Stingrays have washed up onto Jetty Beach in recent days with their tails and barbs cut off.
Stingrays have washed up onto Jetty Beach in recent days with their tails and barbs cut off.

Stingrays senselessly killed

JETTY residents have been dismayed by the senseless killings of stingrays in the harbour.

Several dismembered rays have washed up on the beach, some with their tails and barbs severed.  

Concerned residents have alerted the Advocate and the images have be forwarded on to authorities.  

"I feel it is unforgivable to such a level that it must come to light on a wide scale, in hope that the perpetrators of these acts are brought to justice," one Jetty resident wrote.

"It has come to my attention in recent days having walked along the Jetty Beach most afternoons that there have been a number of stingrays washed up with their tails/stingers cut off.

"These cuts have clearly been performed by humans and result in extremely painful and drawn out deaths for the innocent animals.

Residents say the perpetrators if caught should face prosecution for animal cruelty, which carry maximum penalties of a five year jail term and fines up to $22,000.


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