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Identify, Boycott Tourism-Driven Businesses that Support Western Australia Shark Cull

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) has reported that a fatal shark attack on Saturday claimed the life of a man who was spearfishing in waters off Yorke Peninsula, in South Australia. The incident — a measure of karmic retribution, I’d like to think — should be viewed as an example of an extremely rare occurrence […]

Western Australia Shark Cull is a Greed-Driven, Savage Solution to a Nonproblem

A state-sponsored shark cull in Western Australia claimed its first victim on Sunday. According to a report in The Australian, “a commercial fisherman hired by the Barnett government pulled a 3m female tiger shark from the waters off Meelup Beach.¬†As the animal thrashed about in the water in apparent agony, it was shot four times […]

Western Australia Shark Cull Reminds Us Which is the Most Dangerous of All Species

Yesterday, protesters in Western Australia and across the country gathered on the moral high ground to voice their horrified outrage at a formally declared War on Sharks that will continue at least through April. The “cull” — an uninspired euphemism for “state-sanctioned slaughter” — is ostensibly being carried out in the interest of public safety. […]

Leave Connecticut Deer Population Alone, “Manage” Hunters

A recent study has revealed that Connecticut would benefit from a reduction in the number of humans living in Fairfield County. Without getting into specific numbers, the recommendation is to cull the segment of the county’s human population by the number of hunters therein. In other words, culling Fairfield County’s human population by whatever percentage […]

Kennedy Granddaughter Joins Seal Hunt in Canada

I was on a bus in downtown Chicago when I heard that a Kennedy was in Canada killing baby seals. The guy sitting next to me, a chunky tourist in a camouflage baseball cap, was reading the news on an iPad. “The bunny huggers sure ain’t gonna like this,” he said to no one in […]

Hunt is On After Fatal Shark Attack off Australia

After reading news reports of 32-year-old George Thomas Wainwright being killed in an apparent encounter with a white shark in the waters off Rottnest Island, not far from Perth, Australia, I feel an obligation to chastise local authorities for their efforts to catch and execute the offending beast. I also feel compelled to admonish those […]