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Rosie O’Donnell Defends Killing Shark

Rosie O’Donnell Defends Killing Shark

Recently, daytime television host and philanthropist, Rosie O’Donnell was photographed with a, “trophy,” a large Floridian hammerhead shark. These pictures come amid conservation efforts for the species, specifically, in the coastal regions of Florida where the expedition took place.

Mark Quartiano, pseudonym, “The Shark”, who guided Rosie’s shark-killing expedition believes that there was nothing wrong with these hunts, and that all conservation efforts were taken to ensure the safety of the species. As of January 1, it is a crime to kill hammerheads in Florida. While Rosie’s actions were completely legal at the time, there is still question as to whether or not the hunting of the species, which is now being considered for the endangered species list, is appropriate for someone who heralds themselves as a philanthropist and feminist.

According to Project Aware, Hammerheads can take up to a decade to reach maturity and at that point they must gestate for 15 months only reproducing every 3 years. Because of these struggles in the species development the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commission has decided to outlaw there hunting as of November of last year.

Rosie defended her actions  by tweeting “i love the ocean – i am on it daily in miami – chill people – really – my family fishes.” In another tweet, Rosie said “We were not going after any species in particular – u catch what u catch – and it wasnt endangered til 11 days ago,” she said. “I have 4 kids and a job in chicago – and I know all about sharks … I don’t make a habit of fishing for them.”

In her last tweet on the matter, she replied to PETA and others saying “it was years ago asswipe – b4 they were on the endangered list.”

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5 comments on “Rosie O’Donnell Defends Killing Shark”

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Dustin
5 Years Ago

Congrats Rosie I am a big time fisherman n what you have there is a trophy take pride that you and your family got to spend time together and experience a wounderful moment listen here u green people there's always going to be killing that's how the world suvives one must eat to live??haha either way grats Rosie n dun let these treehuggers get you down just remember u got more money than them that's why there jealous


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Cora Moore
5 Years Ago

Tonight Rosie will address the whole shark issue - don't miss it! 7:00 PM on OWN.


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Cora Moore
5 Years Ago

I am not a single issue person. I am disgusted by the sport of shark fishing and fishing in general. I like Rosie O'Donnell. She makes me laugh and she is a compassionate person. Her 12 year old son loves fishing and he has been mesmerized by the Sharkhunter, Mark (don't remember his last name). Rosie has allowed this for the love of her son. Should she be trying to teach him to be more compassionate about fishing - yes. She is letting him make his own decisions. I don't agree with her actions just as I don't agree with her position on teachers unions, but I do believe she is open to new ideas and shouldn't be bashed on one issue. Her new show on OWN is funny and delightful and I recommend everyone check it out before they pass judgement.


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Dumbass green media
5 Years Ago

Wow and you call this green media? That pic of Rosie was from three years ago! Get your facts and timeline straight, better yet close shop now and save embarrassment.


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susanlaverty
5 Years Ago

Wow, Rosie, not seeing much difference between you and Tom Selleck with his guns. Maybe we should have listened to the Donald.


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