Should Wombat Hunting Be Banned?


It’s been revealed that Chinese tourists have been encouraged to take part in hunting Australian wildlife, including wombats. Although wombats are culled legally in some areas, this type of organised hunting trip has caused quite a stir. What do you think LiveTribers? Should hunting wombats be banned? Should they only be culled in problem areas? Let us know what you think.

Posted by on 05 Aug 2019

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    caperteewaratah

    There is no need for anyone to hunt wombats indigenous or otherwise, the hunting of animal for food is from a long gone time that doesn't exist - there are now shops to buy meat so the idea that its is some cultures right to hunt them especially so cruelly by stoning them is so out of touch with 2019 where we are today. Culture - what sort of "culture" can justify this cruel unnecessary way of mistreating animals. They might have had to do it hundreds of years ago to survive, but now in 2019 - just not believable and was this bloke going to skin it and eat it - most likely not. Its barbaric that in 2019 someone thought this was ok to do, and others are supporting it. Hunting of ducks and other creatures is another barbaric practise - the ones who do that are cruel in humane and sick in the head.

    Posted by caperteewaratah on 05 Oct 2019

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    coaster

    I was watching a show today which told of a Mange that is attacking our wombats and is killing them in large numbers to the point that areas now have none left. There is a funding page to donate to to try and find a cure but also to purchase the products to help the poor animals who suffer dreadfully. The product they spray on the burrows is not really working all that well so they need a better co-ordinated effort. Whilst I was watching this show I thought why don't a group of these so call environmental warriors who could go with an experienced animal worker/vet and spend a weekend a month catching and helping the animals and whilst at it pick up any rubbish and maybe plant a tree or two. I think now this would be more productive than marching in the streets drinking out of plastic bottles which they discard.

    Posted by coaster on 29 Sep 2019

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    Mellissa

    Yes I believe all hunting should be banned!

    Posted by Mellissa on 28 Sep 2019

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    Daniel

    I dont think it should be banned as this countrys indinenous population hunts them as part of there culture for food but i think that if you are not an Australian resident and you get caught out hunting wombats you should get fined really heavily and face automatic a 6 month plus automatic jail term and once people see this is happening they will think twice about breaking the law...

    Posted by Daniel on 25 Sep 2019

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    Robert

    For starters, i,d like to say WTF ! is wrong with people out there, that they have to kill living things for fun. Humans are the most fucked up race on the planet. And the Asian,s ' not being racist ' R the worst when it comes to animal cruelty, u just have to go on the net to c some of the fucked up things they do to animals. Its one thing to kill animals for food and to eat,or if they r out of control and causing problems or damage due to really high numbers of that animal. It,s nothing but wrong and fucked up killing and/or torturing / killing in-inhumanely, any living thing for any other reason. And it,s even more fucked up people who kill for fun. If they really r a big problem in some areas, then do it quickly and discretely. making it a tourism thing only encourages more killing. When the numbers r down and the problem area,s r ok again, IS it going to stop, or r they going to keep on killing to sustain there new tourism business, and then what, keep on hunting them to extinction. IT,S JUST NOT AUSTRALIAN. And these people encouraging and promoting this are not true aussies. Whats next, killing our Koala,s. All just to make a quick buck.

    Posted by Robert on 23 Sep 2019

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    jamckee

    Definitely Banned They are Beautiful native and supposed to be protected But on the up side A wombat hunt competition on live tribe pages would be great

    Posted by jamckee on 20 Sep 2019

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    KevinW

    It is banned - native animals are protected. If these organisers have broken the law (and it might just be a beat-up), they should be prosecuted.

    Posted by KevinW on 22 Aug 2019

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    James

    No self-respecting Australian would hunt the wombat. Why would we allow overseas visitors to hunt them! Give me a break. I have difficulty thinking of of a more defenceless animal. Shame on those who organise such tours.

    Posted by James on 12 Aug 2019

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    primadonna

    Yes, hunting wombats for entertainment should be disallowed.

    Posted by primadonna on 11 Aug 2019

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    Marilyn

    Wombat is harmless animal. People hunting wombat are not good, they needs lesson.

    Posted by Marilyn on 11 Aug 2019

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    albabe246

    Yes - hunting any animal is horrible

    Posted by albabe246 on 11 Aug 2019

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    Gael

    what would any one want to hunt wombats for? leave them alone

    Posted by Gael on 11 Aug 2019

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    Jenny

    What on earth, how has a government department allowed THIS to happen to a native animal? What tourist company can we blame for this - something to further excite 'tourists'. Where are our animal liberationists - here's a worthwhile job for you to concentrate your energies on. If a government department is culling then it should be carried out by that department not subletting to tourist companies.

