An 11-foot great white shark was hooked and killed Wednesday on Australiaâs Gold Coast, just yards from the site of the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy […]
“Jeff Krause, the government’s Shark Control Program manager, was quick to use the contest to support the controversial killing of sharks as a tool to protect water users…
'The successful removal of this dangerous shark from a popular swimming beach was particularly important given the Quiksilver Pro surfing competition currently underway at nearby Snapper Rocks,’ Krause told the Courier Mail, in a story posted Friday. ‘It was a pretty big shark.’”
Focus on that part. I think that is my favorite part.
Honestly, there are dozens of critics and renowned marine biologist who have spoke against this shark cull, and it bothers me how it’s still going on. There is scientific evidence that proves that having a shark cull does not decrease the chances of a shark attack, in fact, it might actually serve to increase the chances, because of baited lines.
I am so sick of seeing media portray sharks as dangerous, especially when they are not as dangerous as people think, and if anything, are extremely important to the environment.
Why can’t people get that through their heads? Media needs to stop portraying sharks in a “threatening” manner all for the sake of ratings because it’s honestly not helping with our culture.
Male California sea lion named Beige enters water. by Mike Baird on Flickr.