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)