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Michael Linke moving on from the RSPCA

By johnboy - 14 October 2013 67

The RSPCA ACT has announced the resignation of their high profile and long serving CEO Michael Linke:

The CEO of RSPCA ACT, Michael Linke, has today announced that he will be leaving RSPCA ACT after eight and a half years as RSPCA ACT’s first CEO.

“We have a saying at RSPCA – happy/sad days. Today is one of those days. It’s a happy day as I reflect on everything I have achieved for RSPCA and the animal welfare movement. It’s a sad day as I leave a job and a team who have meant so much to me over this last eight years.

“I leave at the top of my game.

“In 2005 RSPCA had some mountains to climb. Today as I stand at the top of the last mountain I look back. I have secured RSPCA’s future with plans being laid for a new joint animal welfare facility to be built in the ACT.

“Our companion animal rehoming strategy – saving more lives – is the envy of shelters world wide. Every animal has, and I am sure will continue, to be given the time, space, care and attention to find a home or be returned to an owner.

“Our diversified revenue generation activities have gone a long way to securing our financial sustainability. Events such as Million Paws Walk and Cupcake Day have grown in popularity to a point now where they are the main stay on the community’s calendar. Commercially I have created Tango’s Place – our five star cat boarding facility – an accessible and affordable vet clinic, a high quality dog training school and a boutique pet shop. Each of these activities plays an important role in generating much of the $4M needed each year for RSPCA to operate.

“I am sure that this announcement will come as a surprise to many. The timing however is perfect for me and for RSPCA. The retirement of our President Sue Gage presented a perfect punctuation point for me and RSPCA. It is time for new leadership. Eight and a half years has allowed me to achieve everything I set out to achieve. Sue and I had a number of goals that we agreed upon in 2005. We have ticked off every one of these goals.

Including the two mentioned above, successfully seeing an end to back yard fireworks in the ACT was a key outcome we wanted to achieve. Seeing an end to factory farming in the ACT was another. Improving animal welfare care and protection legislation was a third.

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wildlife 4:53 am 02 Dec 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

wildlife said :

You appear to be confusing animals with humans.

Animals are killed every day of the week because somebody wants to eat them, or, because they are a nuisance and somebody wants to get rid of them. Grown-ups can handle this fact of life. Other people who lack maturity and cannot control their emotions get all obsessed with animal rights and other similar nonsense. It’s not normal.

CraigT said :

wildlife said :

Poetix I agree about the violence committed towards the Kangaroos by the Labor and Greens Party has to be stopped and we are indeed fighting against that violence as well.

Wottanutter.

Poeple who get over-emotional about animals should have their right to vote revoked.

A rabbit does not feel in the way a human does. Yoiur mistake is to anthropomorphise everything around you. You’re probably one of these crackpot adults that believes in fairies and uses homeopathy.
Here’s a clue: your fact-free belief doesn’t make anything true. In fact, you should probably take it as read that anything you believge is probably wrong.

People who can’t behave in a civilised manner, who are uneducated and shoot off their mouth on subjects that they quite obviously know nothing about, and love violence need to be stopped from voting. The facts are that you know absolutely nothing about bio diversity and the eco system and what maintains a healthy well balanced eco system. The animals that you want to drive to extinction, and torture to death maintain a healthy well balanced eco system, that helps keep the humans healthy. Kangaroos gentle foraging and their faeces help to stimulate new growth of our very important vegetation. It has been scientifically proven that in areas that were deliberately fenced off to keep kangaroos out, all the vegetation died. The other areas where the Kangaroos were allowed to continue to forage, the vegetation thrived. It is your mass hysteria and false information about animals that you prefer to listen to that destroys human life and the planet.

Humans are part of the animal race. When you dissect the life cycle, it has the Animals on top, which includes Humans and the animals that you know as animals as one, then it is dissected into Mammals, which includes humans and other certain types of animals that you know as animals, warm blooded, cold blooded and so on. So I repeat that It is your mass hysteria and false information about animals that you prefer to listen to and your denials of the facts that destroys human life and the planet, and encourages violence and an uncivilised society.

Treat animals the same way that you expect to be treated with, with gentle kindness, understanding, patience, humanely. Killing and hunting, turning animals onto animals to be ripped apart, etc is not sport, is not entertaining, is barbaric, uncivilised and is wrongfully educating in a violent society.

It is also scientifically proven that over breeding of roos causes a food shortage that in turn causes the beloved roos to starve to death.

You do not seem to know how a Eco system works.

Yes I do know how the eco system works, I also know that the kangaroos are not starving because they are being driven to extinction. The species are being weakened by killing off the large strong males with the mobs breeding size becoming smaller and weaker until they have no more immunity left, will become quite sick and die out until nothing is left by a moronic government who refuse to listen to experts. Just as well their advisory committees have been sacked since they weren’t experts sitting on the advisory committees, the government is too busy trying to destroy the experts reputation with their lies about them, driving some of them out of the state, some out of the country, etc. so that they can continue their destruction, lies and violence without being exposed.

wildlife 4:34 am 02 Dec 13

Robertson said :

IrishPete said :

And you seem to be confusing your argument. From saying that animals don’t feel pain, …

I didn’t say that. Strawman. Both Craig T and Robertson have made these types of comments.

wildlife said :

Humans are part of the animal race. When you dissect the life cycle, it has the Animals on top, which includes Humans and the animals that you know as animals as one, then it is dissected into Mammals, which includes humans and other certain species of animals that you know as animals, warm blooded, cold blooded and so on.

