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Online uproar ends sale of dead sharks in bottles

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 09:51 a.m. HST, Feb 09, 2014

A Honolulu gift shop has stopped selling bottles of dead baby sharks following an online uproar.

Hawaii News Now reports the Nani Aloha Street shop in Waikiki removed the bottles a day after the environmental group Ocean Defender Foundation urged people to complain to the business.

An Australian tourist said the bottles sold for nearly $25 each.

The store's mananer, Ken Li, said a vendor delivered the dead sharks to his store without his knowledge.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources has launched an investigation to determine whether the sale of the bottled sharks was illegal.

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GoldenRule wrote:
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on February 9,2014 | 11:04AM
kekelaward wrote:
"Inquisitive reporter" and the SA do not belong in the same sentence.
on February 9,2014 | 11:52AM
Ronin006 wrote:
There probably is nothing illegal about selling the baby sharks unless they were finned. But there is nothing about which to worry because the governor may call a special session of the legislature to deal with this pressing social issue.
on February 9,2014 | 05:50PM
warriorsanddolphins wrote:
That store isnt the only place selliing these dead baby sharks. When i was in Orlando, there was a souvenir store selling these same sharks in bottles as well as dead alligator heads of all sizes. The selling of this sharks has been going on for years, so why is people only complaing now?
on February 9,2014 | 11:10AM
kekelaward wrote:
Oddly enough, I was sunning on my inflatable duck off of Kaimana Beach and saw a shark furiously typing away on his iPad.....
on February 9,2014 | 11:51AM
copperwire9 wrote:
I wonder if the mananer will get in trouble...for that matter, I wonder what a 'mananer' actually is.
on February 9,2014 | 12:19PM
Skyler wrote:
on February 9,2014 | 01:45PM
whs1966 wrote:
How can the store owner profess that the baby sharks appeared in the store without his knowledge? Who put them on display and put price tags on them? Does this guy think everyone is going to swallow this nonsense?
on February 9,2014 | 05:59PM
pridon wrote:
Yes, hook, line and sinker. Who would actually buy one of these? Maybe as a Valentine Day gift for an ex.
on February 10,2014 | 06:16PM
Kahu Matu wrote:
How come there is not the same uproar over babies who are aborted? Seems like we care more about baby sharks than we do baby humans. Sad that we will defend the loss of human life but there is an outcry over dogfish babies. Go figure.
on February 9,2014 | 06:34PM
WalkoffBalk wrote:
What if it's kakaroach in a bottle? They're living things too.
on February 9,2014 | 09:45PM
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