What? Are we not allowed to hunt animals and shoot them in the face if need be? He just reeled in a shark gentlemen. Smart move in my view, now his
family won't be at risk of being bitten by the shark when they bring it in.
Was that need be? Or was it Red Neck entertainment?
I would say that was need be. You wouldn't want to land a shark that
size with children in the boat. I've seen and heard of many beach fishers
losing a finger or getting a bad bite from a little twenty pound shark.
Let me add, if this guy was just killing the shark, a slap in the mouth is
in order, nut there is no evidence of that.
Yeah maybe a fish is just a fish to a "fisherman" but that shark to me was a life, a life that was ended inhumanely and that's when it became
illegal. Shooting a shark with a gun isn't going to instantly kill or kill in the least amount of time and isn't the accepted practice when it comes
to fishing the fish bashing bat that fishermen have is too prevent the fish from drowning in oxygen and is meant to prevent its suffering. The
fisherman that go after shark routinely use a spike that serves in much the same fashion as the bat, its meant to prevent suffering. Picture a
slaughterhouse with all sorts of death echoing through its halls from the various machines that deal the animals their last blow. Now picture workers
stomping pigs to death with kicks and punches or bringing in crossbows and shooting the animals, or maybe strangling cows to death with their bare
hands, anything wrong with that picture ? because several cases of slaughterhouse employees taking the animals last moments into their own hands and
dispensing death as they saw fit as opposed to the normal operating procedures, and guess what .... Jail for every single one and not 2 day stays
either shortest 6 months longest 7 years this video in legal terms applies and I would definitely prosecute him without hesitation. Another
interesting thing about that is that when that act is committed in the presence of a minor it is legally child abuse and if you are the
guardian................. But if you don't have a problem with it maybe I can babysit your kids and we can go on a trip down a highway dragging a
living Cow by a hook and chain and then to top it all off we can then shoot it in the side with a handgun to ensure that its death is long and
painful, seriously a handgun and a shark cant see that being too quick of a death ....... so why use anything larger on the cow after all to a
rancher its just a cow...right? And if anyone is interested, I am pretty sure that the information on the guy in the video is being e-mailed to
me, a perfect example of internet privacy at work
What an angry, nonsensical wall of text you've built yourself there.
Folks, it's a shark. The man was fishing. Shark = fish. He wanted it dead before he landed it on the boat, makes perfect sense to me. You don't want
an animal that size thrashing around on your boat, especially with children aboard.
People are far too sensitive these days about this sort of thing.
Some people like to buy their tofurkey from their local supermarket's 'filthy hippie' isle, while others like to play alpha predator and kill their
own chow. Call it a 'lifestyle choice'.
Okay, I understand you're upset...as are most of the responders.
I'll play devil's advocate. Shark meat is generally considered tainted...not
healthy to eat. They are top predators and accumulate alot of toxins in
their flesh. Shark fin soup is popular in Asia, and most of the fishermen
that hunt (that's the term) shark in that region discard all but the fins. That's
evil and wasteful. So if you accidentally catch a shark you should release it,
and not shoot it in the head.
Okay, direct reply.
Shark hunters do use guns. It is lethal and humane. Divers in unsafe waters
carry blast sticks (with shotgun shells) to protect themselves from attack.
Bottle nose dolphin can easily kill a shark with a forceful blow from its
snout. Fishing bats are great for tuna, or reds (both also fish), but they
are also gaffed before they are "batted", sometimes by two or three guys
depending on the weight. Usually though they are not batted--the longer
they stay alive they fresher they'll be. So they are left to suffer.
If you are an animal lover, I understand. But you would be better served
by hiking down to your local Red Lobster restaurant and protesting because
they boil lobster ALIVE. This is made especially macabre by the patrons
ability to choose his lobster from a tank on display. Getting an e-mail
address in this instance and bothering the guy for his fish transgression
is an "after-the-fact" knee-jerk emotional reaction. At least at Red Lobster
your intervention would be pro-active. Woulda-shoulda-coulda vs Oh no you
If you really want to see normal, everyday cruelty to animals have a
look at this. Note: this is not too graphic, there are videos that show
much worse animal treatment...
I am not an advocate of animal cruelty. I am Native American there is an
inherent respect for life that is observed. But we still kill and eat.
Future Darwin Award. You don't fire a gun into water. Poetic Justice when his luck runs out and one ricochets back and hits him or one of his family
members. Live by the sword, die by the sword. If you live stupid, you're going to die stupid.
Rival what do you honestly think do you think this guy dragged a shark for 45 minutes behind his boat so that he could exhaust the shark to the
point that his children could take control of the fishing line .... oh wait I mean hunting line sorry .... or some other reason I'm not seeing ?
Since shark meat is polluted do you think this was an outright killing or do you think he was "hunting" to feed his family ? since the harvest of
shark is widely illegal do you think he was looking to sell the shark fins and organs for profit ? or was this simply a pleasure killing ?
please give an honest answer
What do other people use to kill sharks? Clubs. They beat the crap out of the sharks head until it stops moving.
Or they just let it writhe around on deck until it has no more oxygen in it's brain.
Sometimes they stab it in the head until it dies.
You know how most people pull big sharks onboard a ship?
A pole with a big metal hook on it.
[edit on 11-8-2010 by alaskan]
*Mod Edit: Lets just keep it a bit civil. Cheers -alien
and monger what part of that post didn't make sense to you ? do I need to dumb it down for you ? and as for being too sensitive, I think your being
too insensitive your attempt to justify an ugly and cruel act by using the argument you get your meat from a supermarket and others direct from the
source and that there both the same as they both entail death, as flawed. When I do eat meat I buy it from a local ranch that I have personally been
too, and practices humane killing, the kind of sensitivity that drove me to that option is the same sensitivity I wish we all shared for it would
change the face of the meat and poultry industry, sadly we don't and the cruel acts that are practiced on killing floors continue. So why not be
sensitive to the suffering we as humanity inflict on our animal neighbors ? and I pose the same question as I posed above to rival to you as well ?
honest opinion guys ?
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