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PETITION - Help Stop Western Australia's Shark Cull Program


World  (tags: Western Australia, Inhumane shark cull, Endangered species, Ethics? )

David
- 142 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
PETITION - To Western Australian Government: We, the undersigned, are concerned about your newly enacted shark cull program. There's no proof your policy will reduce attacks; it makes endangered sharks vulnerable and could decimate their populations.



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Cal Mendelsohn (968)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 3:18 pm
Gladly signed and noted--thanks David
 

David B. (38)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 3:25 pm
SIGN THE PETITION?... Join 8,344 supporters. 10,000 needed!
 

AniMae Chi (388)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 3:26 pm
You have added your voice to
Help Stop Western Australia’s Shark Cull Program
8,372 supporters.
 

Ondine J. (142)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 4:13 pm
Noted and so very gladly signed as I strongly oppose this program, thanks David
 

Arielle S. (315)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 4:19 pm
Signed, of course...thanks, David
 

Debbie Williamson (260)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 4:19 pm
Signed and shared. Thank you, David.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 4:52 pm
Bloody oath I signed
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 5:12 pm
Signed.
 

Rhonda W. (390)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 5:32 pm
signed and noted
 

Angelika R. (146)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 5:42 pm
done, thx David.
 

Sherri Martin (150)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 5:43 pm
Noted, Signed and Shared to Facebook
 

jess b (22)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 5:55 pm
signed thanks David
 

Joan M. (1086)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 6:39 pm
Petition noted, signed & shared. Thanks David
 

Birgit W. (140)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 6:47 pm
Signed.
 

Natasha Salgado (506)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 7:05 pm
S+S-thx David
 

Henriette Matthijssen (147)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 7:56 pm
Signed, Thanks David for posting, Elderberry for the forward!
 

Laurie H. (687)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 8:47 pm
Previously signed but gladly shared again! Thank you David & AniMae for sending~~~
 

Charmaine Shannon (80)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 9:50 pm
Noted, Signed and Shared !! Thank-You AniMae for the FWD......
 

Ruth catchin up M. (252)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 10:49 pm
Done thanks Animae for sharing
 

Jason B. (139)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 10:55 pm
Already had Signed, Thanks
 

Rachael Moore (55)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 11:28 pm
Signed ~ Thank you very much David.
 

desanka s. (375)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 11:54 pm
Thank you David and AniMae for the forward. Added my voice to stop Australia’s shark cull!
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday February 21, 2014, 12:21 am
Noted
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Friday February 21, 2014, 12:37 am
Clicked.
 

Alexandria Genovia (45)
Friday February 21, 2014, 1:36 am
You have added your voice to Help Stop Western Australia’s Shark Cull Program.
Thank you David for posting, and thank you Neill A. for the fwd.
 

Ljiljana Milic (94)
Friday February 21, 2014, 1:39 am
You have added your voice to Help Stop Western Australia’s Shark Cull Program
& Thank you David

 

FranNOMAILPLS Darcy (212)
Friday February 21, 2014, 1:48 am
done
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 21, 2014, 1:52 am
Done!
 

David B. (38)
Friday February 21, 2014, 2:08 am
Many thanks to all who have, or may sign... Also many thanks to all who have spread, or forwarded...

I and the sharks appreciate that... This is my beach, these are my childrens, childrens sharks.

This outrageous culling is the project of one 'man' and frowned upon by the majority of Australians!

So let's keep spreading the fire and bury him in emails.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Friday February 21, 2014, 2:51 am
HAPPY WEEKEND, DAVID!!

S
 

Mm M. (449)
Friday February 21, 2014, 2:58 am
Thank you David, Ya Bet I signed~
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Friday February 21, 2014, 3:26 am
S+N
 

anonymous X. (93)
Friday February 21, 2014, 3:59 am
Already signed, thank you David and Ondine
 

John Holton (356)
Friday February 21, 2014, 4:50 am
S and N
 

kate k g (459)
Friday February 21, 2014, 5:10 am
done thank you
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (377)
Friday February 21, 2014, 5:35 am
Noted and signed, thanks David.
 

Abdessalam Diab (153)
Friday February 21, 2014, 6:25 am
YOU DID IT!
You have added your voice to Help Stop Western Australia’s Shark Cull Program
Thanks David . I ran out of green stars for today
 

Maria S. (102)
Friday February 21, 2014, 6:44 am
Noted & signed! Thanks David!
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Friday February 21, 2014, 7:13 am
S&N
 

Terrie Williams (760)
Friday February 21, 2014, 7:21 am
Signed and shared in private email, noted.
 

Ben Oscarsito (352)
Friday February 21, 2014, 7:32 am
Done!
 

Beth Coutre (79)
Friday February 21, 2014, 7:58 am
Thank you David! Signed and appreciate you.
 

. (0)
Friday February 21, 2014, 8:11 am
#8.864 signed and noted - thank to David and Ondine for the fw
 

Kathy g. (55)
Friday February 21, 2014, 8:14 am
N & S ~ thank you David
 

Rehana VN (0)
Friday February 21, 2014, 9:17 am
Signed & Shared! Relentlessly persecuting & murdering innocent sharks in their territory should bring the wrath of the world like a ten ton brick wall on the stupid, arrogant Aussies! Boycott Australia as a tourist destination.
 

