The oceans are in terrible trouble. Queensland’s government is mercilessly slaying sharks. It’s ecocide and it’s bloody wrong. Let me tell you why:
Carnivorous sharks are doctors of the sea because they keep populations of their prey fit by culling the old, weak, and sick. Sharks prevent diseases from becoming epidemics.
Over the past 52 years, Queensland’s gruesome baited drum lines and shark nets have massacred 50,000 doctors of the sea. They’ve indiscriminately annihilated over 53,000 other maritime masterpieces including the critically endangered dugongs, rays, critically endangered sea turtles, seals and the other doctors of the sea – dolphins and whales.
Queensland’s government is rapidly impoverishing the Great Barrier Reef, imprudently spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars and still beachgoers aren’t safe.
It’s time to support Aussie researchers at Shark Mitigation Systems. They developed smart, high-tech buoys that could alert lifeguards via a satellite to sharks swimming off shore.
Clearly, it’s also time to end this deranged Queensland shark ecocide, once and for all.
Please support The Ochre Project and Sea Shepherd Australia because they’re protecting the doctors of the sea along the Great Barrier Reef.
Earth Dr. Reese Halter’s latest book is Shepherding the Sea: The Race to Save our Oceans.