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another source of the shark bait photo of dog hooked to shark rig The Truth:
According to a National Geographic article published October 19,2005, there were at least three cases discovered of dogs being used for shark bait on the island of Réunion. The island is under French control and lies off the east coast of the African Continent. Click for article The article said that Reha Hutin, the president of Paris based Foundation 30 Millions d'Amis (the Thirty Million Friends Foundation) sent a film crew to the small volcanic island to document claims that live animals were being used by fishermen to catch sharks. They discovered that stray dogs and cats on the island are viewed as vermin and the foundation plans to finance a sterilization program to reduce the population of strays. This still video photograph was in the National Geographic article taken by Thirty Million Friends Foundation. This dog managed to escape fishermen before it could be used as live bait and was lucky enough to be found and taken for medical attention. He is shown here as a veterinarian prepares to remove the hook from it's snout. The operation was a success and the dog is now at home with its owners.
Fabienne Jouve is a spokesperson for the French


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