Are Live Dogs and Cats Used as Bait
to Hunt Sharks in the Indian Ocean?
Snopes claims the photo is not real and challenges the claims of the story, but legitimate sources say dogs were, in fact, used as shark bait.
Below is a youtube video where kittens are photographed being used as bait for the fun of fisherman at sea. Be warned: It is graphic! This is so depraved!
Source below by Jo Singer
"Reunion Island is a French controlled territory off the coast of Southern Africa, located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar."
[This is part of Jo's writing:]
Reha Hutin, president of the Thirty Million Friends Foundation, an animal rights group, said in a 2005 article in the National Geographic that Reunion has a huge population of stray dogs, which reaches over 150,000. Ms. Hutin sent a film crew to Reunion to verify the facts that live animals were being used as bait to hunt sharks and if true to expose the practice on the animal rights' group weekly television show.
This film crew found three separate cases of dogs with multiple hooks embedded in their snouts and paws. Ms. Hutin went on the say, "From then on everyone started to take the whole story seriously and realized it was true."
Upon release of the story, the Brigette Bardot Foundation, a Paris-basedanimal welfare group's spokesperson, Stephanie Roche confirmed that live animals were being used as bait on Reunion. But shortly thereafter it became illegal for live or dead dogs or cats to be carried in fishing boats. A written statement was issued by the French Embassy in Washington D.C. condemning the use of dogs as shark bait, stressing that these acts are illegal and are not tolerated in the French territory. The Embassy stated that these are "very isolated cases and authorities on the island are closely monitoring the situation." READ MORE
INFO BELOW FROM: http://www.seashepherd.org/sharks/
Day 1 - Hank immediately greeting my daughter!
Above is Hank greeting my daughter in the first few minutes of meeting us yesterday. An immediate bond was struck between the two of them.
This was Day 2 with Hank after a peaceful night of good sleep for all of us. Pictured is Hank and my daughter out for a mile walk around the park. He's good around other dogs and people. We're working on getting him to accept our sweet kitty. If you live in the Denver, Colorado area and are interested in adopting a great dog, email me. He's a Treeing Walker Hound. He's had a rough life. Often when these dogs don't meet with approval as hunting dogs they are beaten and left to die. Hank was found as a stray in Missouri and has gone from one shelter to another. He's amazingly sweet and loves human companionship. He's a quick learner too.
Hank is learning to accept kitty :) It's kitty's first time being in a house with a dog. They're both doing well, though a close eye is kept at all times.
Hank loves human companionship. He's a quick learner and always seeks to please and to understand. He's great in the car. Loves to cuddle. Walks well on a gentle lead. He's 2 or 3 years old. He's not a barker but he will alert you and seems to make a good protector.
Hank is such a cuddler. He loves being near my daughter and resting his head on her. Animals are so healing. Their love is so unconditional and non-judgmental. The world is a better place because of them!
“Until he extends the circle of his compassion
to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”
― Albert Schweitzer
"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."