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Simon Corbell battles pest animals

By Ruqi - 27 July 2012 23

Simon Corbell has today announced the creation of the “Pest Animal Management Group” and the “ACT Pest Animal Management Strategy 2012-2022” to manage native and foreign pest animals:

“The group will be responsible for overseeing key objectives including measures to prevent the introduction of new pest species, reducing damage by established pests and native animals and increasing awareness, understanding and coordination.

This strategy will serve as a guide for government, land managers, community groups and individuals with responsibility for, or interest in, the management of pest animals.”

A fact sheet has also been released, and it seems to have expanded the definition of ‘pest’:

Native animals such as kangaroos, cockatoos and
possums are also capable of causing unacceptable
damage to social, environmental or economic resources.

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Simon Corbell battles pest animals
Thumper 12:22 pm 31 Jul 12

AAMC said :

HenryBG said :

Thumper said :

AAMC said :

Actually, all jokes aside there have been some successful joint ventures between government and the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia which have aided in the removal of feral animals in several cases; the most notable is the flinders ranges bounce back program which has removed tens of thousands of feral goats and has resulted in an almost full generation of the target areas.

Tho I shudder to think of the public reaction to such a venture; the verbal bashing that shooters get in this town is absurd.

More importantly I think that people need to start to realise that a lot of these feral pests are quite tasty and can be/should be hunted for food. Interestingly I noticed that Coles is selling whole wild (read Feral) rabbit for $19.50 a kg; but you could get the same on a 5 minute walk on Mt Ainslie with a ferret.

I’d like to see some serious investigation into how we can turn carp into a half decent meal. For examples, fishcakes?

Cattlefeed.

Carp make good fertiliser http://www.charliecarp.com/

Yep, I am well aware of what carp are currently used for but surely there could be more use for them? For instance, the old carp could be made into something palatable for humans?

Carp will never be eradicated so we may as well turn them into a resource, after all, they will be in almost unlimited supply forever.

AAMC 11:42 am 31 Jul 12

HenryBG said :

Thumper said :

AAMC said :

Actually, all jokes aside there have been some successful joint ventures between government and the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia which have aided in the removal of feral animals in several cases; the most notable is the flinders ranges bounce back program which has removed tens of thousands of feral goats and has resulted in an almost full generation of the target areas.

Tho I shudder to think of the public reaction to such a venture; the verbal bashing that shooters get in this town is absurd.

More importantly I think that people need to start to realise that a lot of these feral pests are quite tasty and can be/should be hunted for food. Interestingly I noticed that Coles is selling whole wild (read Feral) rabbit for $19.50 a kg; but you could get the same on a 5 minute walk on Mt Ainslie with a ferret.

I’d like to see some serious investigation into how we can turn carp into a half decent meal. For examples, fishcakes?

Cattlefeed.

Carp make good fertiliser http://www.charliecarp.com/

eily 11:39 am 31 Jul 12

Thumper said :

AAMC said :

Actually, all jokes aside there have been some successful joint ventures between government and the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia which have aided in the removal of feral animals in several cases; the most notable is the flinders ranges bounce back program which has removed tens of thousands of feral goats and has resulted in an almost full generation of the target areas.

Tho I shudder to think of the public reaction to such a venture; the verbal bashing that shooters get in this town is absurd.

More importantly I think that people need to start to realise that a lot of these feral pests are quite tasty and can be/should be hunted for food. Interestingly I noticed that Coles is selling whole wild (read Feral) rabbit for $19.50 a kg; but you could get the same on a 5 minute walk on Mt Ainslie with a ferret.

I’d like to see some serious investigation into how we can turn carp into a half decent meal. For examples, fishcakes?

Compost-grow almost anything

HenryBG 10:31 am 31 Jul 12

Thumper said :

AAMC said :

Actually, all jokes aside there have been some successful joint ventures between government and the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia which have aided in the removal of feral animals in several cases; the most notable is the flinders ranges bounce back program which has removed tens of thousands of feral goats and has resulted in an almost full generation of the target areas.

Tho I shudder to think of the public reaction to such a venture; the verbal bashing that shooters get in this town is absurd.

More importantly I think that people need to start to realise that a lot of these feral pests are quite tasty and can be/should be hunted for food. Interestingly I noticed that Coles is selling whole wild (read Feral) rabbit for $19.50 a kg; but you could get the same on a 5 minute walk on Mt Ainslie with a ferret.

