Target: Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia
Goal: Protect the great white shark from legally being killed
A new $6 million policy has been enacted in Australia to kill any great white shark that is found in the coastal waters. The great white shark is already on the list of endangered animals. Furthermore, there is no evidence that the practice of killing sharks will prevent the attack of humans by sharks.
The great white shark is extremely important in maintaining the balance and health of marine ecosystems. Its role at the top of the food chain plays a crucial role in weeding out the weakest of animals lower in the food chain. Eliminating the weakest of a species of an ecosystem promotes the evolution of the healthiest animals in the environment. Removing the Great White Shark will have repercussions that can be devastating to the ecosystem.
Studies in various marine ecosystems where the Great White Shark population has decreased shows that the ecosystem has declined overall. Millions of years of balance and establishing a healthy ecosystem are at risk of being disturbed if humans are allowed to kill these sharks for no particular reason.
Additionally, Great White Sharks are already hunted for various parts of their bodies. They are at risk of being extinct and have recently been placed on the list of endangered species.
The Great White Shark is crucial for the maintenance of an already fragile ecosystem. Killing this critical component of the ecosystem in its natural habitat is a practice that must be stopped.
Dear Colin Barnett,
The recent enactment of the killing of the great white shark is threatening to the survival of this crucial animal in the marine ecosystem. If these important sharks continued to be killed, the ecosystem is in serious danger of being thrown off of its already precarious balance.
Numerous studies have been conducted in environments where the Great White Shark is already dwindling in population have shown concerning signs. These sharks play a critical role at the top of the food chain. Eliminating these sharks from the food chain can cause the entire ecosystem to be thrown out of balance leading to far reaching consequences that will end up causing more problems in the future.
The killing of innocent sharks along the coastline needs to be ended immediately. If we do not act now, a critical component of the marine ecosystem is at serious risk of being destroyed. A lack of action now will lead to serious consequences.
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