Only days after congress passed the Shark Conservation Act of 2008, the slaughter of sharks is happening right here in our own backyard. This weekend the Star Island Yacht Club Shark Tournament will take place in Montauk, NY. The 2008 Annual Shark Tournament is being held June 12–14. This year's website boasts a prize pool of more that $1,000,000 the largest yet, which means that more sharks than ever are going to be killed. The greed and ignorance of the few will affect all of us. Why must these types of actions always lead to the decimation of species before we stop the madness?
PLEASE HELP US AND HUNDREDS OF OTHERS IN PROTEST OF THE STAR ISLAND YACHT CLUB SHARK TOURNAMENT THIS WEEKEND.
Please bring your cameras and join us this Saturday and help cover this horrible event so that it can be broadcast to the world in efforts to create more awareness and help save our sharks. We will be working with major media to prevent this event from continuing next year.
You can also join the Humane Society rally to show your support Saturday June 14th from 4-5pm pm at the intersection of West Lake Drive and Star Island Drive, Montauk, NY. For more information on the rally, please contact Kathryn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to your support - this is more important for the ocean and for our futures than most people will ever know. We are causing irrepairable harm that will be felt for generations to come. - Photo: Courtesy of The Humane Society
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Below is a transcript of a call we received at the office earlier today:
CALLER: Hi- i was calling to tell you that you need to back off trying to save the sharks, you have no idea what you're getting into and know nothing about shark fisheries management, stay the fuck away or else you're gonna get hurt
sharks aren't the only thing we kill in Long Island.
ME: excuse me? what is this about? who would you like to speak to?
CALLER: I'm talking to you
ME: sorry, I think you have the wrong number
CALLER: No, I'm talking to you so you better back off or else you f*ing b*tch
end of call- he hung up!
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