Queensland Agriculture Minister John McVeigh says his department is still working with local councils in the Gulf to help graziers struggling to feed their cattle.

The Etheridge and Tablelands regional councils were recently declared natural disaster areas after fires destroyed millions of hectares of land.

Mr McVeigh says support needs to be tailored to each property's situation.

"The situation report from the Mareeba district disaster meeting yesterday confirms that some areas have started to received some rainfall over the last week - that conditions on some properties are improving," he said.

"We're mindful that other properties are in quite concerning situations, so it's a matter of getting the balance right across the area."

Meanwhile, the federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter, has criticised an animal rights group that suggested fire-stricken Gulf graziers should be prosecuted if their cattle starve.

Mr Katter says the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) group branding graziers as criminals is an outrage.

He says graziers have been working around the clock to save as many of their cattle as possible.

"These people are so far removed from understanding the Australian nature, the ecology - whatever word you want to use - that they make statements that make themselves laughing stocks," he said.

Mr Katter says farmers should be hailed as Australian heroes, not criminals.

"If you go into those areas where the farmers have been removed and have a look at the massive explosion of weeds and degradation of land and the environment, you'll realise just how valuable these people are," he said.

"But you would not expect that from one of these greenies, who live in the concrete jungle, who wouldn't know a tree if they [found] it on a dark night."

However, PETA spokeswoman Claire Fryer says the graziers have a legal responsibility to look after the cattle.

She says Biosecurity Queensland should step in to prevent cattle starving.

"We're certainly hopeful that Biosecurity [Queensland] will take action to ensure that animals aren't suffering needlessly at this time," she said.

"Obviously as I've said, it is the responsibility of the graziers to provide appropriate care."

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