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French Islanders using live dogs as shark bait

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Islanders on the French controlled Reunion Island have been using live dogs as shark bait.

The Sun claims that “a six-month-old labrador pup was recently found alive with a huge double hook through its snout – like the dog above – and another through a leg.”

It is also claimed that local fisherman have also been using kittens!

Reunion Island is an overseas départements of France and an official region of France, giving it the same status as a province or state in other countries.

(img: The Sun)

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260 Responses to “French Islanders using live dogs as shark bait”

  1. hatehatehate

    This is absolutely disgusting!!!! whoever did this should have that fucking hook put into their own face and used as shark bait. See how it feels. People who do things like this make me sick.

  2. sonjaelmes

    these barbaric bastar## should be put on hooks and dangled to the sharks every living thing has the right to survive, how can they when treated like lumps of meat. the french government should stop this at once. no wonder not many people like the french they are barbaric and should be totally ignored for the way they treat animals.

  3. harlz

    What a bunch of Pricks they deserve to be used as live shark bait how dare they!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. youwillneverknow

    wtf are they dumb hope they rot and become shark bait.

  5. paulgrenkow

    That is totally disgusting.
    Now the Chinese are going to start with this idea.
    What goes down comes around.
    Unfortunately, the dogs have to pay the more serious price.

  6. Wendy

    This is truly disgusting. They should be held liable for their actions… maybe use of of them as bait to the sharks!

  7. ingutted

    this is without a doubt the most awesome thing i have ever seen. you guys are prissies, so are other fishermen, i mean worms are nothing compared to a lab as bait.

  8. Anonymous

    IF THIS IS REAL, SOMEONE NEEDS TO BOYCOTT FRANCE — IS THIS A REAL STORY? WHY IS THERE SUCH HELL ON EARTH? WHY ARE HUMANS SO F-ED UP? WHERE ARE THE ANIMAL RIGHTS GROUPS?

  9. Anonymous

    SEND EMAIL TO PETA OR OTHER GROUPS , ASK WHAT THEY PLAN TO DO ABOUT THIS — WRITE TO THE FRENCH PRESIDENT —–

  10. Daisy Fung

    the dog above looked so frightened. how sad for the animals to be used in such a way and how sickening some people can be.

  11. Tracy Jayne Holtby

    I'd like to do the same to the fisherman who did this to this poor puppy, how sick, i'd put a hook in his balls too! Then throw him out to the sharks

  12. Arwel Rowlands

    Who the fuck decided to put an ad for Amazon on that picture? cun*t's

  13. Marc Massive

    wrong, if you read the report they say there is truth in the report.

  14. Tristan Brady-Jacobs

    true, but nothing like the inflated emotional parade above (and subsequently using up so much time and energy on face book), it was several years ago, involved illegal individuals who will/would/might have been prosecuted for using 'dead' dogs in this. oh, and the above image is possibly faked. the internet is full of this quasi-fakery, conflating predjudice and fear into one handy package (see outraged folks calling for the boycotting of FRANCE below). They are right, there is a lot of nastiness out there, this may or may not be it – but Daisy Fung chomping on her meat-product or kitty demonstrate the distortion of our values and the inflation of rumour into FACT!!!! (screamed at high volume)

  15. Rosina Argese

    I have seen many photos and recording ( heart wrenching! ) over the past few years about this type of fishing and it goes on all over the world, not just this extension of France, and I have written and I sign every where I can…

  16. Jen Rivera

    It’s very skeptical whether it is being overly exaggerated but at the end of the day we all have to move forward to make this a better place.. I have seen dogs and raccoons get skinned alive and they’re screaming in pain and agony.. if you don’t plan to make a move to help a cause and at least sign a petition then don’t hurt it by bashing it either.. my opinion don’t respond rudely!!

  17. Kathy Bruton-Wink

    The dog looks so frightened I wanted to believe it was fake too, but the eyes if anyone does this the same should be done time them see how they like it barbaric monster

  18. Chris King

    If this story is truthful, then my heaet goes out to the abused. Thats just sickening

  19. Shirl Brinegar McRee

    This was an isolated incident.. the whole island does not do this. This picture is from a video that got out of hand and has been used to play on your emotions.

  20. Camille Zeno

    This is the most disgusting thing I've seen in a long time! I'm literally sickened over it. What kind if deranged mind could even contemplate such a thing? This needs to stop – that's all can say – STOP IT!