    Posted by Jenny on 11 Aug 2019

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    primadonna

    For this Government, anything goes when it comes to profits

    Posted by primadonna on 11 Aug 2019

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    Kelly

    Of course why do people have to hunt wombats they never did anything to you whoever hunts them should be hunted on

    Posted by Kelly on 11 Aug 2019

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    Heather

    Yes wombat hunting should be banned or they will become extinct. They are beautiful Aussie animals and should be left alone.

    Posted by Heather on 11 Aug 2019

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    Jezemeg8

    What kind of thrill is there in hunting a wombat??? Of course they should be protected just like all our native animals are protected!

    Posted by Jezemeg8 on 11 Aug 2019

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    Areti

    No should be protected animal

    Posted by Areti on 11 Aug 2019

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    Jon

    What a stupid ? of course we should invite other nationalities to indulge themselves in an killing of our fauna that takes their fancy. Maybe we could encourage them to take part in flora burn off at night after hunting. We might as well encourage the Japanese back to hunt out whales.

    Posted by Jon on 11 Aug 2019

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    Barry

    Yes hunting our natural Fauna is prohibited as I understand. All our natural wild life is under threat and all efforts should be maintained by responsible and experienced people to give the protection and care to Australian species.

    Posted by Barry on 11 Aug 2019

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    Mungril

    How come the Australian government has not yet ban the killing of Wombats? The Chinese are like a sponge, they suck up everything over the globe, they are just spreading and devouring like locusts!

    Posted by Mungril on 11 Aug 2019

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    river rat

    No they are pests get rid of them

    Posted by river rat on 11 Aug 2019

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    IKBrunel

    You might be confusing them with cane toads - easy mistake.

    Posted by IKBrunel on 11 Aug 2019

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    scullyboy

    Yes . Consider the outrage from the Chinese if Aussie tourists to China hunted Pandas

    Posted by scullyboy on 11 Aug 2019

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    Bev

    Absolutely YES They are a beautiful & harmless animal& should be on the protected animal list.

    Posted by Bev on 11 Aug 2019

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    William

    I thought they were protected native animals. If they are not protected they should be!!!!!!! Bill

    Posted by William on 11 Aug 2019

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    Paul

    Yes defiantly unless they overrun the country

    Posted by Paul on 11 Aug 2019

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    Renee

    Is this for real ? Not understanding where the thrill in the kill, comes into hunting a wombat....I can understand pigs and rabbits, as there fast and would create a rush for the hunters. But a wombat ?? Leave them alone !! BAN IT !!

    Posted by Renee on 11 Aug 2019

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    primadonna

    Wild pigs can be pests in large numbers, rabbits especially so

    Posted by primadonna on 11 Aug 2019

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    mairs

    What sort of Moron would hunt wombats?

    Posted by mairs on 11 Aug 2019

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    primadonna

    Bored tourists with more money than they know what to with. The same idiots who hunt African lions for fun or trophies.

    Posted by primadonna on 11 Aug 2019

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    niddy

    Gwendoline. Definitely yes. Ban the hunting of these delightful animals - why are they being hunted? Why can't humans leave the wild creatures alone.

    Posted by niddy on 10 Aug 2019

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    Lynette

    Absolutely banned there is no need to kill them

    Posted by Lynette on 10 Aug 2019

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    Jenn

    Definitely banned. The idea of hunting for sport is absolutely disgusting and wasteful. It would be a little different if they were hunting for food and only hunted what they absolutely needed to survive. This is one aspect of humanity that I absolutely detest. We should look after our wildlife, not kill for fun. Besides, I have actually had the wonderful opportunity of helping to rehabilitate an injured wombat baby and released it back into wild and they are adorable, fun and fascinating creatures. The should be celebrated, not hunted.

    Posted by Jenn on 10 Aug 2019

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    witto

    yes absolutely. the thought is disgusting

    Posted by witto on 10 Aug 2019

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    Shane

    I think hunting Chinese tourists is a sport we can all embrace....

    Posted by Shane on 10 Aug 2019

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    river rat

    What an idiot

    Posted by river rat on 11 Aug 2019

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    BellJasp

    Yes! This should totally be banned and to think that Chinese tourists are being encouraged to do this? This is absolutely shocking and clear animal cruelty!!

    Posted by BellJasp on 10 Aug 2019

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    jezabee

    YES, YES, YES!

    Posted by jezabee on 10 Aug 2019

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    Emily

    Yes it should be banned!

    Posted by Emily on 10 Aug 2019

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    Aje

    Yes sad to know about this

    Posted by Aje on 10 Aug 2019

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    Christopher

    Were wombats pests before the European invasion? Who is rhe real pest in this case? Leave the native animals alone. They were here before the colonialism.

