Shark Culling In Western Australia

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The Western Australian population like many others view sharks with trepidation and fear (Boissonneault, 2011). This is due in part to the media, which portrays sharks as a fierce and deadly adversary to the human race (Boissonneault, 2011). In response to the apparent increase in fatal shark attacks on their population, the Western Australian government has implemented the use of baited drum lines along some popular beaches (McCagh, Sneddon and Blache, 2015). This decision to increase the organised culling of the shark population in Western Australia can be attributed to the government’s fear of losing the faith and vote of confidence from the community whom they serve (Neff, 2012). There are many factors to consider when looking at the main
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