  21. Patricia Morris

    This is beyond words!! These heartless individuals are a waste of space, THEY are the animals!

  22. Stuart Morris

    The source for this is a tabloid, and it's blown out of proportion to sell papers. It's an isolated incident, not a widespread practice.

    The photo is of a dog that accidentally bit a fishing hook, and while a few amateur fishermen sometimes use dogs as shark bait, they're usually dead, carcasses from the roadside. There apparently was a case of live dogs being used, but it was a case of animal cruelty and those involved were prosecuted. Source – http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/sharkbait.asp

  23. Kristina Be

    Im shocked!!!! I dont have any words to say about theese f***** !!!!!! I wish that fishman will be used insted of animals .

  24. Christine Rehbein

    It's not fake! Read the article you posted!! Hellllo!!! It claims that the statements are true! Infact they r using stray animals! This is appsolutely horrific

  25. Kassandra Pineda

    Absolutely speechless. Its disgusting what some people are capable of doing. This and all kinds of cruelty to all defenseless things have to stop it is just WRONG!!!!!

  26. Kelly MacDonald Evans

    These hateful bastards that are doing this to these poor innocent animals deserve to have those hooks put through them and strung up. And should never be allowed to fish ever again.

  27. Norm Lawrence

    you're shocked by this? where you been living?(primarily cause i'd want to move to where ever human cruelty/greed/stupidity/profiteering doesn't reach your eyes/ears ;D)..this ain't new, if they've gotten caught now, they've been doing it for at least 10 yrs without getting caught

  28. MawMaw-PawPaw Billups

    Can we do something about this? What can we do to stop this? This is horrible!

  29. RhiBang Llewellyn

    I feel sick! nothing in this world pisses me off more than animal cruelty! Fucking disgusting

  30. RhiBang Llewellyn

    I feel sick! nothing in this world pisses me off more than animal cruelty! Fucking disgusting

  31. Darren Conley

    I already posted this on the other thread. This picture alone is 5-6 years old. not sure if it was fake or real, but it started as and island somewhere not sure. They were mostly using dead animals, but they were getting them on a island where wilds cats and dogs were reproducing uncontorllably. I don't think the island was inhabited by people.I read another article they were monitoring this as well as find a way to sterilize the animals.

  32. Wanda Clark Gibbs

    I cannot stand to see this….breaks my heart and makes me sick to my stomach! TOOOOOOOOOO Sad! I just cannot believe people can be this cruel to our best friends!♥

  33. Emeric Teo

    Would it make any difference if they killed the dog before using it as bait?

  34. Judy Phillips

    DISGUSTING NON HUMANS TO DO THIS !!!!!! IT IS NOTHING SHORT OG HORRIFIC, instead put yourself on the hook for bait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Chantel Wants Oscar's Law

    oh dear god. This is disgraceful…my doggies are like my babies and are my life. Let me hook these barbaric bastards children through their nose as bait and see how they react.. All the same to me….

  36. Lh Sim

    Bunch of idiots… Try hooking onto their fresh and feel how the pain is, just feel these ppls are stupid, crazy and sickening…Disgusting IDIOTS…

  37. Ray Shepherd

    I hate this! but how many of you voted 4 the dog eater in the WH, that thinks it is ok to do this to a baby?

  38. Ray Shepherd

    I hate this! but how many of you voted 4 the dog eater in the WH, that thinks it is ok to do this to a baby?

  39. Ray Shepherd

    I hate this! but how many of you voted 4 the dog eater in the WH, that thinks it is ok to do this to a baby?

  40. Ray Shepherd

    I hate this! but how many of you voted 4 the dog eater in the WH, that thinks it is ok to do this to a baby?

  41. Jason Stein

    Just when I thought human beings cannot sink any lower something happens to show that there is no depths to which some people won't sink!!!! ABSOLUTELY HEARTBREAKING!!!!

  42. Jason Stein

    Just when I thought human beings cannot sink any lower something happens to show that there is no depths to which some people won't sink!!!! ABSOLUTELY HEARTBREAKING!!!!

  43. Bozsik's DarkPassenger

    If they use live dogs why do they use a labrador? Just something for you to think about. There are a lot of dogs around my neighborhood ''more than a duzin'' and never saw a lab or any other pure race.

