Friday, December 19, 2014

Shooting Cownose Rays!



How fucking pathetic, and I cite.
Most killing contests are in June, when the rays have returned from the Gulf of Mexico to the Chesapeake to mate and give birth. The biggest rays are pregnant females, and they are the contestants’ prime targets.
“It’s the luck of the draw when a man shoots it and it’s a female: A lot of the times before they get to the scale, the pups are already coming out,” said Bowe. “They try to retain the pups inside to get more weight.”

“They want to kill them while they’re still pregnant,” said Grubbs, the Florida State research biologist. “They’re getting a two for one in their mind,” he said, echoing a sentiment expressed on tournament chat boards.
“I’m a hunter and a fisher,” he added, “and I can tell you, it takes zero skill to kill a cownose ray.”
This is as bad as it gets.
Yes it may be perfectly legal - but ethically, it remains a total abomination. And the propaganda by the apologists is, alas, the direct consequence of the fable about exploding Ray populations that continues to be uncritically parroted by the Shark conservationists.
Populations of Elasmobranchs don't explode, and the habitats in the Chesapeake Bay have not been degraded by the Cownose Rays but by us.

What The Fuck!


No Time for Idiots said...

What IS IT with the Wife Beater T-Shirts and Douchbaggery w wildlife?

Next to Backwards Facing Baseball Caps I would say those twin fashion statements are an ongoing pox to wild animals everywhere!


DaShark said...

In the end it all boils down to this - and I'm not even joking!