‘A mindless killing machine’: Why the global media must change its negative agenda towards sharks.

“It’s all psychological. You yell ‘barracuda!’, people are like ‘Huh?? What?? You yell ‘shark’ and we got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July.”

Those familiar with the film that introduced the world to the concept of a ‘summer blockbuster’ will know that these words are spoken by Larry Vaughn, Mayor of Amity Island, the fictional summer town setting for ‘Jaws’. More than 40 years after it terrified cinema-goers, ‘Jaws’ remains a legendary piece of film…