Late NEWS...Disney Responds Regarding Shark Tournament Involvement in DivePhotoGuide…
This is my response to all the fuzz re. Shark Tournament in Dive PhotoGuide.
We are in full support of DivePhotoGuide; yes it is a big fuzz... but a downright disgusting one.
Unborn Shark, it's Mother and the Baby got
Photo: © Gunther Deichmann - shark embryo after Mother got killed.
Stop the killing it is Disgusting!
read the letter from the Walt Disney Guys…it says
As mention in my earlier blog this is not the way to educate our children about our environment.
Every living thing has a right to be on this planet, we humans are only infants in geological times, because we are more intelligent (are we?) doesn’t give us the right to wipe out everything…and don’t tell me this is sport…that is… make up the rest of the words.
The big white Hunter…with a trophy on the wall…yes soon there is nothing left out there except on these walls of a very few.
“Dad…what is that…? Son that is a shark…oh, I like to see that one…sorry son you can only see that on MY Wall…Why? Because there are non-left.
Dad why is that…?
OK son, lets change the topic... go out and play with your friends.”
Do I have to say anything else?
Is this how we educate our Children about our declining SHARK population, Oceans and Environment? Think!
Is this the way we educate our children today?
I have just received this article from DivePhotoGuide...not very nice...it is disgusting!
NOT expectable... is this how we educate our children about Sharks, Oceans and our environment?
See below excerpts from an article by DivePhotoGuide for the complete story and more disgusting images go to:
All photos below: Courtesy of Jason Heller and The Humane Society of the United States.
Montauk Shark Tournament Coverage
Author: Jason Heller / June 21, 2008 12:00AM MDT Category: Marine Conservation
Shark Tournament, Montauk, Star Island, Sharks, Fishing
As most of our readers know, we have previously reported our intended coverage and call to action against the Montauk Shark Tournament and the subsequent death threats we have received. The authorities have been involved, and thank you for those who expressed concern. The local papers even caught wind of the situation. We are serious New Yorkers who are not afraid of standing up for what we believe in.
Is this education????
Shark TournamentOn June 14, 2008 we headed out to Montauk, New York
to cover the 22nd annual Montauk Shark Tournament at the Star
Island Yacht Club. Montauk is located in the Hamptons (although
technically not a “Hampton” at the end of Long Island,
about a 3 hour drive from New York City. It’s actually a
quaint, laid back and beautiful beach getaway for New Yorkers that
I’ve visited for many years. I’ve known about the
Montauk shark fishing tournament for years, but never understood
the scale and gravity of the event prior to being contacted by the
Humane Society of America. This is arguably the largest shark
tournament in the US, rivaled possibly only by the Oak Bluffs
tournament held in Martha’s Vineyard. In 2007 the Humane
Society successfully shut down another large American shark
tournament in Destin Florida. During the 2006 event, a mutilated
Hammerhead shark was put on display as children watched in
board of directors of the Destin shark tournament were shamed by
the negative publicity generated by the Humane Society, Star Island
Yacht Clubjournalists, and other concerned citizens. As they say,
an image is worth a thousand words, and thankfully the Destin
tournament ceased to exist. The organizers of the Montauk shark
tournament must have taken this fact to heart, and confronted all
the photographers shooting the event and threatened to remove us
from the event because it was in fact held on private property.
Remember the old adage “any publicity is good
publicity”? Well, apparently not for shark tournaments.