Shark Culling

Steve Love

Reading — Intermediate Level
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Fill in the blanks with the missing sentences to complete the article

Missing sentences
  1. it is virtually impossible to kill the shark responsible for an attack

  2. sharks to look for other sources of food

  3. shark attacks have occurred on the island

  4. will recolonize areas where there isn't a lot of their kind

  5. the sea belongs to humans and that they should be allowed to use it with complete safety

Surfers on the island of La Réunion are asking to allow the culling of sharks. Since 2011, eight fatal . The government, in fact, banned surfing and swimming around a great part of the island.
Experts agree that culling would be ineffective because . There are very few repeat offenders of attacks as sharks are migratory and . Experts believe that culling sharks reflects the notion that . This is ironic considering that humans are responsible for the high numbers of sharks around the island. Coral reefs have been degraded due to human activity reducing the island's fish communities and causing .


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Do you think the culling of animals is right or wrong?

  2. Do you think humans should be protected from nature, or nature should be protected from humans?

  3. Do you think the island of La Réunion should do something to decrease the number of sharks?

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