I do apologize in advance if I offend anyone. My intention is just to explain MY point of view.
With that said, onto my lines:
It's such a pity when beings capable of achievements like Beethoven's 9th, Euclide's Elements put themselves in the same level of low cognitive species just because it's a matter of reassuring Apex predator
The future of our children
at shore/sea may be the most compelling excuse to hunt these animals
, but in the opposite side one might argue that sharks probably hold the key for the cure of cancer, so we need to preserve them for future generations...
My first reactive response to the original question was to blame ourselves, all humans, after all: 1- we almost annihilated their food chain and 2- they've learned from us to associate FOOD with people.
In the other hand, I have to consider I'm not fully educated on this matter (yet) and because of that I would have to account other people's experiences and think twice about my own thoughts and reasoning... (btw, that's why forums
are great, we can read and politely
discuss what others think/know).
Due to 'other people's experiences' and comments in this thread, I'd like to request assistance to clarify a few points (if anyone could):
- Can GW really remember ONE
incident and it is vastly PROVEN
that after this only ONE incident they develop a considerable preference for humans (taste) other than other species (it has been studied and understand)?
- Would Australian authorities ONLY allow shooting THIS specific shark (with NO doubut, the right shark will be put down)?
is NOT the main reason, right? I understand money
is important, but they are not doing it solely for the dollars (australian or us dollars).
is not a variable in this equation, right?
- PREVENTIVE ATTACK
is NOT the philosophy behind it neither. The 'JAWS effect
' isn't taking its toll (isn't mainly at least).
To me, there can only be two viable choices (dichotomy is such an easy thing): Either we claim we have superior brains and put the shark down for the sake of mankind or we just call ourselves lower animals
and go for the payback
Either way, the fish
: Has anyone considered asking the question of why current alarm
system missed this shark? No finger pointing (really, not blaming anyone), but wouldn't authorities FOCUS
on developing a better shark detection system instead of using the easy 'Get Out of Jail Free card
' (i.e.: the Beast Must Die)?