27 Oct '11, 8pm

Sea Shepherd Strongly Opposes Western Australia Government’s Call for a Shark Cull

Sea Shepherd Strongly Opposes Western Australia Government’s Call for a Shark Cull

The WA Premier Colin Barnett stated that his government would investigate installing nets in response to attacks happening at an "unprecedented" frequency.[4] Sea Shepherd is also strongly opposed to shark nets. Shark nets are indiscriminate killers, killing marine life such as seals, turtles, stingrays, dolphins, and even whales in addition to sharks. According to CRC Reef Research, since the introduction of the shark control program in the Great Barrier Reef region in northern Australia from the late 1960's to the mid 1990's, 2,140 turtles, 552 dugongs, and 216 dolphins have been found trapped in the nets. And it is estimated that as little as 7% of dugongs and 10% of dolphins were eventually released alive. Shark nets are simply a false security blanket for the public. The majority of sharks that are caught in the nets are on the beachside on their way back out to sea. ...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/commentary-and-editorials/2011...

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