Wednesday, April 18, 2012

dolphin hooked in the neck! (plus hunted hammerhead and tiger sharks)


A few minutes earlier, the horrible photo below appeared in my timeline!


I was extremely mad! I then checked the source of the photo and it led me to a facebook account of a guy named Nhoy Tasara with address in Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines. It appears that the guy works for a big  fishing vessel.

I explored his albums (apparently open to the public) and found not only photos of the pierced dolphin but photos of sharks, tuna and blue marlin as well. These are the striking photos I found:

hammerhead shark
the rare oceanic sun fish
tiger shark 
As technology increased and demand for the resources remained, catches far exceeded the sustainable limit for whale stocks. In the late 1930s more than 50,000 whales were killed annually[2] and by the middle of the century whale stocks were not being replenished. In 1986 the International Whaling Commission (IWC) banned commercial whaling so that stocks might recover. 
Key elements of the debate over whaling include sustainability, ownership, national sovereignty, cetacean intelligencesuffering during hunting, health risks, the value of 'lethal sampling' to establish catch quotas, the value of controlling whales' impact on fish stocks and the rapidly approaching extinction of a few whale species.--wikipedia


Hay naku! The group behind this should be locked up in jail! Calling DENR, World Wildlife Fund, PETA and all marine conservation groups!


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