    Posted by Christopher on 10 Aug 2019

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    Spark

    The Wombat is wonderful Animal Leave them alone

    Posted by Spark on 10 Aug 2019

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    Mubbles

    The Wombat should be left alone and the Chinese need to leave them alone, Wombats are NOT food, and the hunting of them should be band :-(

    Posted by Mubbles on 10 Aug 2019

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    primadonna

    If only they hunted for food! These degenerates are hunting for entertainment!

    Posted by primadonna on 11 Aug 2019

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    Christine

    Yes all hunting should be banned.

    Posted by Christine on 10 Aug 2019

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    Karen

    Totally banned. It's unbelievably barbaric.

    Posted by Karen on 09 Aug 2019

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    Papap00bum

    Lets hunt the hunters

    Posted by Papap00bum on 09 Aug 2019

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    dunbaylass

    why hunt or cull wombats, I have never seen one in the wild the many times we travelled from Perth across to eastern states, by car, we have see plenty of photos but never live, if this native animal is culled and hunted whats to say that we won't loose them one day, People should be shot themselves, if they don't want them send them to W.A., we will welcome them, unlike some of the rubbish and no hoppers that come across

    Posted by dunbaylass on 09 Aug 2019

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    Michelle

    Wombat hunting needs to be banned. Particularly by tourists

    Posted by Michelle on 09 Aug 2019

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    kerrbear1967

    Wombats are innocent there is no productive reason to hunt them.

    Posted by kerrbear1967 on 09 Aug 2019

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    palgal

    This is so wrong Wombats are protective l thought , try hunting Panda bears in China see how far you get , not that l am for killing any animals , definitely not Pandas l love those to , this is just a statement , If any animals are to to be culled humanly , it still does have to be hunted by thrill seekers , definitely a NO from me on Chinese tourists hunting any of our animals .

    Posted by palgal on 09 Aug 2019

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    happynan

    Absolutely disgusting. Whoever thought of this should be shot and I am not making a joke, I do not understand at all the need to shoot or even hurt harmless animals.

    Posted by happynan on 09 Aug 2019

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    Vanessa

    This is wrong on so many levels. Our country should be ashamed. Start culling some of these fucktards. We are not a country to be admired Anymore. Koalas now wombats. Disgusting. Us as humans target the weak.

    Posted by Vanessa on 09 Aug 2019

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    Lynne

    Shameful, leave the wombats alone or they will be no longer like so many other animals. Humans are destructive

    Posted by Lynne on 09 Aug 2019

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    cruisn67

    Wombats are a natural species to Australia. Hunting them may decrease in their numbers. So it's a no from me.

    Posted by cruisn67 on 09 Aug 2019

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    edithg

    Most definitely

    Posted by edithg on 09 Aug 2019

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    Bloodreign

    Yes it should be I understand Aboriginal hunting for food, but no-one else.

    Posted by Bloodreign on 09 Aug 2019

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    primadonna

    Hunting for food is a necessity, so very different to hunting for entertainment. Hunting for fun is immoral and barbaric

    Posted by primadonna on 11 Aug 2019

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    IKBrunel

    Is there some sort of mania to kill things that comes with having a bit of money. Is your life so lacking in purpose that this is all you want to do?

    Posted by IKBrunel on 09 Aug 2019

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    primadonna

    IKBrunel, evidently there's mania, or some other sort of disease arising from having too much money and from boredom. Just take a look a the trophy hunting in Africa. A disgrace

    Posted by primadonna on 11 Aug 2019

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    IKBrunel

    Of course they wouldn't do it without the instigation and collusion of Australians

    Posted by IKBrunel on 09 Aug 2019

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    geoff

    hunting them as a sport should be banned as there is no real control. culling is necessary sometimes but there is control over it. we should ban all wildlife hunting for sport in the country as there are enough pest species that need to be better controlled i.e. pigs and rabbits, if they need to hunt let them hunt them.

    Posted by geoff on 09 Aug 2019

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    Bill

    Oh, yes; it would be a big NO from me for any "hunting" by un-qualified, cashed up wannabe killers.

    Posted by Bill on 09 Aug 2019

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    Bill

    I have a permit to shoot wombats, room, and emus. Wombats provide no challenge, and l don't enjoy doing it; but, like all animals including humans, an over abundance of numbers in a small area has devastating effects on other native critters. If only people could see the bare ground when a species gets too concentrated....

    Posted by Bill on 09 Aug 2019

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    Joe93

    They shouldn't do that, they're just animals.

    Posted by Joe93 on 09 Aug 2019

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    primadonna

    Joe93 you have offended animals here. Animals do not hunt for fun. Animals have beautiful innocent souls.

    Posted by primadonna on 11 Aug 2019

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    Robert

    How many would end up injured, it would be cruelty to animals

    Posted by Robert on 09 Aug 2019

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    Toni

    I can't even fathom why we would do this in Australia. And I have to ask if this is the sort of "Tourism" we want encourage in this country or any country for that matter. What kind of enjoyment could one possibly obtain from killing Native Wild Life? I for one have to say band this practice! And make public the names of individuals/ organisations making it available. DISGUSTING!!!

