Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Killed for being a Predator!

The head of the turtle. More grisly pictures here.

A Tiger Shark has been killed in retaliation in St. Croix, USVI.
Its crime: to have done what Tiger Sharks have done for millions of years, to prey on a Leatherback Turtle. Yes that's an endangered species - but not because of the Sharks but because of us!
If this is marine conservation, I want nothing to do with it.

Kudos to Shark Defenders for having broken the story.
Kudos also to V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources Chief of Environmental Education William Coles for having kept a cool head and put things into perspective.

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