to them banning it soon:
http://www.boudist.com/archive/2009/03/09/mardi-gras-2009.php
Absolutely disgusting.

I was trying to think of something ‘accentuate the positives’, charming, disarming, respectful and diplomatic to say, but I’ve got nothing.

HenryBG, you’re just a sad, sad, pathetic individual. Look forward to banning it. What a squeezer!!

KB1971 KB1971 8:56 am 20 May 12

poetix said :

KB1971, I agree that traps are probably the cruellest form of catching animals, but these photographs seem to celebrate blood and gore and it’s hard to believe that the insensitivity started after the animal was dead.

Yeah, I have to agree. Like I said bacon busters is not my scene at all. Happy to go pig shooting but really only if I can stalk them & catch them by surprise.

Re the insensitivity, these animals destroy rural land, fences, creeks, watering holes & are generally classed as a major pest to farmers, NP’s & SF’s alike. Their point of veiw is that they should all be shot as they are a pest and are no good for the environment (I dont want to get into the whole farming/environment debate so can anybody who reads this just keep it a little on topic).

So from their point of veiw they dont really care how the animal is treated as it is rubbish to them.

Having said all of that, the girl in the picture is standing next to a pig hung from a gantry. That pig was probably about to be cleaned (gutted & scun), I doubt they would have hung it just for the photo.

Yes it is a pretty greusome sight to see an animal getting ready for dressing but that is what it looks like (sans semi naked chick). Once the guts & skin is gone then it looks like it does in the butcher shop.

HenryBG HenryBG 8:04 am 20 May 12

poetix said :

Oh HenryBG, are we ever to agree about anything? When I look at the Mardi Gras photos I see happy people having a good time.

Good, so quod erat demonstratum then.

mlr mlr 10:13 pm 19 May 12

*THIS* on the other hand, is truly obscene, and I’m looking forward to them banning it soon:
http://www.boudist.com/archive/2009/03/09/mardi-gras-2009.php
Absolutely disgusting.

You are kidding right? Lots of happy smiling people all having fun.
Probably the same amount of fun that people hunting feral pigs clearly have.

poetix poetix 8:36 pm 19 May 12

HenryBG said :

Ben_Dover said :

HenryBG said :

I think you’ll find it’s those who are scared of firearms who have teeny-weeny ones.

Laughable, cowards hide behind guns.

Heading out into the bush in pursuit of prey isn’t what any normal person would call “hiding”.

poetix said :

http://www.sportingshootermag.com.au/bacon-busters/babes-and-boars/page/2

You don’t have to be a latte loving tofu muncher to find this obscene.

Why is it obscene? Because it’s an activity that *you* are not inclined to pursue yourself? Or because you believe that the only thing that qualifies as “food” comes wrapped in plastic from the supermarket? Or is it because being a leftie requires you to be unwarrantedly judgmental?

I fail to see how these pictures of dead animals qualify as “obscene”.

*THIS* on the other hand, is truly obscene, and I’m looking forward to them banning it soon:
http://www.boudist.com/archive/2009/03/09/mardi-gras-2009.php
Absolutely disgusting.

Oh HenryBG, are we ever to agree about anything? When I look at the Mardi Gras photos I see happy people having a good time. The fact that they are gay doesn’t really matter, except that gays and lesbians are still unable to express their attraction (or love) freely in many situations. I do hope I live to see gay marriage in my church, and then maybe there won’t need to be a special march, except perhaps to remember when people had to deal with attitudes like yours.

The other photos were of women posed by dead animals, with a lot of blood. Whether they killed the animals themselves, or are proudly draped over the pig carcasses that their boyfriends provided, I can’t help but see that as revolting. That they are sometimes nearly naked adds a new level of horror. Are they also meat, or providers of pork?

I did get a chuckle out of you calling me judgemental though. Pot. Kettle. Noir. Sometimes I hope you are trolling, but I am past simply forgiving people because they are trolling. It’s like telling a really awful joke, and then saying ‘oh it was only a joke’.

KB1971, I agree that traps are probably the cruellest form of catching animals, but these photographs seem to celebrate blood and gore and it’s hard to believe that the insensitivity started after the animal was dead.

HenryBG HenryBG 7:32 pm 19 May 12

Ben_Dover said :

HenryBG said :

I think you’ll find it’s those who are scared of firearms who have teeny-weeny ones.

Laughable, cowards hide behind guns.

Heading out into the bush in pursuit of prey isn’t what any normal person would call “hiding”.

poetix said :

http://www.sportingshootermag.com.au/bacon-busters/babes-and-boars/page/2

You don’t have to be a latte loving tofu muncher to find this obscene.

Why is it obscene? Because it’s an activity that *you* are not inclined to pursue yourself? Or because you believe that the only thing that qualifies as “food” comes wrapped in plastic from the supermarket? Or is it because being a leftie requires you to be unwarrantedly judgmental?

I fail to see how these pictures of dead animals qualify as “obscene”.

*THIS* on the other hand, is truly obscene, and I’m looking forward to them banning it soon:
http://www.boudist.com/archive/2009/03/09/mardi-gras-2009.php
Absolutely disgusting.

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