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Killer Sharks to Be Shot, Slaughtered - Western Australia

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- 3474 days ago -
ROGUE sharks that attack beachgoers this summer will be hunted down, shot in the head and sawed apart until their spines are severed. The Sunday Times can today reveal the graphic methods put in place by the WA Government's Shark Hazard Committee for deal


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Past Member (0)
Saturday January 9, 2010, 11:25 pm
Better them than me Chrissy? But let's just leave it at "shot in the head" shall we?..."sawed apart until their spines are severed."...Is very dramatic but entirely unnecessary journalistic spin.

Sunday January 10, 2010, 4:50 am
Noted. Summer, beaches, people splashing around in the water. Sharks, lunch, to them its flapping fish. But humans love to kill don't they. There are no sharks in pools folks. This will get a few bites. Thanks Chrissy. Hello David.

chris b (2474)
Sunday January 10, 2010, 5:39 am
Are shark people kills actually significant in Oz! Obviously the individual victim of a shark kill and there relatives it no different to any other kind of violent death but in the context of self induced and acidental daeth generally they must be adrop in the ocean and all this talk of medieval style killing them by several grisly methods must add to the hysteria that evidently precipitates such efusive and ebulliant, nay sensational journalism. The same journal reports 6 shark attack kills in the last 20 years. During that time how many have boozed themselves to death or died in car crashes a few more than six I would quess so are the government going to kill cars and bottle shops! It would appear that WAs responce is overkill especially when one factors in the idiots that will be in the water despite warnings and other idiots who will deliberalty confront sharks to appear maccho and yet more who likely simply want any excuse to kill these creatures!

Simone Duffin (1462)
Sunday January 10, 2010, 12:47 pm
Disgusting! Thank you Chrissy.

rose s (239)
Sunday January 10, 2010, 6:13 pm
Thanks Chrissy.
How conceited humans are!!They care not to understand the importance of all creatures and the role they play to enhance our world.

Rebecca A (12)
Sunday January 10, 2010, 7:56 pm
wait, wait, wait....

am I the only one noticing this? (did people read the whole article??)

....aren't people freaking out a little TOO much about this - if only 6 people were killed in the last 20 years, and only in 1 of the last 4 attacks did the shark linger and could be identified and in that case it was let go...

...and special exceptions from the law are required before great whites (the ones responsible for most of the attacks on humans) can be killed...

so despite the comments I see about how we as humans are too conceited and can't understand the importance of other creatures.... it doesn't sound to me as if very many sharks are going to be killed by this new policy - what, maybe 2 every 20 years?? it seems to me it's a policy that won't see much use anyway.

Chrissy N (118)
Monday January 11, 2010, 3:11 am
Rebecca, What I fear are the likes of Vic Hislop here in Queensland, who quite happily shoots any shark on sight and how can the authorities be assured that they have the "correct" shark? They don't wear signs letting people know if they are "the" killer. So, will they kill all in the vicinity? Also, I agree with David, what's with the dramatics with severing the spine AFTER they have been killed.
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