(Prevent) Shark Culling
13 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by annika caune from Slash's Other News Stories
Scoop.it!

Australia's Controversial Shark Culling Begins

Australia's Controversial Shark Culling Begins | (Prevent) Shark Culling | Scoop.it
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A large shark was killed off the west Australian coast on Sunday, the first under a contentious new state government culling policy aimed at curbing fatal shark attacks.

Via Sascha Humphrey
annika caune's insight:

OVER FISHING // CULLING // NEEDLESS SLAUGHTER

 

The human race is unsustainable concerning almost every entity of its being. As a race, we have caused more extinction in the past hundred years then in the history of the world, and the culling of sharks is only going to further this devastation. The human race has no fear of becoming, in the relative future, extinct; but for sharks such as the Great White, a future on this earth is not so certain. As callous as it may sound, the preservation of a few human extremities is not worth the extinction of a species, and as many would agree it is a sacrifice worth making. If we choose to continue to actively cull sharks then it is not only their existence we are jeopardising; we are also jeopardising an opportunity for future generations to experience and live in harmony with such a powerful and ancient creature. Looking back we should be able to learn from past generations who have pushed nature’s boundaries above and beyond reasonable limits and build from these fundamental experiences by choosing to avoid making the mistakes which that they made and avoid any unsustainable fishing practice.

 

 

more...
Sascha Humphrey's curator insight, January 26, 2014 5:10 PM

I used to really like Aussies, but have gone right off 'em, fucking arseholes

Scooped by annika caune
Scoop.it!

WSPA response to shark culling

WSPA response to shark culling | (Prevent) Shark Culling | Scoop.it

v��This week a shark cull began in Western Australia. As a result, many of you have been in touch to show concern for the animals. (We do not support the needless culling of animals whatever the scale.

annika caune's insight:

��“There are preventative and humane ways to manage Human-Wildlife Conflict situations, which are much more effective and sustainable than reactive inhumane responses, such as the culling of protected white sharks in Western Australia. "- Dr. Jan Schmidt-Burbach

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by annika caune
Scoop.it!

Tweet from @perth_atheist

Tweet from @perth_atheist | (Prevent) Shark Culling | Scoop.it
Shark Culling vs. Human Culling http://t.co/baMF2PPIp4
annika caune's insight:

As a race we should not be looking for the comprehensive control of all manifestations of the earth’s surface; a pursuit which is initiated upon implementation of a law supporting the culling of sharks.  Instead we should be focusing tireless efforts toward progressive and innovative ways to live in balanced harmony - or as close as realistically possible - with these powerful and ancient creatures.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by annika caune
Scoop.it!

Thousands protest WA shark cull at Manly beach - Sydney Morning Herald

Thousands protest WA shark cull at Manly beach - Sydney Morning Herald | (Prevent) Shark Culling | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald Thousands protest WA shark cull at Manly beach Sydney Morning Herald But the surfer from Sydney's northern beaches, who was pulled on to the beach at Narrabeen last October bleeding profusely from a wound lined with puncture...
annika caune's insight:

Fear is what has forced the hand of the Australian Government. As a nation we are uneducated in everything concerning sharks, and therefore make unjust and irrational decisions concerning their survival. We must accept that sharks are in no way designed as human companions; I am on no account suggesting that we should treat them as such, though we as a race cannot proceed to eradicate all creatures which do not hold companion like qualities as this his notion is simply absurd. Unfortunately shark culling is a policy which the government insists on implementing regardless of its irrationality. Humans have already caused colossal amounts of damage to earth’s eco systems, eradicated countless species and consequently; heavily impacted earth’s biodiversity. Why actively further this now immense devastation by eradicating an already struggling species.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by annika caune
Scoop.it!

Close Beaches From Sunset to Sunrise 
 : DNews

Close Beaches From Sunset to Sunrise 
 : DNews | (Prevent) Shark Culling | Scoop.it
Shark killing in Western Australia is unnecessary according to biologists who have come up with other ways of keeping beaches safe while also keeping sharks alive. (There's always a better way; how to end #shark culling.
annika caune's insight:

The closure of beaches in order to prevent shark attacks, though valid in theory and conducive to a no cull policy, is not practical. The resources which would be required in order to put this notion in to practice are phenomenal, not to mention the difficulties with implementing these restrictions. Another contributing factor to the irrelevancy of this theory is the certainty that very few people choose to go swimming at night a circumstance which aligns with the fact that none of the past seven recent shark attacks, shark attacks which initiated the shark culling policy WA, happened during night time hours.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by annika caune from The Shark Narrative
Scoop.it!

URGENT! STOP Western... - The Petition Site

URGENT! STOP Western... - The Petition Site | (Prevent) Shark Culling | Scoop.it
Bad news shark supporters - surfers are calling for shark culling after sharks were sighted and two... (244 signatures on petition) (URGENT! STOP Western Australia's Sharks from being CULLED. URGENT!

Via Marko Teräs
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by annika caune
Scoop.it!

Shark culling: Australia to use baited drum lines to kill sharks

In response to seven fatal shark attacks in three years, the Western Australian government is planning to place baited hooks off of Perth's most popular beac...
annika caune's insight:

Sharks do not actively hunt human beings. On making a decision to enter the ocean via any personal means preferred, we as individuals are inadvertently entering the shark’s habitual feeding grounds. Sharks are fundamentally only an inconvenience to the human race, not a genuine threat; they do not actively hunt our species. If they do choose to ‘take a bite’ it is simply due to our unintentional imitation of their natural prey; via the use of practicalities such as wetsuits, as well as additional apparatus such as surf and body boards. Sharks are not the problem; humans have chosen to dwell for longer periods of time within an environment which they are not designed for, and created a problem. 

more...
No comment yet.