    Posted by Toni on 09 Aug 2019

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    scullyboy

    Would prefer to hunt the Chinese hunters

    Posted by scullyboy on 09 Aug 2019

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    Murray

    Should be protected where possible!!

    Posted by Murray on 09 Aug 2019

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    Tanya

    Rich chinese tourists, it shows you, if you have money, you can do anything even kill our wildlife. This is absolutely disgusting and should be stopped now. This country is going to hell, all people seem to want to do is kill things, shoot them and 1080 everything else. People need to start caring and lobby their politicians and protest. I think this country has killed enough.

    Posted by Tanya on 09 Aug 2019

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    summerdays

    Very sad. I love all animals so culling animals breajs my heart

    Posted by summerdays on 09 Aug 2019

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    AnnieB

    Of course it should be banned.

    Posted by AnnieB on 09 Aug 2019

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    Stevo

    OMG this is horrible.. Cull animals only when needed too. Who is encouraging them to take part needs to be an official Australian wildlife represent if not, why are they getting away with that...??? The people behind these terrible crimes should be dealt with severely

    Posted by Stevo on 09 Aug 2019

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    devil2

    Hunting wombats definetly should be banned

    Posted by devil2 on 09 Aug 2019

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    BPW

    Maybe if you called it a nicer name than "wombat", people might respect/like it more?

    Posted by BPW on 09 Aug 2019

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    primadonna

    BPW, unlikely. What about hunting lions just for trophies or photos with the killed animal. People have lost their plot

    Posted by primadonna on 11 Aug 2019

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    Maggie45

    Absolutely not and if that is one of the reasons they come here do not give them visas.

    Posted by Maggie45 on 09 Aug 2019

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    goosey

    No way should they be hunted

    Posted by goosey on 09 Aug 2019

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    Lazza37

    Killing combats should be banned

    Posted by Lazza37 on 09 Aug 2019

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    love hearts

    Yes it should not be allowed they have a right to live as the rest of us do.

    Posted by love hearts on 09 Aug 2019

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    taik

    Yes should not be allowed

    Posted by taik on 09 Aug 2019

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    dizee06

    what a horrible idea why should anybody be allow to hunt wombats' Fair enough when and where they need to be culled but this should only be done by professionals not some pretend hunter.

    Posted by dizee06 on 09 Aug 2019

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    masadonian

    ha ha ha

    Posted by masadonian on 09 Aug 2019

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    mickey59

    Yes it should be banned.

    Posted by mickey59 on 09 Aug 2019

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    Helen

    Yes it should be banned

    Posted by Helen on 09 Aug 2019

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    Edward

    There should be no hunting in Australia except for vermin

    Posted by Edward on 09 Aug 2019

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    Helen

    Yes that shouldn't be happening endangered species

    Posted by Helen on 09 Aug 2019

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    stormbringer1

    Absolutely appalling

    Posted by stormbringer1 on 09 Aug 2019

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    Jeff

    NOBODY should be hunting wombats let alone damned foreigners. Wombats are harmless and I would hunt anyone hurting them.

    Posted by Jeff on 09 Aug 2019

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    intrepidarts

    Seriously wtf why are we culling native species to the land - pathetic

    Posted by intrepidarts on 09 Aug 2019

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    Hieme

    It's OK, so long as it is monitored under very strict culling regulations: AND Very harsh penalties for defying the regulations. Even the Treaty for the Great Emu War has not been signed yet.

    Posted by Hieme on 09 Aug 2019

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    edward

    no they should not be culled

    Posted by edward on 09 Aug 2019

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    ALEXANDER

    OBORIGNALS ARE THE ONLY PEOPLE ALLOWED TO HUNT WOMBATS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    Posted by ALEXANDER on 09 Aug 2019

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    Mungril

    Wombats should not be hunted at all!

    Posted by Mungril on 09 Aug 2019

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    pammygirl

    I am horrified, go hunt something in your own country tourists. I am totally disgusted that something like this would be allowed! Who gave this sneaky approval, thankyou for informing us. Who can we write too???

    Posted by pammygirl on 09 Aug 2019

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    Tanya

    Leave our native animals alone - find something to hunt in your own backyard in your homeland if that what makes your world meaningful to you - disgusting respect of animals

    Posted by Tanya on 09 Aug 2019

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    Jenny

    How totally outrageous, Wombats are endangered in most parts of Australia and critically in some parts, To think someone would intentionally hurt one of our special and sacred animals is horrific to even think about. As it is far too many are hit by traffic unintentionally and are depleting their numbers drastically. Wombats are Australian icons.