  44. Ryan Spooner

    Pigs are reared especially for food, and slaughtered humanely with an electric charge to the head, followed by a bolt. Not slaughtered by shoving a hook through the top of their mouth and dangled into the ocean to get bitten by a shark. This is disgusting, as is your defense of it Paul.

  45. Cory Abraham Holmesby

    Paul. That has to be one of the most idiotic reasons for justification of this act. You have compared two completely different situations. As Ryan said, pigs are (hopefully) killed in humane ways. This is a vicious and despicable act. There is a difference and I suggest you do a little persona research into slaughter methods and animal cruelty because, man, do you need to learn a thing or two. Good luck.

  46. Cory Abraham Holmesby

    Paul. That has to be one of the most idiotic reasons for justification of this act. You have compared two completely different situations. As Ryan said, pigs are (hopefully) killed in humane ways. This is a vicious and despicable act. There is a difference and I suggest you do a little persona research into slaughter methods and animal cruelty because, man, do you need to learn a thing or two. Good luck.

  47. Brian Sheets

    what happened to.. you know.. FISH as bait? disgusting.. id like to see these sicko people be hooked for sport :(

  48. Darrell Winfree

    I am speechless, this is sicker than so many other things I've seen on the web today.

  49. Brad Alan Whitehead

    I can tell you it was fake in ten seconds from seeing the pic. I love dogs, and I love to fish – and that rig would never work for shark. Any shark fisherman is going to use the same stuff they have been using for centuries – chum works like a charm.

  50. Travis Rhodes

    The only thing that comes out of PETA is ignorance. Their members try to talk to you about saving some animal and when you try to question them with facts and logic they just shove a brochure in your face and ignore you. What a crappy way to market any product in the business world.

  51. Blade Morley

    Wtf I want off this planet! People should be analyzed and psychologically tested every year and if they are useless worthless bits of scum like this they should be put down.

  52. Olivia Nelson

    If someone eats their DOMESTICATED pet pig by hooking and tearing it to pieces it is cruel. If someone eats a pig reared for the sole purpose of becoming food and it is killed humanely its survival. Don't try and act more intelligent than you are with your holier than thou atitude.

  53. Olivia Nelson

    I think it would make complete difference actually. Especially if dogs that were euthanized or died of natural causes were used.

  54. Amanda Louise Mollerson

    this is awful, cruel and sad.
    these sorts of things should have punishment… we should bring back punishment to fit the crime – show them how it feels to be used and tortured in these ways. maybe then people would start using their brains and think through the effects of their actions.

  55. Tim Corl

    IF I ever saw someone doing this to a dog I would probably go into a blind rage and kill them most likely by stabbing a hook into their lips and nose and throwing them into the water while bleeding see how they like it.

  56. Shaun Cameron

    These people that are doing those sorts of things are about as barbaric as it gets. they are on the very lowest rung and need to get their asses handed to them on a platter.

  57. Oli Myles

    Nothing shocks me Tommy. Human beings are maggots, some are just nicer and better looking maggots.

  58. Sanna Alexandra Kallioniemi

    Hey! You are not completely right. Eating meat is not cruelty. Animalcruaety is crualty. Most of the times pigs are held badly. Not enought farmers give a shit about their animals. Its about how the slaughter is done and how the pigs are brought up. Mostly the farmers could not care less about their pigs. To them they are just industry, so if you are generalizing then eating bacon is cruelty. Because probably they buy the cheapest bacon they can find, and that pig for sure had a bullshit life. Eat vegetarian or buy meat from a farmer you know SOMETHING AT ALL about, But, if the person buys bacon from farmers he have done some reading on; then he is ok.

  59. Symon Lee Smith

    So you eat live pigs dragged across your kitchen to you plate ? Yeah? Dick head

  60. Belinda O'Donnell

    This sorta stuff makes my stomach turn , literally hence why I don't watch the news or read the papers, it's a terrible world out there

  61. Nicole Miller

    Any person who can abuse an animal shud b shot on the spot, or used as shark bait or thrown 2 the wolves no1 this fucked up deserves 2 live

  62. Ann Bradley

    Ever been to a slaughterhouse? That's where you can see evidence that will convince you this pales in comparison. I am not minimizing the awfulness of this as described here, but humans do this and worse, much worse to sentient beings every day, all day.

  63. Ann Bradley

    Ever been to a slaughterhouse? That's where you can see evidence that will convince you this pales in comparison. I am not minimizing the awfulness of this as described here, but humans do this and worse, much worse to sentient beings every day, all day.

