This Real men don’t Jet-ski bumper sticker is a response to the reduced pleasure of other peoples nature experiences and the bad behaviour of many jet-ski drivers. We have had a number of nasty experiences in Australia recently one resulting in the death of a woman kayaker and the other involving the deliberate destruction of a rare birds nest. Our belief is that a real-man takes others and the environment (above and below the water) into consideration when thinking about their sporting adventures.
From the Sydney Morning Herald – February 2016
“My view is that jet-skis should be banned on the Georges River,” Steve McDonald told Fairfax Media.
“They have been banned on the Parramatta River [and Sydney Harbour and Lane Cove River] since 2001.
“I did a community survey on this recently and more than 80 per cent of people agreed that should occur. Parents say to me they won’t take their kids out on canoes any more because they are scared.
“I think the time has come to ban it. If it’s good enough to ban them in the Parramatta River, it’s good enough to ban them on the Georges River.”
Further Jet-ski reading
… and in the USA
And a coffee cup too!