NO EASY ANSWERS
IT is about time that people realise that simple answers to complex problems do not exist (Weekend Courier, April 27).
We are told by the Minister for the Environment to burn our recycling as China no longer takes our waste; to burn fossil fuels as solar and wind are unreliable, and to kill sharks because they harm humans.
What environment is he safeguarding?
And this latter suggestion obviously appeals to some like Mark Dyer.
Let me remind you, it was some stupid individual who deemed it his right to continue surfing when there was a clear and present danger an ended up being mauled. If he heeded the warning, would the Margaret River Pro be in jeopardy?
What do you want; a return to Barnett's failed policy of hunting sharks. It's one thing to protect small areas with shark nets but not out in the surf. Even if it were a feasible proposition, the cost would be prohibitive and it would harm other wildlife.
I encourage the government to support non-lethal shark deterrents for the use of surfers but they have to accept the risk. Anzacs were remembered.
Is this the perfect civilised world that people died, and are still dying, for? No, and nor will it ever be until all people act in consideration of all others.
The civilised world to which Mark refers is non-existent.
If it was, there would be no criminals as crime and criminality is a product of society.
On that same theme, there are many in this “civilised” society who begrudge the maintenance of criminals and in extreme/recidivist cases would prefer they were sentenced DAVID RUDMAN, Port Kenned