Save Australia's Endangered Dugongs and Sea Turtles

  • by: Colin Riddell
  • recipient: Greg Hunt, Australian Environment Minister

Many people don't realize it, but The Native Title Act of 1993 section 211 still allows the hunting of endangered and vulnerable species within our country.

Dugongs, turtles and fifty other Australian animals are hunted and inhumanely slaughtered in large numbers, under the guise of traditional hunting practices.

This outdated act does not reflect the endangered status of these animals and we demand they be protected. No one is starving in Australia, one of the most affluent countries on the planet - and there is no need to hunt these animals for food.

The killing has to stop. Dugongs and turtles are endangered, and we are witnessing a rapid and unwarranted decline. We can no longer stand by and watch, witness to the impending extinction of this precious marine life.

We therefore call for an urgent change to the Native Title Act 1993, so that any endangered or vulnerable animal or marine life is excluded from hunting by any means, for any reason.

Minister please accept this petition to show you the global awareness this issue has.


Over 10,000 people signed this petition in a very short time.


I could have run it to 100,00 but this needs to change right now .


We condem so many other countries, yet allow unmonitored uncontrolled hunting of red listed vulnerable Dugongs and vulnerable Green Sea turtles .


The native title act is now nearly 21 years old.


And needs an urgent change to delete the right to exclude the hunting of endangered and vulnerable marine and animal life in Australia.


                                     Yours sincerley Colin Riddell petition creator.

Update #44 years ago
Due to the slow action IF ANY on Banning hunting in GreenZones /Marine parks.

AND NO SIGN of the TWO YEAR MINIMUM Moratotium (within six months of taking office) by the newly elected Government.

We will keep this going until they do as promised.

We handed it in to the Minister at 11,000 BUT LETS KEEP IT ROLLING TO show the nation and WORLD wide disgust, that this is legal in Aistralia.
Update #34 years ago
Hi everyone we achieved 11,000 signitures and I thank you all. The petition will be presented next wednesday personally to the Environment minister by an indigenous supporter. Many many thanks you all did something to help. Kind regards Colin Riddell.
Update #24 years ago
My facebook page is now "LIKE" Site please share . https://www.facebook.com/colin.riddell
Update #14 years ago
My video of exactly what is happening here in Australia has been added ,it is graphic but real. Regards Colin
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