I was looking at a new T.V. show on one of my favorite channels which is Animal Planet, the name of the program is Hooked
In the program these people called «Animal Lovers», were as the name of the program says «hooking», but they were hooking the most apparently «Dangerous Animals of the Rivers and of the Sea», and its fascinating how the abuse made to the Animals in this program can be justified by simply saying «Oh but is for purposes of preservation», when it comes to take a Great white Shark out of the sea to the beach, nothing better than a big excuse such as a license to mark endangered animals to «collaborate with their preservation».
This is the case of a group of young people who where «conveniently» hooking on the beach when they heard an announcement made by the local authorities about a group of sharks around the coast, and of the guys, (actually the one that hook a great white shark) in the program said that they were «in danger» by the sharks when this man decided to take his fishing rod and to throw a bait to the water, now as they realized that the hook didn´t reach sufficient length, one of the guys decided to take the bait and swim with it on his surfboard to take it deeper into the highest waves. As soon as he throw the bait the guy on the beach, that begun to felt that he caught something began pulling the hook, and he sees that its a shark. My question here is «how the fuck are you in danger» when you are standing right in the middle of the beach, where those «dangerous animals» are not even able to make you a scratch?
His friend still remains in the water while this shark is pulled out of the ocean, and what is interesting about all of this is that » they had a chair adapted to the truck» of those that are usually used to pull big fish in the ocean in the «exciting competitions of Marlin fishing in the middle of open sea» , while in the program they said «oh but we saw an opportunity that we didn´t knew that was going to be presented», so when this guy climbs up into the truck he stated that he needed to be «more comfortable» to be able to pull out the shark from the water, my question is: if he needed to be more comfortable, how is this supposed to be an unexpected opportunity as they already had a chair installed to the front of the truck and as this man already went prepared to felt «more comfortable» when pulling out an «unexpected Great White Shark from the beach»?
When they finally pulled out the shark out of the water «they realized that they had a Great White Shark of 3 meters lying on the beach» and what they now do, is that they took the equipment to mark the shark and they returned the shark back into the sea.
And within these TV shows, what is something «remarkable» is that the way used to attract the audience, is through presenting all these «dangerous species» as a challenge for anglers to catch their «trophy» in a way that is able to be justified as «preservation», when at the eyes of someone that actually is willing to see the abuse and the deception on it, is that all that this man care, is about being the next one face for the «magazines of this sport» (What a lovely mindfuck), that was able to catch the most bigger specie of this «dangerous animals» and within that to be the new celebrity amongst all the fishermen that pay an absurd amount of money to be able to travel to all this places to catch these colossal fishes, which gives them a certain sense of «respect and admiration for wildlife» and therefore they call themselves «animal lovers». Am I wrong or these is just another bloody justification for us humans to have our «sense of respect» for these «celebrities» that take nature as just a way to make a reputation for themselves?
What are you supporting if you are creating a reputation for the animal to be called a dangerous specie that «deserves» the experience of being caught? You are supporting the illegal fishing of these animals, because you are making it to be seen as an attractive experience for anyone willing to pay thousands of dollars for a white shark jaw
Look at all the species that are hunted through placing all of these «innocent» TV shows, where apparently «nature is something great» «nature is something wild and it makes you an interesting person to have the tasty details of owning a tiger or a bear skin in your living room, where does the fucking picture is created from?
These Animal Lovers, are actually only supporting their own egos, through justifying their activities as a real «love for nature», I mean, someone that really cares about nature, would make something to stop creating the idea that nature is «something greater and fascinating» if that is making a lot of people to want to have their own fucking experience of fishing their own white sharks or to or to try with the flavored aphrodisiac «chicken broth» of shark fins and endangered fish. Why do we have so much endangered species in the planet that should be «irrelevant to our physical practical existence», if I am worried of a shark that could represent a danger for myself, I wouldn’t be swimming around where I am invading his space in which he feeds himself.
Obviously it is presented as a challenge because there are enough people willing to risk their own lives, to get their egos fulfill with a nice photo of them fishing a Great White Shark, and many of them willing to «preserve their trophies» and to bribe the authorities to enable them to retain their fucking experience wrapped in layers and layers of silicon. Obviously as we are within a system that leaves a lot of the owners of the boats with scarcity of money to be able to survive, they consider the opportunity to make a deal with the person that is willing to pay enough so that they allow «just one more illegal catch».
Animal Planet is just as Green Peace, another fucking way of abusing the expression of animals to make them more attractive to people and impulse the image «of a dangerous, exciting experience» of going into the sea or the jungle to catch one of these animals so that the people is able to buy exotic species as pets or have jaws in their living rooms
And I want to share something that I have realized from these experience and is the insistence of many biologist and many scientist to make the nature to not be seen as «greater or fantastic» as it has been presented because it is impulsing the abuse and justifications of the people that want to own the skin or jaws of the animals that are actually only expressing themselves
This is another case exposed of a man that pulled out a Great White Shark out of the sea:
Great White Hooked From Public Pier
Great Whites Are Protected
June 18, 2003 — A California fisherman could be sent to jail and fined after reeling in a great white shark off a Los Angeles area public pier, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Abraham Ulloa was fishing with his children when he hooked a 6-foot, 200-pound great white shark and, after a two-hour struggle, pulled it onto the Hermosa Beach pier.
Great white sharks are a protected species and the penalty is a fine of $1,000 and up to a year in jail.
The 45-year-old general contractor said he was unaware that the junior jaws he caught with his fishing rod on May 31 was a great white. He has not been charged.
«I am not an expert on sharks,» he told the newspaper. «I cannot tell the difference between a great white and a mako (shark). It took a marine biologist with an education and more than 20 years of experience to come to that conclusion.»
Hermosa Pier is one of a couple of dozen piers that dot the southern California coastline. The area is popular with bathers and surfers.
Unlike global shark hot spots like Hong Kong and Durban, South Africa, Los Angeles beaches aren’t ringed by protective shark netting.
Ulloa said it took four people to haul the one- to two-year-old shark up over the pier railing.
Ulloa has not been charged with a crime but Department of Fish and Game spokesperson Rebecca Hartman said she intends to file a misdemeanor charge this week. Hartman said the great white needs to be protected from anglers.
«Our laws are set up for the protection of the animals, not for us,» Hartman told the Times. «If he was unsure what kind of shark it was, he should have let it go.»
Marine experts say the number of great whites has decreased dramatically off the California coast in the last decade. Great whites give birth to a maximum of just two pups.
Young great whites feed on small bottom fish in coastal waters and are not considered a threat to bathers or surfers, the newspaper said. By the time they reach maturity they leave the coastal areas for deeper water.
I enjoy the expression of the Big Animals as anyone of these Fisherman, but if this continues, we are not going to see any other Great White Shark as the more exciting memory that we will have of them will be a gold fish in our living room