Some tips on making your submission count for waterbirds
The Inquiry process is a relatively simple one. Your submission does not need to be complex or lengthy. This is the time for you to recall every email you have ever sent to your MP in opposition to ‘recreational’ shooting or every conversation you have had with friends and family about why we need to end duck shooting, and send it in the form of a submission.
Key points you may consider raising are that duck shooting is:
- Inherently and unavoidably cruel
- Damaging to native waterbird and quail populations and the environment
- Dangerous and distressing for those living in regional communities.
This article is full of information about duck shooting, and may be helpful to guide you when making a submission. Please ensure that you put your submission in your own words so that it has maximum impact.
How does the Parliamentary Inquiry process work?
As part of this review process, the Select Committee of the Legislative Council has been tasked with looking into and reporting on sustainability, environmental and animal welfare aspects, as well as community values and perspective.
The committee will hear oral evidence and receive written submissions as part of this process from all key stakeholders – not just the animal protection sector, but also from shooting associations and regional communities.
Please help us channel our collective desire for a safer future for ducks right now, so that they are given the strongest possible representation during this historic process.
Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com before the closing date of the 19th of May.