"This is NOT how I planned my day...I didn't get to go for a dive or a surf."
As western democracies teeter on the knife-edge of a financial apocalypse dwarfing anything the Great Depression threw at ‘em, it sure is reassuring to know it’s biz as usual for clowns with badges and authority.
A real quick recap
A drone pilot had alerted him to the sitch and the man, who calls himself Django, went into it.
As reported by the Brisbane Times,
“I was going for a dive off Burleigh,” Django said. “Then I saw the whale and I was like ‘that’s pretty cool’. Then I saw he was in the net and I thought ‘that’s not that cool’. So I went over and had a look, and then the adrenaline kicked in. I had a knife, but I didn’t really need to use it, he just had his left pectoral fin wrapped up. Eventually, I got him enough out of the rope so he could just break free.”
Django said he passed the Department of Fisheries team responding to the incident on his way back to shore and explained what had happened.
He said the government workers told him he would be fined for his actions.
Turns out he was hit for $1300.
In a day.
Feeling is running high, y’might say.
A common theme emerged, give the cunt a medal not a fine.
This amazing man has acted as we all should to help other species on this planet. He should get a medal not a fine.
This guy is an Aussie Legend. Shame on you QLD Fisheries – putting Commi$$ion over the Mission to Save & Protect the Whales and Ocean Wildlife. You should be giving him a medal not a fine!
This legend saved a threatened species life…he deserves a medal
From Alison Harris, who along with Dale Harris, created the gofundme account,
“We have just spoken to Django the LEGEND whale saver! He has confirmed that he will be receiving a $1300 fine via mail. He has been told that there is further investigations underway that will determine the extent of the full fine amount. The charges he is facing are tampering with shark nets & approaching a whale. He also said “This is NOT how I planned my day…I didn’t get to go for a dive or a surf.”
All extra cash will be donated to a charity specialising in whale research, education and conservation or you can ask for a refund.