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Cancel Shark Wranglers ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering, killing, wildlife, wildanimals )

- 2191 days ago -
A televeison program is further threatening an endangered species for the sake of ratings while misleading the public in order to get away with their actions

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Regina P (67)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 2:21 pm
Signed on 6/22/12. Thanks

. (0)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 2:46 pm
done...ty Cher

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 3:22 pm
S & N.

Eve L (57)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 3:25 pm
Signed and Noted!

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 4:44 pm
Thanks Cher. I added my signature.

Alison A (244)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 5:37 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.

Constance F (418)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 6:01 pm
Absolutely, thank you - signed.

Cheryl B (64)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 6:08 pm
signed and noted

Raiin Blue (72)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 6:32 pm
Signed, shared

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 11:14 pm
Unbelievable. Signed., of course.

Danuta W (1250)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 1:51 am

. (0)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 1:52 am
signed thx u Cher

Carol H (229)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 4:40 am
signed and noted

Michela M (3964)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 4:55 am

Ellen G (325)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 7:41 am

Jason G (235)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 7:44 am
signed # 306 thank you

Mignone Claudia Borg Catania (25)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 7:52 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 8:01 am
311, thanks Cher

Monica Portillo (0)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 8:03 am

. (0)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 8:16 am
Signed and Noted.

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 8:57 am
withdraw your consent, silence is acceptance, we are change
protect life, prosecute those that seek to destroy our shared home and our fellow beings
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
*********** WALL OF SHAME ************
┬┴┬┴┬┴ The Wall ┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴┬┴
DEMOLISH ------>>>>> THIS WALL !!!!

Harshita Sharma (137)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 9:03 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 9:04 am
Signed and commented. Thank you.

Kay M (347)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 10:29 am

Jerry B (128)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 10:39 am
Signed and Noted..thanks Cher!

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 11:26 am
Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 11:31 am
noted + signed

Lyne F (93)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 12:07 pm
TY, and to Skyler who posted the petition

Lisa N (207)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 12:27 pm
Signed, thank you Cher.

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 12:36 pm
Signed & Noted!

paula eaton (30)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 12:56 pm
Signed. Cruelty is not entertainment. This is sick.

Florence Eaise (132)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 1:47 pm

Christeen A (371)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 1:51 pm
Explotation is a terrible thing.

Joy M (169)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 1:53 pm

. (0)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 2:02 pm

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 2:11 pm
signed before and now. absolutely thnx.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 2:12 pm
Signed. Thanks, Cher.

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 2:50 pm

michelle t (41)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 2:59 pm

Eternal G (745)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 3:02 pm

Marcia Mueller (13)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 4:24 pm
Signed. Everytime I come across these kinds of ideas it confirms my belief that there is no limit to human stupidity and its relentless harm to animals.

aj E (164)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 4:45 pm

Erin R (181)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 5:33 pm

Shirley S (187)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 5:44 pm

Gloria p (304)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 5:49 pm
Signed. Why isn't Shark Wranglers about BOA and Chase?

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 6:01 pm
Signed !!!

Sandi C (98)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 6:07 pm

MmAway M (507)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 6:31 pm

janet f (29)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 7:03 pm

Shelly Peterson (213)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 8:15 pm
So signed!

Terri Hughes (416)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 8:29 pm
''SIGNED''....thanks Cher!

Viv Flegg (18)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 8:30 pm
So so signed! And also we need a petition for the show "Swamp People" where they are killing crocodiles. They are so disgusting and I cannot believe they actually allow this shit to be aired on television just to get ratings!!! What a bunch of losers!!

Romila Lal (9)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 8:38 pm

samantha l (0)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 9:04 pm

Esther Z (94)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 9:13 pm
Noted and signed.

Mike H (252)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 9:36 pm
There is no end to human greed, cruelty and ignorance

Michael, You signed on June 24, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Dirk Hoogstra, SVP of Development and Programming for HISTORY .

