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Stop the shark cull

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The culling of sharks and setting of baited drum lines of the coast of WA is a knee jerk reaction. This shark cull has no scientific basis, and there is no evidence killing sharks over 3m will reduce shark attacks. 

When we swim, surf, paddle we do so with full knowledge that we are entering an environment that contains creatures that may cause us harm.

The action of setting drum lines and killing sharks may harm the natural balance of the oceans. There has been no research that supports a shark cull.

It is horrendous when people are killed or maimed in a shark attack, as it is when people are killed or maimed in accidents or incidents of any kind. We cannot control every situation we encounter in life. We must assess the risks of activities we wish to undertake, take responsibility for ourselves and accept the risk or choose not to do the activity.

Killing sharks is not the answer.

This must be stopped.

 http://www.shark.org.au/recommendations.html

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-26/first-shark-killed/5219492

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/01/26/storm-brews-over-shark-cull-wa-records-first-killing



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