Tell The Australian to give sharks a fair go in their reporting!

Tell The Australian to give sharks a fair go in their reporting!

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Over the past few months we’ve noticed a lot of reporting in The Australian on sharks, but unfortunately these articles seem to be primarily based on uninformed hearsay by politicians and media commentators on great white shark populations and don’t seem to be reflecting much actual debate or perspectives from the science or conservation communities. In his article today, Pawle quoted four renowned shark scientists in Australia and then dismissed their findings using an anecdote from a shark fisher.

Pitting sharks against human lives does nothing to help make our oceans any safer for bathers or surfers. Instead, it’s important that articles are driven by the facts and not emotion so as to better inform the public of the reality facing our threatened marine wildlife and the non-lethal alternatives to lethal culling programs like shark nets and drum lines that are available.

As the organisation that nominated the species for the protection the great white receives under Federal, New South Wales, Victorian and Tasmanian law, we wanted to give you the opportunity to let The Australian know you want to see more balanced reporting on the issue.

TAKE ACTION and fill our our form below to tell The Australian you believe sharks need to be protected.

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7 thoughts on “Tell The Australian to give sharks a fair go in their reporting!

  1. Pitting sharks against human lives does nothing to help make our oceans any safer for bathers or surfers. Instead, it’s important that articles are driven by the facts and not emotion so as to better inform the public of the reality facing our threatened marine wildlife and the non-lethal alternatives to lethal culling programs like shark nets and drum lines that are available.

  2. Sharks have their own natural territory and they stick to it – you don’t see a shark walking down a street. So when we go into a shark’s native and natural territory we take the risk. The majority of people accept this and understand and agree with it. Those who do not, should not go in the water. Sharks have a right to lead their lives free from harassment, torture and murder, they must be protected permanently.

  3. Tiere, sind Lebewesen! Dessen, sind Sie sich bewusst? Auch sie haben ein Anrecht auf Frieden, Freiheit, Lebensraum und ein würdevolles Leben auf diesem Planeten! Sie sind Menschen, dann handeln Sie menschlich und zügig. Nehmen, Sie Ihre Verantwortung, bitte. Zivilisierte, Gesellschaft? Traurig, dass man Petionen unterschreiben muss. Dies, sollte selbstverständlich sein. Merci.

  4. Stop putting in nets they don’t work just kill all the other mammals, get onto the surfers and tell them to stop surfing at dusk and dawn it is well advertised.

  5. Respeite a vida, o mundo não sobrevive só com o homens. Nós dividimos essa terra desde a criação e não temos o direito de matar indiscriminadamente!!!

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