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This is a tournament to try and catch the largest "monster" shark for trophies and recognition. With the recent visits of Great Whites to the Cape in Chatham, MA., the fishermen will surely be trying to catch and kill many sharks for a trophy. Please sign my petition to stop this, it's not any different than shark finning in my opinion and these sorts of trophy hunts should be stopped. How is this not animal abuse when they are singling out a specific species to hunt and kill? Like Rhinos and Elephants, our oceans' sharks are not a fast growing species and to continue exploiting them like this will help diminsh their numbers and then regrowth would take decades to replace them. I say stop it, TODAY, before it's too late. Thanks.
Here's their description of the event posted in an ad:
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