Help Us End Shark Culling in Australia
Shark culling programs in New South Wales and Queensland kill hundreds of iconic marine animals every year in a misguided attempt at public safety. Scientists confirm culling does not keep people safe; culling only kills ocean wildlife.Sign PetitionSign Petition
Under the banner of "shark control", drumlines and shark nets capture and kill whales, dolphins, turtles and rays in addition to sharks. It is unacceptable that harmless animals like these are meeting a cruel fate, all for the illusion of bather protection. Marine wildlife will continue to die on Australia's east coast while the culling continues.
Despite lacking scientific legitimacy, shark nets have operated since the 1930s, and baited drumlines since the 1960s. Today, we have modern, non-lethal solutions that are much more effective strategies for public safety and which don't involve killing animals.
It is far past time to update archaic culling methods with non-lethal, more effective strategies such as drone surveillance, technology driven alert systems, personal shark deterrents, shark exclusion barriers, shark research, and education.
Tell the New South Wales and Queensland governments to end the culls now and implement more effective non-lethal alternatives by signing the petition below.
Sharks, turtles, whales and dolphins are depending on YOU.
"I call for an end to shark culling. It is time to end these outdated strategies that needlessly kill iconic marine wildlife without achieving its objective — enhancing bather safety. There are better, non-lethal ways to protect people that also protect the ocean and marine wildlife."