Rosie O'Donnell Being Blamed for Extinction of Sharks

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This is a photograph of all the oceanic animals Rosie O'Donnell didn't murder.
Sharks have been around for 400 million years. As of Jan. 1, however, Floridians were no longer allowed to kill certain species of hammerhead shark due to a dwindling population caused by overfishing -- there aren't a lot of them left.

And it's all ROSIE O'DONNELL'S FAULT.

Photos have come out this week revealing that the television host and actress has gone on several fishing expeditions during which she she killed at least one hammerhead shark -- which doesn't seem very friendly of her, but was still a perfectly legal thing to do since she actually caught the sharks a few years back.

"Right now sharks are the most endangered animals around," marine conservationist Erik Brush told the Sun Sentinel. "This is basically an endorsement. It sends the message that it's an OK activity. And this is not an activity that we want celebrities endorsing."

If O'Donnell is endorsing sharkmurder, there's no telling who will come out in favor of it next -- Michelle Trachtenberg, perhaps? Maybe noted sportfishing icon Geena Davis?

Big-game fishermen around the world are just sitting in the marina, waiting for a former Seussical star to tell them what kind of animal to kill -- shame on Rosie for giving them ideas three years ago before it wasn't allowed!

There are plenty of people with plenty of hyperbolic anger directed at her, but level-headed Florida conservationist Arlo Hemphill probably had the tweet of the day -- confronted with such inconsequential non-news, he eloquently responded by tweeting "Kill her!"

(UPDATE: Mr. Hemphill has clarified the tweet and says that, though he loves sharks, he was being sarcastic and wishes O'Donnell "no harm at all.")

South Florida has had a long, strange relationship with shark-fishing, but the problem surely isn't with one woman (legally) catching a hammerhead a few years ago. She's a famous face to get mad at, and now the cause gets some publicity at the expense of a little bit of Ole Golly's dignity, but shouldn't some of this energy be directed at the people actually responsible for killing the sharks?

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Juan
Juan

Thereis something I don’t understand.  Why sheis teaching her children that killing animals is fun???  Why she doesn’t take them to an animal shelterto volunteer there just for fun.   It is 100 times funnier and rewarding to help animalsthan killing them

 

Joanna Richards
Joanna Richards

Is this article for real? Looks to me like someone needs a paycheck and is not delivering. Go kick his arse Rosie!So, Rosie knows a Hammerhead when she sees one, especially since she did a sonnogram and established it was also pregnant! OMG! Get real!

Sharkhero
Sharkhero

This is a classic example of shoot from the hip reporting before collecting the facts. The campaign began because Rosie O'Donnell was allowing Mark the Shark to use the image to promote Hammerhead hunts just weeks before the ban set in. Advocates wanted the image removed from Mark the Sharks website and asked Rosie to speak out against fishing for any more Hammerheads. Of course, Rosie was rude and obnoxious. She had dozens of chances to engage in meaningful dialogue but chose to hurl insults, lame excuses and make twisted jokes about sharks dying. It never would have grown as large as it has if she wasn't so stubborn, unteachable, billigerent, indifferent and dismissive. She made the campaign grow through her own arrogance. 

Tonya_cmp
Tonya_cmp

Of course Rosie isn't being blamed for the coming extinction of sharks. But why does it have to be explained that people in the public eye, people that are looked-up to, should take responsibility for the things that they do? Why does it have to be explained that if it seems like Rosie and whoever else thinks it's ok, that some people will want to be "just like her", or at least think there is no harm in it?Sharks are at a point where every individual counts. Every one. That is the point. Every one counts, and we can protect and save those few, if we can do nothing else.Trophy hunting of any kind is the frivolous killing of a living thing for "fun". That is what is being promoted by Rosie in these photos.

Ghislain D'Orsay
Ghislain D'Orsay

Blah blah ... Animals die every day and disappear every decade. Give it a rest

zengfoo
zengfoo

lol, OK that actually makes sesne dude.www.Total-Privacy dot US

Mr. "B"
Mr. "B"

Good thing it was a hammer-head shark, if it was a WHALE we probably wouldn't know which one was Rosie or the WHALE. I hope you can live with yourself ROSIE with the killing of this POOR helpless creature give to us by GOD. OH I guess being GUY you don't believe in GOD anyway. Good luck with eternity ROSIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LouSanis
LouSanis

A whale bull dyke kills a shark....film at 11.

Dolphintam
Dolphintam

as afar as I know, this hammerhead Rosie killed was not killed a few years ago but very recently.also, the hammerhead was a female who happened to be pregnant.I for one totally agree with Arlo Hemphill's tweet.Kill her and hang her for all to see,exactly as she did to that poor animal.

ivxx
ivxx

How on earth do you know all this info...? I'm sure you have very credible sources, perhaps you could list one NOT located up your ass...

Dolphintam
Dolphintam

I know, wiseguy,because I happen to be an animal conservationist who has been following this case for several weeks now and it has been widely documented . I know the killer who took her out because he is notoriously unpopular in Miami and it has been plastered all over many media outlets.jeeeez..... Or do you think this is the first time this has appeared in the media? Maybe if you stopped being so aggressive and more compassionate towards the plight of these and other ENDANGERED animals you'd see what is happening.Sounds like you are definitley part of the problem here..J##k!!

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