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Monthly Archives: May 2013
We decided to use the main rotunda this week , as the one near the street was very windy when we arrived. It was a little harder to get people to come and have a look as it’s set back from the street a bit, but we still managed to have some interesting conversations and distribute free stuff to loving homes. The cops turned up but were surprisingly friendly. As we were loading up the car at 5pm, two ladies who work in the adjacent Medicare office grabbed the kidie car seat for a friend! It always feels good to go home with less stuff than we arrived with.
This is a really great clip if you missed the march or were late or just want to hear the speakers again. It was a huge turnout. (And we managed to plug the Free Shop too!) But it would not be a proper protest in Melbourne without faketivist Nick Carson having another hi-jack attempt. Nick was in no way involved in organising this event, suddenly he is rallying people to “occupy” the intersection for as long as they want, and we all that ended in unnecessary conflict between protesters. Self-determined action is great and people can make up their own mind about whether they feel it’s important to block tram tracks, but we really did not need or want Nick Carson on the megaphone(yet again!)telling us what to do, he has proven time and time again that he wants to set himself up as some kind of leader and we are really not interested. If you want proof of what Nick Carson does and why occcupymelbourne.net will continue to expose this narcisssist, check out the docu at 33.07 minutes.
Via Fin Free Melbourne.
After the success of our last rally, it is time to step up again and be a voice for sharks.
Here we are in 2013.
Status of sharks in our oceans; DISMAL, DECIMATED, and in DESPERATE need of our help
Melbourne is the shark fin soup capital of Australia and we are ashamed of this. Are you?
Demand for SHARK FIN SOUP and FLAKE are the primary reasons for over exploitation of sharks.
At last count there was over 50 restaurants in Melbourne serving shark fin soup, hundreds of fish and chip shops serving FLAKE (shark) and countless pharmacies and health food stores selling cartilage and squalene (Shark Liver Extract).
The demand for these products is destroying global shark populations and most shark populations have been decimated by as much as 90%. This is completely unsustainable. The ecological consequences will be catastrophic.
The most comprehensive, up to date report of shark populations world wide was released early this year and announced a mortality estimate of 63 to 273 MILLION sharks per year.
Sharks have survived 5 mass extinctions and we are about to wipe them out. We are about to make one of the most ancient and indestructible creatures on earth EXTINCT.
Shark finning is a global calamity! LETS MARCH TO BOYCOTT ALL SHARK PRODUCTS AND TELL AUSTRALIA TO WAKE UP AND STOP SUPPORTING THE GLOBAL SHARK FIN TRADE!
Fin Free Melbourne invites all of you to come and be involved in a peaceful and educational outreach. We will hopefully be getting media attention and the event will be filmed so please come and show your support.
Be a voice for the sharks.
Help spread the fin free word to passers by.
Get creative; WE NEED TO MAKE AN IMPACT. We need:
ANYTHING that shows love and support for our sharks and says NO to shark fin soup, flake and supplements!!!!