Killing ev­ery­thing that’s dan­ger­ous not a so­lu­tion

The Courier-Mail - - LETTERS -

THE man­ager of the state’s shark con­trol pro­gram, Jeff Krause, has sug­gested that be­cause of the num­ber of preda­tors in the Cid Har­bour area there should be an ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram to make Queens­lan­ders shark wise.

Have we lost all com­mon sense that we have to be ed­u­cated it is dan­ger­ous to swim in a shark-in­fested area?

I learned when I was aged two that you don’t swim in shark-in­fested wa­ters and, as I grew older, com­mon sense kicked in and re­in­forced what I had learned.

As for culling, do we have to kill ev­ery­thing on this planet that is con­sid­ered dan­ger­ous be­cause peo­ple are too stupid to avoid them?

Peo­ple are the most dan­ger­ous an­i­mals on this planet, so maybe we should start with them. Tony Miles, Chermside IT IS not of­ten that I agree with Sen­a­tor Larissa Wa­ters, but she is prob­a­bly cor­rect when she says most Queens­lan­ders do not want drum­lines placed in the Whit­sun­days.

The prob­lem is most Queens­lan­ders live in Bris­bane and, for many, the clos­est thing to a beach they get to is South Bank.

Per­haps we should be ask­ing those peo­ple who use the beaches, have their liveli­hood tied up with tourism in places such as Air­lie Beach, and live in and know the area be­fore say­ing no to drum­lines.

Yes, peo­ple do not re­spect the ocean and do not make sen­si­ble de­ci­sions, but the added safety of drum­lines is proven at many beaches in south­east Queens­land. They should not be dis­counted. Des Deighton, Coolum Beach

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