    Posted by Jenny on 09 Aug 2019

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    poisonivy61

    Only problem areas

    Posted by poisonivy61 on 09 Aug 2019

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    Ian

    Yes what will be next

    Posted by Ian on 09 Aug 2019

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    kate

    All "Animal Hunting " should be illegal and incur hefty fines. Any " culling " of animals should remain in the hands of Professional Government " Doggers " Persons who dump unwanted animals should be named , shamed and heavily fined [ as their unwanted pets regularly become nasty wild animals after being dumped ]

    Posted by kate on 09 Aug 2019

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    Karin

    Definitley not. I see enough dead wombats as road kill near where I live. We are already losing koalas so our native animals should be left alone. Whoever came up with this idea should be ashamed.

    Posted by Karin on 09 Aug 2019

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    Krishaal

    Yes it should be banned

    Posted by Krishaal on 09 Aug 2019

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    Gus the Goof

    Why would you allow tourists, Chinese or any, to hunt our animals? Whoever came up with this idea, I bet he or she is not an Australian. Should be strung up.

    Posted by Gus the Goof on 08 Aug 2019

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    Caroline

    ABSOLUTELY OF COURSE IT SHOULD BE BANNED. + MADE CRIMINAL AS WELL.

    Posted by Caroline on 08 Aug 2019

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    Vicki

    Absolutely wombat hunting should be band only culled only if absolutely necessary in problem areas no question!!

    Posted by Vicki on 08 Aug 2019

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    Murray

    Save the wombats, shoot the Chinese (and whoever the idiot was that came up with this tourist idea) !!

    Posted by Murray on 08 Aug 2019

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    white bird

    I feel it should be banned,but I'm not a farmer.

    Posted by white bird on 08 Aug 2019

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    Stephanie

    No they are pest!

    Posted by Stephanie on 08 Aug 2019

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    Mackenzie

    Ah da of course it should what kind of absolutely stupid question even is that. Let's just kill everything on our earth until there's nothing left but us and then we'll be the only creatures on earth and then we'll die to well done to the humans you are so damn smart!

    Posted by Mackenzie on 08 Aug 2019

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    Brooka39

    Well I think it depends as to whether the species is over populating humans don't you? U have seen/heard the planet of the apes? And I'm not sure about Wombat but I know or kangaroos have over populating us yet we aren't allowed to just shoot any we see

    Posted by Brooka39 on 08 Aug 2019

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    primadonna

    Brooka39, the question here relates to the Chines tourist wombat hunting expeditions, just for thrills. It was revealed in the news last week

    Posted by primadonna on 11 Aug 2019

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    zoedog66

    Why don't they hunt kangaroos, which cause such major environmental and farming damage? I do NOT support the hunting of wombats. They are harmless, gentle creatures and the idea of hunting them is repellent. Please stop these atrocities NOW!

    Posted by zoedog66 on 08 Aug 2019

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    Brooka39

    Either way Australia looks terrible to the rest of the world! Fancy letting tourists hunt or native wildlife! Isn't this a party of what we stand for???!!

    Posted by Brooka39 on 08 Aug 2019

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    Katalin

    It seems China maybe advancing in technology but when it comes to acting in a civilized humane manner towards animals they are clueless.LEAVE OUR WOMBATS ALONE...

    Posted by Katalin on 08 Aug 2019

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    Ethel

    Hunting wombats or any wildlife animals should be controlled. Excessive hunting might diminished their species. We have to make regulations on these issues to help balance the environment.

    Posted by Ethel on 08 Aug 2019

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    Sotomanu

    Are you assuming that everyone follows the regulations?

    Posted by Sotomanu on 09 Aug 2019

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    Brooka39

    Yes but imagine how Australia appears in people's minds all over the world letting Chinese hunt or natives

    Posted by Brooka39 on 08 Aug 2019

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    Mumma Knows Best

    How would they like if we headed over to China to kill Pandas? So no to killing our wildlife.

    Posted by Mumma Knows Best on 08 Aug 2019

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    Helly

    Definitely NO, we should NOT kill any wildlife. It should ALL be Banned.

    Posted by Helly on 08 Aug 2019

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    Belle

    Yes without a doubt. How can we let tourists hunt and kill our native animals.. Aussies should not be considering it either. It’s ludicrous. This must stop now !!

    Posted by Belle on 08 Aug 2019

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    Bernie

    Nobody should be allowed to hunt or harm in any way any of our fauna. If there is a problem it should left to the proper authorities to deal with.

    Posted by Bernie on 08 Aug 2019

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    Neelam

    Hunting wombats should be banned

    Posted by Neelam on 08 Aug 2019

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    Suresh Kumar

    I feel any sort of hunting is bizare and uncultured.

    Posted by Suresh Kumar on 08 Aug 2019

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    Kathleen

    Wombats should never be legally hunted as a sport, nor should they be culled unless they have a disease. This beautiful animal is one of Australia’s Native animals so leave them alone so everyone can enjoy them for generations to come. The Chinese should be told animals in this country are not for hunting.

