Should Sharks Be Culled?


Every time there is a shark attack debate around shark culling reignites. Australia has the largest number of shark attacks in the world, around 13 people have been attacked by sharks in the last 12 months, half of these occurred in Western Australia alone. But does that mean we should capture and kill great whites and tiger sharks in the hope it will bring down those numbers? Queensland currently has Australia’s largest shark cull, in 2014 nearly 700 marine animals were killed. Over 100 of those killed were dolphins, dugongs and turtles. Do you think that killing sharks is the answer to improving ocean safety or should we just leave them in peace?

Posted by on 12 Jul 2018

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    Jennifer

    No sharks are an important link in the under water environment

    Posted by Jennifer on 17 Jul 2018

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    Andrew

    NO it is there environment

    Posted by Andrew on 17 Jul 2018

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    greenfrog11

    Leave the sharks alone, Cull humans instead

    Posted by greenfrog11 on 17 Jul 2018

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    robbur

    Just what I wanted to say.

    Posted by robbur on 17 Jul 2018

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    Gemma

    Leave the sharks alone!! Humans eat heaps of animals! Sharks don’t know any better ☹️

    Posted by Gemma on 17 Jul 2018

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    Melinda

    Should let them be

    Posted by Melinda on 17 Jul 2018

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    Jean

    ABSOLUTELY NOT!! Victims of shark attacks would say the same thing. They know the risks they were potentially taking and respect the environment they ventured in to.

    Posted by Jean on 17 Jul 2018

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    Desley

    No... They don't have signs saying Beware humans on beach do not enter

    Posted by Desley on 17 Jul 2018

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    Brysy

    With today's technology like shark shields, drones etc there is no need for it, take the right precautions

    Posted by Brysy on 17 Jul 2018

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    Kevin F

    To enter an ocean the risk is yours to take as the Ocean is the home of the shark - swim in an area where it is safe to swim at a beach and the shark shouldn't be a problem to you

    Posted by Kevin F on 16 Jul 2018

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    BIGDJS

    No. It would be great to be able to swim wherever you like without having to worry about being attacked by a shark, but to simply slaughter them for doing what comes naturally to them is not the answer. We are land creatures that choose to go into the shark's environment. There has to be another way to tackle this problem that doesn't involve killing.

    Posted by BIGDJS on 16 Jul 2018

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    Ann

    No, definitely not there are big oceans out there and it is there natural habitat

    Posted by Ann on 16 Jul 2018

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    goulah

    Most definitely not culled. There is no need for it - in simplistic terms they were there first and humans should respect them. There are many "dangers" on land and at sea and being sensible goes a long way.

    Posted by goulah on 16 Jul 2018

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    Mark

    No killing is not the answer

    Posted by Mark on 16 Jul 2018

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    Caroline

    No-absolutely not. Just today a humpback whale was trapped in shark netting. Fortunately this lucky whale was freed. I feel netting should at least be removed during the whale migration: both north and south, but preferably completely removed. Use drones in summertime to spot sharks and raise the alarm.

    Posted by Caroline on 16 Jul 2018

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    Ruth

    No. We are in their environment. What should stop is cage diving with sharks as it is teaching them to associate humans with food which will increase attacks.

    Posted by Ruth on 16 Jul 2018

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    Molly

    I believe we shouldn’t cull the sharks.. yes they kill many people but I think that we should just capture them and then tag them to see where they go and keep an eye on the instead of killing them straight away. If we find one that has killed a person then yes I believe we should kill them

    Posted by Molly on 16 Jul 2018

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    Derani

    Absolutely not !!

