So why is the Western Australian government planning to hunt and kill them?
On September 27, Western Australia state premier Colin Barnett announced a new “shark mitigation plan to protect beach goers.” There have been 12 shark fatalities in the region over the past century; five of these happened this year and have prompted the government to take action. As Barnett said to reporters, “We will always put the lives and safety of beachgoers ahead of the shark. This is, after all, a fish — let’s keep it in perspective.”
The government’s plan provides $6.85 million in funding for the tracking, catching and “if necessary, destroy[ing of] sharks identified in close proximity to beachgoers, including setting drum lines if a danger is posed.” Additional funds are to provide for a trial shark enclosure, a research fund, a shark tagging program that would involve real-time GPS tracking, more jet skis for rescuers and more helicopter patrols of beaches.
What the hell is THIS bullshit? The sharks don't know any better and, as Chelskiman said, it is their habitat, we are intruding it. Also, we are basically killing an endangered species.
Dear Government: Why are you such retards?! Spend your money on something else. Just tag the sharks, don't kill them. You don't have the death penalty, yet you would freely kill an endangered species that attacks people who intrude their habitation. What the *bleep*?!
Oh, and by the way, I am not a Vegan/Vegetarian, but I think this is ridiculous.
quote Hell FireI didn't say it wasn't natural for them. Every species defends it's own territory and hunts for food in one form or another. I just think there can't be the one option for this, with that option being the mass slaughter of sharks, just because they are swimming a little too close to where we are swimming.This was the Aboriginals habitat long ago, and they were hunters, so by spearing us, they were also acting naturally.
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