More Than Game - Victorian duck shooting season


MORE THAN GAME: THE 30-YEAR CAMPAIGN TO BAN DUCK SHOOTING IN VICTORIA.

Despite three out of four Victorians wanting duck shooting banned, it continues.

This program looks at why and how the thirty year campaign to protect Australian native waterbirds that are deemed game species is stronger than ever.

A formidable campaigner stepped up its involvement, changing the rules of engagement, thereby making the 2016 season like no other.


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Coalition Against Duck Shooting - understand the thirty year campaign to ban duck shooting in Victoria -  http://www.duck.org.au/

BirdLife Australia http://birdlife.org.au/

Animals Australia Save Our Ducks website http://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/duck-shooting-is-not-a-sport/

Animals Australia Duck Shooting fact sheet http://www.animalsaustralia.org/factsheets/duck_shooting.php

RSPCA Victoria Duck Shooting http://www.rspcavic.org/issues-take-action/duck-shooting/

RSPCA Victoria Out for a Duck report http://rspcavic.org/documents/Campaigns/duck/RSPCA-Out-for-a-duck-Dec-20... 

The Australian Greens Duck Shooting http://greens.org.au/initiatives/vic/end-duck-shooting

The Australia Institute http://www.tai.org.au/

Game Management Authority Annual report  http://www.gma.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/317347/9316-DEDJTR...

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thank you to all the interviewees who contributed to this program; most were extremely busy and some were fighting horrid winter lurgies.

Politicians who witnessed the opening of the 2016 duck shooting season at Lake Burrumbeet:

* Victorian Greens MP Sue Pennicuik
* Federal Labor MPs Melissa Parke and Kelvin Thomson

 

Music credits

Lay down your guns  - Daniel Gregory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktVQP9jM_-w&feature=youtu.behttps://www.facebook.com/daniel.trakell/

Who Stole the Soul & Old Devils -  William Elliott Whitmore http://williamelliottwhitmore.com/

Photo credit

Kate Luke Photography