    Posted by Derani on 16 Jul 2018

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    Derani

    I believe not. We enter into their world. We have an option to enter into there world, it's our choice. We have the ability to live on land and we enter into there world for pleasure activities. We know the danger, and we can make a choice. They cannot. They can not live on land, this is their only world. We should let them be. If we wish to enter the ocean, this is our own choice, and risk

    Posted by Derani on 16 Jul 2018

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    John

    Yes - these sharks have learnt that humans are easy meat for them as we don't fight back. We kill other animals that attack humans, livestock, pets etc, so why are sharks exempt. By culling them they will learn not to attack humans, which will make the beaches much safer. Also there will be a great benefit from killing more sharks - more flake in our fish and chip shops, and cheaper prices.

    Posted by John on 16 Jul 2018

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    SpongeCakes

    NO, when people are attacked by sharks the sharks are thinking "should we cull the hoomans?". Animals should only be culled if they are bloodthirsty, not when they are in their territory and a human invades it.

    Posted by SpongeCakes on 16 Jul 2018

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    June

    There is more people killed on the roads leave the sharks alone

    Posted by June on 16 Jul 2018

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    Anchal

    Killing is not an option however human safety is equally important. Some barriers should be created for sharks or else human entry should be prohibited where sharks are available

    Posted by Anchal on 16 Jul 2018

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    Oyinchrissie

    No. They are a necessary part of the ecosystem.

    Posted by Oyinchrissie on 16 Jul 2018

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    Catherine

    No. I don't think they should be culled, educating people on how to coexist with nature will be more helpful.

    Posted by Catherine on 16 Jul 2018

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    Criddle

    I'm so sad this is even something people think about :( how about, now bare with me here, but how about we cull humans instead?

    Posted by Criddle on 16 Jul 2018

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    Valerie

    No it is their home, humans invade their home, not the other way around.

    Posted by Valerie on 16 Jul 2018

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    Sharon

    Yes, I believe that the protection of sharks has allowed the population of these creatures to exceed levels that are now endangering human life!

    Posted by Sharon on 16 Jul 2018

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    Purplejulie

    Absolutely not..

    Posted by Purplejulie on 16 Jul 2018

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    charmaine

    No let them be

    Posted by charmaine on 16 Jul 2018

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    Sheryl

    No I don’t think they should be culled.

    Posted by Sheryl on 16 Jul 2018

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    Kaye

    No. They are a part of nature and the eco system. The oceans have to be shared

    Posted by Kaye on 15 Jul 2018

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    RasKal

    No they shouldn't be. They are is their environment, we are the trespassers in their domain.

    Posted by RasKal on 15 Jul 2018

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    Hayle

    Just leave them in peace

    Posted by Hayle on 15 Jul 2018

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    BigG

    HELL NO !!!!!!!! There's thousands of two legged creatures that should be thou !!

    Posted by BigG on 15 Jul 2018

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    Donna

    No ...its their environment

    Posted by Donna on 15 Jul 2018

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    Sophia

    DEFINITELY NOT! Humans choose to invade their waters and we are responsible for anything that happens to us.

    Posted by Sophia on 15 Jul 2018

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    aquarius3

    Absolutely not they were here before us

    Posted by aquarius3 on 15 Jul 2018

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    BibbyKat

    NO NO NO .. If we humans choose to swim in their waters .. we are responsible for our own safety. It is their home~ ,,,,,

    Posted by BibbyKat on 15 Jul 2018

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    Karen

    I do not know why anyone would consider culling sharks. We invade their territory!

    Posted by Karen on 15 Jul 2018

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    Jomachan

    NO. When you think we eat, kangaroo, crocodile, deer, fish, chicken, cows, sheep, pigs etc. Maybe we should be culled.

    Posted by Jomachan on 15 Jul 2018

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    ella

    No. Leave animals the fuck alone. They have right to live. If your going into their environment it becomes your responsibily an your problem. Plus sharks aren't a big deal cause they don't even usually kill you. It's the gamble of getting in the water. Tired of humans getting to control everything including how many of certain creatures get to live or not. It's wrong.

    Posted by ella on 15 Jul 2018

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    Peter

    It,s a bloody hard decision to make, and again l believe in only this, it,s their domain, and we,re the ones intruding. So "No".

