See article from SMH below, I am not happy that this be allowed to be done to a protected species. The shark did not "murder" this young man but was doing what comes naturally - hunting for food to survive. Humans are in the sharks natural environment and take the risk everytime you put your big toe into the ocean. Hunting this shark is murder IMO - it should be allowed to roam free. How can they identify the real culprit anyway. Potentially innocent animals could be destroyed in a simple revenge attack. Save the Shark :evil: December 17, 2004 - 2:06PM The South Australian government has ordered that the shark responsible for yesterday's fatal attack on a teenager at Adelaide's West Beach be killed, following the discovery of human remains today. A five-metre great white shark has been blamed for killing Nick Peterson, 18, taken as he rode on a surfboard behind a boat off the popular metropolitan beach yesterday afternoon. Great whites are a protected species, but Acting Premier Kevin Foley said today the government was of the view that any large shark close to shore that posed a threat to the public should be destroyed. "The government's position is quite clear," Mr Foley said.