Monday, December 20, 2010
Animal Welfare changes to protect Turtles, Dugongs
The practice of hunting dugongs and turtles then prolonging their death, such as by cutting off their fins or leaving them on their back in a boat is currently legal (for aboriginals only) due to a loophole in animal welfare legislation. Queenslanders are sick of animal cruelty being condoned under the guise of traditional hunting: the state opposition is taking action to change this.
Next please: shark finning: sharks are caught, their fins removed, then thrown back into the water to eventually drown.