    Posted by Peter on 15 Jul 2018

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    broshae

    yes if you surf you are in the high risk category the only people that don't want a cull don't have anything to do with being in the ocean on a daily basis

    Posted by broshae on 15 Jul 2018

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    Criddle

    If you dont like being evenly matched with an animal then gtfo of the water. Go find another career. How would you like it if sharks suddenly came onto land, you fought them back and in return the sharks decide to cull all humans? Does that sound fair at all? Garbage person you are.

    Posted by Criddle on 16 Jul 2018

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    Lee

    No, everyone that goes into the ocean know the risks. It's there home not ours. Leave them alone, we all should do more to save everything in the ocean not kill everything like our Wales. ...

    Posted by Lee on 15 Jul 2018

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    Jane

    Absolutely NOT. NO NO NO shark culling!!

    Posted by Jane on 15 Jul 2018

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    Annette

    They have been created for a reason and the sea is their territory, so leave them alone. Maybe more education about sharks and ways to avoid being attacked by them but the ocean is their habitat not ours.

    Posted by Annette on 15 Jul 2018

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    Nicole

    We are invading their home their space! No I don’t think they should be culled

    Posted by Nicole on 15 Jul 2018

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    John

    Why cut their fins off or kill them. As they are most important and managing the food chain of the oceans.

    Posted by John on 15 Jul 2018

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    Tonyporritt

    NO, it's the surfers that should be culled.

    Posted by Tonyporritt on 15 Jul 2018

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    Not_A_DoDo

    NOPE -- its their ocean,,, leave them be and take precautions, you know there are sharks,, that is why there is no insurance because its dangerous... SO use common sense, there are more people killed/murdered by drink, drug drivers, or drug/alcohol crazed people, they murder and the judge give a tap and let them go.... do clean up the human murderers before you touch animals in their own environment. This society has because crazy and insane..... God help us if we dont wake up and return to common sense and integrity

    Posted by Not_A_DoDo on 15 Jul 2018

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    .......

    No, it's their ocean if people swim in the ocean they are aware that sharks are about, it is their domain they should be left alone.

    Posted by ....... on 15 Jul 2018

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    anie

    No sharks keep the oceans balanced

    Posted by anie on 15 Jul 2018

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    Julie

    We need more deterrents near swimming beaches such as sonar to keep them away.

    Posted by Julie on 15 Jul 2018

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    Sharon

    Leave them alone. They only attack in their home (the water) If they start attacking on land, then kill them!

    Posted by Sharon on 15 Jul 2018

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    curly

    No sharks should be culled, they were here before us. That is their environment not ours.

    Posted by curly on 15 Jul 2018

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    Aurora

    No way! Look at it this way, the oceans are the sharks home, and we enter at our own risk. They don't come into our home. We have to understand that if we continue to kill every living thing that we see as some sort of threat, then soon, there will be nothing left. Man is definitely the most dangerous living creature on this little blue planet of ours. Sharks dine on seals, and when we enter the water wearing wet suits, generally black ones, then to the poor old shark, we look like the main course, and of course he will take a bite to see if we are well done enough!! Live and let live!

    Posted by Aurora on 15 Jul 2018

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    Coral

    No sharks should not be culled

    Posted by Coral on 15 Jul 2018

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    Hoffy

    No. More people are killed by heart disease and cancer. Animal killers are people, bees, horses, cows and dogs way ahead of sharks. Check out Australian Geographic March - April for stats and relevant info.

    Posted by Hoffy on 15 Jul 2018

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    lockeylads

    No ,leave them at peace to do their thing

    Posted by lockeylads on 15 Jul 2018

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    Roman

    Absolutely Not !!

