Monday, October 20, 2008

Stinkin' Dead Shark Award October 2008

At the end of this month we would like to present the SDS Award to those within the global community whose abjectly abhorrent behavior towards sharks and sustainable fisheries or shark conservation warrants a big black eye.

This months award winner is:

Tourism Queensland who along with the Queensland Shark Control Program are keeping the fine white powdery beaches of the Gold Coast free of annoying Great White Sharks by killing them with professional grade shark killing drum lines.

The Queensland Shark Control Program has been in operation since 1962. If you would like to register your displeasure (we have) at the recent deaths of two white sharks killed by this outdated system here's who you email and call:

Queensland Shark Control Center

Fax: +61 7 3404 6900

Tourism Queensland

30 Makerston Street
Tourism Queensland House
GPO Box 328
Tel + 61 7 3535 3535
Fax + 61 7 3535 5438

Editors Note: Please make that call or send that email today. It's 5 minutes of your time, and for the sharks could mean everything. In today's oceans there's no place for publically funded shark killing systems anymore.


Daniel said...

Way to go SDS. I agree with that totally, they should all be hanged for killing gws.

Holly said...

This makes me so upset! Sharks, in general are having a hard time staying off the endangered lists as it is, let's just kill a few more while we are at it.