December 9th, 2002

battyden

Hate Mail

My euthanasia activities have earned me hate mail. According to *someone*@hotmail.com I should have tried to save the pigeon.

I like GreenPeace and animal rights activists and the work they do. But sometimes their members' "save the animal at all costs" mentality disregards the welfare and quality of life of the animal. Saving a wild animal so injured that it may never be released and must live in a small cage isn't saving the animal at all.
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battyden

Sponsership

During a discussion with some of the other members of the local WIRES branch, someone suggested we look for sponsership of various animals. Since we're volunteers we don't get any funding: all our care work is self funded. Bats are easy so I'm not looking for money, but Kangaroos, euros, and wallabies can be in care for 6 months. One of the members has 25 joeys, 1 kestrel chick, 2 herons, 3 falcons and an eagle.

So, if you had a chance would you sponser an animal? WIRES is a registered charity so Aussies get a tax refund. Sponsers would get a photos of the animal/bird, and emailed updates. And the thanks of some tired people 8)

The money would go toward food, vet bills, bedding, transport for THAT animal only.

Poll #81930 Sponsership

If you could sponser an animal in Dubbo what would you like to sponser?

Joeys (kangaroo, wallaroo, wallaby)
0(0.0%)
Wombat
4(14.3%)
Echidna
1(3.6%)
Possums (Brush-tailed, ring-tailed)
1(3.6%)
Gliders (sugar and feather-tailed)
1(3.6%)
Parrots (Cockatoo, galah, rosellas etc)
0(0.0%)
Crows
0(0.0%)
Magpies
0(0.0%)
Other birds (emus, herons, stilts, ibis etc)
0(0.0%)
Raptors(hawks, kites, falcons, kestrels, etc)
0(0.0%)
Eagles
0(0.0%)
Owls (Barn, boobook, frogmouths etc)
0(0.0%)
Snakes (pythons mostly)
0(0.0%)
Lizards and other reptiles(blue-tongue, water dragon, bearded dragon, shingleback, goanna, long-neck tortoise, etc)
0(0.0%)
Other bizzare Australian animals (antechinus, quolls, goobang mice, etc)
2(7.1%)

Anything Else?