    Posted by Roman on 15 Jul 2018

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    alderwick

    no,no no the ocean is the sharks domain and all other marine live we are in there space we have no right to cull them if u choose to swim dive or surf it,s at u own risk theres enough interference in animal welfare so leave sharks alone

    Posted by alderwick on 15 Jul 2018

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    Bombthrower

    It depends on the circumstance

    Posted by Bombthrower on 15 Jul 2018

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    Godofredo

    No, definitely not!

    Posted by Godofredo on 15 Jul 2018

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    Big sis

    There are more injuries and deaths caused by car accidents but is there a suggestion that we rid ourselves of cars or any road vehicles? It's a ludicrous suggestion If surfers choose to go in the water that's the risk they take. Anyway it's all about the risk... what about drowning being hit by surf board carelessness etc etc

    Posted by Big sis on 15 Jul 2018

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    karl

    No. Culling is not the answer. It is their environment. Perhaps provide a safer swimming area, that is; enclosed for swimmers or surfers only, with no ships per say to enter this area.

    Posted by karl on 15 Jul 2018

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    Pottsy

    No - Cull feral animals not the native ones

    Posted by Pottsy on 15 Jul 2018

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    lannie000111

    No Cull. If you enter their territory, you're fair game. Dress in a black wet suit, you look like a seal...tasty morsel for a hungry shark. Simple solution, don't swim in shark infested waters.

    Posted by lannie000111 on 15 Jul 2018

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    Vonnie

    No, I don't believe in culling. The water is their domain. Although the shark attack stats look compelling, you actually have more chance of being involved in a motor accident on the way to the beach, than of being attacked. Besides the culling is killing other species not just sharks. So leave nature alone.

    Posted by Vonnie on 15 Jul 2018

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    narrelle

    Definately not ,the water is their home we are the trespassers

    Posted by narrelle on 15 Jul 2018

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    Patrick

    The sharks only hurt/maim/kill humans who enter their territory. Leave 'em alone.

    Posted by Patrick on 15 Jul 2018

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    Diamond

    The sharks are not the ones to be blamed for anything whatsoever. There are many protective procedures for humans to take in order to swim safely by blocking off access to anyone in areas with high amount of sharks.

    Posted by Diamond on 14 Jul 2018

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    Cameron

    Leave the sharks alone, Humans are the ones swimming in the water and the ocean is where the Sharks belong, not humans. It’s just like everything else to do with animals, The humans are the ones that are always , always going where the poor defenceless animals are and when something bad happens to the human, The poor animals are the ones that always get hurt and it’s always because the humans go where they don’t belong, Leave all poor defenceless Animals alone.

    Posted by Cameron on 14 Jul 2018

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    Jonda

    Well said Shona, how about culling the no brainers who drink, sniff & drive, invade our roads killing innocent people who are going about their businesses and who have every right to use the roads expecting to return home safe and sound, but never do ah! Maybe cull these lot???

    Posted by Jonda on 14 Jul 2018

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    Jonda

    We encroach their abode, it isn't as if sharks are in our space for a feed. So we humans who are 'supposed ' to be of higher intelligence than all other living organisms - shouldn't we be smart enough to know they're in their domain doing what they do for a feed? So as species of higher intelligence, expect that you may have some unhappy hosts about. Bottom line, a big NO, no culling, leave them alone.

    Posted by Jonda on 14 Jul 2018

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    Lucy

    Maybe if people were aware for the danger of shaker attacks, they would be killed. Don't swim or surf alone. you dumb enough to swim in shark infested water your going to get eaten. It's not rocket science

    Posted by Lucy on 14 Jul 2018

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    moonskyblue

    No I do not think sharks should culled ,, Why because i feel summer is sharks breeding time ,, Also people should be more careful at what time of day they surf. Also the sea is their domain , How would you feel if some one came in your domain with out warning., No i am not green peace lol I think people should be more careful down the beach...

