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Turtles and dugongs saved from cruelty!

Turtles and dugongs saved from cruelty!

Posted 20 June 2012   by Anthony         Permalink | 7 Comments

Tags: turtles, dugongs, sea, queensland, hunting, cruelty, victory!

Some great news for turtles, dugongs and turtle-and-dugong-lovers. Thanks to Animals Australia supporters and other caring Australians these two gentle sea animals are now protected by the same animal cruelty laws that protect other animals in Queensland. That means: no more turtles having flippers cut off whilst still alive and no more dugongs being dragged behind boats until they drown. That's definitely worth shell-ebrating!

This turtle-y awesome news was made possible by the thousands of Animals Australia and Unleashed supporters, just like you who wrote letters and signed petitions to pressure pollies and the inspiring efforts of activists, Colin Riddell, Bob Irwin and Rupert Imhoff, to expose the cruelty. This is yet another example of compassionate Australians speaking up for the voiceless and winning.

Although the legal loophole that allowed for their terrible treatment has been closed, turtles and dugongs still face an uncertain future as their population numbers dwindle. The Liberal National Party in Queensland has taken a positive first step, now you can encourage them to protect turtles and dugongs by putting an end to their hunting altogether.

A thank you message for what they've already done, and a little encouragement to go even further can be sent to the Minister for Agriculture John McVeigh, right ... here!!

Interesting dugong fact: it is believed that ye olde time sailors created the legend of mermaids after sighting dugongs. Maybe ye olde time sailors were wearing eye-patches on both eyes.

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AllyCat AllyCat 21 June 2012
WOOOHOOOOO! ecstatic
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kat6 kat6 23 June 2012
Yay! A leap forward in the right direction!
Fired an email off to the Minister for Agriculture, fingers crossed he can enforce a law to prevent turtles and dugongs being hunted altogether! x
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OinkMoo OinkMoo 26 June 2012
Amazing News ecstatic
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Casper.s2 Casper.s2 27 June 2012
Aww I thought this was maybe about the Barrier Reef.
Great news anywhoo.
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ivanaterrible ivanaterrible 4 July 2012
Great! I love dugongs and turtles.
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robinalainap robinalainap 10 August 2012
AWESOME!!!!!! thumb
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Kelsey1 MsDrago Kelsey1 MsDrago 13 August 2012
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