    Posted by Kathleen on 08 Aug 2019

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    MsZing

    how can they get away with it

    Posted by MsZing on 08 Aug 2019

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    Jeffrey

    Culled only

    Posted by Jeffrey on 08 Aug 2019

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    Zoec

    How on earth can this be permitted? This is a no-brainer. It should be banned and anyone who promotes it thrown into jail.

    Posted by Zoec on 08 Aug 2019

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    Bob

    Should never happen as they are harmless animal and if there are concerns with over population (I've never seen a stray one) then just move on, just like koalas which are becoming as scarce as hen's teeth. The Chinese just cull anything they can and then move on to other resources once extinct. In a nutshell, just leave them alone and to their own survival.

    Posted by Bob on 08 Aug 2019

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    gearloose

    Try shooting pandas and see how that turns out

    Posted by gearloose on 08 Aug 2019

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    Mohan

    None of our Australian wildlife should be hunted.Parts and wildlife look after anything that needs to be done.

    Posted by Mohan on 08 Aug 2019

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    Albert

    I believe they should be left alone and those who say no be hunted.

    Posted by Albert on 08 Aug 2019

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    Marylin

    Absolutely!

    Posted by Marylin on 08 Aug 2019

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    Dallas2255

    Absolutely. And arrest anyone who has anything to do with it. Or deport them for ever.

    Posted by Dallas2255 on 08 Aug 2019

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    Jennifer

    Definitely! Respect life!

    Posted by Jennifer on 08 Aug 2019

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    Jeffrey

    Why would u anyway besides being cruel there's no challenge sad sad sad

    Posted by Jeffrey on 08 Aug 2019

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    Kerry

    Disgusting!! should Not be allowed

    Posted by Kerry on 08 Aug 2019

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    Nommy

    Punish the Chinese tourists for taking part in hunting our wildlife. Put a stop to this barbaric behaviour. Ban the hunting!!!

    Posted by Nommy on 08 Aug 2019

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    Cap`n Roodog

    I did'nt know that it was legally sanctioned in Australia,and if it is then i feel physically sick!! I know of farmers that have been killing them illegally for years by poisoning,shooting and filling in their burrows in effect suffocating them to death with the tacit approval of authorities,and along with other forms of animal cruelty,i often find myself ashamed to be a part of the human race - the so called "intelligent species" inhabiting this planet!

    Posted by Cap`n Roodog on 08 Aug 2019

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    Jacqueline

    No I don't like the idea of a tourism niche of hunting any wildlife ... only liscensed controlled culling should be allowed ..

    Posted by Jacqueline on 08 Aug 2019

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    ibby

    Under no circumstances, only should be done by the appropriate authorities

    Posted by ibby on 08 Aug 2019

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    Caroline

    They should not be allowed to

    Posted by Caroline on 08 Aug 2019

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    Maureen

    Wombat hunting i thought "what the " of course it should be banned

    Posted by Maureen on 08 Aug 2019

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    Sugar Ray

    I agree with Groove 45, why is it allowed??? Wombats make the cutest pets if you have a large block of land and don't mind falling down holes, but that is no reason to kill them. Yes, BAN all shooting of wombats. If you want to shoot something, go to Queensland and shoot feral pigs, the Queenslanders will be grateful for all the help they can get with that pest!

    Posted by Sugar Ray on 08 Aug 2019

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    Groove45

    My question is why is Wombat shooting allowed at all? I guess if there was a population explosion in places then culling by official people who do this sort of thing is ok.

    Posted by Groove45 on 08 Aug 2019

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    rose. and petal

    yes are people made killing our wombats, aren't they happy enough about killing roos and pandas now the idiots are killing more of our beautiful animals , if they want to kill go to america they kill anything on 2 or 4 legs

    Posted by rose. and petal on 08 Aug 2019

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    Captain Slog

    YES! WHY are these evil people "hunting" Wombats in the first place? If anything, THEY should be hunted down like the scum they are!

    Posted by Captain Slog on 08 Aug 2019

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    Nicolara

    Yes it should be banned. What on earth can a wombat do that is unpopular?

    Posted by Nicolara on 08 Aug 2019

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    chocogirl21

    Should be banned, why would anyone want to hunt these native animals.

    Posted by chocogirl21 on 08 Aug 2019

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    Kia

    Should absolutely be banned. How disgusting. There should be heavy penalties for those caught doing it.

    Posted by Kia on 08 Aug 2019

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    wendles

    Hunting for wombats is sick and so is duck hunting in Australia. Fox hunting was very cruel and that was banned in England, thank goodness. The poor innocent fox had not only all the hounds after it but the hunters as well. Why do we have to kill animals for sport. Wombats are sweet, I had a little one years ago follow my shadow so cute and innocent. What messages are we sending if we allow these cruel hunting animals for sport in Australia, it's bad enough what they do in America etc. They'll end up wanting to hunt more that just wombats.

