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Aussies to Sever Spines of Killer Sharks

Animals  (tags: Great white Sharks, humans, attacks, slaughter )

- 3084 days ago -
The Perth Sunday Times) - Rogue sharks that attack beachgoers in Western Australia this year will be hunted down, shot in the head and sawed apart until their spines are severed.

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Carol Anne Knapp (123)
Sunday January 10, 2010, 7:39 am
wow sensational title, but when you read the story only as a last resort....I read an article years ago that theorized most of the suspected drownings where the body was not found in Australia where more likely swimmers eaten by sharks...they just say drowning to ease the mind of the family of those who go missing.

Carol Anne Knapp (123)
Sunday January 10, 2010, 7:40 am
were more back to school..

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 10, 2010, 1:40 pm
This is sick!!!! What are they anti shark over there?!!! I don't care if they did hurt someone, they were just hungary it is not their falt!!!! We are the ones that are taking all their food away!!!! This is disgusting!!!

Linda M (0)
Sunday January 10, 2010, 2:17 pm
thanks for the very informative post

Sherry E (168)
Sunday January 10, 2010, 2:23 pm
My goodness!!! They could just keep the beach closed.....or just don't swim. I enjoy the beach without ever getting into the ocean.

Gillian M (218)
Sunday January 10, 2010, 4:04 pm
Can we do that to those that hunt sharks, cut their fins off and chuck them back into the ocean?

Vinnie m (334)
Sunday January 10, 2010, 9:00 pm
My GOD !! What killing them ain't enough? They have to gut them too? Sharks are a huge tourist attraction for Australia. How can they kill off thier own heritage? Oh, wait I forgot, They made alot of animals go Extinct!! We all NEED STEVE IRWIN back GOD. Thank goodness for little Bindi to carry on his work in Australia. How eerie seeing her. It's like looking at Steve. Thanks Lone for the story.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 10, 2010, 10:47 pm
well maybe it's time to just enjoy the beach ON THE BEACH. an ounce of prevention is worth a whole lot more than buckshot.

and no we don't need steve irwin to come back from the dead. what we need to do is act like the responsible, respectful humans that we have the capacity of carrying out.

Jools F (71)
Sunday January 10, 2010, 11:57 pm
I am absolutely shocked at this news, I live on the East Coast of Australia but have not heard anything about this story about killing sharks on the west coast, if this is correct I am ashamed!!!!! Our sharks need to be protected not killed! If you choose to swim you swim at your own risk as it is the sharks domain not ours!!!!!

Past Member (0)
Monday January 11, 2010, 3:00 am
That's a little bit heartbreaking- they've studied and studied and sharks are not eating people because they WANT TO- it's almost always a mistake. A shark that killed a human will most likely never ever touch another. It's not like a serial killer- they are assuming sharks' minds work the same way as killer humans, which is ridiculous.
On top of which, the ocean is THEIR territory- what gives us the right to go out guns-ablazing?

Alice C (1797)
Monday January 11, 2010, 4:46 am
Beach bathing areas for humans can be protected..fenced in...There is no need for shark killing.

Teresa W (782)
Monday January 11, 2010, 6:10 am
I wonder whose fault it is. Perhaps it's beachgoers

Terry B (649)
Monday January 11, 2010, 6:57 am
Humans are land animals. Sharks are ocean animals. Who is the invasive species in the other's natural habitat.

When I lived in Zanzibar, East Africa, they had shark fences at the most popular beaches so that sharks could not get near the human swimmers. Maybe poor Australia cannot afford them as well as a rich nation like Tanzania. Duhh.

Dr Kathi A (215)
Monday January 11, 2010, 7:14 am
TY Lone Wolf. Seems rather barbaric to me too. We take over food supplies, wasting a large amount of it, I might add. We push wild creatures from their natural environment, so we can have recreational time or business endeavors.... By "we", I mean humans, in general, NOT all.

We blame the wild creatures for acting on their survival instinct. Terry B, above, stated it well. We can fence off animals when we want, but do not when we decide not to. Some humans have a way of destroying as much as they can, without trying to replace or replenish anything. We just take for granted that everything that is here for our survival will always be here.

God gave us dominance over other creatures to watch over them, not selfishly destroy them until they no longer exist. The balance of life & death is delicate. We, the human race, needs to be more thoughtful.

. (0)
Monday January 11, 2010, 7:52 am
Absolutly horrific.Putting the sharks out to be monsters,AGAIN !!!
Anti shark nets aren't really a good solution,other species will die in those nets.
It's your ownchoice to go into sea,domain of sharks and other species.
20 people died of White shark attacks the last 10 years or so i believe.
Getting real pissed over this

Mervi R (74)
Monday January 11, 2010, 8:58 am
The oceans belong to the animals in them, not us! Itīs stupid to "punish" animals for doing what they do naturally, that is hunt in the water for whatever they can catch...

Sylvia W (46)
Monday January 11, 2010, 10:03 am
I was appalled when I read the title too, but then I read the entire article. Most sharks are not interested in humans for food, and the injuries suffered by swimmers are usually the result of the human being a curiosity to the shark. Unfortunately, sharks 'test' new things in their territory by the bite-test, which can be painful, or fatal to the human. The folks dealing with sharks know that, and are not looking to use this on every shark that just happens to bite a human. If, however, a shark develops a taste for humans they are generally considered 'insane' - just as there have been lions and tigers who became man-eaters. These, and only these would be subject to this treatment, and the double-duty method is essentially humane - it makes sure the shark "isn't merely dead but really, most sincerely dead". A mere bullet to the head might knock the shark out, but then, thrown back in the ocean, it might recover, crazier than ever. I'm not happy about killing any animal just doing what animals do, but read the whole article folks - they are showing both restraint and humanity.

Jools F (71)
Monday January 11, 2010, 7:58 pm
Claudia, more people are killed on the roads in car accidents than by sharks also you have more chance of being hit and killed by lighting & yes it is their domain so you go into the water you do so at your own risk, and as for shark nets they should not be used at all!!!!! I totally agree with you on this one!

Kekuhoumana K (49)
Monday January 11, 2010, 9:50 pm
Aussies have a tendency to over kill, pretty sick if you ask me.

Carol L (219)
Tuesday January 19, 2010, 12:10 pm
The oecan is the sharks home - why do we have the right to take over everything and kill everything in our path! So I guess it would be ok for the sharks to come onto land and attack us (if they could).
Sick - we just love to destroy.
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