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The Australian Government

Please reconsider your controversial new shark-mitigation program, which utilizes drum lines - baited hooks attached to floatation devices for the purpose of catching and killing sharks larger than 9 feet - in an attempt to control shark attacks. Not only does this method threaten the conservation of endangered sharks, but it also poses a deadly threat to other marine life, including dolphins, turtles and countless other species, endangered and otherwise. Instead, please redirect your resources toward ongoing research and support of non-lethal, non-threatening, effective methods to deter sharks from beaches and tourists, including visual, electrical and vibrational technologies. By doing so you can join the world in shark conservationism and become a part of the bigger picture of living in harmony with our beautiful planet.

Signed,

Angela Ponder

This petition closed about 1 year ago

How this will help

By signing this petition we can show the Australian government that alternate technologies are available, effective and a far superior solution to destroying sharks and other endangered species....

By signing this petition we can show the Australian government that alternate technologies are available, effective and a far superior solution to destroying sharks and other endangered species.  Our numbers will bring awareness that marine life off the coast of Australia isn't just theirs - it belongs to all of us, worldwide.  By creating one voice for those who have no voices, we will not only set a precident for marine life, but for all of nature, endangered and otherwise. 

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