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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I was about to post "Well, duh, of course you kill the shark if you can," but I read the replies first... ho-ley COW.

    You don't let any animal that attacks a human {unprovoked} live. Period. I grew up with that rule, as a kid on a farm. Animal attacks a man, it dies.

    The sole exceptions would be if the animal was unduly provoked, or if it attacked someone who needed attacking, like a dog biting a tresspasser.

    Other than that, you put them down.

    Tigers, lions, puma, wolves, coyotes...if it attacks humans, it dies. Why? Because any animal that attacks humans once may do so again.

    So there's no proof of sharks being serial human-biters? I don't care. They might be serial humanivores, that's enough to me. Bite a human, get killed.

    Why? Because we're the *********ing dominant species on the planet, and everybody else ****ing gets out the way when we come through, that's why.
    Dude. If you walk into a den of coyotes and get slaughtered, no one is going to head out and kill a bunch of coyotes. That would be ****ing retarded. And that's exactly what you're doing when you go into the ocean.

    Secondly, the other reason hunting down the "killer animal" is silly is because you're going to end up killing dozens upon dozens of the species and never even know if you actually killed the single one that attacked anyway. So again, it is wrong and it solves absolutely nothing. All it does is harm.

    Thirdly, it's a myth that once a wild animal has killed a human (for any reason) that they're just suddenly going to continue on some human killing spree.

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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Dude. If you walk into a den of coyotes and get slaughtered, no one is going to head out and kill a bunch of coyotes. That would be ****ing retarded. And that's exactly what you're doing when you go into the ocean.
    The ocean is the ocean. It is kinda big. Humans use some of it. Sharks use some of it. Going into the ocean-in-general is not logically equivalent to deliberately entering a coyote den.


    Secondly, the other reason hunting down the "killer animal" is silly is because you're going to end up killing dozens upon dozens of the species and never even know if you actually killed the single one that attacked anyway. So again, it is wrong and it solves absolutely nothing. All it does is harm.
    Perhaps. I am not necessarily advocating that we go out and kill a thousand sharks every time there's a shark attack. However if we do happen to catch an identified man-biter, unusual tho that might be, I think it should be killed.



    Thirdly, it's a myth that once a wild animal has killed a human (for any reason) that they're just suddenly going to continue on some human killing spree.
    I know that they don't ALL go on a humanivore spree if they get away with killing one human... but many are MORE LIKELY to attack a human again if they get away with it once, in the general sense. More than enough reason to kill any animal that makes an attack on a human, absent egregious provocation.

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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    That is true to some degree. The shark is doing only what nature programmed it to do. It is hardwired that way and does so without malice. That being said, I must confess, even at the expense of my sportsmanship credibility, when I land a shark, it never makes it back into the water alive (or to a point that it will survive.) I try to kill them all. With malice. I'm just hardwired that way. I know, I know. I'm a naughty boy. Don't care. Screw sharks and jellyfish.

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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    in light of a man being killed by a shark and the subsequent hunt for the shark, do you think that, if they manage to find this one shark out of many, this shark should be killed, and do you think sharks should be killed if they attack?
    Its not the sharks fault. Bush signed the shark deregulation act...blame Bush.

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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Thirdly, it's a myth that once a wild animal has killed a human (for any reason) that they're just suddenly going to continue on some human killing spree.
    It appears that humans don't taste good to sharks, so I wonder if it is actually less likely that a shark who has bitten a human would try to bite one again.

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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    The ocean is the ocean. It is kinda big. Humans use some of it. Sharks use some of it. Going into the ocean-in-general is not logically equivalent to deliberately entering a coyote den.
    You are 'walking' into where they live, where they breed, and where they hunt. (and they believe some shark attacks are due to a female clearing the area where she's going to give birth or lay eggs)

    Perhaps. I am not necessarily advocating that we go out and kill a thousand sharks every time there's a shark attack. However if we do happen to catch an identified man-biter, unusual tho that might be, I think it should be killed.
    There's no way to identify a 'man eater'. It's not like the person who was attacked sticks a radio transmitter on the shark that attacked them.

    I know that they don't ALL go on a humanivore spree if they get away with killing one human... but many are MORE LIKELY to attack a human again if they get away with it once, in the general sense. More than enough reason to kill any animal that makes an attack on a human, absent egregious provocation.
    Personally, I think going into their hunting, living, and breeding grounds is "egregious provocation".

    Besides, shark attacks are so fricken rare and sharks are VITAL (I cannot stress this enough) to our fisheries.

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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    On land, I can agree with this. But in water, were in their domain, and they are top dog.
    Exactly. So when Top Dog gets near me, I'm gonna kill him. I ain't gonna just roll over and accept that just because some dumb-ass shark can't tell me from a seal I have to die for it. I will kill that thing quicker than a rattlesnake. (Unless, of course, it takes me a long time to reel it in. LOL!) I have also been known to throw a stingray or two up under the bow.

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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    It appears that humans don't taste good to sharks, so I wonder if it is actually less likely that a shark who has bitten a human would try to bite one again.
    Not as long as it keeps thinking you're a seal. LOL!

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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    That's because we ain't played Cowboys and Sharks yet.


    Is there proof-positive that there's no such thing as a serial maneater shark? If so I will recant. Otherwise I stick by it: if we do happen to catch a known man-biter we end his "tale" right there.
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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Sharks have far more to fear from humans than we do from sharks, sadly. In this part of the world, shark fin soup if a popular dish.
    That is a horrible practice that I hope will be banned in the near future.

    As for animals killing humans, I am on the fence. In many instances, people's stupidity are to blame for wild animals attacking/killing, yet many will face an inevitable death because of it. I think with some species, they must be put down because more than likely, they will attack a human--given the opportunity--again.
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