World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Humane Society responds to Minister Mark Furner

Humane Society International sends our thoughts go out to the two men bitten today in this traumatic incident.

This incident is completely unrelated to the recent court ruling on the shark control program in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Culling sharks does not make swimmers safe.

Education, shark alerts and personal deterrents are far more effective at protecting swimmers and were part of the court ruling which Queensland is refusing to implement.

Minister Mark Furner has today announced the installation of 32 more drumlines outside of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

"Installing more traditional drumlines to cull sharks is an ineffective knee jerk reaction. It doesn't work. The science on this is crystal clear.

"Queensland has been complacently relying on outdated culling when measures such as personal deterrents could be so much more effective.

"The court orders set out a sensible path to transition to a more effective shark control program in the Great Barrier Reef. Humane Society International urges the Queensland Government to implement the court orders,” said Lawrence Chlebeck, Marine Campaigner at Humane Society International.

Humane Society International is disappointed that Minister Furner continues to misrepresent the AAT orders, the Cardno Report and the Biopixel Research in defending his refusal to implement the orders.

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


UN SDG: UN Appoints Twenty Eminent Thinkers To Shed New Light On The World’s Greatest Challenges

New York, 21 January 2021 – Twenty prominent personalities, globally renowned for their intellectual leadership in economic and social fields, will form the second United Nations High-level Advisory Board (HLAB) on Economic and Social Affairs, the ... More>>

UN: As COVID Deaths Pass Two Million Worldwide, Guterres Warns Against Self-Defeating ‘Vaccinationalism'

With more than two million lives now lost worldwide to COVID-19, the UN Secretary-General appealed on Friday for countries to work together and help each other to end the pandemic and save lives. In a video statement , Secretary-General António Guterres ... More>>

UN: Violent Attempt At US Capitol To ‘overturn’ Election, Shocking And Incendiary

A group of independent UN rights experts released ... More>>

UN: Guterres To Seek Second Five-year Term
António Guterres will be seeking a second five-year term as UN Secretary-General, which would begin in January 2022.... More>>