Duck shooting is cruel and indefensible. It’s time to end it. And together, we can. This is how.
1. Write to your local MP
Despite being incredibly unpopular with the general public, duck shooting remains legal in Victoria. But we can change that.
Write to your state MP (it only takes a few minutes!) and let them know you oppose duck shooting cruelty – this is more important than ever, with a state election scheduled just next year, we must make duck shooting an election issue.
PS – For extra impact, don’t forget to send an email to Premier, Daniel Andrews and Minisiter for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford!
2. Join our rescue team
Every year, hundreds of volunteers join us on the frontline on opening weekend, and every other weekend of the duck shooting season to help rescue injured and maimed waterbirds.
Our rescuers document the cruelty, navigate and search the wetlands to help injured birds left to die, while our veterinary volunteers treat them and take them back to Melbourne to be rehabilitated and released. It’s an enormous group effort, and we have volunteers with a range of skills to offer.
Want to be a part of it? Register to be part of our rescue team here.
3. Help us continue our work
If you can’t join us on the wetlands, you can still help us continue our important work.
We have been campaigning for over 30 years to end the cruel sport of duck shooting in Victoria. When we first started, there were 100,000 licensed duck shooters in Victoria. Since then, that number has dropped by 75% – and duck shooters make up only 0.4% of the state’s population.
Our extensive campaigning has meant that shooting waterbirds is now seen as a cruel, outdated activity – but to help us continue our work to end this so-called ‘sport’ for good, you can make a donation here.