Australian Government: Don´t kill the white shark precautionary
  • Petitioned Malcolm McCusker AO QC

This petition was delivered to:

Malcolm McCusker AO QC
S.E. Peter Tesch
Terry Redman
Environmental Protection Authority
Environmental Protection Authority
Department of Environment and Conservation
Department of Environment and Conservation
Department of fisheries
Government of Western Australia
Government of Western Australia
Honourable Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Australian Government: Don´t kill the white shark precautionary

    1. Steve Na
    2. Petition by

      Steve Na

      NA, Germany

Because there are possible other, more ethical solutions

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      Steve Na
      Petition Organizer

      You are awesome folks, thanks for over 2500 signatures in 4 days! If you have the time please keep spreading the petition.

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    • Emma Thompson SCARBOROUGH, AUSTRALIA
      • 9 months ago

      I love our beaches and use them frequently and do not want to see our marine ecosystems destroyed.

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      • 9 months ago

      Haie sind mit das wichtigste Glied in der Kette der Ozeane. Es sind keine Killer!!! Opfer von Haiangriffen sind zu bedauern, jedoch isind die Weltmeere die Heimat der darin lebenden Indivisuen und nicht des Menschen. Es werden auch keine Autos verboten, wenn Menschen bei Unfällen damit versterben. Stoppt den Tourismusminister in Australien!!!!!!!!

      Save the sharks!

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    • Jason Phillips AUSTRALIA
      • 9 months ago

      To:

      Collin Barnett, The Western Australian Government

      Department Of Fisheries, Department Of Fisheries

      I've just signed the following petition addressed to: The Western Australian Government.

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      Call off plan to cull sharks near WA beaches

      The Western Australian Government has announced a $6.85 million package of what it refers to as "shark mitigation strategies". $2 million will be allocated for the Department of Fisheries to track and destroy the sharks, while another $2 million will be spent specifically tracking great whites and setting drum lines to kill them if they come too close to shore.

      The great white is a well-known threatened species and this plan completely goes against the federal government's White Shark Recovery Plan, which recognizes that the great white shark is fully protected in both Commonwealth and WA waters. Needlessly removing sharks from our oceans would affect the delicate balance of the marine ecosystem, which could be ecologically and economically devastating. The ocean is the shark's natural habitat and humans are not naturally aquatic mammals. This scheme would not create a long term solution to shark fatalities and tax payer's money would be better put towards increased helicopter patrols, more research and better public education about avoiding shark hazards.

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      Sincerely,

      Jason Phillips

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    • Tara Holmes PERTH, AUSTRALIA
      • 9 months ago

      It is disgusting to think about killing anything in it's own environment for nothing other than the fact that they could 'possibly' harm a human being. Humans hurt each other more in one hour than sharks hurt humans on a yearly basis. This is the most disgusting and vile proposition that I have ever heard a state government suggest. I don't want to see mine, nor anyone elses tax money used to murder another creature in such a barbaric way.

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    • Matthew Smith MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • 10 months ago

      Because this is a disgrace

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