For Immediate Release:
September 27, 2017
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – Below, please find a statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk concerning the diving guide who was caught on camera punching a shark in the Bahamas:
Respect for wildlife is something that this stupid man—who twice failed to do his rather simple job of locking a bait box—doesn’t understand, along with the fact that wild animals owe him nothing, although he makes a living off them. PETA feels that his employers should show that they have a different view by letting him go and making him find another way to feed himself.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat.” For more information, please visit PETA.org.