Stop Using Stray Dogs as Live Shark Bait

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Target: François Hollande, President of France

Goal: Urge the French government to stop using stray dogs as bait

Most people are familiar with the use of worms or plastic ornaments as bait, but for fisherman who hunt sharks on an island called Réunion, stray dogs and cats – dead or alive – will do.

The small island is overrun by stray dogs and cats –upwards of 150,000 of them are said to roam the premises. But, instead of trying to find their owners or notify the humane society, residents have teamed up with fisherman to provide the animals as bait for capturing sharks and whales.

Animal rights group, The 30 Million Friends Foundation, was informed of the inhumane practice and sent a film crew over to the island to obtain proof to be aired on the group’s television show. What the organization found was absolutely shocking: dogs with huge fishing hooks sunk deep into their snouts and cats with similar hooks protruding from their paws. According to the Foundation’s president, locals view dogs and cats not as pets and loyal companions but “…as vermin. There is no value to the life of a dog there…”

Not only are strays being targeted, but dogs who escape from their owners homes and wander the streets are also falling victim to the harrowing practice. A veterinarian on the French-controlled island was shocked when a six-month-old dog, who escaped from a fishing net, was brought in with a huge fishing hook protruding from its face. Unlike most of the other strays, the dog was someone’s pet, and is currently at home with its owners.

But, for one dog who is saved, countless others suffer at the hands of malicious fisherman and apathetic residents. By signing this petition, you’ll urge the French government to ban the practice of using strays as bait.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President François Hollande,

The French-controlled island of Réunion has recently been overrun by stray dogs and cats. Because of this phenomena, the residents have started a torturous practice of using the dogs and cats as bait for attracting and capturing sharks, whales and other fish.

This shocking behavior must end as there are countless other safe, humane and moral ways to fish. As a person of power and great influence, I am informing you of this in an effort to end such cruelty against animals. The locals of the island of Réunion even support a fumigation program to rid the island of the stray dogs and cats. Such thinking is unjust and may I inform you that not all animals on the island are strays. One escapee happened to be a beloved pet.

I urge you to take action and end this savage behavior once and for all. Please, ban the use of dogs and cats as bait.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Amis via RFO Réunion

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65 Comments

  1. Juanita Dibley says:

    These bastards need the death penalty hang them on a hook give them to sharks.

  2. FOR FUCK SAKE!!!!!! THIS HAS TO STOP!!!!!!!
    EVIL SCUM!!!! YOU’LL ALL SUFFER ETERNAL AGONY IN HELL FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING TO ANIMALS!!!! I PRAY FOR THIS EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    R.I.P ALL ANIMALS XXXXXXX

    • Francoise Phipps says:

      Infamy of a French psycho governance ..
      The descent into Hell of a Culture, of a Nation where the moral compass is being savaged, where the rule of law is being unheeded and where cowardice is the prevalent state of mind.
      I am French. I am enraged

  3. TO DO THIS IS LOW CLASS NOW. USING DOGS AS BAIT IS UNACCEPTABLE NOW FRANCE.

  4. The people of any civilised country would adopt a programme of neutering and rehoming stray animals … so clearly the natives of Réunion are a bunch of sadistic, unintelligent, sub-normal weirdos.
    France should be thoroughly ashamed to have any connection at all with these these thoroughly psychotic individuals.

  5. Dear Lord, I beg you please help us, the animal lovers and stop the animal cruelty which is getting out of hand. There is no need to harm or mutilate an animal fur fun as they have feelings they give love and most of ALL just want to belong. Amen

  6. CHE PEZZI DI MERDA – GLI UMANI

  7. Someone put that hook in fishmen’s penis and drag them around by it as shark bait.

  8. OMG…………..SOME HUMANS ARE JUST PLAIN VILE,EVIL,INHUMANE,SICK,DEPLORABLE, DISGUSTING AND CRUEL.

    THIS KIND OF HORRIBLE AND CRUEL TREATMENT OF ANY ANIMAL MUST BE STOPPED, THIS IS SO APPALLING. THOSE INVOLVED MUST BE SEVERELY PUNISHED.
    ATTENTION AUTHORITIES;
    THE WORLD IS NOW AWARE OF WHAT IS GOING ON AND WE ARE WATCHING TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS VILE PRACTICE IS STOPPED. IF NOT MAYBE EVERYONE BOYCOTTING RE’UNION WILL STOP THIS.

  9. Jessica Mongole says:

    And they eat horses in france…I used to think it was a beautiful place..I am throwing up in my mouth now

  10. Marsha Squibb says:

    Jesus!!! Just when I think humans can’t be any worse!!!!

  11. Where are the Reunion fishermen from that they could think up such barbarity? Neuter them so they can’t pass on their cruel practices to another generation, and use their balls for bait.

  12. Just sickening.

  13. I can not believe this! I thought I had seen it all. I am speechless. Signed the petition. Hopefully passing this along will get attention and something done!

  14. Lilian Caughlin says:

    WTF.This blows me away. Never heard of such a thing and we all have heard or seen plenty. There should be a mass global Humane Organization effort to capture the strays and relocate them and all pets should be micro chipped and returned to their owners who have take better care of them and not let them run loose to end up like that. Use these barbarians for shark bait instead. Get all the pets and good people off the island and use it for nuclear testing.

  15. Jennifer Payne says:

    What i want to say is unprintable, all i hope & pray for someone with an ounce of decencey & a big heart will stop these henious evil lowlife barbaric bastards from doing this.

  16. Razza umana = razza peggiore della peggior bestia del pianeta, piena zeppa di bastardi ed infami che non hanno rispetto per niente e per nessuno!!

  17. Publicité GRATUITE pour Francois Hollande, Président de la France et pour l’ile de la Réunion (France). Etes-vous sérieux????????? Vous permettez que des chiens et des chats servent d’appât pour la pêche??????????????? Vous êtes vraiment sadistiques et sauvages. Je sais que vous et vos autres ” décideurs gouvernementaux” êtes heureux de ne pas être nés des chiens ou des chats. Vous aussi pourriez vous trouver au bout d’une ligne à pêche. Grâce à cette pétition MONDIALE, nous savons que vous encouragez et permettez que la cruaute aux chiens et aux chats continue. Vous devriez tous avoir honte. CREEZ UN PROGRAMME POUR QUE CES ANIMAUX SOIENT STERILISES ET ADOPTES.

  18. SICK BASTARDS, IT WOULD BE A BETTER THING TO USE THESE EVIL VILE SO CALLED HUMAN BEINGS JUST TO FEED ANYTHING THAT IS IN THE SEA, JUST STRING THEM UP AND LET THEM SWING, LOWLIFE SCUM

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