Live Sheep Exports Blamed for WA Shark Attacks
Author: James Wagstaff
July 19, 2012
"The Weekly Times reports that The Humane Society International has called on the West Australian Government to look into all aspects of shark behaviour and the possible connection with the export of live sheep from the port of Fremantle.
There have been five fatalities to sharks in WA within the past 10 months, the most recent being an attack on a surfer at Wedge Island, 180km north of Perth.
A spokesperson for the animal protection society, Alexia Wellbelove, said "thousands of dead sheep ... either whole or minced" were being thrown overboard as ships departed ports for the Middle East "without care or consideration for the consequences"."
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