DOC (the New Zealand Department of Conservation) is going to make guided helicopter hunting a legal activity on public lands come September. The writing is on the wall 3 operators have already been granted an interim decision to carry out this activity until heli-hunting permits become available in September.
The petition below may achieve nothing, but at least in 5 years time when our public land tahr and chamois herds have no trophy animals left and our pristine and peaceful backcountry is jammed full of helicopters you will be able to say I tried to stop this!
Please take 1 minute of your time click on the link below and sign this petition, it is simple and easy.
Online petition - Stop guided helicopter-hunting in New Zealand
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Please forward this link to everyone on your mailing list. This petition has only been up 24 hrs and already we have 305 signatures, please do your bit to help this snowball.
Regards and thankyou