25 Oct '13, 2pm

Peru Slaughtering Dolphins for Shark Bait

Peru Slaughtering Dolphins for Shark Bait

Sharks are often forgotten due to their undeservedly bad reputation, despite millions of them being killed each year and their importance for the ocean ecosystem. While the slaughter of these dolphins is cruel, the shark slaughter was found to be equally brutal. “Blue sharks and Mako sharks were taken on board the Peruvian fishing vessel, whose name must remain confidential. The process involves unbelievable cruelty and can take can take as long as an hour,” Austermuhle adds. “The shark meat is sold on the national market – The fins are separated in port by an intermediate fish dealer for export. BlueVoice and Mundo Azul will continue the investigation of markets into which the shark fins are sold.”

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2013/10/25/peru-slaughtering-dolp...

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