Mr Barnett has made a bad move. He thinks that killing thousands of sharks will make beach-going West Australians safer, when really he doesn’t think about it in the long run - how safe will we be when sharks, apex predators, eventually go extinct? Disrupting a food chain can have disastrous effects and in the end, they lead back to us. Who’s going to be safe then?
Sharks are predators, they eat things. Sometimes they bite humans, but here is a line from Wikipedia: “Humans, for the most part, are too bony for their liking. They much prefer a fat, protein-rich seal.” Sharks do not even like to eat humans. It’s like if you or me accidentally bit into something disgusting, and didn’t eat the rest. What they do is just like us, but such a big deal has been made out of it. Long story short, the government is killing sharks because they eat things. Beach-goers who swim in the water are aware of the sharks, and that is a risk they are willing to take. It is the shark’s territory, after all. They are not our sharks, and definitely not our sharks to kill. And definitely not the government’s sharks to kill.
So wherever you are in the world, Aussie or not, help us stop the shark cull. There are some petitions that take virtually no effort to sign, yet they make a difference.
Australian Marine Conservation Society: http://www.marineconservation.org.au/petitions.php/9/save-wa-sharks-stop-the-cull
It may also be worthwhile to send your thoughts to the government’s email at email@example.com I’m sure they’d love to hear from you about why you think they made a terrible mistake.
The Greenpeace petition caused Colin Barnett’s email to crash, let’s try and do it again as a sign from the world that he needs to change things now. For the sharks, Australia and the world. Thanks for reading and please reblog <3