Hunters all over new Zealand feel like they under an intense attack from the Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage who has
let her personal hatred of wild animals cloud her judgement.
"This mass killing of up to 25,000 Himalayan Tahr is unprecedented in this country and about one million kilos of meat
will be left to rot on the mountains of New Zealand. The stench and pollution of headwater streams will be on the
Minister’s head. This is our food basket on which many families rely on." says Alan Simmons President of The NZ Outdoors
" Recreational hunting groups and Hunting guides have already made it clear that a cull of even 10,000 would seriously
impinge on the future of their hunting opportunities – The Minister’s response was to direct DoC to shoot 20,000
including nannies and kids on top of the 5000 already shot."
He continued “ With Trout fishing and deer numbers under attack hunters and Fisherman need to stand up and show Eugenie
Sage she can't bring her past prejudices to the job of conservation Minister. It’s about time the Game Animal Council
was refreshed with elected representatives and given the role of long-term game animal management. This is the only way
that conservation, recreation and commercial interest can be satisfied.”