Shark Cull Oral

1424 Words Mar 16th, 2014 6 Pages
Does any of you in the class know the themed music for jaws? of course you do, we all do. Because sharks are really scary arn't they? Sadly Films such as this as well as the media have built up this huge reputation of sharks being threatening, alarming & Dangerous monsters of the sea. It's a tragedy! Today I will be arguing for the rights of these misrepresented sharks and how this new "catch and kill policy" is completely wrong.

Firstly I'd like to inform you on what the catch and kill policy actually is. It was a new policy introduced around January by the Western Australia Premier, Colin Barnett due to 6 fatal attacks by sharks in the past 2 years. Barnets plan to combat this is by killing off any sharks which exceed 3 metres long in
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Manly Beach protest organiser Alice Forrest, who is an aquarist at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary has said that the cull is not science based, and rather then helping with tourism all its going to do is give WA a redneck reputation and decrease the amount of tourism there.

In the 1960’s and 70’s Hawaii implemented a similar proposal which did more bad then good. The program failed to create any kind of significant decrease in shark attacks but managed to kill over 4000 sharks.

The fisherman who has been employed to set and monitor drum lines, and kill and dispose sharks is being paid more then $5,700 a day resulting in over $610,000 for the season. The opposition leader Mark McGowen has stated that the cost is "exorbitant" and is costing tax payers a lot of money that could have gone towards scientific methods to help save lives. Mr Barnett has said that he gets no enjoyment from seeing these shark dies, but he will put his food forward in trying to protect the people. From saying this, the majority of the Western Australian people are against the laws that Barnett has put in place.

The Great White Shark is the top predator of the ocean, meaning that it is not hunted by other animals in the waters. The Great White has been listed as an endangered species due to the over hunting of them for shark teeth and there fins.

Fatal snake attacks in Australia have risen from 2 to 5 deaths in 2013. The controversy with this is however is that these

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