Repost from @brinkleydavies Yesterday in Exmouth, WA, Ningaloo Reef , annual “ sport “ fishing competition GAMEX took place.
Sport fishing , is an absolute joke, and has always made my blood boil.
This is a 4m female Tiger Shark which was hauled out of the water, and left to die in the sun, then deemed “ too big” to be released. Eventually this beautiful girl was hung up, still not completely dead yet before dying eventually.
These photos were captured by some good friends of mine, who attended the weigh in, in disgust, and were then abused for capturing these photos. We live in a world where its okay to do this to an animal, and speaking up against what is wrong, means getting abused. The fact is that, the people who consider catching GAME fish for a sport, holding them up for photos while they suffocate, only to be weighed and celebrated, are no different to the people who pay huge money to go and shoot elephants, giraffes and rhinos in Africa so they can get a photo. It is simply disgusting, heartless and absolutely mindless. 😡
Ningaloo Reef, is a place very close to my heart, it is home to a huge variety of species, including these wonderful animals. Last year in exmouth we swam with Tiger Sharks almost every day, the whole industry has such a respect and love for this whole reef system, and this should not happen. The fact that it is “legal” to do this to an animal, it just so aggravating. 😞What a waste, of a beautiful, breeding animal, in a place which is one of few pristine environments left in the world. Tiger sharks are so vital to the eco-system there, as a scavenger and predator, they keep the eco system in balance. 🦈
Please understand that killing animals for “ SPORT “ is a sad, heartless past time which should not be continued, with any species. 💙Im sorry for my friends who dive with these animals everyday, that had to witness this.
#FuckSportFishing #FindSomethingBetterToDo #GAMEX #TigerShark #NoSharkFinSoup #Respect Wildlife #RespectTheLocals #RespectTheReef .