On the November 29th Carolyn Male MP, Member for Pine Rivers made a speech in state Parliament to urge the Department of Environment to refuse a Scientific Purposes Permit which would allow the harvest of wild crocodile eggs from Western Cape York.
In her speech Carolyn raised concerns about harvesting wild populations of crocodile eggs for research.
"The removal of crocodile eggs at any stage means those eggs have NO chance to become fully grown crocodiles as opposed to some chance."
"Harvest wild crocodile eggs, hatch them, grow them to a certain size, kill them to make handbags and matching shoes - then see what effect this has on the population and survival of our vulnerable crocodiles."
Australia Zoo shares this position and proudly fights against lethal research, wildlife consumption and trade, and urges everyone to refuse to purchase or eat any wildlife products, including crocodile, kangaroo and emu. Say no to wildlife products.