    Posted by moonskyblue on 14 Jul 2018

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    Shona

    No leave them alone Should we cull the idiots on the roads who intentionally drink and drive and kill innocent people?? The ocean is the sharks environment we should appreciate and respect them

    Posted by Shona on 14 Jul 2018

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    lorjim9

    its there home its a big fat NO

    Posted by lorjim9 on 14 Jul 2018

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    Carsie

    Yes. It is not even a choice, get real.

    Posted by Carsie on 14 Jul 2018

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    esoxlucius

    If a swimmer has been killed then yes CULL, BUT how do we know which shark?? Don't guess which one, make sure.

    Posted by esoxlucius on 14 Jul 2018

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    fluffynut

    Absolutely NOT culled! Sharks have more right to be in the water than silly humans.

    Posted by fluffynut on 14 Jul 2018

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    jaine

    I say yes they should be culled, especially when they have attacked a swimmer or a diver,if a person attacked an other person what you would let them go? I think if they kill or attack then I say yes.

    Posted by jaine on 14 Jul 2018

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    powerstart

    they are not human they don't know that what they are doing is wrong

    Posted by powerstart on 15 Jul 2018

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    marli

    Sharks should NOT be killed. Killing is culling. Sharks should not be encouraged to see humans as friends, such as in cage diving to see them underwater. Nor should sharks be fed for human amusement. They are wild creatures and should be respected and treated as such.

    Posted by marli on 14 Jul 2018

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    Courtney

    No not at all, their environment should be protected.

    Posted by Courtney on 14 Jul 2018

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    Sherri

    No. we should respect their home and instincts

    Posted by Sherri on 14 Jul 2018

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    MRS. Chooka

    No we are in there habitat

    Posted by MRS. Chooka on 14 Jul 2018

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    Theresa

    No they shouldn't be culled you're in their territory it's like saying let's cull all humans

    Posted by Theresa on 14 Jul 2018

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    StarGirl33

    No way they should be treated with respect we go into there area they are only sharks

    Posted by StarGirl33 on 14 Jul 2018

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    Mustang6000

    No, man is the trespasser in their territory and sharks are an essential part of the marine ecology. To follow the logic of culling sharks because they attack humans, we should then cull anything else that attacks a human. Lets see; dogs, bees, marine stingers where do you draw the line?

    Posted by Mustang6000 on 14 Jul 2018

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    carrieann

    Definately Not. Leave Creatures in peace and dont play God. Humans are the worst predators on earth, they kill and eat everything that moves and lives.

    Posted by carrieann on 14 Jul 2018

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    Coochiedreamer

    Absolutely not. They are a vital part of tmarine biodiversity.

    Posted by Coochiedreamer on 14 Jul 2018

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    kathy

    Absolutely not????

    Posted by kathy on 14 Jul 2018

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    Bliinky

    I agree with Merv. Humans have a bad record when it comes to the treatment of other species

    Posted by Bliinky on 14 Jul 2018

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    hardbags

    this is a ridiculously loaded question, even down to the picture of bruce. if you want an unbiased response ask an unbiased question.

    Posted by hardbags on 14 Jul 2018

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    Slobodan

    Leave the sharks alone... We are evading their space

    Posted by Slobodan on 14 Jul 2018

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    Merv

    If your going to start killing sharks why stop there? There's always an issue when humans can't control. Understand that's there's no easy answer to a question that would no doubt affect me more if I or my loved ones if they were attacked . But in saying that, we are in there home. They can't just pack there bags and move somewhere else.By the way ,"moongold"I'm not sure where your getting your information but I'd suggest you do more research on sharks !!!

    Posted by Merv on 14 Jul 2018

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    Malshara

    We should leave them. They also have lives

    Posted by Malshara on 14 Jul 2018

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    Jarryd

    Just stay at of the sharks environment.example were the common sharks attacks happen avoid surfing and swimming in those places.

