Don Munro from the LeBA board riders certainly does not speak for all of the local surfing community when he makes the obscene call for a ‘limited’ shark cull. He speaks for the redneck fringe. If he is so concerned about sharks he should stay out of the water. Maybe take up tenpin bowling or take crack instead?
When many of us surf, it is to commune with nature, not show our mastery of it. Humans have wrought incredible destruction on this little planet of ours and although it sounds misanthropic, the idea of humans being eaten by sharks is actually rather encouraging. It shows our pretense to have mastered nature as the hubris that it surely is.
More people die from bee stings than shark bites. Are you calling for a bee cull, Don?
Dave Lisle, Mullumbimby