Friday, May 20, 2005


Rescued sharks die in truck

`Wildlife officers seized 47 endangered sharks destined for diners in five star hotels in eastern India but most of them died when taken to court as evidence, an official said today.

The officers seized the sharks when they boarded a trawler in the Bay of Bengal near the Sunderban forest area and arrested 14 of the crew including the captain.

The sharks were alive when the wildlife officers seized them, but many of them died after they were loaded into a truck and taken to a court in Calcutta to be produced as evidence, said Atanu Raha, director of Sunderban biosphere.’

Funny that, sharks die when you take them out of water. That’s good conservation.

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