Commenting via his Facebook page, The Spartan spoke in defence of Kelly who went public via Instagram yesterday on a subject that polarises opinion of ocean enthusiasts.
Judging from the comments left on various news and social sites, it seems as though the pro surf consensus calling for control of the shark population is at odds with the stance of many surf fans and the general public who cite the ‘it’s their domain’ argument against killing fish in order to save human lives.
“What would you do if going into the sea just 2 metres from shore put your life in danger?…. Nobody wants to kill sharks, they are in their element. But right now, the situation is getting out of control. Bull shark populations are out of their natural balance and still rising. Bull sharks don’t attack to ‘taste’ like the Great White or the Tiger… they attack to kill whether the prey is edible or not… Don’t be too quick too judge what Kelly Slater and Jeremy Flores have said.”