Operation Apex Harmony: Just A Bird?
To some this may be “just a bird”. But this bird, a cormorant found deceased in a shark net at Marcoola Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland in November, epitomises everything that is wrong with the Queensland Government’s Shark Control Program.
This bird suffered. Its last moments would have been a terrifying and desperate struggle for life. This bird should have been able to feed and exist in its own environment without human imposed threat. Yet, it died needlessly in a program that time and again has killed so many animals in the same cruel way.
This bird highlights how these nets do not discriminate: no marine animals are safe where these nets are. They have died for no good reason because these nets do not offer any real protection to ocean users from the sharks that they are meant to keep away.
Sharks can and do swim under and around them – frequently.
The nets must be removed and this cruelty to marine life must be stopped.
Video Credit: Rebecca Griffiths / Sea Shepherd.
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