Recent polls have shown that an overwhelming number of Australians oppose the culling of sharks and do not live in fear of going back in the water.
Despite this, the Western Australian government is laying drum lines with cruel hooks that will catch not only sharks but dolphins, turtles and rays, and cause them an agonising death. Sharks have inhabited the oceans for 34 million years, and have earned their right to live in their natural habitat without being hunted and killed.
Since the year 1580, there have been fewer than 500 fatal shark attacks on humans around the world.
Every year, humans pull roughly 100 million sharks from the water, slice off their fins to make soup, and throw their mutilated bodies back into the sea.
Many shark species, including the great white pointer, are endangered due to human exploitation.
How can the Federal Environment Minister condemn Japan for the indiscriminate killing of whales and dolphins and still credibly allow the WA government to capture and kill the protected great white shark?
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