Shark Attack Survivors Plead Case for Attackers During Rally at UN

Publication: New York Daily News

Author: Helen Kennedy


09/14/2010 - Nine shark attack survivors - some missing arms, legs or feet - came to the United Nations on Monday to beg the world to save their attackers.

"If a group like us can see the value in saving sharks, can't everyone?" asked Debbie Salamone, 44, a Florida newspaper reporter whose Achilles tendon was severed in 2004 as she stood in waist-deep water.

The Pew Environment Group, which organized the rally, says a staggering 73 million sharks are killed each year to make shark fin soup, an Asian delicacy.

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