Another careless celebrity

Rosie O’Donnell is yet another celebrity to disappoint with their ignorance towards animal welfare. A hammerhead shark lost its life while Rosie and her children looked on with their cameras. Clearly killed for the simple purpose of entertainment, this is a display of disrespect and ignorance.

Rosie and her family looking happy to have caused the death of this hammerhead shark

This does not teach children to respect the creatures we share this planet with. It is a display of dominance over another being. This shark was not killed for cultural purposes or for the consumption of meat. This was just another activity of entertainment for a family with a wasteful way of life. I am completely and thoroughly disappointed in Rosie O’Donnell.

 

“To teach a child not to step on a caterpillar is just as important to the child as it is the caterpillar.” -Ric O’Barry

 

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Categories: Animal Welfare, Marine Wildlife, Oceans, Sharks | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment

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  1. So this act was perpetrated by some 22 year old who had no idea what she was doing or why she was doing it. Most aggravating passage from this article :

    “O’Donnell wants to know who caught the shark, and Quartiano points to Stephanie Perez, a recent Texas Woman’s University graduate who’s about to pursue her master’s degree in speech therapy. It was Perez’s idea to book the charter this morning, bringing along her parents, boyfriend, brother, and brother’s friend for the ride.

    This brings another flurry of praise from O’Donnell. “And you’re the one who caught it,” she marvels. “Girl power!”

    Later on, Perez says she isn’t interested in making a wall mount of her catch: “Probably pictures are enough for me.” And she remains agnostic about whether what she’s taken part in today is good or bad. “I know this sounds harsh, but I guess it depends on how many sharks there are,” she says. “If they’re endangered, you shouldn’t do it, but if they’re bountiful…” Her voice trails off. “I’m really kind of indifferent on it, because I don’t know enough to say anything.”

    Perez will walk off the boat without her big fish—which is, in fact, classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Regardless, the sight of it is enough to convince O’Donnell that she should take Blake shark fishing aboard Striker-1.

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