  64. Ann Bradley

    Slaughtered humanely is an oxymoron. Google pig slaughter and find out what really happens. I agree with Paul. It is critical that carnivores know and understand the pain and suffering of the live animal that gives him breakfast. It is my hope that what follows is an awakening to the fact it is not necessary to eat dead animals to live well.

  65. Susan Scaduto

    These sick bastards should have this done to them. Someone should bait them right around their balls or twats and let them feel the pain and panic that these animals feel. Your mother's should've ABORTED all of u when they had the chance instead the raised MURDERS shame on u all may God not have mercy on your souls.

  66. Samriddhi Bhatta

    Olivia Nelson – Tibetan Buddhism. Thas what they do when they grow old and die. They are taken to the moutain tops where vultures feed on their dead flesh. But its not the case here. They are alive and sentient…how could we even take it so lightly.

  67. Mallory Lewis

    Oh, please! If no one wanted to eat anything that once lived, we would ALL starve.

  68. Ciara Dornan

    If I murdered your mother with an electric charge to the head and then shot her in the skull with a bolt gun, would you praise me for such a 'humane' murder? I was under the impression that murder was, y'know, a vicious and despicable act. But according to you as long as I use a bolt gun it's fine.
    If someone is born into slavery, it is not okay to enslave them. If someone is born on a pig farm, it's not okay to murder them when they turn six months old, and hack up their body for others to eat.
    You need to learn a thing or two yourself.

  69. Paul Burrows

    Ryan Spooner If I murdered your mother with an electric charge to the head and then shot her in the skull with a bolt gun, would you praise me for such a 'humane' murder? I was under the impression that murder was, y'know, a vicious and despicable act. But according to you as long as I use a bolt gun it's fine.
    If someone is born into slavery, it is not okay to enslave them. If someone is born on a pig farm, it's not okay to murder them when they turn six months old, and hack up their body for others to eat.
    You need to learn a thing or two yourself.

  70. Paul Burrows

    Ryan Spooner If I murdered your mother with an electric charge to the head and then shot her in the skull with a bolt gun, would you praise me for such a 'humane' murder? I was under the impression that murder was, y'know, a vicious and despicable act. But according to you as long as I use a bolt gun it's fine.
    If someone is born into slavery, it is not okay to enslave them. If someone is born on a pig farm, it's not okay to murder them when they turn six months old, and hack up their body for others to eat.
    You need to learn a thing or two yourself.

  71. Craig James

    People can't just rant and rave about this – some French citizens need to take action and contact their legislatures – this is a monstrous and horrible thing. It must be stopped and those who perpetuate this kind of cruelty be made an example of in the most harsh way as possible.

    I personally advocate running a few hooks into the mouths of one or two of these monsters. Tow them around as bait behind a boat. Lets see how much they enjoy the process.

    I bet that stops the practice immediately and at the cost of what – ONE vulgar piece of human filth the world can happily live without.

  72. Paul Burrows

    It's cruel the way sharks get captured, and their fins get cut off with a cleaver by cruel captors, and then they get thrown back into the sea to drown and bleed to death!!!

  73. Paul Burrows

    It's cruel the way sharks get captured, and their fins get cut off with a cleaver by cruel captors, and then they get thrown back into the sea to drown and bleed to death just to make shark-fin soup!

  74. Ivan Apple

    Ryan Spooner " slaughtered humanely with an electric charge to the head" that doesnt sound humanely at all most of the electric shocks they receive dont kill them instantly not saying having dogs as baits is right but Paul has a point not just with pigs but with any animal

  75. Veronica Walton

    This goes to show you how fucked the world is and the saddest thing about it is the category as odd but funny, looks like you posted this in the wrong section.

  76. Joseph Filippi

    So far just in this article there isn't a shred of evidence that what they are implying is even true. That picture is not real. If it were that dog would be in so much pain and it is obvious it's not. I'm not going to say you people are stupid but………..

