Peter Shadbolt reports the first shark killing in Western Australia today in the government’s new culling program. The government stated that shark attacks caused 7 fatalities in the state over the past 3 years.
This program does not make sense from a big picture perspective. A lot of energy is spent on a minor problem when looking at overall causes of death in Australia. Last year alone work-related deaths were 1851 and motor vehicle deaths totaled 11932. These metrics confirm that shark attacks account for very few deaths overall and are not as important in the big picture.