An Albury sporting club's shooting of cockatoos has been raised in NSW Parliament, with the government urged to stop such events.
Animal Justice Party MLC Emma Hurst moved a notice of motion Wednesday morning that described residents' distress an Albury golf course was legally allowed to shoot the birds.
Her notice wanted the government to put a moratorium on licences to harm protected native animals.
Ms Hurst confirmed later to The Border Mail she was referring to Commercial Golf Club, having learned of the situation during a visit to Albury earlier this month.
"We want to ensure that another incident like this doesn't occur in another community around NSW," she said.
"We need to be doing everything we can to protect whatever native animals we've got left after this bushfire season."
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Commercial Club Albury general manager Jeff Duck told The Border Mail the club had the right permissions.
"The Commercial Club received authority from the NSW government Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and NSW Police to manage the wildlife on the golf course," he wrote in an email yesterday.
Ms Hurst said community members had found cockatoos shot and left to die. She believed the club was permitted to kill up to 150 birds.
"We're disgusted that the government is allowing licence to harm native permits, especially given the devastation of the bushfires," she said.
Her notice aimed to send a strong message to Commercial Golf Club.
"If they really are a responsible business, then they need to listen to the community and they need to understand why the community has been so outraged by their actions," she said.