Yes, unfortunately, but the number of permits given out to farmers reduced to three last year on the back of the ‘No Cull’ campaign run by Wombat Warriors–however, that equates to 150 wombats that could be shot, and we don’t want to lose any more healthy ones when there are so many with mange. Shooting wombats unnecessarily only jeopardises the long term future of the wombat species in Tasmania.

The precautionary principle must be enacted to ensure wombats do not become a threatened species.