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Stop Plan to Kill Australian Sharks

By BornFreeMovies on YouTube (www.youtube.com/user/bornfreemovies)

Water World video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmZ9D_1NHEk

A Western Australia plan to kill Great White Sharks on sight is sparking major opposition worldwide. In the wake of a record number of attacks this year, and reversing a previous position, the leader of a state on Australia's west coast announced plans to kill any great white sharks seen near beachgoers to allegedly prevent attacks on humans.

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnettused this rationale tosupport this shark-killing plan. Previously, sharks could only be hunted if there had already been an attack on a swimmer recognizing the ocean as the sharks' domain.But with five deaths this year, he reversed his position with this shark killing plan.

The new strategy, which includes more watercraft and helicopter patrols, has sparked opposition, including The Conservation Council of Western Australia, which called it a "guilty until proven innocent" approach.

In addiition, University of Florida's International Shark Attack File officials called Australia's shark killing plan a most reactionary and archaic response. Such methods are contrary to modern scientific thinking and there is no evidence that sharks have become more aggressive toward humans. Scientists know general shark migratory patterns which can be used to better warn beachgoers and close beaches if needed. Great white sharks have been a protected species in Australian waters for more than a decade and this shark-killing plan may threaten them now.

Please Sign this Petition and Ask Australia Premier Colin Barnett to coexist peacefully withthese sharks and respect their rights to live in their ocean home.

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  • ashlee boniface
    ashlee boniface New Zealand, Whangarei
    Jun 26, 2014
    Jun 26, 2014
    Just because they are a 'dangerous' creature does not mean they should be killed. A lot of animals are dangerous if they are not treated with caution (lions, tigers, elephants, bulls etc), but that doesn't mean everything that can pose a threat should be killed does it. A lot of things can be dangerous, education is what is needed to show people all sharks are not like Jaws....
  • Riane Conner
    Riane Conner United States, Estero
    Jun 11, 2014
    Jun 11, 2014
    Sharks are beautiful creatures that represent evolutionary genius and a graceful IMPORTANT part of the ecosystem.
  • Helén Johansson
    Helén Johansson Sweden, Stockholm
    May 14, 2014
    May 14, 2014
    Stop Killing sharks
  • mark carter
    mark carter United Kingdom
    May 14, 2014
    May 14, 2014
    Humans kill more sharks than the other way round!!!
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