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There's an outrage in the sunshine state after.
Payback is hell is the quote on this billboard it shows a severed leg.
Dangling from a shark's mouth.
And Peta is still working to find a home we're told for this proposed billboard meanwhile the shark attack victim who inspired this just this week.
Is this young man we see this hospital that.
21 year old CJ -- some.
Is recovering in the hospital.
He's lucky to be alive He was bleeding extensively He got 800.
In his leg when a bull shark took a bite out of his -- his family says -- this ad is offensive.
And that it is quote over the top and that they wouldn't dignify.
Commenting on any further.
Joined now by -- He -- Kirk she's the president and founder of Peta which stands for people for ethical treatment of animals -- thanks for being with us this morning good morning.
-- -- -- -- you can see why this family would be hurt and upset and offended but by this billboard.
When their son is still in the hospital recovering with 800 stitches in his life.
I -- He looks fine on -- stitched up.
That I think it's a challenge to give people a little food for thought.
If you don't in the -- along with a weapon that's going to shoot us via.
Through an -- middle.
That's not going to be very comfortable for them.
He was out to kill animals and just because that fish doesn't mean they don't feel pain.
So -- -- and whether you're eating fish standing at the seafood birthday.
Are you setting out to hook them must -- of them may be it's time to have a second -- and not be surprised.
When some fish gets you back.
But as I'm sorry -- you know but you don't feel that that's incensed at this you know you're like -- he's fine.
The -- -- has leg bitten off and granted I agree with you He was out there fishing.
These kind of accidents happen but to be so unsympathetic.
To this family and you know -- this -- a human being.
Lying here in the middle of the hospital that we're talking about here and you're putting a billboard you wanna put a billboard up in the same area where it happened.
That would be deeply hurtful to these other human beings who are his family.
Not that this isn't deep -- hot well I think the press is coaching family on -- offended onto offended.
He himself has said He doesn't blame the shot.
He's woman -- about -- and we hope He doesn't go back.
And -- Killing fish -- -- -- full of fun again and so what we're saying.
Is let's look out for all life we send him -- sympathy is we haven't being mean to -- we wouldn't be.
But we've also spent there -- other living individuals.
Who and in jeopardy here.
And maybe it's not such a nice thing to do is to spend -- often man out.
-- them killing them.
It was sad as any you'll understand that's completely his choice there's nothing illegal about what this man is doing and and it is no he's a free American citizen if He wants to hunt fish he's certainly allowed to go do that agreed.
Yes -- that's true because fish because we grow up not thinking of them in the same way as dogs -- Children not art and any other animal we tend to not think that -- that's -- very sensitive when you put hooks through them they feel pain.
Did she have another -- it which shows a dog with him that He -- bio -- Everyone's horrified by that because we understand pain and dogs we need to stop and the spending that all of it.
I'm just an accident -- we have asked that other -- accident happened about skewed to implement that take a look at the when she was just suggesting so this is hook and a dog's mouth and nobody wants to see that either of course -- that that's also a very.
I disturbing image but here it your idea is that you want to equate that with -- right.
500 studies on -- have been down that show that Fisher extremely sensitive they have been endings and and net.
You can imagine if someone rams SPS or any living being that going to feel pain.
And one of a prominent fish.
Scientists in the world has said she would know more like eats a group then she would eat -- cocker spaniel.
Knowing now what she knows about them so this is a -- -- consideration.
But some little animals who people really don't think about.
It's not customary seat covers panels that it is customary face in this country exactly.
Exactly I don't have I probably got that -- and -- right we would never do this to dogs and I I understand what you're saying but in the -- I think everybody we understand we -- coming from obviously you're the founder of you know this is your claws in life and I understand that I think everybody understands that it respects that.
I think that that the main issue here is that this billboard.
Is is offensive and hurtful to this family this is not a case where -- -- It Eaton didn't you wanna put up right here -- and nobody I guess is nobody has that taken a bite out of this that nobody nobody's using it are buying it -- putting it up is that cracked.
-- fun nobody has but it doesn't really -- and because I think it's made the point months.
That as you said I mean my goal in life is to just get people to think about animals they might not have thought about the -- And -- little a little something about how those animals to feel pain.
We're actually doing something good if we can stop people from -- I guess because it's -- -- not Kerry and PCB is.
And pregnant women are told that -- to eat and.
Your point made and the billboard now has been seen by a lot of folks even though let's not put up anywhere so maybe -- accomplished anyway in our conversation English thank you for being with us this morning -- our thoughts are with that.
Young gentleman -- -- -- who's recovering in the hospital and to his family I and we hope that He is doing better and come.
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