Western Australians think THEY need protection more than great white sharks!
The people from the land of (western) Oz want the federal government to lift the protected status on the predators.
Five Western Australian lives have been claimed in shark attacks in the past 10 months, the latest being Ben Linden, a 24 year old musician.
When a jetskier tried to grab Linden's body, the shark knocked him off the jetski, almost claiming two lives.
Many conservation groups are calling this move a knee jerk reaction, and millions upon millions of sharks are being killed just for shark fin soup, as well as other purposes.
But five lives from one state is abnormally high as well. Many contribute the rise in action sports and surfing to the growing shark attacks.
Thoughts? What do U think should be done about the shark attacks?
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