Saturday, 2nd March 2013
THE ABHORRENT SLAUGHTER OF TURTLES AND DUGONG – WARNING HIGHLY GRAPHIC CONTENT AND LANGUAGE – The Australian Government are waging a war against the illegal capture and slaughtering of both Turtles and Dugong in the northern territories of Torres Straits.
Undercover animal rights activists have uncovered deeply disturbing evidence of the illegal meat trade where animals are tortured severely and for days before finally being killed.
Dugongs, an endangered species, are captured with ropes and then dragged along behind the boat until they drown, while Turtles are often caught and tethered for days, almost starving them to death, before they are then brutally slaughtered.
The struggle, like many issues in the world, is between animal rights activists who want to see an end to the barbaric methods used to kill these animals and the local fisherman, who have for centuries used these methods to hunt and kill their prey.
The video carries some very graphic material and foul language and depicts the slaughter so that people around the world can help put an end to these activities by forcing governments to do more.