<We live on this planet together each with specific and generalized purposes. Killing sharks indiscriminately, is not what humans purpose is. That said, it may be accurate to say that the purpose of many politicians is to say and do anything to gain and hold on to support, no matter how dumb and shortsighted the speech or actions. If there is to be a cull – it should be of politicians of his ilk!>
Guilford concludes that “giant, terrifying sharks are clearly swimming past all of these traps set for them and cruising beneath humans all the time, with the shark control programs none the wiser.” The swimmers are unaware too, she suggests, perhaps “because sharks simply don’t attack people very often.”
So far, Barnett remains publicly committed to his plan. In a 2012 radio interview that angered critics, he declared, \”We will always put the lives and safety of beachgoers ahead of the shark. This is, after all, a fish—let\’s keep it in perspective.\” More recently, he posed for the cameras with a big hook in hand. It made him look a bit like a button-down wannabe Captain Quint, the shark-obsessed charter skipper in Jaws.
Somebody may need to remind him: That film’s vendetta against sharks also played to the emotions but did not end well for anyone—including Quint.