#Animal Welfare
Liberal National Party of Qld

The Liberal National Party of Qld says they will re-introduce lethal methods of crop protection. The shooting and electrocution of flying-foxes (to prevent crop damage) was outlawed in Queensland as it was proven to be inhumane, and largely ineffective.

Tens of thousands of animals were killed using methods that often left them to die excruciatingly painful deaths. It sometimes takes days for these Australian native animals to die from their injuries.

The bats killed include large numbers of Grey-headed and Spectacled Flying-foxes. Both are listed as threatened species.

All the facts, research and contact details are provided at www.dontshootbats.com.

Allowing these methods sanctions animal cruelty. Please send the LNP of Qld a message that you abhor animal cruelty, and demand that they commit to supporting only humane methods of crop protection.

We, the undersigned, call on all Queensland political parties to commit to protecting native flying-foxes from threats to their conservation and welfare. There is no excuse for committing, allowing or encouraging cruelty to animals or for killing threatened species. We call on each political party to commit to the following:

1. Permit only humane non-lethal methods of crop protection, as required under Queensland’s Nature Conservation Act 1992.

2. Assist fruit growers to adopt effective non-lethal methods of crop protection.

3. Implement measures to recover populations of threatened flying-fox species and sustain all flying-fox species to promote healthy ecosystems.

The Don't Shoot Bats petition to Liberal National Party of Qld was written by Don't Shoot Bats and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.