In less than 48 hours, a misguided new policy is set to begin off the coast of Western Australia that will see sharks hunted and killed.
Despite more than 100 leading scientists opposing the new ‘catch and kill’ policy and protests from community groups and individuals, the policy is set to start on Friday.
The ‘new shark plan’ by the Western Australian Government will see large sharks removed from designated ‘save areas’ and then killed, including nationally protected (and threatened) Great White Sharks, in a bid to prevent human injuries and deaths caused by shark attacks.
The ludicrousness of this plan is beyond belief for many people.
For more information and real insight and balance into the debate, read Carl Meyer’s piece in The Conversation here – posing sensible questions that need answers.
If you want to take action, Greenpeace has set up a website which will take less than a minute to fill in. Please do so here NOW – the policy is set to begin in less than 48 hours.