Distraught carer fears for rescued wombats after release

After six years raising orphaned and sick wombats, a Victorian woman was devastated to learn a “legal loophole” is allowing the animals she lovingly releases back into the wild to be shot. Evan Quartermain from Humane Society International told Yahoo News Australia that Authority to Control Wildlife orders allowed for 3,830 Victorian common wombats to be killed in 2018, but the number of animals shot in the 193 unregulated parishes is unknown. In Victorian parliament, state member for Prahran Sam Hibbins called on the Victorian environment minister Lily D'Ambrosio to take immediate action to limit the killing of wombats.