Clyde “Bucky” Dennis enjoys killing animals. He has become known for hooking very large sharks, fighting them to exhaustion, then drawing the shark close to his boat and killing the suffering animal. Then he weighs the corpse, takes some photos and figures out what to do with the animals remains.
On Tuesday, Mr. Dennis killed a 1,060-pound hammerhead shark in the waters off of Boca Grande. He told Fort Myers’ NBC Ch. 2 that “he doesn’t know what he’ll do with his latest catch.”
In 2006, Bucky killed an even larger shark, a female who was pregnant with 55 shark pups. She was estimated to be over 40 years old. An employee of a local fish company described the scene when the shark was brought to the dock, “Most of the women and a lot of the men were upset to see such a large, wonderful creature end up like this.”
We’ve bemoaned the fact before on this blog, but for some reason the killing of large sharks never fails to grab the media’s attention. Please contact NBC Ch. 2 in Fort Myers and urge the station to stop glorifying cruel and wasteful killings of sharks. Explain that sharks are magnificent creatures who are essential to the ocean ecosystem.