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#1 User is offline   Roderick 

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

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Greens label Katter's bat call 'reckless and irresponsible'
14th Mar 2013 6:00 pm.
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BOB Katter's call for Queensland to remove protections for the state's flying foxes has drawn the ire of the Greens.

[Katter said]. . . . there would be "legal consequences" if the Queensland Government failed change the law to allow people to remove bats from their property.

His fears centred on the health risks posed by bats, including hendra virus and lyssavirus.

But Adam Stone, the Greens' lead Senate candidate in Queensland, said Mr Katter was being "reckless and irresponsible".

He said educating the community and investing money in research and development for treatments were better ways of dealing with the risks of disease contraction.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:45 PM

View PostRoderick, on 15 March 2013 - 01:05 PM, said:



Did you read the first comment, Rod?

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When is Katter going to actually read something to educate himself. As a veterinarian, I can tell you Hendravirus has NEVER been able to be transmitted to horses from bats directly, no one has contracted Hendravirus from a bat, and Lyssavirus has only occured once in the last 16yrs. Many more people have died from guns? is he going to ban those? For God sake, Katter's minders should get him to read something before he flaps his gums!


Just sayin'....at the risk of opening up another gunfight, like. E)
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:49 PM

He's pretty spot on re the threat of lyssavirus though.

I went to Charters a couple of years ago and the stench was unbearable too. And the sheer numbers made me doubt the endangered claims.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:40 PM

View PostHDMC, on 15 March 2013 - 03:45 PM, said:

Did you read the first comment, Rod?



Just sayin'....at the risk of opening up another gunfight, like. E)

Yes, I read all the comments and he's probably right but then again if it wasn't for the bats then the virus would not be indirectly transmitted.
I've been in parts of Queensland too where bats are a problem and, well, phew!!!
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Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:07 PM

Katter is now threatening legal action if anyone else dies from lyssavirus.



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"Premier [Campbell Newman] stood in the park in Charters Towers and said when elected, 'I will remove these bats'," he said.

"Well mate, you're mostly through your second year now in office and there hasn't been a single bat moved, nor am I aware of a single action taken to remove a single bat."


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:25 PM

View PostRoderick, on 15 March 2013 - 04:40 PM, said:

I've been in parts of Queensland too where bats are a problem and, well, phew!!!

A lot of wild animals probably think the same about humans. :)
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Posted 09 June 2013 - 01:37 AM

View PostBam, on 08 June 2013 - 01:25 PM, said:

A lot of wild animals probably think the same about humans. :)


:( Like I care?
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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:56 AM

View PostBam, on 08 June 2013 - 01:25 PM, said:

A lot of wild animals probably think the same about humans. :)

Certainly not bats :lol:

Foxes also like humans otherwise they wouldn't be increasing in and around our cities.
Sydney is probably the only city in the world that has a group of people dedicated to protecting and finding homes for feral foxes.

In other parts of the world there would seem to be no problem with the smell of humans as North Americans have a problem with bears and other animals and in our own Northern Territory camels are making it unsafe in some communities by their presence.

Crocodiles also like humans.
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