Sunday, 5 October 2008

Dogs used as shark bait


Stray dogs are being skewered on hooks and dragged behind boats as live shark bait, The Sun shockingly revealed a few days ago. The cruel practice takes place on French-controlled Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.
A six-month-old labrador pup was recently found alive with a huge double hook through its snout - like the dog in the picture - and another through a leg.
The pup was found in a coastal creek and is thought to have somehow freed itself from a fishing line.
But other dogs and kittens have been chomped up and swallowed by sharks.
The RSPCA plans to petition the French government, demanding an end to the hideous torture.

If you would like to sign a petition to stop this practice, here is the link:


26 comments:

jmb said...

What a horrible story Eurodog. I can't believe people would be so cruel. Of course I will sign.

Sanna said...

I cannot believe this cruelty. Are these really humans who do it? They are monsters!
I'll sign the petition straight awy. Thanks for making me aware.

Rebecca Taunton said...

This is a horrendous practice that needs to be stopped. Thank you for raising awareness, I will definitely sign the petition.

Winchester whisperer said...

How disgusting!

Mopsa said...

Oh my goodness - I was almost sick looking at that photo. Unbelievable. Disgraceful. Outrageous.

Moira said...

I too felt sick looking at the photo. It is so disturbing. I signed the petition and posted about it on my blog...

http://dreamdogsart.typepad.com/art/2008/10/dogs-as-shark-bait-sign-petition-to-end-barbaric-practice.html

belinha said...

hello from Portugal!Can I sign petition not being french?That is such an horrible pratice.Only people that are heartless can do such a thing!My nephew has a shar pei and a blog about the dog.I am going to post it there too.It's my first time here on your blog.I allways loved dogs but since my sister got the shar pei I learned a lot about them:they are marvellous.

Dragonstar said...

This is totally disgusting. I was over here (from James) earlier, but I couldn't access either your comments of the petition - Blogger's been slow to impossible for me this evening. I've managed at last.
I find it so hard to believe that this sort of thing goes on.

belinha said...

I've been following the links in the net trying to get an update on those news.Both The Sun and National Geographic news are from 2005.I sure would like to know if this thing is still going on.More disturbing here's what I read: Bardot organization has been trying to put an end to it for more than one decade!Poor animals...

Eurodog said...

Belinha and Dragonstar,
Thank you for visiting and commenting.
Yes, this practice is ongoing and I think our support even if it is minute in the greater picture, does help.

belinha said...

I followed several links-I found the video from where the photo is taken,the link from the original Reunião newspaper that mentioned the local fisherman that was punished for using a dog as bait,also another petition online.I translated freely what I found.I'm still lookig for more news...

Smalltown RN said...

That is a travisty.....just horrible....of course I will sign...

rosiero said...

I first saw this post the other day and it made me feel really sick. I could not get the image out of my mind for the rest of the day and even the next day it was still there.
I shall certainly sign the petition. I cannot believe people can do this to defenceless animals.

Christine said...

I signed.

Just looking at the picture makes me want to cry.

andrea said...

i am absolutely in tears as i write this. however, i want to thank you for posting this and bringing it to our awareness.

i signed, and will pass it on to everyone i can think of.

thank you all for signing. let's hope & pray an end is put to this horrible practice.

deelind studio said...

Not sure, read here. Help me on this one.
http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/sharkbait.asp

Eurodog said...

Dear all,
From what I have read, this story was first brought to light in 2005 but the practice is on going. The Brigitte Bardot Foundation is quite active in fighting this practice. I don't think much can be done unfortunately but our concern and our signatures may help a little. Let's hope so anyway.

Dogman2 said...

I caught your page off another site about this poor dog. This picture has gotten me so upset that I will help with the cause...

neal said...

The pup was found in a coastal creek and is thought to have somehow freed itself from a fishing line.But other dogs and kittens have been chomped up and swallowed by sharks.The RSPCA plans to petition the French government, demanding an end to the hideous .
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Alan B said...

I forwarded your article and petition re Reunion Dogs as Shark Bait to several people including my MP (Philip Dunne, MP for Ludlow) His secretary was so upset at the sight of the first attachment she refused to open any others. He has written to the Minister to see what representations can be made to bring an end to this cruelty, and will keep in contact with me. I'll keep you informed.

Eurodog said...

Alan B,
Thank you for your action on this.
And yes, please keep me informed.
Do you have an e-mail address?

Frog said...

I can't find any updates on this since 2005. Can someone please provide information that this practice is still occurring before we send thousands of people on a an anti-French rampage again?

Anonymous said...

omg that isssssssss so cruel i have 2 dog and 2 kittens i wud never do that x

Anonymous said...

u hve gt to stop this it is wrong, thee do not deserve this!

Anonymous said...

this is a disgrace!!!!!! people call themselves civilised! people should grow a brain!! how would you like to be thrown into shark infested waters and a hook up your nose.

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