Anyone with an interest in sharks will have heard about the recent unfortunate death of a girl in a shark attack in the waters off the French island of Reunion. This followed the death of a surfer a few months earlier and brings to a total of five the number killed in shark attacks since 2011 on the island.
The reaction from the government of Reunion has been to announce a cull of 45 bull sharks and 45 tiger sharks. There is no way of knowing whether the “culprit” will be caught, and this action will mean many innocent sharks will be killed.
Update (Aug.19, 2013). A petition has been started on change.org which is getting more traction.