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 'control':

  • 57 common long-necked turtles, part of the world’s most endangered vertebrate taxa.
  • 11,000 grey headed flying foxes, our native pollinators.
  • 1500 bare-nosed wombats were killed, our 'eco-system engineers'.

And that is barely touching on 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 'control':

  • 57 common long-necked turtles, part of the world’s most endangered vertebrate taxa.
  • 11,000 grey headed flying foxes, our native pollinators.
  • 1500 bare-nosed wombats were killed, our 'eco-system engineers'.

And that is barely touching on 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Our native animals are being indiscriminately killed through an outdated and unscientific permit system.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 - many of which are considered vulnerable or endangered.

This can't go on any longer.

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