  77. Joseph Filippi

    After further investigating, the pictures are over 3 years old, and to make things worse, I've never seen a more blatant case of photoshop. Actually trying to pass that treble hook as real ? There are no barbs on it. If there are no barbs anyone even the dog could remove it. Wake up you morons. lmao

  78. Joseph Filippi

    After further investigating, the pictures are over 3 years old, and to make things worse, I've never seen a more blatant case of photoshop. Actually trying to pass that treble hook as real ? There are no barbs on it. If there are no barbs anyone even the dog could remove it. Wake up you morons. lmao

  79. Joseph Filippi

    After further investigating, the pictures are over 3 years old, and to make things worse, I've never seen a more blatant case of photoshop. Actually trying to pass that treble hook as real ? There are no barbs on it. If there are no barbs anyone even the dog could remove it. Wake up you morons. lmao

  80. Lisa Peters Reese

    Makes me sick just to think someone would even think to do this. Glad it's not real.

  81. Debbie Priebe

    You know this is exactly why I do not like hard core vegitarians. Let me clue you in on a little something all the people that want to make others feel guilty for eating protein (meat). You do realize there is the thing called the circle of life. An animal or person dies and that gives the ground nutrients for us to eat berries and veggies. So in a way your still eating an animal weather you butchered it or not. And on another look at this whole thing, so your won't kill a pig or cow to eat (heck some countries even cook and eat rat, dogs, cats, and so on.) BUT you will kill a tree to use it for your wood for a fire to keep you warm, to make paper, to make your house that you live in, guess what that tree was a living thing, and guess what that tree put oxygen in the air for us to breath but you are ok with killing that to survive but not something you eat. Granted now a days we don't use all of the animal like we should but still its survival. Now would I go to a third world country and eat dog, Hell no. But I do understand that in some places it is a major food group. NOW I DO NOT condone using LIVE animals as bait. To be honest I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. To me my dogs are my kids, to read something like this makes me want to cry. Animals have emotions just like we do and to be put through that while still alive is HORRIBLE. If the animal was dead it wouldn't be half as bad, I am sorry to say, because at least that animal can't feel any more pain. Also with the "humanely with an electric shock to the head thing", gee so what do you call the death penalty by means of old sparky (for those that haven't a clue old sparky is an electric chair.) And yes some states do still have that option. I am going to school to be a vet and I can still sit here and say that I am not a vegatarine nor do I plan on converting over to one any time soon. But to all the posts here about murdering an animal and so on and so forth please keep the nasties to your self it is enough to say that you are a vegitarian and do not agree with the slaughter of any animal. Instead of trying to make the rest of us horrible meat eaters feel like crap for eating what our bodies demand.

  82. Debbie Priebe

    You know this is exactly why I do not like hard core vegitarians. Let me clue you in on a little something all the people that want to make others feel guilty for eating protein (meat). You do realize there is the thing called the circle of life. An animal or person dies and that gives the ground nutrients for us to eat berries and veggies. So in a way your still eating an animal weather you butchered it or not. And on another look at this whole thing, so your won't kill a pig or cow to eat (heck some countries even cook and eat rat, dogs, cats, and so on.) BUT you will kill a tree to use it for your wood for a fire to keep you warm, to make paper, to make your house that you live in, guess what that tree was a living thing, and guess what that tree put oxygen in the air for us to breath but you are ok with killing that to.
    survive but not something you eat. Granted now a days we don't use all of the animal like we should but still its survival. Now would I go to a third world country and eat dog, Hell no. But I do understand that in some places it is a major food group. NOW I DO NOT condone using LIVE animals as bait. To be honest I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. To me my dogs are my kids, to read something like this makes me want to cry. Animals have emotions just like we do and to be put through that while still alive is HORRIBLE. If the animal was dead it wouldn't be half as bad, I am sorry to say, because at least that animal can't feel any more pain. Also with the "humanely with an electric shock to the head thing", gee so what do you call the death penalty by means of old sparky (for those that haven't a clue old sparky is an electric chair.) And yes some states do still have that option. I am going to school to be a vet and I can still sit here and say that I am not a vegatarine nor do I plan on converting over to one any time soon. But to all the posts here about murdering an animal and so on and so forth please keep the nasties to your self it is enough to say that you are a vegitarian and do not agree with the slaughter of any animal. Instead of trying to make the rest of us horrible meat eaters feel like crap for eating what our bodies demand.

  83. Patty Jean Miller

    That distal hook is coming out of no-where…lol…Why do people waste there time with this CRAP!?? The good people of Franse would never tolerate this either….they have LAWS there too….they aren't heathens for Gods' sake!

  84. Loclann O'Grady

    This isn't true – I first read about his a couple of years ago – turns out its some american wannabe political wacko who made this shit up so he could "raise funds" to stop it and get some attention in the process – merely the sick invention of a sick mind.

