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Australian State OKs Plan to Kill Sharks Before They Kill People Following Fatal Attacks

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Australian officials, under pressure to protect beachgoers after a string of deadly shark attacks, have approved a plan to kill sharks that venture too close to people in the water.

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Stan B (123)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 1:37 am
This is a disgraceful decision.

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 2:24 am
It won't happen

Danuta Watola (1248)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 2:49 am

wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 4:05 am
humans killed by sharks = ~ (max.) 2 per year
sharks killed by humans = ~ 524764 / years
who's the killer ?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 4:29 am

Carol H (229)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 5:24 am
sadly noted

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 6:14 am
Sadly noted. Amitabha!

pam w (139)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 9:33 am
Sharks are common in Australian waters, though the nation has averaged just over one fatal attack per year over the past 50 years.

++++++++++++++++ Really? And how many idiots have drowned on their own? Maybe we should leave the ocean to the sharks?

Daniel Partlow (179)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 11:05 am
This is a stupid decision. We need the sharks and the oceans are their habitat. They aren't taking our habitat. If they must have a "safe" beach, fence it in!

Florence Eaise (132)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 12:06 pm
This really pisses me off i posted a petition for Australia to NOT kill sharks as a precaution its just stupid

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 1:09 pm
Noted. I agree with everyone else in that this is a stupid decision. We take a chance when we go into the ocean because there are animals out there including sharks. There are other options besides killing sharkks like fencing in part of the ocean as Dan and Tina Partlow mentioned. Thanks so much for sharing Cal.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 1:23 pm
Noted and signed. TY

Evelyn B (79)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 1:27 pm
Noted Tks Cal.. The Australian's come-on you go and swim in the sharks territory, what do you expect, they just look at you as another source of food. To go and cull these beautiful creatures is just flippin awful, The human race gets more disgusting, as we the humans move into whether it be on land or ocean the humans want it all, and the earths creatures on the land and oceans are always the ones to suffer and die. This is also the same with domestic animals also. We throw them away as if they're garbage..Here's a petition I found for the sharks.. Tks again Cal....

Daisy Correa-Bagnoli (3)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 1:36 pm
Why? Because humans invade every species habitat and then start killing them???

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 7:57 am
What a crazy decision!
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