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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. […]

White Shark Protection Questioned After Western Australia Attack

In October 2011, after George Thomas Wainwright was “killed in an apparent encounter with a white shark in the waters off Rottnest Island, not far from Perth, Australia,” as I wrote at the time, “local authorities decided immediately to avenge Mr. Wainwright’s untimely death — and to kiss the ass of the local tourism industry.” […]

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 […]