And Type 2 Diabetes (the worst kind!)
The Australian government has moved a step closer to loosing its protection of the Great White shark, a species off limits to fishermen since 1999.
At a meeting of the Liberal Party’s federal council, delegates voted for a motion that proposes to lift protection if the government’s scientific body, the CSIRO, finds the Great White is no longer endangered. There are a few more hoops to jump through, but if the numbers, as expected, prove buoyant, keen anglers will be able to add the Great White to their target fish.
Oh it will be a bloodbath.Piers and jetties will be festooned with the corpses of nature’s most daring and noble creature. Brave men will drag the snapping leviathans onto decks of little boats and belt their primitive brains to mush.
But lest I bury the lead (Great Whites linked to obesity) let’s peer over the shoulder of The Australian’s infinitely daring reporter and the Great White’s worst nightmare, Fred Pawle.
“South Australian Liberal MP Nicolle Flint said it was time to start protecting Australians.
“We must protect our swimmers and surfers and hard-working Australians like abalone divers from being attacked or killed by sharks,” she said.
“In an era when rates of obesity and Type 2 Diabetes are at an all-time high, we should be encouraging more, not less, people to be active. This means keeping them safe from shark attacks along our coastline.”
Have Great Whites impacted on your physique? Do the folds of your stomach peel over the waistband like pleats in expensive pants… because of Whites?
Do you find yourself craving a drink, maybe you’ve got blurred vision.
Do you have sores or cuts that don’t heal?
Because of Whites?