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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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HenryBG 6:48 pm 01 Aug 12

dungfungus said :

It’s a waste of time talking about the problem; the thing to do is action it.
This method would be a good start:

I wonder if there is a larger model available?

If so, ACT Housing could be interested as it could solve some problems ridding the system of defaulting tenants.

Ace! Do you need a licence to buy one of those? They look like exactly what we need.

How_Canberran 4:46 pm 01 Aug 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?

And we could market it as ‘Soylent Green’ !

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