Wednesday 22 June 2016 | 74

The appalling shark massacre

Exposing unimaginable violence, these images of shark fishing off the Peruvian coast are simply horrifying. One Voice had to act: in collaboration with its international partners, the campaign has been launched to put an end to this barbaric practice!

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In Peruvian waters, sharks baited by dolphin meat are hauled onto the deck, where their noses are cut off and they are left to agonise in a corner. The pregnant mothers are gutted where their baby sharks are then trampled on. The images filmed by our partner Mundo Azul (Blue World) are disturbing but leave no doubt: this must stop!

Sharks aren't the most popular of creatures, which is probably why this appalling practice continues. But because they engender fear, does this mean that they do not deserve respect? Because their reputation is as bad as it is unfounded, can we allow them to suffer without consequence for their aggressors? They don't belong on the (illegal) menu in restaurants, nor on the market stalls. Their place is in the ocean, their home, where they play a fundamental role, impacting the balance of the entire planet…

These horrific images must lead to the end of these barbaric practices! One Voice is launching a campaign on behalf of the sharks. We have joined forces with Blue Voice, OceanCare and Mundo Azul to act locally with an information and awareness campaign for the Peruvians. In parallel, we are going to undertake spot checks in restaurants. Because it mustn't be forgotten, sharks are protected species!

And because international opinion counts, One Voice has launched a petition in France which will be addressed to the Peruvian ambassador.

To support our work; to save the sharks in Peru, please sign and share the petition!

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marie rene | Tuesday 28 June 2016

stop this

joyce | Tuesday 28 June 2016

stop the massacre

Tessa | Monday 27 June 2016

Le salut des hommes commencera quand nous arrêterons le massacre des animaux

NOUGATINE | Sunday 26 June 2016

Merci Finette. La souffrance animale est grandiose et à la hauteur de l'ignorance, la bêtise et la méchanceté de l'être humain. Qui a dit "la grandeur d'une nation se mesure à la façon dont elle traite ses animaux..."
Il est insupportable de lire chaque jour le nombre d'atrocités commises par une gente cruelle qui se considère plus évoluée que leurs victimes !!!