Ban the Unprovoked Slaughter of Endangered Great White Sharks
  • Petitioning The Australian Government

This petition will be delivered to:

Western Australia Premier, Colin Barnett
The Australian Government

Ban the Unprovoked Slaughter of Endangered Great White Sharks

    1. Brian Witkin
    2. Petition by

      Brian Witkin

      San Diego, CA

Sharks must now swim for their lives, due to plans recently announced by Western Australia’s regional government.

Premier Colin Barnett has enacted a six million dollar policy to kill great white sharks that venture into coastal waters frequented by people. The policy, described as a preventative measure, reverses the current approach of killing Great White Sharks only if they have attacked people.

The Conservation Council of Western Austria describes the new approach to sharks as a “guilty until proven innocent” approach and a “knee-jerk reaction to public concern that will harm the environment without protecting swimmers.”

Despite its fearsome reputation, little is in fact known about the Great White. Yet as a so-called apex predator, the loss of the Great White Sharks could result in drastic and far reaching consequences for the global food chain. The shark is already listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

And there is little concrete evidence that killing sharks makes people any safer.

Please sign this petition to help us overturn this knee-jerk policy.

 

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    1. Reached 17,500 signatures
    2. We need your continued help!

      Brian Witkin
      Petition Organizer

      Our supporters – from over 35 countries - have lent their voice to speak for our wild life and our sharks!

      Yet we need more voices to be heard for our petition to truly drive change in government policy. If everyone who signed the petition thus far got ten people to do the same, we would reach our goal of 100,000 in no time.

      Please continue to share this petition with your family and friends, so that we may reach our goal and protect our ocean wildlife!

    3. Reached 10,000 signatures
    4. We've reached 1,000 signatures, that's 1% of our overall goal!

      Brian Witkin
      Petition Organizer

      Congratulations, PIERO QUINCI from CA, who was the 1000th person to sign our petition! We had participation from over 30 different countries and this is a huge milestone for our campaign! 1000 signatures means that we have a campaign that has widespread support and we're on the right track. Now it's time to take our petition to the next level. Please continue to share this petition with your family and friends, so that we may reach our goal and put an end to this nonsense!

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    • Marta Broniszewska NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 days ago

      I think sharks are amazing and people should be more careful is not shark fault is nature

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    • Jaylin NEIL CHULA VISTA, CA
      • 2 days ago

      BECAUSE SHARKS PLAY A ROLE IN THIS WORLD BITCHES

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    • Gabriel Perez CHULA VISTA, CA
      • 2 days ago

      sharks play an important role in the water world

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    • Dana Arber AUSTRALIA
      • 7 days ago

      In my opinion the only thing scarier than an ocean full of sharks is an ocean without them.

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    • Dirk Peterson FORT MYERS, FL
      • 8 days ago

      400 million years old and still hanging on. Sharks do not belong to Australia. They are migratory. Killing them in your waters wont alter their behavior or decrease the frequency of visits to your waters.

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