South Western Times

Corellas are a threat to our local species

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If the birds that Gilbert Rowan-Robinson enjoys seeing around Bunbury are the Eastern States’ corellas (Nice to see the birds, let’s just leave them alone, Times, April 1), then the Bunbury City Council should be encouraged to “murder” a large number again.

The corellas are feral and pose a serious risk to South West agricultur­e, while threatenin­g the survival of several species of our own unique native birds. They should be culled humanely, of course, but, if we genuinely wish to protect the South West’s biodiversi­ty, then sadly we have to take the difficult but necessary decision to reduce the numbers of these invasive pests.

Bernie Masters, Capel

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