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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    I heard about that in the local news. I have never gone to a wedding that served it, but I know many do here in Taiwan.
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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    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.
    I agree it is horrible, but don't expect it to be banned any time soon. It is too ingrained in the culture in countries like Taiwan, China and Singapore for that to happen.
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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    The fact that we are a link in that food chain is the whole point. If the sharks disappeared, so would much of the fish and other seafood we eat.
    Im not suggesting we should eliminate sharks, nor hunt down killer sharks. But fishing for..and eating sharks? Ive got no problem with that-except its a bit greasy and Im not sure why anyone would want to eat it on purpose. Not endangered species of sharks tho, or any other animals...we should be responsible stewards...kind of comes with being the more advanced species

    I guess as to the OP, if we ever were sure we had a killer shark...one that was specifically targeting humans...well..who could blame the shark...but I think we should still try to catch it and move it and if that doesnt work, kill it. Even if it is just operating on instinct.

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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    While the shark is attacking you, I have no problem with someone attacking it. But to go afterwards, and kill sharks just because one attacked someone isn't right.

    I hear ya. But I'm the kinda person that is proactive rather than reactive. I swat the mosquito BEFORE he bites me.

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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Humans are not part of a shark's diet. Not having limbs to manipulate potential food items they have to taste everything. If you go in the water doing seal impressions then on your leg be bit.
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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    So this thread reminds me of the time I drunkenly tried to break into Sea World to kill the whales since they were killing trainers. Some one has to remind these bastard sea creatures who is number one.

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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I hear ya. But I'm the kinda person that is proactive rather than reactive. I swat the mosquito BEFORE he bites me.
    you're more likely to get hit by lightning than attacked by a shark, so are you going to put lube on the clouds to stop the friction that causes lightning?
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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    The funny thing about this thread, to prove the shark killed the swimmer, you have to kill the shark to examine its stomach.

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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    No, of course not.

    The human killed by sharks made the choice to enter the shark's environment, and the shark is the top natural predator in that environment. He's doing what comes naturally to him, and the easy wayfor people to avoid betting bitten by sharks is to swim in the public pool.

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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    No, of course not.

    The human killed by sharks made the choice to enter the shark's environment, and the shark is the top natural predator in that environment. He's doing what comes naturally to him, and the easy wayfor people to avoid betting bitten by sharks is to swim in the public pool.
    Try doing a triathlon in a public pool... seriously, I don't like to swim too far off the shore ... partly due to sharks, but more due to jellyfish... I was at the beach swimming last year in January and almost swam into two fairly large (and very beautiful, colorful) jellies that came in far closer to shore than usual... Needless to say, good thing I didn't actually get tangled in it as there weren't many people on the beach at the time and my wife can't swim... and for the record, I prefer tris with the swim leg in a lake or river...
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