Victoria’s wombat killing laws closer to being overhauled after public pressure

Victoria’s wombat killing laws closer to being overhauled after public pressure

A ban on wombat shooting is a step closer after public outrage over a Chinese-run hunting lodge sparked a government probe into why killings were still considered legal in some parts of the state. Wombats are being counted and their movements mapped in Victoria as authorities investigate threats to species survival including targeted shooting. But […]

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‘Significant suffering’: experts call for national plan to save wombats from mange

Last month Grasso wasn’t doing well. The bare-nosed wombat, dubbed Fatso in Italian, was infected with mange. The devastating skin disease caused by parasitic mites had left his skin crusted, bleeding and constantly irritated. His eyes and ears were so affected he could barely see, hear or even smell. The nocturnal animal was out grazing […]

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