Warning Graphic Photos: Australian Fisherman Uses Dead Shark As Bong – Sea Voice News

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When you think humanity can not get any worse, a shocking video has been posted on the Facebook page Fried Fishing Australia which shows a man using a dead shark as a bong.

As we do not want to promote the views gathered by the Facebook page which already has 21,000 followers, we have attached photos below that show the disturbing act.

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Via: Facebook

The photos and video reveal the man on a fishing boat holding the shark which has two tubes sticking out from its head and rear with the inside of the shark hallowed out while the children song Babyshark eerily plays in the background.

The purposeful and irresponsible carelessness towards sharks is at the helm of driving worldwide numbers down. As fisherman know that the ocean depends on sharks as apex predators to sustain the health of the oceans, it would seem obvious they would be on the frontline of trying to protect sharks.

The fisherman in the video is Billy Brislane whom also made news last year after catching five large bull sharks in the Macleay River in Australia.

Source: Facebook

The amount of intentional animal abuse by anglers is frankly sick and we need all governments to start enforcing stricter laws on recreational fishing and increase marine animal protections.

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600 Dead Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Wash Ashore In India After Being Caught By Fishing Trawlers And Dumped – Sea Voice News

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Roughly 600 dead Olive Ridley sea turtles and two dolphins have washed ashore in the last two days on beaches for Hukitola to Eakakula in the Garirmatha marine sanctuary areas in India.

The suspected death of the turtles were result of being hit by fishing trawlers or entangled in nets out at sea. Fishing is not allowed within 20 kilometers fof the Garirmatha marine sanctuary but according to Hemant Rout, an environmentalist and secretary of Gahirmatha Marine Turtles and Mangrove Conservation Society, fishing trawlers routinely do fish there without being interrupted.

Bycatch is one of the biggest concerns to marine animals across the world, particularly sharks, sea turtles and whales whose overall numbers are sharply declining world wide.

The Olive Ridley sea turtle, which are closely related to the severely endangered Kemp’s Ridley, is considered the most abundant of sea turtles but numbers are sharply declining due to people taking eggs out of nests, the female turtles being slaughtered when they come ashore to lay eggs, and due to bycatch.

Olive Ridley sea turtles come to the Gahirmatha, India in large numbers for annual nesting. As they make their way to the shorelines, they get swept up by fishing trawlers where they drown due to not being able to reach the surface. Once aboard the vessels, the trawlers toss any unwanted catch back into the sea, dead or alive. Most likely, the sea turtles washed ashore were caught this way and were dead as the current brought them to the coastline.

Speaking to The New India Express, Forest Range Officer of Gahirmatha Srirampada Arabinda Mishra said the State Government has imposed a ban order on fishing activities inside the marine sanctuary from November 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019 to protect the sea turtles.

Forest officials have already arrested around 380 fishermen and seized 83 fishing vessels on charges of illegally fishing in Gahirmatha.

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Sign Petition: Ducks and Geese Are Tortured Every Day So Wealthy People Can Eat This ‘Delicacy’

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: State Governments of the USA

California ducks and geese are quacking with joy now that finally, after years of legal battles, the California Foie Gras ban can go into effect.

For 15 years, the foie gras industry has been fighting a legal battle with California trying to get the ban repealed. But this week, the Supreme Court rejected the industry’s last bid to fight California, making California’s foie gras ban the law of the land.

Unfortunately, that law only applies to California. And that means that ducks and geese can still be tortured to make the culinary delicacy in every other state in the nation.

In order to make foie gras farmers shove up to 30 pounds of grain and fat down their birds’ gullets a week. This is far more than a duck would ever consume. The process of forced overeating causes their livers to painfully grow up to 10 times their normal size. Some birds’ livers become so big they can’t even stand.

Now that California has shown that a statewide foie gras ban will hold up in court, there is no reason for other states not to follow suit — including states like New York, which is home to the nation’s largest foie gras farm in the U.S.

It’s time this practice is banned countrywide but the only way that can happen is if people like you stand up and say enough. So let’s do it! Sign the petition and tell your state representatives to do the right thing and pass a foie gras ban in your state.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/268/194/974/?z00m=31268456&redirectID=2814020977

 

Sign the Petition: Lisa Downing must be stopped from buying and selling kittens and selling those she gets from “free to a good home” adverts!!

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amanda Jones started this petition to RSPCA and 3 others

She must also be stopped selling kittens she has bred, and puppies she has bred. She sells them when they are so young they can’t fend for themselves and most of them are dying even after veterinary treatment. The ones in the picture are dead also. They were sold at 3 weeks old. She lied.

They are never inoculated, never wormed, never microchipped. She is an all-too-frequent dealer in an illegal, and fraudulent business of animal selling, also without a licence.

Lisa Downing is negligent. The majority of the animals in her care do not survive, because of neglect and cruelty – why is this allowed to continue?! The RSPCA, Walsall Housing LTD, Trading standards, and Willinghall Council are also all negligent for allowing this to continue! Each one of these places has been contacted many times, by many people with evidence, over a long period of time.

Lisa lives in social housing. She is committing multiple cases of benefit fraud, multiple trading standard issues, and shocking cruelty to animals. This is an illegal fraudulent business because she is not declaring her assets and income, as well as being on benefits.