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 10:50 pm

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 10:55 pm
Signed. Thanks.

Ludger W (65)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 11:53 pm
signed, noted, ty

Lisa Z (168)
Monday June 25, 2012, 12:44 am
Signed & Shared on FB

Julia R (297)
Monday June 25, 2012, 1:15 am
Noted, Signed & Shared! Shame on the history channel for having such a program that only encourages people's cruel treatment of sharks and is decreasing an already endangered species as they are damaging these sharks and these sharks will die, most assuredly, when they put them back in the water! What level will these program executives stoop to for ratings! Please post this on social media.

Ruth C (87)
Monday June 25, 2012, 3:08 am

Joe R (190)
Monday June 25, 2012, 3:41 am
Signed and noted.

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Monday June 25, 2012, 3:42 am

Past Member (0)
Monday June 25, 2012, 4:28 am
752, TU Cher

Ann K (112)
Monday June 25, 2012, 4:34 am
thanks, signed

Joy W (103)
Monday June 25, 2012, 6:13 am
Noted and signed.

Kate Kenner (215)
Monday June 25, 2012, 7:06 am
Signed. any show that puts animals in danger should be scrapped. It is the history channel though and people have a history of being stupid.

Kathleen R (138)
Monday June 25, 2012, 8:02 am
signed & noted

Cathy P (97)
Monday June 25, 2012, 8:09 am
I really hate the trend in these exploitative shows. They glorify all kinds of bad behavior and use and abuse all kinds of animals and environments for the entertainment value. So sad.

Veronique L (209)
Monday June 25, 2012, 9:15 am
Petition signed!

Jim Phillips (3257)
Monday June 25, 2012, 9:33 am
Petition signed.

Ty, Cher.

Amy E (66)
Monday June 25, 2012, 10:45 am

Chandira H (2)
Monday June 25, 2012, 10:54 am
Signed, of course!

Dianne D (490)
Monday June 25, 2012, 12:32 pm

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Monday June 25, 2012, 12:51 pm

Teresa Cowley (274)
Monday June 25, 2012, 1:13 pm
Noted and signed.

Megan Beery (18)
Monday June 25, 2012, 2:53 pm
signed and noted

Laura Hidalgo (5)
Monday June 25, 2012, 3:02 pm

Mercedes P (54)
Monday June 25, 2012, 10:45 pm
Noted & signed! Thank you!

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 12:03 am
Noted and signed.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 2:35 am
Signed,TY Cher.

Danny M (83)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 2:37 am
Signed, thank you Cher!

Robin snackers (20)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 9:53 am
Signed, Thanx

Nadereh O (5)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 11:15 am
To exploit any species purely for profit regardless of the pain & suffering caused is unconscionable! I will be boycotting the History station until they cancel this show and show some compassion. I am outraged that another TV show leaning profiting from the horrific suffering of an animal is being touted as entertainment.

Jennifer V (341)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 11:58 am

Sara Williams (8)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 3:18 pm

Calliope Muse (7)
Friday June 29, 2012, 2:49 pm

Angie V (41)
Friday June 29, 2012, 4:02 pm

Erin Walden (16)
Friday June 29, 2012, 4:07 pm
Signed and sent on to others.

Amanda Hastie (5)
Friday June 29, 2012, 4:11 pm

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday June 29, 2012, 4:23 pm
noted and signed

Alex Keir (0)
Friday June 29, 2012, 4:52 pm
what some people will do for a dollar! disgusting. gladly signed.

Mandy H (32)
Friday June 29, 2012, 6:11 pm
Signed and noted.

LD B (40)
Friday June 29, 2012, 7:54 pm

Linda Jarsky (0)
Friday June 29, 2012, 10:38 pm
If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. ---St. Francis of Assisi

emilia boccagna (15)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 12:13 am

Isabel d (48)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 5:35 am
Signed and shared.

