Friggin Appalled

One of the highlights of Margaret River

One of the most unique attractions at Hamelin Bay in Western Australia’s South West are the stingrays. For years tourists have swum, fed and patted the friendly creatures. They patiently wait each day for the fishermen to come into shore so they can feed on the scraps. Well, last month two men walked up to the oldest and friendliest ray “Stumpy” and speared him in front of horrified tourists. They then sliced him up and threw the remains into a portable cooler. Were they prosecuted? NO! Seems like officials have no protection in place for these majestic creatures. Some of the 40 odd tourists on the beach at the time had to be restrained from attacking the two men. Shame, shame, shame! Currently there is a petition circulating calling for the Fisheries minister to turn Hamelin Bay into a marine park sanctuary zone to try and protect its number one tourist attraction. No words can express how truly appalled I am at this. Disfriggingraceful.

Psst I am currently trying to track down the petition.

Want sauce with that?

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11 responses to “Friggin Appalled

  1. I’m sure it was Bindi getting one back for what they did to her dad

    • megagetoverit

      Your name tag is soooo suitable to you….lol….I agree with the Loon on this one. The pair of bastards should have been prosecuted or attacked by the tourists. If I was witness to this there would have been an assault charge laid….it would have been my pleasure to slam these arseholes and do a little time for it….I would get Bindi fan mail in jail…lol

  2. Mega i know who it is…ill give the name of the last date who screwed me over …. it was him i tells ya him! go beat him up! haha

  3. Fairy Face

    Oh that’s soooo sad Loon. I can’t believe people actually hunt down and kill animals. These huge sea creatures, why? They are in their territory not ours. Just leave them alone . Same goes for the whale. Also the Deer. Who needs antlers on their wall? It pisses me off when I see the Japs harpooning whales. I feel like harpooning them.

    • We are so lucky to have places like Monkey Mia and Hamelin Bay where, over time, creatures have learned to trust us and interact . It is beyond my comprehension why anyone would even think of doing this, let alone blatantly!

      • for a good fish dinner.

      • megagetoverit

        Stingray is shit fish to eat…They are not on the human consumption list hence its not around at the local fish market. .you would’nt have it if you where starving. The two guys are arseholes from hell and should be cut up for fun….

  4. Not the kind of person that goes to a lot of fish dinners. Thanks megageloverit

  5. I think it would be a good idea to turn Hamelin Bay into a sea sanctuary. Margaret River has a lot of interesting sea life that needs to be protected.

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