Tell NBC to cancel "Shark Hunters" show that supports the killing of sharks
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Exposing the Big Game
August 2014

ACTION

shark fishingChange.org petitions have successfully convinced other channels, like National Geographic and the Discovery Channel, to cancel other violent hunting shows. I'm sure with enough signatures, we can get NBC to listen. Please join in asking NBC and it partners to cancel Shark Hunters! NBC should not be glamorizing the killing of vulnerable sharks under the pretense of "sport" or "sustainable fishing".

Sign an online petition here

Email NBC Sports
nbcsportshelp@nbcuni.com

Petition will go to:

  • Mark Lazarus, Chairman, NBC Sports Group, NBC Sports Group
  • Jon Miller, President of Programming of NBC Sports, NBC Sports Network
    NBC Sports, NBC Sports Network
  • David O'Halloran, Captain of La Bella Donna, Owner, Pinegrove Family Dude Ranch
  • Steven Forsburg, Captain, Viking Five Star
  • Erik Hartman, Moonshot Productions
  • Brett Tuttle, Executive Producer, True Story Films
  • Sam Gershowitz, Owner, Star Island Marina, Owner of Gershow Recycling
  • Shannon Schaefer, NBC Universal Manager of Sustainable Production
  • Paul Jordan, Vice President, Safety Environmental Health & Safety, Film and TV Productions 

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

The NBC Sports show Shark Hunters glorifies and promotes the killing of sharks, amazing animals already under pressure from overfishing, finning and environmental pollution. And all three of the species hunted on Shark Hunters are listed as "Vulnerable" by The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).

The show features three tournaments that give financial prizes for bringing in dead sharks from 3 species: mako, thresher and porbeagle. NBC should not be glamorizing the killing of vulnerable sharks under the pretense of "sport" or "sustainable fishing".

Programs like this not only glamorize shark hunting and killing but also make the whole action "OK". Sharks play an important role in our oceans and if we continue to hunt them, our ocean'ss health will continue to decline.

Change.org petitions have successfully convinced other channels, like National Geographic and the Discovery Channel, to cancel other violent hunting shows. I'm sure with enough signatures, we can get NBC to listen.

Please join me in asking NBC and it partners to cancel Shark Hunters!


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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