    Posted by wendles on 08 Aug 2019

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    kevinthomson

    absolutely. What purpose is there in hunting wombats

    Posted by kevinthomson on 08 Aug 2019

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    John

    Should be banned I cant imagine why anyone would want to kill a wombat.

    Posted by John on 08 Aug 2019

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    housey

    Definitely should be banned as well as any other animal hunting, it’s barbaric!

    Posted by housey on 08 Aug 2019

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    sucker

    Wombat hunting should, without a shadow of a doubt, be banned and those caught in contravention, should face heavy penalties. Culling in problem areas, by appropriate authorities only, should continue as at present.

    Posted by sucker on 08 Aug 2019

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    Nowis

    I do not agree with this. Wombat slaughter is not a sport. They are slow, relatively large and generally not a pest. In some places they can be a pest though and can be reasonably culled by people who know what they are doing. If people want to start up sports hunting how about deer? Or wild pigs, of ferel cats ? Something that has a useful outcome.

    Posted by Nowis on 08 Aug 2019

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    Monna

    I am completely against this, and feel there should be massive fines for this. I also suggest that on information provided when entering through Customs that this be part of conditions of entry

    Posted by Monna on 08 Aug 2019

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    HENNA

    The thought of this is absolutely disgusting. I know a property that has wombats everywhere. The only time they should be touched is if they are sick and this should be done by a professional. Whoever came up with this needs to learn about the protection of wildlife.

    Posted by HENNA on 08 Aug 2019

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    storky1234

    I thought they were a protected animal if not they should be.

    Posted by storky1234 on 08 Aug 2019

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    Mistress Willow

    Of course it should be totally banned

    Posted by Mistress Willow on 08 Aug 2019

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    Fudgybudge

    What kind of person finds it pleasurable to kill a small, vulnerable creature ? Of course it should be banned! The narcissistic personality disordered individuals involved in this should be jailed.

    Posted by Fudgybudge on 08 Aug 2019

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    John

    Definitely YES with strong penalties for law breakers.

    Posted by John on 08 Aug 2019

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    parrapeter

    Yes, it should be

    Posted by parrapeter on 08 Aug 2019

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    Ulysses

    Yes, especially by tourists.

    Posted by Ulysses on 07 Aug 2019

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    Geoff

    Should be banned

    Posted by Geoff on 07 Aug 2019

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    Cherie

    Ah wtf? I can't believe we have to ask this question! YES YES YES and also YES it should be banned

    Posted by Cherie on 07 Aug 2019

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    dreawelsh

    Absolutely, we have enough extinct animals as there is Find something else to do

    Posted by dreawelsh on 07 Aug 2019

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    Colin.j

    Yes, the Chinese can go hunt their own wildlife.

    Posted by Colin.j on 07 Aug 2019

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    nickname2013

    Absolutely this practice should be banned. I am horrified this is even happening. Given the wombats natural speed they are easy targets for tourists. Honestly do the organizers and those taking part have no shame.

    Posted by nickname2013 on 07 Aug 2019

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    Robert

    You would have to be a sick moron to want to go wombat hunting. Yes I can understand cockies needing to cull them because of the damage they can do but that isn't hunting.

    Posted by Robert on 07 Aug 2019

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    Pedro24

    It certainly should. I for one did not know that this barbaric practice existed.

    Posted by Pedro24 on 07 Aug 2019

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    dadh01

    Only if we need culling but I think this should be done by professionals as we do not want animals to suffer if wounded and not put out of their pain. Wombats are like shooting a still target pretty gutless to shoot a defences slow moving animal .

    Posted by dadh01 on 07 Aug 2019

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    Colin.j

    Yes. Unless overpopulated, and then not for sport.

    Posted by Colin.j on 07 Aug 2019

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    coaster

    Not really a challenge to hunt a Wombat as they are rather slow moving.

    Posted by coaster on 07 Aug 2019

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    coaster

    NO and NO. Leave the animals alone or move them to an area where they would not be a problem. Why do our animals have to be culled like this and to have an organised hunt is disgusting.

    Posted by coaster on 07 Aug 2019

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    David

    The animals should only be huntes in problem areas, better idea is for hunting of the Chinese tourists, much better sport!

    Posted by David on 07 Aug 2019

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    Dennis

    no animal should be subjected to hunting whether they be wombats or bats.no wonder so many animals are becoming extinct.what gives us the right to do this. next we will be hunting ourselves!

