Matthew Denholm Australian

The evidence of both scientists may be used by animal welfare advocates to obtain a court injunction to halt this year’s cull. Ian Langstaff, then-Tasmanian government wildlife biologist, and volunteer veterinary pathologist David Obendorf examined animals the day after a night cull on Maria in 2006. Dr Langstaff, now a senior scientist with a national animal health body, wrote a two-page letter to departmental management warning that cull methods breached state and national guidelines and the Tasmanian Animal Welfare Act. Read more here