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2008-09-04 00:00:00

Artist On the Hook for Sharks

Warning: this post is not for the squeamish. The Telegraph reports that a British artist has decided to pierce the skin of her back with shark hooks and hang herself from a shop ceiling to protest the practice of shark finning. (In case you’re curious, the story link includes a cringe-worthy photo…)The artist is quoted as saying: “I am doing this because the demand for shark fin soup and other shark products is wiping out the shark population.” Well, it’s certainly an attention-getting stunt, that’s for sure. But do you think this kind of stunt is a worthwhile way to get the word out about sharks?