Target: Australian Officials
Goal: Do not endorse the hunting of sharks.
After a handful of recent shark attacks in Australia, the country has decided to attack back, devising a new shark hunting plan. Professional shark hunters will be used to kill sharks that come to close to the shore. There will also be baited hooks that will catch the sharks that are close to the shore. These plans are intended to cause harm to many sharks in Australian waters.
These new ideas are irrational and do not seem as though they were not thought through thoroughly. Although it is important to reduce shark attacks in Australia, shark hunting is not the proper way to do so.
These procedures will not only affect the sharks, but will also cause catastrophe for many other sea creatures such as dolphins, fish and sea turtles. This could even potentially be harmful to humans who accidentally go out too far in the water.
An alternative approach could be even more effective and much less threatening to the environment and creatures of the world. For instance, some sort of netting or other barriers could be placed in the water to deter sharks from coming too close to the shore. This would be much more practical as marine life would not be compromised.
Please sign the petition below to insist that Australia seeks alternative and safer options to its cruel plan of shark hunting.
Dear Australian Officials,
The recent shark attacks in Australia are devastating, and although something needs to be done to prevent future incidents, killing of sharks is not the most humane solution. Your plans to use shark hunters and baited hooks will kill several sharks and also be dangerous to other marine life. Dolphins, fish, turtles and other types of sea creatures will also be compromised for this plan.
You should instead seek alternative solutions to the shark attack problem in Australia. Materials such as netting, barriers, or other technologies to dissuade sharks from approaching the shore can be used. These options would be safer to all creatures in the water and be more tolerant to the ecosystem and environment. Please take these options into consideration and make the waters safer for both the swimmers and the marine life.
[Your Name Here]
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