Killing everything that’s dangerous not a solution
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