#Animal Welfare
NSW Environment Mininster & Director NSW National Parks & Wildlife

Property owners in Potts Point have applied for permits from NSW National Parks and Wildlife to kill (cull) sulphur crested cockatoos in order to prevent damage to their buildings. Culling wild birds in urban areas is unnecessary, unethical, unsafe and inevitably fails to protect property.

It has been documented that previous culls of sulphur crested cockatoos in Potts Point and other parts of Sydney have not worked. There are many humane and much more effective alternatives to culling as a form of property protection.

These beautiful, intelligent, wild birds are beloved by many residents in our wonderful community. They add fun and an innocent wildness to our highly urbanised environment. Cockatoos are part of Sydney, and they have a right to co-exist peacefully with humans. It is our responsibility to adapt our built environments to the needs and habits of native wildlife.

We, the undersigned, call on the NSW Environment Minister Robyn Parker and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service to not authorise any culling of cockatoos or other birds in Inner-Eastern suburbs of Sydney, particularly Potts Point, and that humane and non-lethal engineering solutions be used instead to prevent birds damaging property.

The Stop cockatoo culls in Potts Point petition to NSW Environment Mininster & Director NSW National Parks & Wildlife was written by Lisa Harrison and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.