The Australian bushfires have already claimed the lives of an estimated 1.25 billion animals. With many weeks of summer yet to come, we’re far from out of the woods.
It will be months, maybe years, before we can accurately assess the impact this disaster has had on animals and the environment. There is a real possibility that we have lost several species forever.
While the media gleefully covers the government aerially dropping food for some fire survivors and the tireless work of wildlife carers, they fail to mention that at the very same time, others continue to be killed.
Queensland state government has placed a temporary suspension on the killing of kangaroos. Although nothing short of a national ban is good enough to stop the suffering, as a bare minimum, NSW must urgently follow their lead and issue an urgent ceasefire as well.
Please join us in calling for an immediate suspension on the killing of kangaroos and wallabies. They need your help now more than ever.