David B. (38)
Friday February 21, 2014, 9:25 am
Thank you for your stupid, arrogant absurd comment Rehana... The shark cull is the result of one persons' obsession. The majority of Australians do not condone the cull.
 

Julie E. (274)
Friday February 21, 2014, 11:02 am
Signed and shared.
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Friday February 21, 2014, 11:46 am
S & N
 

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Birgit W. (140)
Friday February 21, 2014, 12:31 pm
Signed.
 

Deborah Ann W. (239)
Friday February 21, 2014, 12:45 pm
Noted, signed and shared on fb. Many thanks to David for posting and to AniMae for sharing.
 

norma laborie (31)
Friday February 21, 2014, 1:51 pm
signed
 

Dianne D. (453)
Friday February 21, 2014, 2:28 pm
signed
 

Abo r. (97)
Friday February 21, 2014, 4:00 pm
Gladly signed and noted--thanks David
 

Bridget Robertson (106)
Friday February 21, 2014, 4:12 pm
Noted. Already signed.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Friday February 21, 2014, 4:16 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, David.
 

Annemie O. (161)
Friday February 21, 2014, 4:23 pm
N & S
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday February 21, 2014, 4:34 pm
Signed
 

Leen Kel (30)
Friday February 21, 2014, 5:34 pm
Thanks David. Signed & noted.
 

PrimaSICK B. (1278)
Friday February 21, 2014, 5:56 pm
Already signed.
TY for posting!
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Friday February 21, 2014, 7:55 pm
Sharks are endangered and should not be killed.
 

Patsy Olive (0)
Friday February 21, 2014, 8:18 pm
N & S.
 

Candy L. (475)
Friday February 21, 2014, 9:35 pm
Thanks, Already Signed & Tweeted Again
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 12:05 am
noted and signed
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (260)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 3:36 am
Spam flagged
petition signed
 

Ruth S. (313)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 5:26 am
Signed
 

gabriele jefferson (148)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 7:10 am
Noted, signed, shared with fb, twitter & google! Thx.
 

Rehana VN (0)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 10:45 am
Signed! Aussies arrogant & crazy! BOYCOTT TOURISM TO AUSTRALIA!
 

David B. (38)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 1:08 pm
Ever wonder why you have zero friends Rehana?
 

sharon wardle (81)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 11:18 pm
signed, shared & noted
 

Yvonne F. (164)
Monday February 24, 2014, 10:37 am
hanks David for posting this great petition!!!!!!!!!!
 

Laura Menighetti (19)
Monday February 24, 2014, 3:18 pm
Signed & noted now. Thank you!
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 7:07 am
AS
 

Pat A. (117)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 3:36 am
Signed - thanks Elderberry for forwarding and David for the alert on the petition.
 

Sara W. (109)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 1:11 pm
Signed.
 

David B. (38)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 3:36 pm
UPDATE:
By Reissa Su, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES, Australia. March 6, 2014 10:36 PM EST/AU

Western Australia's shark cull will continue to be enforced, following the failure of the legal challenge filed by marine activist organisation Sea Shepherd.

The Supreme Court in Western Australia rejected Sea Shepherd's challenge for a judicial review of the state's shark cull policy. According to Sea Shepherd, the shark cull policy was implemented without passing through the proper legal processes. The marine activists were also seeking for an injunction to remove the baited drum lines off the coast of Western Australia's popular beaches, pending the judicial review.

Sea Shepherd's managing director Jeff Hansen spoke outside the court and told media that they felt it was their duty to fight the case despite their failed attempt. He said Sea Shepherd is determined to continue the fight against the shark cull policy.

Mr Hansen declared they will not stop until the "cruel, barbaric, unsafe and environmentally unsustainable drumlines" are taken away permanently. He feared other marine animals like whales and dolphins may be the next victims.

Meanwhile, Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett welcomed the court's decision and said Sea Shepherd's case is merely based on legal technicalities. He continued to assert that the shark cull policy was proposed after following a "rigorous process."

Greens MLC Lynn Mclaren was saddened by the news and remarked it was upsetting for most Australians who, according to a survey, oppose the shark cull. Shark cull protests were held in at least 10 locations across Australia, including Melbourne, Adelaide, Cottlesloe, Hobart, Broome and Perth in Western Australia.

Mr Hansen said Western Australia's efforts in releasing undersized sharks out into the open may not be helping at all. He said his organisation has seen sharks with cuts in their heads from the hooks. They may not survive because of the wounds they sustained or may have difficulty in feeding themselves.

Sharks are common in Australian waters and are known to wander in popular beaches like Bondi Beach. Authorities have installed nets off the beaches to protect swimmers, but the nets have become controversial in New South Wales for catching two sea turtles and two humpback whales. Marine animals trapped for too long might die. To shark conservationists, the shark cull has a broader impact on the marine ecosystem. The shark cull policy in Western Australia has attracted global opposition from conservationists, scientists and even victims of shark attacks.

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So thanks to all who have signed this petition... And don't give up hope yet. The drum lines are being pulled at the end of April, for the winter season... And I have no doubt that by next summer, with mounting pressure, they will be abandoned forever? --- IT'S NOT OVER, 'TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS!

Cheers, David.
 

Mitchell D. (127)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 6:15 pm
S and N.
 
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