I’d like to see some serious investigation into how we can turn carp into a half decent meal. For examples, fishcakes?

Cattlefeed.

HenryBG 9:52 am 31 Jul 12

poetix said :

LSWCHP said :

I have equipment that can deal with anything from rabbits to moose, and I’d be happy to offer my services to Mr. Corbell.

Are you turning into Captain RAAF?

I was just wondering if any other country (or area within a country) regards an animal on its coat of arms as a ‘pest’? (I’m thinking roos, obviously.)

Next it’ll be ‘bag a swan’ day in the ACT.

Kangaroos *are* a pest species in the ACT. That’s why we have to shoot thousands of them every year.
What’s a stupid and archaic concept such as a “coat of arms” got to do with anything?

Wouldn’t mind seeing the popularisation of Cockatoo pie, either.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 9:23 am 31 Jul 12

Mr Evil said :

Bogans are also capable of causing unacceptable damage to social, environmental or economic resources, so can we please have a cull of them too?

You beat me to it. I was going to suggest that bogans could be considered animals, given that they do indeed cause ‘unacceptable damage to social, environmental or economic resources’.

Thumper 8:54 am 31 Jul 12

AAMC said :

Actually, all jokes aside there have been some successful joint ventures between government and the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia which have aided in the removal of feral animals in several cases; the most notable is the flinders ranges bounce back program which has removed tens of thousands of feral goats and has resulted in an almost full generation of the target areas.

Tho I shudder to think of the public reaction to such a venture; the verbal bashing that shooters get in this town is absurd.

More importantly I think that people need to start to realise that a lot of these feral pests are quite tasty and can be/should be hunted for food. Interestingly I noticed that Coles is selling whole wild (read Feral) rabbit for $19.50 a kg; but you could get the same on a 5 minute walk on Mt Ainslie with a ferret.

I’d like to see some serious investigation into how we can turn carp into a half decent meal. For examples, fishcakes?

AAMC 8:46 am 31 Jul 12

Actually, all jokes aside there have been some successful joint ventures between government and the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia which have aided in the removal of feral animals in several cases; the most notable is the flinders ranges bounce back program which has removed tens of thousands of feral goats and has resulted in an almost full generation of the target areas.

Tho I shudder to think of the public reaction to such a venture; the verbal bashing that shooters get in this town is absurd.

More importantly I think that people need to start to realise that a lot of these feral pests are quite tasty and can be/should be hunted for food. Interestingly I noticed that Coles is selling whole wild (read Feral) rabbit for $19.50 a kg; but you could get the same on a 5 minute walk on Mt Ainslie with a ferret.

poetix 8:28 pm 30 Jul 12

LSWCHP said :

I have equipment that can deal with anything from rabbits to moose, and I’d be happy to offer my services to Mr. Corbell.

Are you turning into Captain RAAF?

I was just wondering if any other country (or area within a country) regards an animal on its coat of arms as a ‘pest’? (I’m thinking roos, obviously.)

Next it’ll be ‘bag a swan’ day in the ACT.

Mr Evil 8:02 pm 30 Jul 12

Bogans are also capable of causing unacceptable damage to social, environmental or economic resources, so can we please have a cull of them too?

LSWCHP 7:18 pm 30 Jul 12

I have equipment that can deal with anything from rabbits to moose, and I’d be happy to offer my services to Mr. Corbell.

Thumper 4:35 pm 30 Jul 12

Native animals such as kangaroos, cockatoos and
possums are also capable of causing unacceptable
damage to social, environmental or economic resources.

Pests?

These people are now well beyond parody.

Deref 4:21 pm 30 Jul 12

AAMC said :

Whacking Day?

😀

When I read the headline I had visions of Simon going head to head with a brumby.

nobody 4:19 pm 30 Jul 12

I knew we had a rabbit problem in Canberra, but that is a lot of warrens on Mt Ainslie.

AAMC 3:20 pm 30 Jul 12

Just going to put a line in the water and see if i get any bites.

“The ACT Government is keen to increase
this involvement by promoting community awareness and
understanding of pest and native animal management
issues through web-based information, media releases,
brochures and signs, and through community engagement.”

Whacking Day?

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