BREAKING: Lake Elizabeth, a popular destination for duck shooters has just been CLOSED to shooting after reports of endangered Freckled Ducks in the area.
Shooters forced to pack up & leave, & animals will now be left in peace at this beautiful wildlife reserve #BanDuckShooting
'Recreational' duck shooting is already prohibited in NSW, QLD, and WA because of cruelty. With Victoria priding itself as being a 'progressive' state, it beggars belief that this archaic ‘blood sport’ continues year after year. 😡
She was healthy, full of life and vitality. Then someone blasted her out of the sky for 'fun'. She is the face of Premier @DanielAndrewsMP's 'recreational' duck shooting season. This is government-sanctioned wildlife violence. #BanDuckShooting
Wedge-tailed eagles, whistling kites, egrets, pelicans, herons, cormorants, ibis, swallows, swans. A fabulous show and that's apart from the 10s of 1000s of ducks, including threatened freckled ducks Lake Murphy, Kerang #BanDuckShooting
@DanielAndrewsMP stop this barbarity now innocent water birds do not deserve to be hunted & killed all for the name of sport this puts shame on Victoria don't you think guns have done enough damage of late?!!
AJP duck rescue team ready to go. The recreational duck shooting season starts at a later time of 9am this year, but we are arriving early to monitor any illegal early shooting activity. #banduckshooting #springst
@AnimalsAus So heart breaking that this is allowed in this day and age @DanielAndrewsMP innocent water birds do not deserve to be brutally killed all for some kind of sick fun & sport any animal cruelty should not be tolerated this needs to end now save water birds
Blood is on your hands @DanielAndrewsMP@VictorianLabor innocent water birds are being brutally killed for the name of sport this is barbaric & seriously outdated
Stop the cruelty make this insanity stop now
Seriously @WillHodgman Duck shooting needs to be outlawed there is no need for small men & their big guns to go around killing innocent animals wildlife are at risk the hunters show no mercy for any bystander