Like a typical split child having a tantrum, the Qld government is installing more drum lines near the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
We are told it has been done to keep people safe.
Though the safety is simply an illusion.
In 2018, sharks killed four people worldwide.
Yet, in Australia during the period of 2003 – 2013, 27 people die due to wasp/bee stings, and a further 12,351 were hospitalised.
And, during the same time frame, 74 people died due to be thrown or trampled by a horse.
Which means, a bee/wasp sting or horse is more likely to kill you than a shark.
According to the RLSSA, between 01 July 2018 and 30 June 2019, 279 drowned in Australia, with a further 584 estimated to have had a non-fatal drowning incident.
So, why are we sitting silent when the government misleads us into thinking we are “safe” at the beach because of a few nets and drum lines?
They have nothing to do with keeping us safe and everything do with the government being able to say that they are doing it.
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