IN THE NEWS: On MAR 15, 2017
A band of residents and business owners from rural towns across Victoria are demanding a ban on duck hunting, a move they say would protect the animals and safeguard tourism to their regions.
Dozens of people with property and businesses backing on to popular hunting sites have joined new group Regional Victorians Opposed to Duck Shooting in the last fortnight.
Spokeswoman and central Victorian resident Kerrie Allen said the members had unsuccessfully “tried independently to get some sense out our [their] MPs, water bodies and the Game Management Authority for years” and hoped their new coalition would strengthen calls to bar waterbird hunting.
“If we can pool our resources, we can all get together under one banner, we can all pool our voices,” she said.