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Live Export Ships Blamed as Sheep Fat Washes on to Perth Beaches 10.2005
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012, 01:32:42 PM »
 Live Export Ships Blamed as Sheep Fat Washes on to Perth Beaches
West Australian, Saturday October 29, 2005. Page.13.
Ben Spencer
Sheep fat that live trade opponents say was almost certainly dumped from live export ships has washed up on Perth beaches, sparking outrage from animal activists and a shark expert.
 
Clumps of fat from dead sheep, which are gutted before being dumped overboard, were found at Swanbourne yesterday but Cottesloe resident Paul Nelson, who alerted authorities, said the fat had been on beaches from Swanbourne to City Beach for three days.
 
“All along there is sheep fat mixed in with the seaweed and you can see people's dogs eating it, ” he said. “I think it came in with the last big blow. It's polluting our beaches and that's what I am not happy about.”
 
Shark expert and author Hugh Edwards said sheep fat would be attractive to sharks and could bring them closer to shore.
 
Mr Edwards said the find was particularly alarming given a recent spate of shark sightings.