If you didn’t want animal-rights advocates hoping to one day see images of you being circled by sharks in the waters off Miami Beach, you probably shouldn’t have posed for a photograph with a dead hammerhead.
Petulant comments on your Twitter feed such as “i went fishing with my family … we caught a shark – end of story” and “the shark was killed as a result of being caught – we fish – what is it u want me to say” betray your childish defensiveness. You really should have thought better of offering such a feeble response in the face of criticism from someone like Mireya Mayor.
Describing savage opportunist Mark “the shark” Quartiano as a “close friend” and “great guy” certainly won’t help you fix the public-relations problem you’ve created for yourself. (That you care about your public image and not at all about the lives of other species clearly reveals an unchecked narcissism.)
Your “close friend” Mr. Quartiano is the kind of arrogant subhuman the world would be a better place without. In Belkys Nerey’s WSVN news report, the dim-witted Mr. Quartiano says, “Rosie and I have been fishing together for years and years, and we’ve caught quite a lot of big fish including hammerheads, bull sharks, sailfish — a number of different species of fish.”
In her WSVN news report, Ms. Nerey says, “Controversy (is) now sparking because of Florida’s new law, which took effect at the start of 2012. It’s now illegal to kill hammerheads and tiger sharks in the state. Rosie (is) defending her catch, saying, ‘This was no recent trip.’”
Unfortunately, “these sharks can still be caught and released in state waters and can be taken in adjacent federal waters,” according to a December 28, 2011, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release, which also indicates that “prohibited species that die while on the line after being caught in state waters should be returned to the water immediately.”
By suggesting that Mr. Quartiano is a “great guy,” you’ve claimed your place among the less-evolved. And by patronizing the cretinous barbarian’s murderous sport-fishing business, you’ve participated in the kind of state-sanctioned slaughter (state-sanctioned torture that may cause death, as of January 1, 2012) that has the more evolved among us wondering what it would take to get you into chum-filled waters off the Florida coast.
I wish you all the worst, Rosie,