GALAXY POLL SHOWS AUSTRALIANS WANT AN END TO INDIGENOUS HUNTING OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS

PRESS RELEASE AUSTRALIANS FOR ANIMALS INC.  GALAXY POLL DEMONSTRATES NINE IN TEN AUSTRALIANS WANT THE NATIVE TITLE ACT CHANGED TO PROHIBIT THE HUNTING OF THREATENED AND ENDANGERED ANIMALS  Australians for Animals Inc. commissioned a Galaxy Poll to establish how Australians feel about indigenous hunters being allowed to kill threatened and endangered animals.   The results demonstrate resounding support for changes in the Native Title Act to prevent the hunting of threatened and endangered species The questions are as follows:- QUESTION 1. … More…

HUMPBACK WHALE SNARED IN SHARK NETS FREED

Whale snared in Qld nets freed From: AAP July 26, 2013 12:58PM Rescuers are working to cut away nets wrapped around the fin and tail of a humpback whale off Noosa. Source: AAP RESCUERS have successfully freed a humpback whale caught in shark nets off Noosa in southeast Queensland. The net was wrapped around its pectoral fin and tail. A rescue team from Queensland’s Boating and Fisheries Patrol managed to cut the nine metre long mammal free. Queensland Shark Control … More…

DUGONG NUMBERS IN DRASTIC DECLINE

Conservationist demands end to dugong hunt as numbers plummet Brian Williams ENVIRONMENT REPORTER The Courier-Mail July 19, 2013 12:00AM A CONSERVATIONIST has called for an end to all indigenous hunting of dugongs until the species recovers as numbers dwindle dramatically. There are fears that the marine mammal population is in free fall as flood damage to their habitat has push them to the brink. Australians for Animals spokeswoman Sue Arnold said the federal and state governments should conduct a survey … More…

WHALE STRANDINGS NOT EXPECTED TO INCREASE THIS YEAR

Experts don’t expect increase in whale strandings this year Hannah Busch – GLADSTONE OBSERVER 9th Jul 2013 5:00 AM Updated: 9:29 AM A dead killer whale being towed by a Marine Parks vessel near Fraser Island. Andrew Chorley UPDATE: A pod of killer whales remainsl in an area near Little Woody and Fraser Island on Tuesday morning as experts continue to monitor the animals. EARLIER: The three killer whales that stranded themselves in the Great Sandy Strait last week are among … More…

DUGONG AND TURTLES – THE CRUEL HARVEST

Cruel indigenous harvest continues on northern turtles and dugong Malcolm Holland Brian Williams The Courier-Mail July 01, 2013 12:01AM Dugongs are being subjected to a cruel harvest in northern Queensland. Picture: AFP/Torsten Blackwood Source: AFP LARGE numbers of north Queensland dugongs and turtles are being cruelly harvested during a grace period attached to new animal protection laws. Turtles are being left alive on their backs in hot sunlight and dugong are being speared and drowned slowly in age-old traditional hunting … More…