If the Western Australian government believes that great white sharks pose such a great threat to mankind that every one of them must be brutally killed, it should also consider removing vehicles, banning air travel and perhaps even wiping out the human race.
Each of those factors, in their own individual right, are responsible for more human deaths in Australia than shark attacks the world over.
Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett chose to respond to a series of fatal shark attacks, last year, by setting up baited hooks to catch any member of the species that exceeds three meters in length. The sharks would then be shot and dumped at sea as part of the government’s ‘catch and kill’ policy.
Greg Hunt, the Australian federal minister for environment, chose to ignore the national protected status of the great white shark and issued a special exemption.
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Sharks eat around 100 people a year across the globe, while road accidents result in the death of more than 1,000 people in just Australia. Let’s not even begin to talk about how many humans are killed by each other on an annual basis.
While we’re on the topic of humans, it is worth mentioning that organized crime costs the Australian economy $15 billion a year - far more detrimental to the wellbeing of the Aussie population than a handful of shark attacks. Surely sharks deserve more rights than the low lives involved in such criminal activity.
Stop The Culling
Despite the fact that Western Australia has the highest rate of shark attacks, its residents, including beach regulars, have come out in support of the majestic great white.
The images above clearly depict that Australians want nothing to do with the mass slaughter of magnificent animals such as the great white shark.
On Saturday, last week, thousands braved the scorching Aussie heat at Sydney’s Manly Beach to protest against Barnett’s catch and kill policy against sharks. The demonstrators held aloft posters, inflatable shark toys, shark hats and other related paraphernalia.
‘‘Crooks use hooks’’ declared one sign, while others bore inscriptions such as ‘‘Barnett can bite me’’.
Not only did the Aussies find Barnett’s actions deplorable, but over in South Africa, around 200 protesters clashed with the police in Cape Town as they tried to reach the Western Australia premier as he delivered a speech at the Convention Centre for the Indaba Mining Conference.
In this case, it is clear to see that one of the animals is an endangered species, while the other is a mass killer. Please do let us know which one of the two descriptions fits the Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett in the comments section below