Since 2001, 15,228 animals have been caught in Queensland’s lethal shark control program.
These innocent animals, including dolphins, turtles, and whales were left struggling for hours – many dying slow and agonising deaths.
The Hon. Mark Furner is in charge of removing these death traps, and replacing them with more effective technology to protect both swimmers and marine life.
Can you take action to stop this senseless killing of marine life? Add your name to the petition and call for the removal of shark nets and drumlines in Queensland.
The Queensland Government spends $13.1 million per year on their shark control program, with only $1 million spent on researching and trialling non-lethal alternatives.
Meanwhile these death traps pose a constant threat to anything that swims near.
Studies have shown shark nets can’t guarantee swimmer safety and more effective non-lethal technologies are already being trialled in NSW and Western Australia.
Please sign the petition to hold the Queensland government accountable for the thousands of innocent marine lives killed in their lethal shark control program.