Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Monster Shark - Minimal Protest
The Humane Society had to curtail their planned protest of the Boston Big Game Fishing Club's Monster Shark tournament. They had planned to fly over the event with a plane towing a large banner with a protest message, but were grounded due to high winds. The Monster Shark tournament has been the subject of debate because they actually kill the sharks they catch rather than releasing them.
"Doug Loughrey, a program manager with ESPN, said the tournament was regarded as one of the top sport fishing tournaments in the country and provides valuable specimens and data for scientists and shark researchers. He said he respected the right of groups such as the humane society to protest the event, but warned they need to be more accurate in their campaigns."
(Link to the MVGazette.com article)