You may have heard of 3 shark attacks of the West Coast of Australia near Perth.
The area is going ballistic about the attacks as there are only on average 1 death per year from shark attacks.
What makes this case even bigger is that the sharks responsible are believed to be Great White Sharks known to roam around the area.
The fact that there were three deaths due to shark attacks is tragic and my heart goes out to the family and friends of the victims.
BUT, I have a huge problem with the way this issue is being handled.
Here is my opinion on the matter.
The locals and media are reporting that it is just one massive shark that is responsible for the attack. And it is stopping at nothing to get its next meal. So now the government has allowed local fisherman to go out and kill the Endangered, and protected, Great White Sharks to prevent the massive shark of killing every human in the water. But we know that sharks don’t like humans. We are not their food of choice; Seals are! Sharks that are 18 feet long do not, nor have they ever, had a taste for human blood. So why do we think they do. Maybe it was because of a little movie called…oh what’s that name again…it was kind of popular…oh yeah, JAWS!
But that was just make believe. You can’t expect that people believe Jaws is real…can we? Well apparently we can. But before we go down that crazy alley, let’s take a look at the science.
Scientists say that seals are known to frequent areas nearby the shark attacks AND this time of year is a known migration where the Great Whites migrate south for the Australian summer. Well that was painless was it?
So people, instead of going on a mass killing spree thinking there is one giant shark out to get us, listen to the science and stay out of the water for while until you know the sharks have finished migrating.
It’s common sense people…