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Petition- stop dogs being used as live bait


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I wouldn't say it's an animal rights lie- it [i]does[/i] happen- just perhaps not as often as they're representing it to happen. The fact that it happens once or twice is one or two times too many for me.

Anyway, this is from a government which allows the most inhumane treatment of geese for human consumption- stringent animal welfare legislation it may have for companion animals, but the French, like many other countries (including Australia), don't count commercial livestock such as poultry, sheep, pigs and cows as animals for the purposes of the statute.

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What the Snopes site is saying is that there was an article published in the Reunion Island paper stating that although it had occurred, it was a rare occurrence (ie using live dogs as bait). The practice of using dead dogs as bait is done by a small group of fishermen, and the dogs weren't people's pets but rather strays (there is a sterilisation program that's been going on since 2001- not very effective if they still have 150,000 strays) that had been culled. So when I was saying that a live dog had been used as bait "once or twice", I wasn't quoting directly from the articles, more that I was supposing that had it only happened once or twice, that would still be too many times for me to condone. Does that make sense? I have to go to work now so I'll clarify it later if it's not clear.

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[quote name='FearedDogFan']Wait, it's a pic of a dog, but not a dog being used as shark bait. My mistake!! :oops: :lol:[/quote]


You are confusing me. I think however, you were right the first time. What I am seeing is a dog with a hook running through his nose.

Now, maybe Im looking at this wrong but follow this logic than tell me if Im wrogn. The dog looks like he is at least 40 pounds. Now, if you put a 40 pound dog in the water, he is gonna weigh even more. The dog isnt going to just float out there, he is gonna struggle and that is going to put tension on the line. Any shark big enough to bite him, is gonna be a good sized shark. I dont see how that skin under the dogs nose could support the weight of a wet shark, a wet dog and both of the kicking and flapping around.

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