Let me start off by saying: I’m completely devastated by the loss of a human life as anybody else. With that being said, I’m also not a fan of ruthless murder. What kind of government wants to quite literally have blood on their hands? I know I wouldn’t want my government to. So, why go on a killing spree for a species that’s already at risk for extinction? Especially since they are the key to a successful food chain.
Sharks are an extremely important part to any ecosystem. Without them, you’ll have lower scale predators climbing up in populations to unsustainable amounts, leaving lower scale prey populations practically diminished. What will you do then, when not only the fisheries will be out of business, but you won’t have any abundant wildlife for ecotourism? Your economy will certainly take a hit, and I know for a fact that is the last think any successful government wants for their country.
I’m sure you want to console the family who has had to suffer the loss of a close one as well, but let’s put this into perspective: A murderer is seen with, let’s just say, red hair. So there’s a search to track down anybody with red hair who is a potential suspect to this murder.. Wouldn’t that be nearly every red head in sight? Now what kind of government just allows people to freely kill as they see fit? Especially for something as simple as revenge. It’s not morally right. You have to see that these sharks are living creatures, as are you and I. They have individual personalities, along with a ton of intelligence.. And like us, intelligence involves curiosity combined with mistakes! Although I’m sure, as humans, we deny our mistakes, sharks actually learn from them. Humans are not fit to be an appetizing meal for any shark, as we lack the fat and other proteins/nutrients required to keep a high energy animal such as them alive. This isn’t a JAWS movie, and they don’t seek us out.
So let me ask you this now: Why would you seek them out? No, really, I genuinely would be enlightened by a response. Don’t you think it’s enough that shark populations have been lowered by as much as 90%? Lack of proper fishing regulations to keep innocent animals safe, leading to the deaths of thousands of bycatch, should sooth the need for blood on our hands, shouldn’t it? So.. why kill an apex predator that has a right to hunt in it’s own home, just because it’s a danger to people that don’t belong in waters in the first place? Perhaps you should reconsider the dangers in entering beaches, and instead actually spread awareness of the dangers of entering the water, which, might I mention, are actually slight, where animals that have adapted over 400 million years hunt.