The Humane Society of the United States is urging organizers of the Destin Fishing Rodeo to permanently end the shark division event after the killing of an 844-pound mako shark.
The Humane Society sent a letter to the Rodeo at the request of local citizens.
Dr. John Grandy, senior vice president for wildlife and habitat protection at the Humane Society of the United States, said,Spectacles such as the Shark Division of the Destin Fishing Rodeo are preying on the destructive reputation that sharks achieved in the movie Jaws, while promoting the idea that the lives of sharks don't matter.
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