Media Mileage From Big Boar Competition 2014.
Newspaper and Radio Interviews.
Hear are just some of the articles from our local Newspaper and ABC radio we also made Channel & Brisbane and other radio interviews were broadcasted. Gympie Times said, that when the issue was put onto its website it had the most comments on any subject and 97 % were in favour of “The Queensland Big Boar Hunting Championships” even the Noosa Greens candidate supported recreational hunting as the most humane method of disposing of these Feral pests.
and an old Editorial showing the necessity for the hunt in Gympie.
RSPCA Lost There Way and Associate themselves with the Cretins that Stole our Banner.
I believe that, The Queensland Big Boar Hunting Competition 2014, delivered a massive increase in public standing within the normal community. Yes, I know we could not convert the idiots, who would never allow reality, facts and figures to affect their single minded dogma, but at last pig hunters are being recognised as volunteers, effectively carrying out a public service.
Contrary to the statements of the RSPCA CEO Mr Mark Townend,”He says the competition is a blood sport that attracts beer-swilling ‘yobbos’, and goes as far as to support a ban on amateur hunting”.
These people pictured below are Not “Beer Swilling Red Neck Hicks”, one of them has not had an alcoholic drink since 1974, some of these people are managing directors of companies, dentists, journalist and at least one doctor. Of course, as the event was to raise money for the ‘Wandering Warriors’ Veterans of Australia’s Armed Forces namely the SAS Association (Queensland) some of them we should properly address them as ‘Hero’s’.
Farmers, Boilermakers, Shopkeepers, all got together to achieve something that was an all round good thing for all concerned, except the feral pigs.
Beneficiaries, were the competitors who received great prizes, over $20,000. worth, agriculture land holders who had 329 pigs removed from the breeding cycle, and the Wandering Warriors who are a 100 % voluntary organisation that raises money for Veterans and their families. Over $27000 was raised from all aspects of the event and distributed to the beneficiaries. No grants, no assistance from government, pure voluntary effort pays off.
In fact, the State Government with the assistance of our Local Government opposed our fund raising by 1080 baiting all the surrounding public land and with mis information meetings encouraged local land owners to 10 bait their own property. This connivance was planned to put off pig dog hunting in the local publicly owned forests and plantations which we could have told them was a waste of money and effort anyway as this 3 day hunt had to be on land where the competitors had written permission. The other part of their plan was to poison as many pigs as possible to reduce the numbers that our recreational hunters could hand over for the scrap meat market, denying 10 cents a kilogram from the Wandering Warriors.
Petty, but it did not work, 329 pigs bit the dust and our only real enemy was the heat, during the last few days the local weather conditions built up in the 40 degree bracket. So many of the pigs that were killed went off before they could get to our refrigerated 20 foot container kindly supplied by Ross Hopper Container Hire.
In the above photos can anyone see any Beer Swilling Red Necks, I never saw a bottle of it all day. We had two dedicated photographers for the Weigh In, who kindly donated their photos and skills free of charge Jason Harelle and Jim Sweeny. Jim Sweeny made a nice comment on Facebook.
“What A Great Day , Ossie Familys Enjoyed, The Best Event I Have Ever Been To, The First Time I Saw Wild Pigs, They Reminded Me Of Oversized Rats With Their Black Hair , Certainly Not The Domestic Breed, The Hunters Were Good Young Knock About Aussies Risking Their Lives To Rid The Land Of Vermin, I Am Very Impressed With The Hunters Who Are Australias ‘Salt Of The Earth’, I Will Be At Next Year Event, As This Is Too Good To Miss”.
Do they look like they were having fun?