The beautiful wetlands of Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania should be safe havens for wildlife; instead every year in Autumn and early Winter they become killing fields.
This never-before-seen footage was captured on the first weekend of Victoria's 2013 duck shooting season. For the first time, the public has the opportunity to see the true impact this 'sport' has on individual birds.
Like the first duck in this footage, an estimated one out of every four birds who are shot are never collected by a shooter. Instead they are left behind, injured, to suffer and even die from broken bones, damaged organs, and internal bleeding.
Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia have already banned duck shooting due to the extreme suffering caused to birds. Please help us protect our native birds from needlessly suffering by sending a strong message to the Governments of Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, urging them to ban duck hunting.