Gallery: Australian Ministry Wants to Cull Great White Sharks After Ser...

 

Over the past year Australia has seen a series of shark attacks, with five deaths attributed to the Great White Shark. On Saturday, the latest victim – 24-year-old surfer Ben Linden – was fatally wounded by a shark, prompting the Western Australian Fisheries Minister, Norman Moore to call for the federal government to lift a ban on fishing for the protected Great White Shark.

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  1. sass July 16, 2013 at 3:57 am

    Where did 50 likes come from? ):
    Nothing to like about this. I agree with all the comments made already about the ocean being their habitat and the problem not comparing at all to our own synthesised death traps (cars!)

  2. ian daniel October 15, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I have 1 big question…
    Is this move by the government in the interest of public safety or is it more to save from bad press and the effects on tourism and the economy?

  3. captain ticktock July 18, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    5 deaths in a year.
    The annual road death toll in WA is around 200 (according the the RAC)

    this also should give some perspective to a “serious problem”:
    http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/road-toll

  4. kimonoloco July 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. You’re in their territory, taking the risk. Killing them is not the answer!

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