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Mitchell Shire Council

I write to implore the Mitchell Shire Council not to approve an application by the Greenvale Field and Game Inc. to extend their hours of operation, significantly increase their number of shooting days and increase their number of shooters on site.

Approving this permit would impact on a facility loved and visited by many people from around Australia and internationally each year--Edgar's Mission. As a result of the work of Founder Pam Ahern being featured regularly on television programs and in Victorian newspapers--visitors have flocked to Edgar's Mission to witness and experience the peace and tranquillity that rescued animals now enjoy.

Edgar's Mission has become one of the great visitor attractions in the Mitchell Shire Council. It seems inconceivable that the council would approve a permit that would affect the enjoyment of visitors to the shire, whilst also impacting on the lives and well-being of animals at Edgar's Mission.

I appeal to you to not approve this application from Greenvale Field and Game Inc. It will inevitably reduce the visitors to Mitchell Shire and the support they bring to local businesses--whilst also impacting upon the operations of a facility whose operations and mission inspire visitors from around Australia and bring positive focus onto the Mitchell Shire.


Jessy Svetanoska

This petition closed over 3 years ago

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Hello everyone, this is NOT a petition as such, it's an email letter that you sign and send...easy!
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Cr Sue...

Hello everyone, this is NOT a petition as such, it's an email letter that you sign and send...easy!
This email letter will be sent automatically to the following people.
Cr Sue Marstaeller, Mayor
Cr Kevin Mulroney
Cr Trevor Tobias
Cr Des Callaghan
Cr Ross Lee
Cr Kelley Stewart
Cr Graeme Coppel
Cr William Melbourne
Cr Robert Parker
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Shooters Threaten Peace at Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary
As many of you are aware, Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary at Willowmavin is a unique place of respite and peace for rescued farm animals. Each year thousands of people from around Australia visit Edgar's Mission and inevitably leave inspired by its message of kindness and the unforgettable experiences that they have interacting with farm animals.
Currently the serenity of their location is under threat by an application by the local Greenvale Field and Game Inc (a shooters club) to the Mitchell Shire Council to extend the number of days each year that they can operate and the number of shooters who can participate. If this is approved, the animals and visitors to Edgar's Mission will no longer experience its peace and tranquillity, instead they will be hearing the sound of gunshots.
The presence of Edgar's Mission in the Mitchell Shire has brought positive public focus on the area, with Founder Pam Ahern's inspirational work and the beautiful animals there regularly featuring on Australian television and in newspapers in Victoria. It has also brought scores of visitors to the council area who will have contributed financially to local businesses--all of which are key points that the council should be considering even if they are not personally engaged or supportive of the goal of Edgar's Mission.
Please help us to bring these issues to the attention of Mitchell Shire's Councillors so that they will recognise that a decision by the Council to permit increased shooting and shooters will impact negatively on the local shire as well as visitors to the area and on Edgar's Mission.

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