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Greens Call for the End of Duck Hunting After Reports of Extreme Animal Cruelty

The Greens have today called on the State Government to immediately ban duck hunting after footage of extreme animal cruelty was received by the RSPCA just days into the 2023 duck shooting season.   

Earlier this month the Upper House established a select committee to inquire into and report on the hunting of native birds. 

Quotes attributable to Greens SA Animal Welfare spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC: 

“These shocking reports highlight that duck hunting is nothing more than recreational cruelty. The Malinauskas Government must act now to ban this so-called sport.” 

“It’s an extraordinary act of hypocrisy that the Malinauskas Government has allowed an open season to go when it has only this month supported the creation of an inquiry into the hunting of native birds.” 

“From small volunteer groups to the RSPCA, along with the broader South Australian community, there is support for duck hunting to end. We remain lagging behind so many other states when it comes to this barbaric practice. Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales have already banned the vicious practice of duck and quail hunting for recreation many decades ago.” 

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