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    Should killer sharks be killed.

    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?
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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    No. Absolutely not. It's not the sharks fault.
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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    I voted no, but if the person being attacked were to kill the shark during the attack, I would be ok with that.

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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    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.
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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    There are no moral grounds on which to punish animals, so the only purpose for killing one would be to prevent future attacks. Sharks primarily kill by accident, and there is no indication that a shark who kills once is statistically any more likely to kill again than any other shark. However, a dog who kills a person is more likely to kill in the future and should be put down.

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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    No. Absolutely not. It's not the sharks fault.
    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.

    Speaking of sharks, looky what I pulled in the other day. Mmmmm... shark steak.


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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Why should this particular shark be killed? Punishment? To make it an example for other sharks? It doesn't make sense to me, kinda like euthanizing dogs that attack humans.

    When you get in the ocean, you basically have accepted the risks inherent to it, which include becoming some sea creature's meal. If you don't want to get bit by a shark, stay your ass on land!

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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Absolutely not. That's like someone going into a lion's den, getting killed, and then everyone getting pissed and killing a bunch of lions.

    Sharks are an apex predator and absolutely vital to the ocean fisheries. We should be working harder to ensure that fewer are killed, and not even contemplating killing more. Personally, I think fishermen who deliberately kill sharks should be punished, since they damage the ocean fishery for everyone.

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    Re: Should killer sharks be killed.

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Absolutely not. That's like someone going into a lion's den, getting killed, and then everyone getting pissed and killing a bunch of lions.

    Sharks are an apex predator and absolutely vital to the ocean fisheries. We should be working harder to ensure that fewer are killed, and not even contemplating killing more. Personally, I think fishermen who deliberately kill sharks should be punished, since they damage the ocean fishery for everyone.
    That's why you don't do it unless you are offshore and nobody's around. LOL! I also kill bluefish and hardhead catfish. I hate those bastards too. I stomp 'em and throw them back in and make them part of the food chain. I also kill copperheads, water moccassins, rattlers, scorpians and mosquitoes.

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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.
    You might be interested in this article. Some people in Hong Kong have gotten together to vow to reduce their red envelope gift by 30% if the people getting married serve sharkfin soup.

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