The wa­ter­proof fur of the koala be­came a valu­able ex­port com­mod­ity and our harm­less na­tional icon was hunted al­most to ex­tinc­tion

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

WHAT is it about hu­mans that makes us the most de­struc­tive and dan­ger­ous of all crea­tures on Earth? In Septem­ber, a New Zealand man was jailed for 14 days and fined $2500 for poi­son­ing 406 wedge-tailed ea­gles – re­peat, 406 – at three re­mote prop­er­ties in Vic­to­ria’s east.

That wan­ton slaugh­ter of wildlife made me think about other ways we have treated Aus­tralia’s na­tive fauna over the years, with

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