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Anti live bait legislation to be tabled/proposed in Parliament this week


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4 hours ago, flatheadluke said:


I wonder how it would be policed? If fisheries ask you to wind in a line and there’s a live squid with a hook in it who’s to say it wasn’t ‘freshly caught’? And keeping squid in a live bait tank doesn’t mean they won’t be eaten.

The problem with clamping down too much is people will just say ‘stuff it I’m not following any of the rules’

Even more fundamentaly-what exactly are they clamping down on? An idealogical position?

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On 3/14/2021 at 10:46 PM, wazatherfisherman said:

Emma Hurst is tabling some amendments to the animal cruelty bill which are going to include adding creatures such as squid and crabs as well as fish to the list of "live bait" animals. If successful this may lead to outlawing the use of ANY live bait for fishing or otherwise. 

Not saying this will be the case, but like other attempts to "positively change" our sport, another sneaky attempt to get something through with minimal publicity.

Bait shops who sell live bait such as nippers, worms and prawns would be greatly affected, as would those who use live squid, fish or crabs. 

It's only a possibility, but everyone needs to be aware of the proposal

What about animal factory farms thats what i think is cruel. 

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2 hours ago, Tunastrike11 said:

What about animal factory farms thats what i think is cruel. 

dont worry mate-they are coming after all forms of animal production-this is only the start

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3 hours ago, Tunastrike11 said:

What about animal factory farms thats what i think is cruel. 

Yes, it is. Just not as farmers suicides level in rural Australia due to lack of support. Each party has its own priorities.

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The methodology is divide and conquer-Tunastrike if you think "factory" farming is cruel-why do you fish- at the end of the day cruelty is an abstract idea-and the AJP and their ilk want all forms of animal exploitation ended and will stop at any means. In Vic they have forced restrictions on duck hunting and support "let the foxes run free", here its the current legislation , soon it will be further restrictions on farmers, hunters fishos-and sorry mate if you are anti any of these then you will contribute to the downfall of fishing one day-every one of these activities ends in the death of an animal-none is funadamentely different. When the AJP appeared on the scene one of my staff (young 20 something) loudly proclaimed she was voting for them-after a 20 minute chat she told me the Monday after the election that she put them last-the chat consisted of me showing her how their agenda included veganism (she liked a steak), banning horseracing (she earnt a few extra dollars doing track work), banning pets (she owned dogs,cats and a horse)- dont be fooled by these clowns, they are a genuine threat to our pastimes and ways of life.

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Animal cruelty does not stop on farm animals - just check a petfood section at any big supermarket or specialised store as an example. Do you want to make your dog or cat vegetarian or vegan too to match your lifestyle - easy and legal! What is their actual choice - eat or die! Industry does not give a duck that it is against what cats and dogs were eating for thousands of generations and what sicknesses it may lead to - as long as it brings more money. And according to 3-pages 2-columns AJP policy on companion animals - it does not bother vegan  "friends of nature" too. 

Also, most of mentioned Swiss fishing is in alpine waters, and is quite comparable to NSW alpine freshwater fishing regulations i.e. it is nothing like Sydney Harbour, coast or offshore fishing. Local fishing restrictions is only issue for fresh expats there. 30min-1.1/2hr drive to another spot across most of borders, and your fishing problem with live bait or C&R is solved.

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2 hours ago, Dobson said:

This could lead to the "Great Yabby pump buyback!"

Not before Seaweed legal size and bag introduced!

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