Vegetarian Shark Eschews Meat

Florence is a nurse shark who lives in an aquarium in Birmingham, UK. She's a strict vegetarian. Even when her caretakers wrap fish in lettuce, she turns away from it. Instead, she competes with other herbivores for plants:

Florence’s mouth is filled with razor-sharp, serrated teeth designed for demolishing fish and crustaceans.

Instead she uses them for pulping broccoli and cabbage and any other greens she can steal from fellow ocean tank resident Molokai the green turtle.

I suspect that she simply hasn't encountered bacon yet.

News Story and More Pictures -via Dave Barry

Photo: Birmingham National Sea Life Center

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"I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food."
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Edward, your comment was automatically placed in our moderation queue, probably because of the URLs in it. I decided not to approve it.

I'm glad that you're passionate about a political/social/moral issue. So am I. There are plenty of appropriate venues for discussing them, but Neatorama isn't among them. So I bite my tongue, and I suggest that you do likewise.

Imagine that you're at a cocktail party. We're all mingling while sipping wine and nibbling on hors d'oeuvres. We chat about light, fun topics -- Star Wars climbing holds and whatnot. Then you whip out pictures of animals being brutalized and show them off.

You may hold some sort of moral high ground, but you've chosen the wrong time to mount it.
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