  85. Al Bannis

    The problem here is when are people gping to stop going around the world telling other people how to live there lives. this practice is already illegal, do you really think increasing the fine will stop it….. Stop trying to influence and dictate to others. If you don't live there And don't like it don't go on holiday. Some people eat cats! some people eat dogs! Some people eat fish! is it ok to use a live fish to catch a bigger fish? Or a live maggot to catch a carp. To you a cat or dog is a pet. to others its food or bait. Its not murder, live and let live.

  86. Beth F. Levine

    Go to Snopes.com to get the real story. This story is not entirely true. While the practice of shark hunting is awful, and the thought of using our beloved pets is horrible Snopes sets the record straight as to what is really happening. The dogs are already dead, being picked up from the side of the road or other places, not used live and not killed for the purpose of use in the hunt (hopefully). In either case, I still think the practice should not be done. Sharks should not be hunted and killed!

  87. John M T Lonsdale

    They wouldnt like it if we used them fishermen so why is it ok for them to use puppies and kittens this makes me sick that they can do this. This has to stop right now :'(

  88. Ruth Frost

    We, as caring humans must stick together and get this stopped, because the poor animals can't stick up for themselves…they can't talk ! It's evil and cruel, and unnecessary ! Stop these 'people ' from doing this by signing the petition ASAP !

  89. Brandy Duncan

    What the hell is wrong with people useing little dogs and kittens as bait. That right there is just plain sick. The people need help. Bc there not right in the head if they can do that. What else a human next. Who knows what they might be doing…!!!

  90. Brandy Duncan

    Its alive they found him with hooks in his mouth n legs. Its sad people would do that to alittle 6 month old puppy useing them for shark bait or what ever there trying to catch.

  91. Terra Chalmers

    This is one of the sickest things. People are the cruelty of this world, and people are the ones that need to be fixed !!!

  92. Cory LaVell

    they do it in DVB too ive heard about them using kittens n puppies thats why i dont give mine away.. never know what sick-o will harm them after petting them n smiling to u face..

  93. Emeric Teo

    Same as using a live worm, prawns, smaller fish to catch bigger fish, no? We just feel more icky cause dogs are loved in our culture. Mayhaps dogs are considered dirty or unclean in their culture?

  94. Tae Carol Turner

    the petition with Care2 has been filled and closed,I was reading an article on this on the National geographic website and alot is being done to stop this horrific practice.So tragic. Is there another petition?

  95. Ruth Frost

    In one of the comments here, it's said that France is taking measures to stop this…another said that it was believed to be an 'accident', but Idon'tbelieve that !

  96. Ruth Frost

    Thanks Tae! I don't know if there are any more petitions, whether any Animal Rights groups are protesting I don't know either, will try to find out ! Thanks Alan ! The French detach any responsibility from the Islanders over it, and say they are against it……

  97. Nathan Roswell Raible-Clark

    If you truly wish to do something for animal rights in the fishing industry, look into how fish are killed during salmon seining. I have been responsible for the deaths of thousands of thinking, feeling creatures, and nobody bats an eye because they just aren't cute and cuddly. It is possible that a few people have done this to dogs, but not even vague proof is offered in this article. Furthermore, I haven't seen any actual proof on the internet beyond second-hand accounts and a picture that easily could have been photoshopped, and is referenced as "LIKE the dog above," not "pictured above." The claim of fishermen doing this to kittens is completely devoid of any proof beyond a youtube video showing B-roll of kittens being dangled over the water, then cutting to videos of fishing. Again, if it is happening, there is no proof.

    Please people, don't be so easily fooled into being riled up. This is pretty clearly an attack against fishermen because it is a cruel industry, but it is spun to involve cats and dogs to tug on heartstrings because of the relationships that humans have with them. I would be willing to bet that the purpose of this petition was not truly to pressure governments into upping fines and jail time, but to get people saying to their friends, "oh yeah, fishermen? I hear they feed puppies to sharks. that's a messed-up industry, man." I will openly admit that fishing is disgustingly brutal, involving the torture and death of conscious scared living beings, but not puppies.

