Stop Killing Sharks

Stop Killing Sharks

Since the 1960s shark nets and baited hooks have been installed on Mackay's beaches. They kill a wide range of marine animals including dugongs and critically endangered Hawksbill Turtles. There is no scientific evidence that nets and hooks protect people. They may in fact attract more sharks to our beaches.

We're calling on our local members of parliament to have the drumlines and nets removed. By sending an email you can show them that people in our community are concerned about this unscientific and harmful program that kills wild marine creatures.

Since the 1960s shark nets and baited hooks have been installed on Mackay's beaches. They kill a wide range of marine animals including dugongs and critically endangered Hawksbill Turtles. There is no scientific evidence that nets and hooks protect people. They may in fact attract more sharks to our beaches.

We're calling on our local members of parliament to have the drumlines and nets removed. By sending an email you can show them that people in our community are concerned about this unscientific and harmful program that kills wild marine creatures.

Email your local MP

Emailing your local MP will show them that you are one of the many people in our city who no longer want to see the indiscriminant killing of threatened marine wildlife.

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Adding a few of your own thoughts about why you would like to see sharks nets and drum lines removed will make your letter more powerful. You could say something about:

  • The need for public education
  • Sharks being wild animals living in their own habitat
  • Humans who swim in the ocean have to accept some level of risk
  • One quarter of shark species worldwide are vulnerable to extinction
  • Shark bite is more often a case of mistaken identity
  • Any experience you may have had with sharks