The Deadliest Predator of All (Hint: It’s Not Sharks)

Published by PETA.

As the ocean’s most aggressive predators, sharks continue to intrigue and frighten humans. But you may be shocked to learn that humans are really the most dangerous predator and that sharks are just some of the victims.

Countless sharks—as well as sea turtles, birds, seals, whales, and other “nontarget” animals—are also caught each year alongside hundreds of billions of fish in ocean-ravaging nets or dragged for hours on long lines for the commercial fishing industry, from which no sea dweller is safe.

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind