Western Australia Shark Cull
Shark cull, harm reduction scheme, elasmobranch slaughter: call it what you like, it’s still an overly-simplified method of dealing with increasing shark attacks. Queensland and NSW have been killing sharks that come near baited drum lines for years and alongside shark nets, it’s the policy they claim works. The truth is that more than 70 million sharks are still being killed worldwide for food, fins, as by catch and for sport, and this latest effort makes no attempt at conserving large ocean predators.
‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’ Nelson Mandela
Cull verb ‘reduce the population of (a wild animal) by selective slaughter.’ synonyms: slaughter, kill, destroy.
‘It was unscientific, unprovoked and wrong’
More people die in Australia from horses than from sharks, yet the Australian government aren’t planning a great horse cull. The sea is a shark’s home, it is wrong for us to enter their home full stop. Let alone swim with them, capture them, lock them up in aquariums and kill their habitat. We are the people at fault, yet its the sharks who have to take the stick for it.
People are aware that sharks have teeth – ask anyone who has watched ‘Jaws’. People obviously love sharks, this was proved when the Australian’s took to the beaches with peaceful protests after the cull was announced.
Whilst AWARE members are swimming…
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