Siti R (12)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 6:53 am
you are right Linda! what the hell is wrong with the world??!! i used to love current affairs news but it is all gloom and doom; Man's stupidity at its finest!

Shaheen N (64)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 8:53 am
Signed and noted

Juliette Claparede (42)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 12:30 pm
Noted and signed !

Yulan Lawson (156)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 4:43 pm
Noted and signed.

Emma S (239)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 11:31 am
It's closed now!

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 7:45 pm
Petiton closed...

David A. (0)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 8:16 pm
Nope, won't the show. Kill them all if you have too.

LD B (40)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 8:22 pm
I propose that there be a show where the brain dead like David A. are fed to sharks.

David A. (0)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 8:26 pm
Like my 5 year old little brother was in 1993?!? You insensitive prlck. It's my opinion, at least you get to live with it.

LD B (40)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 8:36 pm
Well, David A., that was certainly a well reasoned response.

Nah; just kidding. :ROLLEYES:

What happened to your brother does not confer on you the right to pass judgement on a entire species, you insensitive lout.

David A. (0)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 8:56 pm
You're right, it confers nothing on me, except the residual utter hate for them.
Next time I'm enjoying a nice Shark's Fin Soup, I'll pray he first ate you. :)

Hope their study goes well, can't wait for the GPS Coords of the nurseries....a little boom, and all the little fishies be floating belly up.....tears of joy streaming down my face.

LD B (40)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 9:05 pm
You are a perfect example, David A., of the worst of humanity.

Your arrogance at thinking that humans enjoy some special privilege that gives them the right to kill other species is the height of hubris.

May you rot in your hatred.

David A. (0)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 9:54 pm
Ok, I'm what?

Special privilege? Would that be evolution or revenge? Arrogance? Would that be intelligence?
Faster, Better, Smarter tends to win...sorry to the fish for being less, I'm hungry and on a mission.

Pressing your idealistic, environmentalist views without respecting a challenging opinion is as annoying as a Televangelist.

Respect others' opinions before offering your own...or did your father forget to beat that one into you.

Careful that you don't get squished when I cut that tree down that you're hugging. :/ There are families that need homes to be built.

LD B (40)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 10:04 pm
You are neither faster, better or smarter.

You are an insignificant flea on an elephant's rump.

Dianne D (490)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 4:16 pm
petition was closed

Britney J. (0)
Monday July 9, 2012, 9:24 pm
I support the tracking and research which I'd being done to help monitor and preserve the endangered
species so I would not sign the petition.s

ap R. (0)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 12:29 am

Chrissy S. (0)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 8:11 pm
There is no need to use hooks to tag sharks. Real scientists have been tagging sharks for years without torturing these incredible endangered species. The awful big game fishermen in this show attached the tag with a DRILL to the dorsal fin and then performed surgery on the shark as the exhausted fish got weaker and weaker. This is a torture show disguised as science for a thrill-seeking audience. I am so disgusted. CANCEL THIS SHOW!!!!!! Shame on you History Channel.

Carin S. (0)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 8:20 pm
I am SO angry right now. I just watched an episode of shark wranglers. There is no need to catch great whites with these giant painful hooks in order to tag them. These guys are only in this for big game fishing and thrill-seeking. There is absolutely NO conservation plan in place, yet the show claims to be protecting sharks?? HOW? By drilling holes in their fins? By cutting into them? By hooking them and causing injuries to their mouths? They attach huge buoy's to the fish in order to exhaust them, and then they keep them out of the water for 15 minutes while they torture them on the boat. I am absolutely disgusted with the History Channel.

Gary L. (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 11:13 pm
These bunch of idiots are doing massive damage to the white shark, they are only making the white shark more accustomed to humans. The tagging they are doing serves no purpose. Even if you do know what the sharks do, how the hell is that changing anything? These chowderheads are nothing but a bunch of egotistical academia pimple heads pissing government grant money away and wanting to be famous. How about just leaving the damn things alone and they might have time to breed instead of you flopping them on a deck and screwing unnatural devices onto them that will affect their hunting and swimming your the biggest problem they have and by the way you are not cool, I know all of you think that having you uv shades on and catching sharks makes you cool, but you in reality are a fool. You are destroying them. Dumbasses.

