Letter: County Commissioner Urges Wellfleet to Pass Article #43 on Sharks

from County Commissioner Ron Beaty


Speaking only as a deeply concerned individual elected County Commissioner, I strongly urge Wellfleet voters to support Town Meeting Warrant Article #43 which concerns the serious matter of mitigating the growing deadly Great White Shark problem, and intimately related seal overpopulation issue on Cape Cod.

As the person who drafted the language for Article 43, and as a Cape-wide activist, I must honestly suggest that it is time for the citizens of Wellfleet to take this matter forward of their own volition.

To anyone paying attention, it has become more clear than ever that a majority of Wellfleet residents are demanding both short-term and long-term solutions to the problems in question.

Citizen action is now needed since both Town officials and our legislative leaders have essentially done little or nothing to work towards protecting the public from this bloody scourge that has entered the coastal waters of our beloved Cape Cod, and your wonderful Town of Wellfleet.

It is time that Wellfleet voters make their  collective voices heard, and tell the research scientists, animal rights activists, the Wellfleet Select Board, Town Administrator, and our Cape legislative delegation who all apparently believe that shark lives matter, that human lives matter more!

Because local, state and federal officials are not really doing anything about this deadly issue at this time, please  support Town Meeting Warrant Article 43 which calls for a local voter referendum on the aforementioned issues, as well as seeking short-term and long term solutions at mitigation.


Barnstable County Commissioner

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