Using kittens as bait is morally and ethically reprehensible whether you are putting them on fish hooks to catch sharks, or putting them in a hoax video to scam animal lovers out of a few bucks.
This video is circulating around the web and purports to some undercover footage of “rich white American Anglers” using live kittens as shark bait. SHOCKING… and fortunately not true…
If you go to these scammers website they have an even more ridiculous video that claims that…
“The Human Society of America has announced overcrowding in their shelters by cats and kittens as a result of global warming.Earth's warming temperatures have caused longer and more frequent breeding seasons.”
… and now, they claim, fisherman are using these cats and kittens as bait. The idea of global warming affecting the cat population is not completely unfounded, but it has nothing to do with this scam, other than to add another hot-button issue in a poor attempt to legitimize their claims.
What is the “HUMAN Society of America?” Cleary they expect you to read it as the HUMANE Society who have assured me that they have never made any such announcement.
Why would they do this? To sell $20 t-shirts. As they state on their website: “We are a for-profit Florida Corporation." They claim to give a percentage of their profits to PETA, the HUMANE Society and the SPCA. What percentage? 0.00000000001% maybe? Nah, probably not that much. When I contacted the Humane Society they also assured me they are not receiving any money from this site.
The bottom line is this is a scam. They are unscrupulously taking advantage of REAL animal lovers. So unless you want to pad the pockets of Grady Warren and detract from real animal cruelty causes save you money or give it directly to one of those organizations that Warren claims to support.
If you are interested in donating money to help combat animal cruelty here’s a couple places to start…
Feel free to comment about your favorite organization that fights Animal Cruelty.
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