I’m not saying that sharks are harmless. They are one of the most dangerous animals on Earth, but accidents with them do not happen that often. People exploit the image of these animals to make money, but that in fact does a lot of harm to these gorgeous animals. There are accidents, but how many? Billions of people swim, surf and dive every year and 30-50 accidents are extremely few.
Below I’ll give some interesting comparisons to shark accidents:
1. Did you know that in USA and Canada 40 people die each year after being attacked by pigs? That’s six time more than by sharks….worldwide!
2. Did you know that in Australia it’s 20 times more often to get drowned than to be bitten by a shark?
3. In NY people are bitten 10 times more by other people than people are bitten by sharks worldwide!