Look I agree with the conservation perspective, but some of you need to get real and get off your philosophical high horse. Real people with real families have lost loved ones and it is increasing.
One could also surmise that the over fishing may also be one cause of shark attacks. Never heard of an attack north of the 26th parallel. Always thought they were too well fed. The whale migration is also a factor.
but yes it is a choice to go in the water I agree. This is a hard one. Just imagine it was your daughter or son taken by a shark, would you be so gregarious and altruistic then>
I get it you are afraid, and that fear is real. It is entirely normal to have fears, what I protest is that exterminating something is ever even talked about as a solution.
You might be too close to it see the real effect of what you are sugggesting
If you are real that you want to exterminate sharks (which we are on good way to be doing anyhow) over the few shark attacks, then what about all the other animals in the world? Surely you do not think the any kind of sustainable biological system could be sustained by humans alone?
Come to think of it, the human animal is pretty dangerous to other humans too? Probably more so than any other animal.
The clear effect of what you are saying is that any other animal that poses a threat to any human should be exterminated...just because they perceive it as dangerous. Well sh!t I guess human food stock ran dry because some dude has melissophobia...or
You really have to look at real data. How many people go in the water in the same area? How many are attacked?
I bet you have a much higher probability of getting killed on the way to the beach. Why is that somehow acceptable?
It gets me annoyed when you talk about getting off high horses. I am truly sorry for any loss of life, and things can be done to make it safer..but extinction just isn't a solution at all.
Propose solutions, work for them to be implemented.
Anecdotal evidence does not belong in discussions to validate who's opinion is more worth. Extinction is not sustainable.