    I can completely understand animal rights activism, and I appreciate the intent behind the petition, but this is the wrong way to go about getting people to think fishing is evil. everyone should check out videos of REAL LIVE fishing boats and what they do to the fish that they pull out of their homes, or just look at the pictures all over my facebook account. Look at this stuff while keeping in mind that fish also have a complex nervous system and are capable of more intricate thought than most give them credit for. they have feelings, like puppies, the only difference being that nobody gives two shits because they don't chase balls and laser-pointers. I certainly will not claim to be an activist for animal rights, but I would prefer that my friends look for evidence in articles like this before allowing themselves to be enraged. There is plenty in this world to be furious and active about, please don't waste your time on things like this when there is so little or no supporting evidence.

  98. Will Gillett

    People really thought that video was real? That's sad, fishermen have a hard enough job without people getting on their case with fake shit like that

  99. Will Gillett

    People really thought that video was real? That's sad, fishermen have a hard enough job without people getting on their case with fake shit like that

  100. Anthony Byrne

    This is an absolute disgrace and must stop asap scum, is it just my web browser because there is an amazon targeted add on the above picture of that poor dog that says "Dean & Tyler All Weather Dog Harness"I fail to see its appropriateness, surely the inquisitr.com is not making money from the picture of an abused animal in an article about animal cruelty?

  101. Paul Burrows

    Many people think that this entire story is a hoax! Many people think that the story is not really true and you have all been tricked by this fake hoax story!

  102. Paul Burrows

    Many people think that this entire story is a hoax! Many people think that the story is not really true and you have all been tricked by this fake hoax story!

  103. Paul Burrows

    Many people think that this entire story is a hoax! Many people think that the story is not really true and you have all been tricked by this fake hoax story!

  104. Paul Burrows

    Many people think that this entire story is a hoax! Many people think that the story is not really true and you have all been tricked by this fake hoax story!

  105. Leanne McIvor

    The world is watching you despicable scum and the will no longer tolerate animal abuse – so watch your back abusers because Karma is a bitch and hell is hot and the animal lovers are out to get you!

  106. Marie Green

    WHAT the hell is this bloody world coming to? the so called humans who do this kind of sadistic EVIL act on beautiful animals…they have NO soul..NO heart..NO concience..call themselves humans..they are not at all…they are EVIL..EVIL people…im totally ashamed of our race..im ashamed to be called a human being….believe me you will in time pay for what you have done to these animals….just remember this..WHAT GOES AROUND…COMES AROUND…AND…..BELIEVE ME YOU REAP JUST WHAT YOU SOW…think you had remember that……what harm as any of these animals done to you? the likes of all you so called HUMANS make me SICK…YOU ARE ALL SCUM OF THE EARTH…OMG JUST YOU WAIT WHILE JUDGEMENT DAY…..JUST YOU WAIT.

  107. Marie Green

    James Devine i swear to god if i had the power…wow what i wouldnt do to the bloody lot of them…believe me in the end they WILL PAY….in a big way…KARMA…XXX

  108. Marie Green

    James Devine i swear to god if i had the power…wow what i wouldnt do to the bloody lot of them…believe me in the end they WILL PAY….in a big way…KARMA…XXX

  109. Chantel Wants Oscar's Law

    Hi Natasha…his owners haven't found him yet :-( I called the pound today to see what was happening as his picture was taken down and I was hoping his family had been to get him but sadly not. He is being fostered through Shenton Parrk Dog refuge as he is too young to keep at the pound any longer. While he shouldn't have been there at all at least he is now with a family who can show him some love. Poor mite would have been terrified locked up. He is such an adorable lil fella. Id give them a call (Shenton)and see what the process is to adopt him. I'd have jumped at the chance but have 2 babies already

  110. Chantel Wants Oscar's Law

    Hi Natasha…his owners haven't found him yet :-( I called the pound today to see what was happening as his picture was taken down and I was hoping his family had been to get him but sadly not. He is being fostered through Shenton Parrk Dog refuge as he is too young to keep at the pound any longer. While he shouldn't have been there at all at least he is now with a family who can show him some love. Poor mite would have been terrified locked up. He is such an adorable lil fella. Id give them a call (Shenton)and see what the process is to adopt him. I'd have jumped at the chance but have 2 babies already

  111. Biliana Todeva

    I just showed this picture to friend who's a vet – this dog couldn't have been used as a bait.
    Unless the hooks were passed though his bone, the resistance of the water, caused by the speed of the boat would tear it's flesh apart and the hook would come off.
    I am not saying that the above mentioned isn't happening, or wasn't happening, but my friend is ready to bet his diploma that this dog was never intended to be dragged behind a boat.