This business has become exceptionally viable as, for example, the last lot of kittens cost her £30 each, and she is selling them for £180 each. These, however, are not the most expensive ones she has sold. We are not talking about small change! Lisa Downing is buying kittens every day. She is a prolific dealer!

Lisa Downing is also involved with serious incidents of threatening behaviour to anybody who disagrees with her ‘business’, and Facebook harassment to a large degree. In the buying and selling, she uses many, many different names including Lisa Dee.

Even in 2019 when the Lucy’s Law comes in, she will breed and breed from the many cats she has in her social housing home. And she will breed puppies from her Jack Russell bitch which has had 2 litters already and is under 2 years old (Jan 2019)

That will not change! None of this will change unless the authorities named above DO THEIR JOBS!

WHY ARE THEY NOT STOPPING THIS?

WHY IS SHE STILL ALLOWED TO CONTINUE?

IT MUST BE STOPPED!

PLEASE SIGN PETITION!

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Sign Petition: This Miracle Dog Survived Euthanasia! Can You Help His Friends?

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: State Governments of the United States of America

14,094 SUPPORTERS – 15,000 GOAL

Most of us remember the film “Rudy” which tells the story of Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger who, against all odds, went from being a groundskeeper’s assistant to miraculously playing in one of Notre Dame’s biggest football games of the season. “Rudy” taught us the power of hope and perseverance and touched all of our heartstrings.

Recently, another Rudy made headlines, but this time the miracle didn’t happen on the field, rather in the veterinarian’s office instead. Rudolph, a 7 to 8-month-old pup survived the impossible. The young pooch was being kept at a crowded overflow shelter in Oklahoma. The shelter, unfortunately, didn’t have a “no-kill” policy, and because the shelter was too crowded, employees decided Rudolph’s time was up and they put him down.

Or at least they thought they did.

The vet had injected Rudolph with a dose of anesthetic strong enough to kill him. But when they returned to make sure he had been successfully euthanized they found a fully awake puppy!

Luckily, the vet didn’t attempt to kill Rudy again. And when news got around that there was a “miracle puppy” in an Oklahoma shelter, the people of King’s Harvest Pet Rescue in Davenport, Iowa, decided to step in and save him.

Rudy was taken to Iowa and has already been adopted out. Now he can bring joy to a new family for years to come, and they can’t wait to give him all the love he almost lost out on when he was nearly put to death.

Unfortunately, Rudy’s story is so remarkable because most of the times dogs are killed successfully. In the United States alone around 2.7 million animals are euthanized each year. That’s almost 7,500 dogs and cats killed every day!

This isn’t the way it should be. Animals deserve the to have a long, healthy and loved life, and if kill shelters are allowed to euthanize their rescues whenever convenient, that can’t happen.

Care2 wants to challenge the state of Oklahoma and the rest of the state governments to put an end to kill shelters and make every shelter a no-kill shelter. There are better, more humane ways to handle pet overpopulation. It’s time the states did something to make them happen.

Sign the petition and tell your state you are against kill shelters. Then write your state government and tell them to take action.more

Sign Petition

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Researchers Have Identified How Naval Sonar Is Killing And Beaching Whales – Sea Voice News

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We have known for a long time that naval sonar has devastating effects on marine life but just exactly how it leads to sickness and death was a mystery till now.

In new research published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, they discovered that the sound emitted by sonar is so intense that marine mammals will swim hundreds of miles, dive deep into the abyss or even beach themselves to flee from the sounds that are literally unbearable to them.

In particular, beaked whales are one of the marine mammals that are often found beached due to sonar testing. Prior to the 1960s, beaked whale strandings were extremely rare. But once the 60s rolled around, the Navy started to use mid-frequency active sonar (MFAS) to detect submarines.

And from the 60s onwards, whales washing up on beachings became a very common occurrence. The paper recently published is a summary of what was discussed at a 2017 meeting of beaked whale experts in the Canary Islands and revealed that sonar distresses beaked whales so much that the marine mammals ends up with nitrogen bubbles in their blood very similar to what divers would call decompression sickness or the bends. The nitrogen can cause hemorrhaging and damage to whales vital organs.

The big question that was brought up was how an animal that lives in the ocean and is adapted to perform deep water dives for hours at a time can obtain decompression sickness? Well simply, the sonar is so powerful, the animals dive deep too quickly causing the sickness.

“In the presence of sonar they are stressed and swim vigorously away from the sound source, changing their diving pattern,” lead author Yara Bernaldo de Quiros told AFP.

“The stress response, in other words, overrides the diving response, which makes the animals accumulate nitrogen. It’s like an adrenalin shot.”

The conclusions are drawn from autopsies of dead whales, although a handful of animals were killed by other threats inflicted by humans, such as collisions with ships or entanglement in fishing nets, as well as disease.

The authors note that to mitigate the impacts of sonar on beaked whales, we must ban its use in areas where they’re found. A moratorium on the use of MFAS around the Canary Islands in 2004 shows just how well this works – no atypical strandings have been seen since. The researchers urge other countries where sonar is deployed, such as the US, Greece, Italy, and Japan, to follow suit.

http://seavoicenews.com/2019/01/31/researchers-have-identified-how-naval-sonar-is-killing-and-beaching-whales/