    Posted by Dennis on 07 Aug 2019

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    Vallie

    Yes it should, its barbarac

    Posted by Vallie on 07 Aug 2019

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    Kelly

    Yes it should be banned and if there is a nuisance they should be removed

    Posted by Kelly on 07 Aug 2019

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    Petrus

    Aboriginal peoples eat them in South Australia so that's OK , kangaroo tastes bloody good too. However to just hunt to kill and not use the meat is wasteful.

    Posted by Petrus on 07 Aug 2019

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    Fiona

    It's a disgraceful act that should be banned. They are a native species and should be protected

    Posted by Fiona on 07 Aug 2019

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    MARTY

    THE HUNTING OF WOMBATS AND ALL NATIVE ANIMALS SHOULD BE BANNED EXCEPT IF ORGANISED CULLING BE NECESSARY TO REDUCE PLAGUE PROPORTIONS

    Posted by MARTY on 07 Aug 2019

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    ayjaygold

    Awww, this made me feel so sad. I adore wombats. I had the privilege of holding a little Tasmanian one at a zoo some years ago and what a darling little animals he was. I can't imagine why people would want to hunt ANY animal. I think it's cruel and disgusting.

    Posted by ayjaygold on 07 Aug 2019

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    judyw

    yes plus any other act of cruelty towards any of our wildlife should be punishable by a jail term

    Posted by judyw on 07 Aug 2019

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    A48

    Shoot the shooter and the company proprietors. Cruel bastards. Life is precious to al

    Posted by A48 on 07 Aug 2019

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    Heather

    Our wildlife is struggling to survive against human impact as it is without sick demented humans wanting to kill them for so called fun. Shame on our governments for not enforcing our wildlife protection laws.

    Posted by Heather on 07 Aug 2019

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    Ca_ra

    No!! No!! No!! Absolutely Not!!

    Posted by Ca_ra on 07 Aug 2019

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    arlie

    At no stage should we allow tourists to hunt our fauna.

    Posted by arlie on 06 Aug 2019

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    Poppynz

    How about the people behind this give up your pets for Chinese tourists to hunt. See how you like that? Leave our precious animals alone, many are on the verge of extinction from global abuse.

    Posted by Poppynz on 06 Aug 2019

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    Andrea

    let them go hunt in their own country and leave our beautiful animals alone.

    Posted by Andrea on 06 Aug 2019

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    Stephney

    Opportunistic catering to tourists. Barbaric behaviour.

    Posted by Stephney on 06 Aug 2019

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    wayned

    If these tourist want to hunt animals let them do it to their own in their own country.

    Posted by wayned on 06 Aug 2019

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    alderwick

    i lived on property never ever had problems with wombats this is the first time ive heard of any wombats been culled no they shouldn,t be culled why are humans so cruel that they have to kill another living species what do the wombats do that cause problems im not aware of any issues as far as chinese coming hear to kill our wildlife is disgraceful how are they getting away with this these are our animals chinese have no respect for anything let alone any animal they don,t care

    Posted by alderwick on 06 Aug 2019

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    Marn✌️

    Yes definitely

    Posted by Marn✌️ on 06 Aug 2019

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    Diamond001

    Definitely should be banned. Humans destroy everything

    Posted by Diamond001 on 06 Aug 2019

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    omm

    so true , we are our own worst enemy

    Posted by omm on 06 Aug 2019

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    Dawn

    Hunting wombats? That's hardly sporting!

    Posted by Dawn on 06 Aug 2019

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    Jacqueline

    Definitely!

    Posted by Jacqueline on 06 Aug 2019

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    Kathleen

    Should be banned

    Posted by Kathleen on 06 Aug 2019

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    Julie

    Yes, humans are so greedy and selfish. It has babies and loves them

    Posted by Julie on 06 Aug 2019

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    SANDRA

    Just leave the wildlife alone, people have overrun too much of the world

    Posted by SANDRA on 06 Aug 2019

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    Yvonne

    Ban killing them

    Posted by Yvonne on 06 Aug 2019

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    Sotomanu

    Certain people have absolutely NO respect for any laws. Banning killing them isn't going to stop those people, especially if someone else is making money out of it.

    Posted by Sotomanu on 07 Aug 2019

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    Sotomanu

    Your name is familiar to me!!

    Posted by Sotomanu on 07 Aug 2019

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    Melissa

    Bliss the only reason to kill any animal is for food for many

    Posted by Melissa on 06 Aug 2019

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    radical10

    bring it on. Their numbers are out of control.

    Posted by radical10 on 06 Aug 2019

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    radical10

    kill them all

    Posted by radical10 on 06 Aug 2019

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    Inessa

    That’s disgusting!Hunting wombats should be banned without questions!

    Posted by Inessa on 06 Aug 2019

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    moonshine086

    All hunting of wildlife should be banned. We have unique species here and if obliterated, they cannot be brought back.

    Posted by moonshine086 on 06 Aug 2019

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