    Posted by Jarryd on 14 Jul 2018

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    Danielle

    Shark should be tagged and monitored and depending upon how quickly they reproduce is to whether or not they should be cold I believe. However it is the humans choice to swim in their habitat so why surf in overcast days you just asking to eat be eaten so as far as I see you get what you deserve if you want to go you know the risks you know the chances so it is what it is you get what you give in

    Posted by Danielle on 14 Jul 2018

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    Shane

    No definitely not if you don’t want to be Shark food don’t swing where they live and feed. Pretty simple hey.

    Posted by Shane on 13 Jul 2018

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    Twee ties

    No the ocean is their territory not ours, we are invading their space, people kill shark's and eat them, maybe shark's have more of a brain than we think, imagine being a mother shark and some human catches her 6 month old baby and she never forgets about it, so when she sees a enemy that they know kills their species , wouldn't you want to attack them before they attacked you ???????????

    Posted by Twee ties on 13 Jul 2018

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    Little pickle

    Its simple if an animal is prohibited from being killed and all the other animals around it are allowed to be killed then sooner or later there will be a lot more of the one that doesn't get killed It sounds silly I know but us as Australians are so worried about animals rite to live but seem to make an exception when it comes to food and that's due to the fact that we need meet to function happily so in my opinion eny animal should be able to be killed as long as its not in danger of being whipped out or done so for no reason and its carcass is used for a actual purpose humans are ment to kill things its part of life

    Posted by Little pickle on 13 Jul 2018

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    Shane

    Are you serious because if you are learn to spell first.

    Posted by Shane on 13 Jul 2018

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    Jaysden

    definitely not their awesome and they survived a deep impact meteor.

    Posted by Jaysden on 13 Jul 2018

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    heather

    no definitely not its their home

    Posted by heather on 13 Jul 2018

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    Shanice

    Definitely not! It’s their home

    Posted by Shanice on 13 Jul 2018

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    lonewolf322

    No it is their place and we need them in the ecology of things or nature will be out of balance, it is their backyard and we are interlopping so we have to take that chance of not getting bitten.

    Posted by lonewolf322 on 13 Jul 2018

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    Paul

    Absolutlely not. They re an essential part of the ecosytem and have a right to live free from human interference. I love sharks and I swim in the ocean almost every day.

    Posted by Paul on 13 Jul 2018

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    Linda

    They are in their territory

    Posted by Linda on 13 Jul 2018

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    socker

    More people are killed each year by motor vehicles but no one is suggesting that cars be cullm.ed so why sharks as if you don't swim where sharks are the wont hurt you. I used to go spear fishing on the reef when I was young and saw plenty of sharks. I was never attacked but was always very wary of the

    Posted by socker on 13 Jul 2018

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    nat2500

    No, Shark culling is unacceptable. The sea is their home and hunting grounds, we enter their environment totally at our own risk.

    Posted by nat2500 on 13 Jul 2018

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    gadzooks

    cull the humans in the water first!

    Posted by gadzooks on 13 Jul 2018

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    Cameron

    No, shark culling is a terrible practice which is most definitely animal abuse! This needs to stop

    Posted by Cameron on 13 Jul 2018

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    musicveg

    NO CULLING SHARKS LEAVE THEM BE!! Moongold you are getting it all wrong. Humans have to stop trying to control their environment but to live within nature. We have destroyed so much already. Sharks do not like humans as food, they want to eat seafood but humans are over fishing and destroying the balance of marine life. Even turtles are having a hard time, they eat tons of jellyfish and that keeps the balance but there has been huge increases of jelly fish due to turtles dying after eating plastic bags in the ocean because they look like jelly fish when floating in the ocean. Humans need to respect marine life more. Moongold I suggest you look up Shark Girl who is a young lady trying so hard to change our views on sharks. They are not the predators that people like you make them out to be. They are just very big fish with large teeth. Keep out of their way just as you would with spiders, snakes, crocodiles and other dangerous creatures, we cannot kill them all, it unbalances eco systems, and humans have been doing to much of this already.

