Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Where is the Respect?



Got an email this morning from my dad in reference to another killed Tiger Shark - presumably in The Bahamas. A lot of attention is given to Shark Week, Dive Operators (being eco-conscious), Shark Porn, cage diving or not, shark hugging policies, who was part of what production, etc. But who is actually protecting sharks, who is responsible for protecting sharks, and why is it still legal to kill a shark for pure pleasure and fun to get a picture with your friends (likely drunk).

People that deal with the Ocean, either livelihood or pleasure, need to learn to respect it a lot more...and countries that have these treasures need to protect them...

Class act - Notice Shotgun and Beer

4 comments:

Oceanic Defense said...

Why on earth would you think this is acceptable behavior as a reasonably prudent person?

What type of repressed feelings do these BIG MEN HUNTERS carry that they think it is OK to kill these magnificent creatures.

Just another example of the gene pool in need of an emergency skimming.

Shark Diver said...

We CAN do better than this.

Personally I would like to see this come from the commercial shark diving guys, all of them.

Discovery could also make some headway and points by supporting a "no take policy" in the Bahamas.

Of course it would take a guy like Andy DeHart to run something that novel in.

Felix Leander said...

Should be interesting to see what comes out of this...

Dustin said...

Looks alot like our kill Tournaments around here. It's pointless.