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Animal cruelty reports on rise FRANKSTON has come fourth on an RSPCA Victoria list showing the number of cruelty to animals reports during 2017 and 2018. The Mornington Peninsula was ninth on the list which was topped by Geelong. RSPCA Victoria CEO Dr Liz Walker said that for the third year in a row, issues with providing the most basic standards of living for animals – enough food, water and shelter - made up the highest proportion of offences reported. “It breaks our hearts to see our Inspectors and vets attend to so many animals that are severely malnourished and ill, who clearly haven’t been shown even the most basic level of care,” Dr Walker said. “These statistics reflect that there is still a lot of important work that needs to be done to educate Victorians and improve animal welfare in our communities.” In 2017-18, RSPCA Victoria received 10,642 cruelty reports – about 29 a day, and an increase of more than 500 reports compared to last year (10,180). These reports contained 18,098 indi-

Pictures: Angelika Schernthaner

‘Top’ seal makes four-day stopover WHILE it’s not uncommon to find a seal on Mornington Peninsula beaches or rocky outcrops, this one that came ashore at Dromana was a bit of a mystery for onlookers. It looked different to the Australia fur seals regularly seen Port Phillip and which make their home at Chinaman's Hat, the octagonal shipping beacon in the South Channel off Blairgowrie. Ryhs Horobin said he and his partner Angelika Schernthaner were thrilled to identify the leopard seal which was probably more at home in Antarctica. He said the male seal was about 15 years old stayed for about fours days on the beach at Dromana in early November. While acknowledging the novelty of seeing leopard seals, Dolphin Research Institute director Jeff Weir says their presence in the bay raises many questions, including "anecdotes" about changes to food stocks and strandings [of whales] “in the wider ocean”. DECKING T/Pine 70x22 KD ACQ ........................... $2.70mt T/Pine 90x22 KD ACQ ........................... $3.50mt T/Pine 140x22 KD ACQ ......................... $6.25mt Merbau 70x19 Random ........................ $4.40mt Merbau 90x19 Random ........................ $6.50mt Merbau 140x22 Random .................... $13.95mt

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He sees these reports as “really big picture worrying signs”. “Why do these odd solitary animals come so far out of their range?” Mr Weir said. “Are they like human hermits? Are they unhealthy and can't compete? Is there something happening to their normal range that is making it hard for them to feed? “We've seen leopard seals here before, so it might be that the hermit analogy best applies.” Leopard seals are also known as sea leopards and are the second largest species of seal in the Antarctic. They follow killer whales as being the Antarctica's top predator and prey on many animals, including cephalopods (including octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish), other seals, krill, birds and fish. Killer whale, or orcas, will prey on leopard seals. While potentially dangerous to humans, attacks by leopard seals are rare. Keith Platt

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Peninsula Film Festival Director, Steve Bastoni with Karen Dimsey from Bendigo Bank ran a filmmaking workshop with students from Rosebud Secondary College last week. The 2019 Festival has welcomed a new category – the Rye, Rosebud and Dromana Community Bank® branches of Bendigo Bank My Local Hero Award. Aspiring film makers have the chance to enter a 2-minute film featuring someone who has made an impact on the region and share their inspiring story on the big screen. Entries are open until December 16 via www.peninsulafilmfestival.com.au Festival Organisers are encouraging aspiring filmmakers to enter 2 min films featuring a local they feel has made a positive contribution to our community.

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vidual offences. Offences in these reports included 4905 instances of animals with insufficient food, water or insufficient shelter; 3212 concerns about hygiene, grooming and housing conditions; 2704 reports of underweight animals; 2412 issues involving sick and injured animals not receiving veterinary treatment; 1198 of animals being beaten or wounded; 1245 instances of abandoned animals. Dr Walker said prosecutions by RSPCA Victoria’s inspectors had “increased significantly” in the past year. The inspectors had issued 585 notices to comply (a 50.8 per cent increase on last year); laid 712 charges (an 86.4 per cent) against 113 people with facts proven in 111 cases (33.73% increase); had 54 cases where people were disqualification from owning animals, including 22 10-year disqualification orders and one lifetime disqualification order. Dogs (6199), cats (1634) and horses (1468) were the animals most frequently being reported as being mistreated. Keith Platt

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