Premier Colin Barnett, Fisheries Minister Troy R Buswell , Environment Minister Albert P Jacob: Stop the shark culling before it is too late.
  • Petitioned Honourable Colin Barnett

This petition was delivered to:

Western Australia premier
Honourable Colin Barnett
Fisheries Minister
Honourable Troy R Buswell
Environment Minister
Honourable Albert P. Jacob

Premier Colin Barnett, Fisheries Minister Troy R Buswell , Environment Minister Albert P Jacob: Stop the shark culling before it is too late.

    1. Alicia Godreau
    2. Petition by

      Alicia Godreau

      Kissimmee, FL

Great White Sharks have rapid population decrease due to late maturity, low fecundity as well as infrequent reproduction. They are in rapid population decline Globally, great whites have declined and are smaller in size than previously supposed (Baum et al. 2003, Chapple et al. 2011) with some estimates as few as only 3500 individual animals in the entire world before the culling began. Are listed as vulnerable to extinction by the IUCN Red List. Play a key role in the marine food web as they mature into the position of apex predator (Baum and Worm 2009, Kim et al. 2012). Other studies have shown unpredictable and undesirable impacts to other species in the food chain when apex predators are removed.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. It's official! WA announces cull

      Alicia Godreau
      Petition Organizer

      It's official the Western Australian Government has just announced that they will begin culling sharks, by setting baited drum lines to catch large sharks within one kilometer of the shore.

      Official Statement from the government:

    3. “Kill Orders” under newly intruduced "Imminent Thread Policy"

      Alicia Godreau
      Petition Organizer

      “Kill Orders” under the State Liberal Governments newly introduced “Imminent Threat Policy”. This policy was created by Premier Colin Barnett and former Fisheries Department Minister Norman Moore in September of 2012 after an unusually high number of Shark attacks throughout the 2011/2012 summer.

      This policy allows for the killing of ANY species of Shark, regardless of endangered or protected status, once within 1km of any section of W.A coastline. This is now perfectly legal under the loophole that was created in the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act or EPBC Act for short. That is right you have read correctly….. The Western Australian State Government and State Fisheries department can now kill any species of endangered Shark, for no reason other than entering their own feeding grounds. This policy is also in violation of a total of 11 UN and Australian, Laws, conventions and treaties.

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • chloe hall AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      sharks don't deserve this.

    • Rebecca Sharp AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      No evidence that this is helpful. Too many sharks killed and inhumane death.

    • Riane Conner NAPLES, FL
      • 5 months ago

      Sharks are beautiful creatures that represent evolutionary genius and a graceful IMPORTANT part of the ecosystem.

    • Gypsy Rose AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      We kill millions of sharks each year, yet freak out when they kill 5 people. Absolutely ridiculous. Sharks are endangered. People are not. Time we got our priorities right. Stop the shark cull !!

      • 5 months ago

      They can't protect themselves from us - WE have to protect them from us.


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