Sharks led to the death of more than seven people in Western Australia from 2010 to 2013 (Michael, 2010). As a result, the Western Australian government developed a policy to prevent more deaths which is known as the shark cull policy. The implementation of this policy show more than 172 sharks that were three meters long being captured and 68 of them being killed (Gibbs & Warren, 2014). The policy led to heightened opposition by the public forcing the government to reconsider the policy. The role of this essay is to prove that the response by western Australian government is an example of moral panic.