Australia’s Shark Cull

sharksThe Western Australian Government has decided to institute a shark cull.  “Any shark more than three metres long – which could include Great White, Tiger and Bull sharks – will be shot and disposed of” after be ensnared by the baited hooks which line the beach 1 km off shore.

More than 4,000 people gathered for a demonstration at Perth’s Cottesloe beach alone.

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Although sharks have a bad reputation thanks to Hollywood movies, in reality they are responsible for very few deaths – 2 per year in Australia and 5 around the world.  Conversely, Hippos kill almost 3,000 people annually in Africa. Deer kill over 130 and yet we limit the hunting of them.

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Here are 20 things that kill many more humans than sharks each year.

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