Fair warning, this story has flunked the Jaymiel BS Detection test*:
PARIS, Aug 25 (AFP) - Brigitte Bardot, the 1950s and 1960s film star turned animal rights campaigner, has called on the French government to halt the reported use by fishermen on the island of Réunion of live puppies and kittens as shark bait.
Journalism majors, take note: that is one of the better examples of an introductory paragraph that I've seen in recent memory. It's an accurate summary of the story and a sensationalist, eye-grabbing teaser! No byline to the story, which is a shame: it reflected well on the writer.
As to whether it's true... damned if I know. This could be a put-on job; if so, well, Snakes on a plane, man! Snakes on a plane!
(H/T: Ace of Spades)
*I had the original quote, but the computer ate it and she just went food shopping. Gist of it: she can't rule it out, because people do some really [expletive deleted]-up [expletive deleted] - but there's easier ways to go shark fishing.