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Stop using dogs as shark bait | Stop the usage of dogs as live bait for sharks
Petition Background (Preamble):
Live and dead dogs and cats are being used as shark bait by amateur fishers on the French-controlled island of Réunion, according to animal-welfare organizations and local authorities.
The small volcanic island off Africa's east coast is bursting with stray dogs—upward of 150,000, says Reha Hutin, president of the Paris-based Fondation 30 Millions d'Amis (the Thirty Million Friends Foundation).
Hutin sent a film crew to Réunion to obtain proof that live animals were being used as shark bait. The goal was to expose the practice on the animal rights group's weekly television show.
It didn't take long for the film crew to find three separate cases, she said.
A videotape and photographs show the dogs with multiple hooks sunk deep into their paws and snouts.
"From then on everyone started to take the whole story seriously and realized it was true," Hutin said.
The Stop using dogs as shark bait | Stop the usage of dogs as live bait for sharks petition to French Island was written by Jennifer and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: animal cruelty, dogs, sharks, live bait, cats