Sarah P. (0)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 10:49 pm

I understand that everyone has a right to their opinion. But I also understand that in a world where social media allows information to be passed around in an instant and become viral over the internet, there rarely is any fact-checking that occurs before someone begins a petition against a cause, such as what you have done here with your protest against Shark Wranglers. My first question to you is, are you a marine biologist? Did you go to school for 4+ years to earn a bachelors, masters, or even a Ph.D. on the subject? Have you personally conducted field research dealing with sharks or have you read any peer-reviewed articles about tagging involving sharks? I have recently earned a bachelor's degree in marine biology. I do not claim to be an expert in the field, but I have worked with several world-renown scientists in the field over the course of earning my degree. Satellite tagging is the basis of many field studies involving large marine species as it is the only way to effectively track migratory patterns, mating grounds, and feeding grounds of these animals. Permits have to be obtained by research teams through local government authorities in order to conduct this type of research. Therefore, with this knowledge in mind, please explain to me where you have obtained your information from. Have you personally witnessed the OCEARCH team conduct their research in South Africa? Did you contact the local authorities to find out if they were breaking laws? Since your primary concern is about the safety of both the sharks and the human scientists conducting the research, have you analyzed their methods over and over again to come to your conclusion that both parties are in danger? Let me remind you: THERE IS ALWAYS A RISK INVOLVED WHEN WORKING WITH AN ANIMAL, AND THIS RISK GOES BOTH DIRECTIONS! This risk, however, is worth it when you are obtaining valuable information that can save an entire fish species. The reason why great white sharks are endangered is because the human race does not know much about them. And what we do know about them has been disillusioned by films such as JAWS (great story), which has created a general public fear of sharks, leading us to kill thousands each year (not only great whites, but several other species) while only a handful of people are attacked/killed by them around the world in the same time frame. I am not trying to change your opinion about the show on the History Channel. All I am trying to do is encourage you to check your information next time before posting a petition like this. Misinforming the public further about sharks and the research being conducted involving them will only cause more harm than good. Thank you for your time.

-Sarah Parsons

P.S.- I have attached a link to a peer-reviewed article that might educate you a little bit on the realm of shark research. You are not obligated to read it, but there is never anything wrong with learning something new:

Corey C. (0)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 10:34 am
Absolutely not. I will not sign. Learn more about their mission and you will see they're doing just the opposite. Don't sign the petition. They are trying to save the sharks.

Rob B. (0)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 1:24 am
Are you all serious? You think these guys are intentionally harming these sharks? The information is invaluable for understanding the movements of the big breeding sharks so we can keep the scum bag "finners" from killing them off! The information obtained is far more valuable than the life of one SICK shark! The shark was proven ill to begin with and again, the information these guys are giving us will enable us to help save them!!!!!!!!!

All you bleading lefties dont have enough stuff to piss and moan about that you chase down scientists trying to help a spiecies that is being killed illegally every day around the world! One sick shark dies and you all go gunnie bag!!!!!

Go back to hugging trees and speaking of hugging tree's, not one of you wipes your butts with your hands do you? You use paper harvested from tree's dont you? YES YOU DO SO QUIT BEING HYPOCRITS AND SHUT UP!

Gina J. (0)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 1:55 am
Not only do they kill the sharks, but on two different occasions in waters they were dumping mass amounts of chum in HUMANS have been attacked! One in Massachusetts, he was fortunate and survived, the other one in South Africa was not so lucky and died. They are a danger to humans and sharks and should be stopped.

Valentina R (12)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 10:50 pm
Closed now! Any news on the matter? Is the show still airing?
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