Challenge Discovery Channel's Shark Week

Posted on June 25, 2009
Written by: Shark Savers

Discovery Channel's Shark Week programming has become increasingly sensationalist, reinforcing false, mythologized images of sharks as stupid, vicious killing machines. Some friends of ours have prepared an online petition calling for a boycott of Shark Week. Have a look at the petition here and please consider supporting it.

Discovery usually includes some amount of fair, balanced, interesting, and factually accurate programming about sharks during Shark Week. These programs may not get the ratings that the terrible sensationalist garbage gets, but this indicates that Discovery Channel is capable of airing great shark stories. We encourage them to do more of the good stuff.