Written by Jeff Mackey
Tuesday's Dan Rather Reports
will present exclusive and disturbing video footage of the barbaric and
inhumane practice known as "shark-finning," which is when fishers
pull live sharks from the water, cut off their fins, and then dump them back
into the water while still alive.
PETA's Colleen O'Brien interviewed Rather about it.
The following clips feature never-before-seen undercover video
footage of just some of this shocking cruelty:
Without their fins, the sharks die a slow and agonizing death, usually from
suffocation. And the practice is on the rise, feeding the public's growing
appetite for shark-fin
Dan Rather Reports
premieres on HDNet on Tuesday, January 24, at 8 p.m. ET, with an encore at 11
p.m. ET. Tune in to learn what steps are being taken to protect these majestic
animals of the sea so that they don't disappear forever.
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animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
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