Great White shark decapitated

Discussion in 'Diving, Collecting and Environmental Discussions' started by HenkHugo, 27 Oct 2008.

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    just found this on IOL :(

     
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    leslie hempel Sponsor MASA Contributor

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    as a surfer who stands to loose a limb/ my life to one of these guys i am still disgusted at how these beautiful misunderstood creatures are hacked for jaws/ fins and left to die... its simply no way to treat any creature....
     
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    If I found a dead one on the beach I would also take the jaws ,come on the thing was dead already.
     
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    This is absolutely horrific. Zookeeper - who says that the fish was "found dead on the beach"? Perhaps someone "made it happen" that the poor fish "should be found dead on the beach"?
     
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    this is a common thing in the cape... i have seen it before.. its disgusting... if found dead i have no objection but typically it should be reported for research purposes with a request as made for the jaw... i see no problem with having a jaw so long as its asked for and obtained in a correct fashion..
     
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    Its a protected species - you are not allowed to have ANY poart of the animal - dead or alive - with you at any time. Its like having tusks in your house
     

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