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Animal Activists Say Ducks Hunted in Tasmania Will Suffer 'Excruciating Deaths'

Animals  (tags: tasmainia, wildlife, wild animals, waterfowl, ducks, hunting, excutiating deaths, AnimalCruelty, slaughter, sadness, suffering, humans )

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DUCKS will suffer excruciating deaths when Tasmania kicks off Australia's hunting season on Saturday, animal protection activists say. Against Animal Cruelty Tasmania spokesman Chris Simcox says at least 35,000 ducks will be killed during Tasmania's 33


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Joycey B (750)
Thursday March 5, 2009, 3:48 pm
How could anyone kill these cute ducks. With the numbers down, why would you allow this heartless killing. Noted with thanks Jacqueline.

Thursday March 5, 2009, 5:47 pm
It angers me to know end the cruelty of humans. why would they allow such a horrible thing as this duck hunt. how could anyone be part of this cruel hunt? it makes you wonder what kind of monsters these people are.
Maybe they will scare away all the birds with thier whistles!!! I think it is great they are going to have fist aid stations and vets available. what a disgusting hunt.

Laura H (1)
Friday March 6, 2009, 12:03 am
no one is to sufer any pain

Past Member (0)
Friday March 6, 2009, 12:36 am
I despice duck Hunting.
However I would Love To Go red Neck hunting!!

Mark G (36)
Friday March 6, 2009, 2:37 am
Waterfowl in North American was practically singlehandly saved by a hunter organization called Ducks Unlimited who has worked for years to preserve habitat - especially wetlands - for waterfowl. Hunters provide much of the funds for wildlife preservation through license fees, ammunition taxes, and activist organizations like Ducks Unlimited, Quail Unlimited, etc. Duck hunters have done more to preserve waterfowl and their habitats than ANY other group on earth.
As someone whose favorite thing is to be in a duck blind at sunrise, I assure you it does not take 7 or 8 shots to kill a duck.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 6, 2009, 2:46 am
How Many shots To kill A Red Neck Mark?
I think the Point Here is NOT TO KILL!!
for Myself I Went vegan & Got Very Sick (Aneamic) But I See the Truth!!
If One Is Going To "Hunt" For Food Then One MUST BLESS That which Gaves its Life So that Its Spirit Is Set FREE.
Humans Are Not the Only Ones who are BLESSED, Infact We Have To EARN That right, I'm Trying.

LeniUma M (0)
Friday March 6, 2009, 11:57 am
I honestly cringed when I read that the duck fails helplessly while the hunter walks over to wring its neck inorder to kill that helpless bird. I just do not understand why some people relish the brutality of killing and just can only wonder what monsters indeed these brutal people are for after finishing the deed they can just melt back into society and pass themselves off as normal and sane and no one would suspect. I am a proud vegaterian and am beautiful inside and well and out and one would never know I'm a vegan until I tell them so, to all you heartless hunters, give it a try it will make you better humans. Leni & Uma Maraj-Singh

Gillian M (218)
Friday March 6, 2009, 3:08 pm
Some people relish the killing of life and are sick enough to enjoy working in an abatoir! Italians kill singing birds as they migrate and they don't even eat them!!!! It is the power to take from the weak that they enjoy as well as being expected to do it. Sad really.

Stan B (123)
Friday March 6, 2009, 3:18 pm
I would love to see a world-wide ban on hunting period, with the exception of vermin.
You have to wonder what goes through the minds of people who have to kill defenceless creatures to feel fulfilled.


Johnny F (9)
Friday March 6, 2009, 4:28 pm
It sickens me that people will kill any animal for any reason. I am especially hurt reading the article about ducks because I love ducks and they trust me, so even if they are far away and never met me, they are in some way related to the ducks of which I love. Ducks are a lot like humans, if you don't count humans' bad traits, so why should the be cold-bloodedly shot for enjoyment?

Leigh B (211)
Friday March 6, 2009, 5:54 pm
So when all the ducks are gone, what's next. This is just outrageous. Let these people hunt themselves. It would be more entertaining to them.

Mark G (36)
Saturday March 7, 2009, 4:18 am
Obviously you know very little about ducks or probably wildlife in general. By the way the picture is not of Australian wild ducks, it is a picture of tame, farm-raised hybrid ducks who are being fed, but I guess reality is not an issue here.
Turn off the TV, put down the computer and spend some time outside among wildlife and you may learn something about it.
And if you want to help ducks, then fight against the biggest threat to the duck population and it is definitely not hunting. It is the plowing under of habitat for farmland to increase grain production - especially corn for ethanol. Or at least go out and build some wood duck boxes this spring. You may meet some of us "rednecks" who are actually doing something for wildlife. Of course you might get your shoes a little muddy.
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