This is the most ignorant twaddle I have read since I last ready an anti-vaccination pamphlet.

You have no idea what you are talking about, “wildlife”, you do not understand the meaning of the words you use, and you put words together in ways that communicate nothing meaningful except for the subtext of, “I’m an over-emotional nutter”.

I now strongly suspect you are a graduate of Orana. Either that or home-schooled.

It is obvious that you don’t know what you are talking about Robertson. All you can think of writing is insults. I know exactly what I’m talking about and if you had any intelligence or was educated, you would understand the life cycle and stop shooting off your mouth over subjects that you know absolutely nothing about. I suspect that you haven’t graduated at all if you can’t understand a simple explanation that is factual about the life cycle. So I repeat again, throwing insults is not acceptable and is not going to get you anywhere, so when you write, make sure that you are civilised.

wildlife 4:13 am 02 Dec 13

breda said :

wildlife said:

“People who can’t behave in a civilised manner, who are uneducated and shoot off their mouth on subjects that they quite obviously know nothing about, and love violence need to be stopped from voting. ”
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And that perfectly encapsulates the mindset of a dictatorial fanatic.

I’m surprised you didn’t make that comment to Craig T, I was just simply firing back at what he wrote about me, that people like myself should not be allowed to vote read below that I have copied and pasted for you:
#50
CraigT
7:48 pm, 22 Nov 13
wildlife said :

Poetix I agree about the violence committed towards the Kangaroos by the Labor and Greens Party has to be stopped and we are indeed fighting against that violence as well.

Wottanutter.

Poeple who get over-emotional about animals should have their right to vote revoked.

A rabbit does not feel in the way a human does. Yoiur mistake is to anthropomorphise everything around you. You’re probably one of these crackpot adults that believes in fairies and uses homeopathy.
Here’s a clue: your fact-free belief doesn’t make anything true. In fact, you should probably take it as read that anything you believge is probably wrong.

wildlife 4:03 am 02 Dec 13

IrishPete said :

Robertson said :

IrishPete said :

The letter also implicitly accepts that roos cannot be kept out of the nature reserves where the culls take place. So that also means that when they are culled, other roos can move in and replace them. We know that happens, because the population recovery rates in the published counts are impossible otherwise. But still the cull continues, like digging dry sand on a beach, every spadeful you take out, is replaced by sand flowing in. Or bucketing water out of a dam and expecting to create a hole in the water.

The logical conclusion of your observation is that far more kangaroos need to be culled that what is presently the case.

Either that or we need to farm them for their meat and pelts so we’re doing something useful with them.

If you want to protect the grasslands, no matter what the cost, yes that is the logical conclusion. Given the cost of about $200 per roo culled, then cost-effectiveness comes into the equation (as it already should), and you might actually want to start thinking about alternative models, like fences that keep them out of the areas of concern, or fertility control. If you can bujld a fence that keeps burrowing rabbits out, how hard is it to build a fence that keeps jumping roos out?

IP

The Kangaroos are not responsible for destroying the grasslands or the habitat for the earless dragon, legless lizard etc causing to drive them to extinction, the government is as they drive and ride around in the nature reserves like hoons, distribute poisonous baits after each cull, dig pits to bury the roos, and most of all, put hoofed cattle and sheep into the nature reserves after they have violently killed off the kangaroos claiming that the cattle and sheep will keep the fuel down to prevent fires. What do these government employed morons think the soft footed Kangaroos are doing, they are keeping down the fuel to prevent fires, so they need to stop killing the Kangaroos and stop telling lies about them. They also lie about their population deliberately exaggerating their population when the true population is more than just half of the population. Nature reserves are for native wildlife, not for livestock. So the unlawful violent killing and the lies have to stop

IrishPete 11:36 am 25 Nov 13

Robertson said :

IrishPete said :

The letter also implicitly accepts that roos cannot be kept out of the nature reserves where the culls take place. So that also means that when they are culled, other roos can move in and replace them. We know that happens, because the population recovery rates in the published counts are impossible otherwise. But still the cull continues, like digging dry sand on a beach, every spadeful you take out, is replaced by sand flowing in. Or bucketing water out of a dam and expecting to create a hole in the water.

The logical conclusion of your observation is that far more kangaroos need to be culled that what is presently the case.

Either that or we need to farm them for their meat and pelts so we’re doing something useful with them.

If you want to protect the grasslands, no matter what the cost, yes that is the logical conclusion. Given the cost of about $200 per roo culled, then cost-effectiveness comes into the equation (as it already should), and you might actually want to start thinking about alternative models, like fences that keep them out of the areas of concern, or fertility control. If you can bujld a fence that keeps burrowing rabbits out, how hard is it to build a fence that keeps jumping roos out?

IP

breda 11:26 am 25 Nov 13

wildlife said:

“People who can’t behave in a civilised manner, who are uneducated and shoot off their mouth on subjects that they quite obviously know nothing about, and love violence need to be stopped from voting. ”
———————————————————–
And that perfectly encapsulates the mindset of a dictatorial fanatic.

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