    Posted by musicveg on 13 Jul 2018

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    squeekums1

    Nope, the water is their domain, we enter at our own risk

    Posted by squeekums1 on 13 Jul 2018

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    LeMaz

    I has been proven that villagers were being attacked and also taken by sharks....It was considered to feed them away from the inhabitants at what had been noticed were at certain regular times so food meat etc was taken and dropped into the water it took only a short time before the Sharks heeded the food and did not become a nuisance from that day on....Setting aside this valuable information....How absolutely cruel and stupid is the killing of an animal just perhaps it may be hungry if that is the issue do what humans do when they are Hungry They Eat food including animals which are killed so there is plenty of offal etc to feed to the SHARKS at feeding spots OFFSHORE...Perhaps its too much like Common sense!!!!its almost like sending Live animals over seas to die a dreadful death yet we have alternate humane methods to service to handle as we have been doing for some time with no obvious CRUELTY!!!WAKE UP YOU CRUEL B......S .....AND STOP THE ENJOYMENT OF INHUMANITY...MY CASE RESTS.....Enjoycarpenter

    Posted by LeMaz on 13 Jul 2018

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    Gary

    Not at all u go in there territory u know the risks so why should the shark pay for your decision. In 2017 there was 155 cases out of that 88 unprovoked attacks 53 of them in the United States no fatalities. Out of the 88 5 fatalities 1 in Australia yet 100 million sharks and rays are killed by fisheries each year don’t seem fair to me. So 5 people died last year from shark attacks yes it’s a terrible thing but this predator has far less attacks on humans per year than child predators but u don’t see a cull on them. No they are a protected species.

    Posted by Gary on 12 Jul 2018

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    Kerry

    No, sharks should not be culled. We enter their territory & with the huge amount of people using the oceans for recreational activities the number of shark attacks is minute. The percentage of shark attacks deaths is miniscule when compared with other deaths & permanent disabilities from car accidents, & bad self idulgent lifestyles choices like drugs, alcohol, lazyness. Shark nets are kiling so many innocent, gentle creatures. They should be removed, especially during winter.. Turtles, dolphins, whales &many more innocent gentle creatures die a drawn put and cruel death.

    Posted by Kerry on 12 Jul 2018

  • [3] [1]
    Heckel

    Its their ocean leave the ocean alone we have stuffed all other areas on the planet if the oceans die so do we I dive with sharks there is never a problem. There are certain times of the day you never go into the ocean its the sharks feeding times known as the sharks feed bowl

    Posted by Heckel on 12 Jul 2018

  • [4] [8]
    Moongold

    ABSOLUTELY. People don't seem to realise these predators (for that is ALL they are) breed by the zillions and now that their numbers are so high they don't find the same amount of food sources in the outer ocean. That is the only reason they come in closer: to get whatever food they can. All the hysteria over "save a shark" by shark huggers is brainwashing by those who CALL themselves 'ecological balance experts' but who in face are allowing these predators to take over in our oceans and they are outnumbering other species entirely. They ALSO of course WILL attack and kill anything with blood in it for FOOD. That is what the word 'predator' means! Humans are NOT exempt and sharks DEFINITELY AND ALWAYS HAVE attacked and eaten them! Sorry, shark huggers, but your stand to me is totally neurotic.

    Posted by Moongold on 12 Jul 2018

  • [3] [0]
    musicveg

    The only reason they come in closer looking for food is because humans are eating all their food. Over fishing is the problem.

    Posted by musicveg on 13 Jul 2018

  • [3] [1]
    squeekums1

    Wow talk about deluded, sharks DO keep a balance. To deny this is pure stupidity

    Posted by squeekums1 on 13 Jul 2018

  • [4] [2]
    Elizabeth

    Absolutely not

    Posted by Elizabeth on 12 Jul 2018

  • [5] [2]
    Woodness

    Heavens no! The sea is their habitat, let them be. We just need to be more careful if we want to enjoy the water.

