ATCW permits: cruel, unscrupulous, unscientific

ATCW permits: cruel, unscrupulous, unscientific

The Authority to Control Wildlife (ATCW) permit system is broken.

The recently released 2020 data shows permits were given to kill:

  • 66,649 eastern grey kangaroos
  • 1478 common wombats
  • 624 emus

And that is barely touching the surface. Many thousands more kangaroos, wallabies and other native animals were massacred under this tick-and-flick licensing system.

The Authority to Control Wildlife (ATCW) permit system is broken.

The recently released 2020 data shows permits were given to kill:

  • 66,649 eastern grey kangaroos
  • 1478 common wombats
  • 624 emus

And that is barely touching the surface. Many thousands more kangaroos, wallabies and other native animals were massacred under this tick-and-flick licensing system.

SIGN: Scrap cruel ATCW permit system

Our native animals are being indiscriminately killed through an outdated and unscientific permit system.

Sign to call on the Minister for Environment to ensure a critical and detailed review of the Authority to Control Wildlife program. 

Dear Lily D'Ambrosio - Minister for Environment,

We, the undersigned, have serious concerns about the current Authority to Control Wildlife (ATCW) system.

The 2020 data shows that thousands of native animals were killed under these permits and it can't go on any longer.

It is time for Victoria to review and replace this system with a non-lethal alternative.