Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, between Australia and Papua New Guinea

Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, between Australia and Papua New Guinea

June 19, 2012: A landmark victory for turtles and dugongs in Far North Queensland! They will now be fully protected under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Traditional hunting of dugongs and turtles will no longer be exempt from animal cruelty laws in Queensland. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Minister Glen Elmes states "All Queenslanders will now have the same animal welfare obligations and it's important every Queenslander understands animal cruelty is never acceptable."

June 19, 2012: A landmark victory for turtles and dugongs in Far North Queensland! They will now be fully protected under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Traditional hunting of dugongs and turtles will no longer be exempt from animal cruelty laws in Queensland. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Minister Glen Elmes states "All Queenslanders will now have the same animal welfare obligations and it's important every Queenslander understands animal cruelty is never acceptable."

Torres Strait Pigeon | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Torres Strait Pigeon | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Thursday Island. The local mode of transport in the Torres Strait Islands north of mainland Australia. These 'tinnies' are their equivalent of the family car.

Thursday Island. The local mode of transport in the Torres Strait Islands north of mainland Australia. These 'tinnies' are their equivalent of the family car.

Torres Strait Islands 1921, Australia Screen

Torres Strait Islands 1921, Australia Screen

Darnley Island, Torres Strait. Home

Darnley Island, Torres Strait. Home

Iama (Yam) Island, Torres Strait, Australia..

Iama (Yam) Island, Torres Strait, Australia..

animals of the Torres Strait - Google Search

animals of the Torres Strait - Google Search

Mersane Loban, artwork Ingu Kozen Mingu Thonar, Kubin Village, Mua Island, Torres Strait Artist

Mersane Loban, artwork Ingu Kozen Mingu Thonar, Kubin Village, Mua Island, Torres Strait Artist

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