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Is Killing Great White Sharks the Answer?

IS KILLING GREAT WHITE SHARKS THE ANSWER? WESTERN AUSTRALIA'S LICENSE TÖ KILL In response to a spate of recent shark attacks in Western Australia, the local Government has just released a new shark mitigation strategy that has allocated "$2million for a new service to allow the Department of Fisheries to track, catch and, if necessary, DESTROY SHARKS IDENTIFIED IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO BEACHGOERS, INCLUDING SETTING DRUM LINES IF A DANGER IS POSED". A drum line is an aquatic device used to capture sharks on a baited hook attached to a floating drum. These devices kill sharks indiscriminately. The unusually high number of fatal attacks over the past year is alarming and tragic but is killing all sharks in close proximity to beachgoers the answer? CONSIDER THESE 5 FACTS THE GREAT WHITE SHARK IS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES WITH AN ESTIMATED 3000 - 5000 LEFT WORLDWIDE - THEY ARE VULNERABLE TO EXTINCTION! THE GREAT WHITE SHARK IS AN APEX PREDATOR (I.E. TOP OF THE FOOD CHAIN). BY REMOVING IT FROM THE ECO-SYSTEM, WE CREATÈ A KNOCK-ON EFFECT THAT SERIOUSLY JEOPARDIZES THE BALANCE OF OUR OCEANS. IN THE LAST 50 YEARS, THERE HAVE BEEN 55 RECORDED FATALITIES IN AUSTRALIA DUE TO UNPROVOKED SHARK ATTACKS, WHICH MAKES AN AVERAGE OF ONLY 1.1 FATAL ATTACKS PER YEAR (AUSTRALIAN SHARK ATTACK FILE). GREAT WHITE SHARKS ARE HIGHLY INTELLIGENT AND SELECTIVE HUNTERS AND NOT MINDLESS KILLERS, AS MANY BELIEVE. 6 WHEN WE ENTER THE OCEAN, WE ENTER THEIR NATURAL HABITAT. THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS WE CAN REDUCE OUR RISK OF BEING ATTACKED. So... WHAT DO YOU THINK? IS KILLING GREAT WHITE SHARKS THE ANSWER? IS KILLING GREAT WHITE SHARKS THE ANSWER? WESTERN AUSTRALIA'S LICENSE TÖ KILL In response to a spate of recent shark attacks in Western Australia, the local Government has just released a new shark mitigation strategy that has allocated "$2million for a new service to allow the Department of Fisheries to track, catch and, if necessary, DESTROY SHARKS IDENTIFIED IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO BEACHGOERS, INCLUDING SETTING DRUM LINES IF A DANGER IS POSED". A drum line is an aquatic device used to capture sharks on a baited hook attached to a floating drum. These devices kill sharks indiscriminately. The unusually high number of fatal attacks over the past year is alarming and tragic but is killing all sharks in close proximity to beachgoers the answer? CONSIDER THESE 5 FACTS THE GREAT WHITE SHARK IS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES WITH AN ESTIMATED 3000 - 5000 LEFT WORLDWIDE - THEY ARE VULNERABLE TO EXTINCTION! THE GREAT WHITE SHARK IS AN APEX PREDATOR (I.E. TOP OF THE FOOD CHAIN). BY REMOVING IT FROM THE ECO-SYSTEM, WE CREATÈ A KNOCK-ON EFFECT THAT SERIOUSLY JEOPARDIZES THE BALANCE OF OUR OCEANS. IN THE LAST 50 YEARS, THERE HAVE BEEN 55 RECORDED FATALITIES IN AUSTRALIA DUE TO UNPROVOKED SHARK ATTACKS, WHICH MAKES AN AVERAGE OF ONLY 1.1 FATAL ATTACKS PER YEAR (AUSTRALIAN SHARK ATTACK FILE). GREAT WHITE SHARKS ARE HIGHLY INTELLIGENT AND SELECTIVE HUNTERS AND NOT MINDLESS KILLERS, AS MANY BELIEVE. 6 WHEN WE ENTER THE OCEAN, WE ENTER THEIR NATURAL HABITAT. THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS WE CAN REDUCE OUR RISK OF BEING ATTACKED. So... WHAT DO YOU THINK? IS KILLING GREAT WHITE SHARKS THE ANSWER?

Is Killing Great White Sharks the Answer?

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Great White Sharks are perceived by many as mindless killing machines, while the truth is that they are actually highly intelligent and graceful creatures that deserve our respect rather than our fear...

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