dogs used for live shark bait!
August 2, 2009 3:03pm CST
I was on facebook earlier today and I came across something that left me in tears. A friend of mine wanted me to join a group against the use of live dogs for shark bait. Of course I wanted to help her in her cause so I joined. I was saddened to see on the front page of the group sign up spot, a picture os a live dog with a hook being placed through it's nose area. They were going to use this beautiful dog as fish bate! Has anyone else ever heard about this before? I think that this is one of the most horrible cases of animal abuse that I have ever come across, I can't believe that there are people out there in this world, capable of this kind of animal cruelty. I think that this should be stopped as soon as possible. It is for this reason that I am asking everyone here on mylot who is also a member of facebook to join this group banning dogs as live shark bate. Please, every single person can help make a difference. This has got to stop.
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4 Aug 09
This is not the only thing that pets r used for. Every time you see a pair of gloves, coat , vest or whatever fur is used for, take a good look at this item before you make your purchases. Several countries grow pets dogs cats rabbits etc. for their fur. Most of the time the animals are still ALIVE when their coats are removed from them, seen on camera doing so with no regard or regret for the animal. We as a civilized countries SCHOUL NOT ACCEPT these products. With free trade in our mist we accept everything at our borders without any government interuption or inspection. When animals are used for anything that is not normal in our countries, our government should step in and stop any creulty to animals for countries that disregard life as we know it. When this happens less creulty happens. Let your government know, WE ARE AS MAD AS HELL AND WE WILL NOT ACCEPT THIS ANYMORE... REMEMBER ALWAYS LUV/ CARE FOR YOUR DOG/ PETS, THEY WILL ALWAYS LUV U....
• New Zealand
2 Aug 09
This is the first time I have heard of such a thing and I am outraged by just reading everyones discussions on the matter. Im not even going to attempt to watch a video of this kind of abuse, as I would most likely lend up in tears. Why do people do this! its such cruelty, honestly I could easily watch an abuser get hung out like that & feed to the sharks & not feel anything for them. But what do the poor animals do to deserve this. Nothing.....I am so disgusted right now by this topic that Im going to leave it at that....theres just way to much cruelty in the world, it really needs to stop.
2 Aug 09
That is just sick! People should be allowed to do that! We should get them and feed them to a shark, they wouldnt be so happy then! I dont understand how people can be so cruel! To just sit back and watch as they are doing that to something so pure and beautiful! Do they actually have NO feelings or emotions?!? People like that are whats wrong with this world! I think that is just wrong and should be stopped!
3 Aug 09
Oh my God! This is really horrible! Why do some people was so cruel to animals? this really disturbed me so badly..I cant imagine this, this should stop! Dogs are best friends, they should not be treated this way..Its really so sad to read something like this..We must love all the animals and dont be cruel to them..
3 Aug 09
I was actually discussing this on another forum a couple of hours ago. It s a shame that is allowed to happen and basically the sharks don't fare too well either. If the shark is pulled aboard alive they have their fins cut off and are thrown back in the water alive. There they can't swim and will either die on the sea floor or will be torn apart. It is sickening and there are pictures you can look at of the sharks and the dogs used for live bait. The question is if you have the stomach to look at them. Millions of sharks are mutilated every year just for the fins. It is sold to certain countries where it is then sold in restaurants at very steep prices. Some look at it as a food item that brings much prestige to them, especially if they offer it at weddings and to their special guests. It is normally made into a soup but it has no flavor so usually chicken is added. There is no nutritional value and it is doing much damage to the marine ecosystem because it is throwing a fragile balance off in relation with other marine species.