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YOU CHOOSE: Which shark vid do you prefer?

YOU CHOOSE: Which shark vid do you prefer?

Posted 13 November 2012   by Anthony         Permalink | 5 Comments

Tags: sharks, hunting, video

I saw two videos to do with sharks yesterday. One of them depressed me immensely, while the other made me laugh...and think. Laughthink - what's the smiley look like for that? Anyway, check out both vids and make your own mind up.

The first one actually made the news. It's from WA and was posted online in the last couple of days. I'm not going to say too much more about it, because I'm trying to cut down on the amount I swear. WARNING: This is NOT a nice video, so be ready to quickly press the stop button.

Awful, hey? If you couldn't watch it, the vid shows a whaler shark hung in the air, still alive, being clubbed on the head with an iron bar. The person who posted it to Facebook also bragged about shooting a tiger shark, adding the comment, "Let the blood run free I say."

Scare-mongering about sharks seems to have reached a new low in WA. The state government there has announced plans to shoot great whites who swim too close to Perth beaches. I'm not saying there's a direct link between the state government's plan and the video that was posted on Facebook. But if you've got our politicians saying it's ok to shoot protected great whites, it sends an awful message that sharks don't deserve compassion.

Which leads on to the second video I was talking about. This was posted yesterday to the forum by Unleashed member JordanBajc. Not only did he post it ... he made it!! Take a look - it's a humorous take on a serious issue.

A recent poll showed that 83% of the state opposed the government's shoot-to-kill plan; even footy star Nic Naitanui spoke out in support of the sharks.

If you think that sharks deserve protection, then take action. Send WA pollies an email urging them to adopt non-lethal alternatives to protect swimmers.

When you're done, tell me what you think of the two vids here. And feel free to throw compliments in about JordanBajc's clip. I think it's really good - how bout you? Post your comments below!

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Jordanfun Jordanfun 13 November 2012
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OinkMoo OinkMoo 15 November 2012
The short film is brilliant   clap it should be on tv tongue
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Mary6 Mary6 15 November 2012
The shark culling in Western Australia one was good but the protected whaler shark mercilessly tortured one is so sad but it sends a very strong message! And I hate the 17% that want the sharks killed but love the 83% that don't want the sharks to be culled.
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Kelsey1 MsDrago Kelsey1 MsDrago 2 December 2012
I think my animal rights campaign will also involve sharks being smart, sentient animals too. ( The campaign creates a more accurate idea of commonly stereotyped animals like cows, pigs, chickens and bugs)
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Okami ovo vegetarian Okami ovo vegetarian 9 January 2015
thats really sad  cry
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