Here we go. What I'm about to say isn't pretty, but neither is the summer sport of going out on a big boat to fish for, and then brutally kill sharks.
The bloody mess this creates is disturbing and heart-wrenching.
Some in the North East will say it's a tradition that's been going on for years. Okay... fine... but shouldn't we be smarter than we were 100 years ago?
My only hope is that one day everyone will be smarter and really understand the role these creatures play in the sea.
Every time I get into the water to film a shark - I can only hope people will begin to see how majestic these animals are... and then maybe one day, we'll all learn to celebrate life - instead of a brutal death.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
If you have a second, check out the latest edition of the Shark Task Force on iTunes. This time we feature Geert Droppers from Protect the Sharks Foundation. They're reaching out to help protect sharks around the world. We're happy to help any way we can.
Keep up the good work, Geert!
For more about the Protect the Sharks Foundation - navigate over to: www.protect-the-sharks.org
To see the latest Shark Task Force click here: Shark Task Force: Protect the Sharks Foundation.