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Keeping Native Mammals In New South Wales

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Don't you find it funny that In NSW you can keep the worlds most venomous land snakes but you cant keep a simple Sugar Glider. NSW does however let you keep 2 native mammals. (Notomys alexis Spinifex Hopping-Mouse)(Pseudomys australis Plains Rat)These two species are considered advanced species and are on advanced licenses (Class 2) in other states which allow you to keep native animals. So If NSW allows you to keep 2 of the hardest mammals to keep and breed then why aren't they letting you keep relatively easy species such as (Fat-tailed Dunnart Sminthopsis crassicaudata) and (Mitchell's Hopping-mouse Notomys mitchelli) All in all Native Australian Mammals are relatively easy to keep. To the enthusiastic keeper that wants to meet the animals needs most species of mammals are easily maintainable. When signing this petition you are agreeing that people in NSW should be able to obtain a license from the DECC that allows you to Keep the following Mammals on a basic lisence:Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula Common Ringtail Possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus Common Wombat Vombatus ursinus Fat-tailed Dunnart Sminthopsis crassicaudata Kowari Dasyuroides byrnei Mitchell's Hopping-mouse Notomys mitchelli Red-legged Pademelon Thylogale stigmatica Red-necked Pademelon Thylogale thetis Red-necked Wallaby Macropus rufogriseus Rufous Bettong Aepyprymnus rufescens Sugar Glider Petaurus breviceps Swamp Wallaby Wallabia bicolor Tammar Wallaby Macropus eugenii Tasmanian Bettong Bettongia gaimardi Tasmanian Pademelon Thylogale billardierii As well as these species on an Advanced license: Brush-tailed Bettong Bettongia pencillata Common Wallaroo (Euro) Macropus robustus Eastern Grey Kangaroo Macropus giganteus Kangaroo Island Kangaroo Macropus fuliginosus fuliginosus Red Kangaroo Macropus rufus Western Grey Kangaroo Macropus fuliginosus These animals can Be kept in Vic, SA and the NT. In signing this petition you are ensuring that these native mammals will be able to be breed so if wild populations ever dwindle they will be able to be replaced.

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