Rosie O'Donnell shark
Rosie O'Donnell shark - Rosie takes heat for shark killing, Actress and TV personality Rosie O'Donnell teamed up with famed Miami fishing guide Mark "The Shark" Quartiano for a trip that ended with a photo of Rosie and her family smiling in front of a large dead shark. Since then O'Donnell has faced a bevy of criticism from conservationists.
Conservation organizations have responded as well, among them the Australian Anti-Shark Finning Alliance, Planet Ocean Alliance and Shark Savers, according to The Daily Mail. The killing of hammerhead sharks was recently banned in Florida within three miles of the state’s shores, but only into effect on January 1st of this year. However, conservationists say that while O’Donnell’s fishing trips were legal, she is sending the wrong message. “Right now sharks are the most endangered animals around. 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,” said marine conservationist Erik Brush.
O’Donnell is responding via twitter to the much talked about photo. She wrote, “i have seen sharkwater – i love the ocean – i am on it daily in miami – chill people – really – my family fishes.”