Governor Cuomo kills a Thresher shark and brags about it
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From the Guardian

All three species of thresher shark arelisted as vulnerableby the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) because of their declining populations. Fishing for them is regulated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration but it is not illegal.

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Despite its legality, the UN’s patron of the oceans, Lewis Pugh, said the killing and subsequent photos were “abhorrent” and worked against those trying to conserve dwindling shark numbers.

“The environment is the primary issue on the global agenda, so it is extraordinary that a senior politician could be so ignorant about it,” he said.

“Apex predators such as sharks are crucial for the ocean ecosystems. For a public figure to kill such an animal and then boast about it on social media is dangerously irresponsible. This shows a clear lack of judgment and calls to question his capability as a public leader.”

Melissa De Rossa, Cuomo’s chief of staff,also tweeted the photo, adding that the governor had caught the fish with his brother, the co-anchor of New Day, CNN’s morning news programme.

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