    Posted by Woodness on 12 Jul 2018

  • [3] [2]
    Moongold

    Many today are being attacked and losing limbs or dying even though they are trained in shark tactics, and are very careful when in the water. WE are the race being forced out of it, NOT these predators - and they WILL eat just about anything.

    Posted by Moongold on 12 Jul 2018

  • [3] [2]
    Mohan

    Definitely no.It is there inviroment.People should be aware and watchful at all times.From below surfers in black wetsuits resemble seals.

    Posted by Mohan on 12 Jul 2018

  • [1] [3]
    Moongold

    No, Mohan, it's OUR environment too, and we have a right to enter it without a threat of being attacked, maimed, lose limbs or simply, being killed.

    Posted by Moongold on 12 Jul 2018

  • [1] [1]
    Gilgamesh

    Going down that line of thought should we not then have the shark arrested and taken to Court for assault or murder, and then send to jail? We don't cull / kill people who attack or murder other humans!!!

    Posted by Gilgamesh on 14 Jul 2018

  • [3] [2]
    Samir

    Its not that shark prey for humans , its our fault for not being careful ..!

    Posted by Samir on 12 Jul 2018

  • [1] [3]
    Moongold

    You need to study and realise sharks in fact will attack and eat ANYTHING when hungry. For some peculiar reason human beings seem to have forgotten this very basic information.

    Posted by Moongold on 12 Jul 2018

  • [2] [1]
    squeekums1

    A hungry dog can and will attack,, kill all of them too?

    Posted by squeekums1 on 13 Jul 2018

  • [3] [2]
    Pedro24

    NO. There have been more deaths on roads - "should cars be culled??"

    Posted by Pedro24 on 12 Jul 2018

  • [3] [2]
    webster

    Cetainly not.It's their environment.More peple would be attacked by dogs than sharks.Should we cull dogs?

    Posted by webster on 12 Jul 2018

  • [2] [2]
    chockie

    No, we have interfered with animals, floral and fauna.

    Posted by chockie on 12 Jul 2018

  • [2] [2]
    Qbfinest

    Absolutely a big no. Awareness campaign to Australia community is a key to reduce Shark attack

    Posted by Qbfinest on 12 Jul 2018

  • [4] [1]
    David

    With the advances in electronic devices to ward off sharks, develop and use these!

    Posted by David on 12 Jul 2018

  • [1] [2]
    Mark

    No.sharks are an apex predator. Destroy them you destroy the ocean environment

    Posted by Mark on 12 Jul 2018

  • [0] [4]
    Moongold

    Nope, you wouldn't destroy anything in fact. But if you let them take over and kill everything else, as is happening today, NOTHING will be able to live in or enter the ocean!

    Posted by Moongold on 12 Jul 2018

  • [3] [1]
    webby

    Humans should stop entering the shark's environment. Do you ever see any of them in the main street of where you live? Maybe humans should be culled.

    Posted by webby on 12 Jul 2018

  • [3] [4]
    Moongold

    'Webby', the ocean was meant for US to enjoy as well. And we shouldn't have to be under constant, growing threat of shark attacks because we do so. Let me ask: whose life is more important to you: yours, or the sharks? It's only commonsense!

    Posted by Moongold on 12 Jul 2018

  • [1] [1]
    Gilgamesh

    Sharks have been around for at least 100 million years, humans have only been around for about 100 thousand years (Humans like US even less). So whos environment is it?

    Posted by Gilgamesh on 14 Jul 2018

  • [3] [1]
    squeekums1

    Psst sharks were in the ocean first dear. Mine, so i dont take a stupid risk like swim when sharks more prevalent, like dawn or dusk. Stay in clear, calm water i can see through We dont own the ocean

    Posted by squeekums1 on 13 Jul 2018

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