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Night falls heavily in Sydney these days

Posted by on Jun 10, 2012

Night falls heavily in Sydney these days

Two years ago I began investigating flying foxes and the people who rescue, foster, and rehabilitate them, and serve as their advocates. I didn’t (or couldn’t) imagine that Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens’ proposal to expel the flying foxes would be given ministerial approval. However, the programme of intense harassment, designed to protect heritage trees in which flying foxes were camping by forcing the animals out, was approved. Animal ethics protocols were established, and a costly program of monitoring was implemented. Co-existence didn’t seem to be a scenario the Garden was...

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