Quail carnage unacceptable

Starting 30 minutes before sunrise each April in Victoria, our native quail will be "flushed" by dogs and blasted by shotguns for the "fun" of a few.

This will last three months.

There are no current Quail population surveys, no data for the impact of quail shooting on threatened species like the crtitically endangered Plains Wanderer, no shooter acuracy tests required and toxic lead ammunition still allowed to shoot quail at wetlands, forests, crown land and public wildlife reserves as well as on private properties - some used for food growing.

See our full page article in Ballarat Courier HERE.