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Posted by: Shonnee | 2004/11/16

Shark attacks and chumming are most definately related!

What happens when you feed babboons or any wild animal for that matter? They relate food to humans and will continually come back for more. How can people be so simple minded and actually take the word of people who are doing this for a living, by believing their argument, that chumming and shark attack are not related? Come on, for goodness sake! It has been a proven fact for as long as man has reached out to pass on food to a wild animal, that from that point on, they would come back for more. If this weren't the case, why would there be so many signs around the world saying ' PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS ' ? The signs are not there to deter us because the animals are not hungry. They are there to deter us from feeding them because of the fact that from that point on, they would come back for more. OPEN UP YOUR EYES AND SMELL THE BLOOD! Chumming is basically an invitation to sharks to come closer and enjoy the feeding frenzy. We all know what happens when a shark smells blood - so why the hell are we still allowing this?

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You make a very good point. Intuitively shark baiting/ chumming does seem like an activity just asking for trouble. But it isn't only the shark tour operators who claim that it doesn't increase the incidence of shark attacks - some (very pro-shark) experts say that a link can't be convincingly proven. The issue is one of ongoing debate.

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