Over the weekend, a photo of a naked man gleefully clutching the body of a dead shark started getting circulated on Twitter. One of the bigger names to share the image was wildlife TV presenter Anneka Svenska, who is based in the U.K. and obviously cares a lot about animals and wants them treated with more respect.
Svenska initiated a full on man hunt, captioning the picture, "Who is this man? Please RT, find him & ask him why he did this? Where is the humour in humiliating slaughtered animals? "
Sharks are actually unjustly maligned in the media as leg snatchers who are always on the hunt, when in reality, we are hunting them for food, money, and out of fear created by film franchises like Jaws. Really!
Yes, they'll bite you if you're right there in front of them, but they don't really want to eat you. You taste bad.
Don't believe me? Check out the 2006 documentary Sharkwaters, which explores how bad PR has made sharks vulnerable as a species all over the world: