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Aust claims highest std of animal welfare: yet permits jaw traps on animals
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 09:40:29 AM »
Trap jaw fear for native animals

By Kath Sullivan

Tuesday, 03/01/2012

The amount of wildlife being illegally caught, injured or killed in steel jaw rabbit traps is increasing.

The Department of Sustainability and Environment has reported three confirmed trappings from last year.

Wildlife Officer Peter Simpson says a wedge-tailed eagle was killed and and two koalas have been hurt.

"The koala was up a tree and the rabbit trap was attached to the koala's foot so it's obviously caused a lot of tissue damage and some deep cuts to the actual koala's foot." he said.

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201201/s3401199.htm