LONG ISLAND, NY—Decrying the stigma the movie hooked up to a once-beloved species of fish, specialists on the Coastal Analysis and Training Society launched a report Tuesday blaming the 1975 blockbuster Jaws for remodeling the general public’s notion of nice white sharks from lovable family pets to bloodthirsty killers. “Again within the ’50s and ’60s, you couldn’t go to a pet store with out seeing somewhat boy or lady begging their dad and mom to allow them to take residence a terrific white, however Jaws modified all of that,” stated researcher Adrienne Lengthy, who went on to criticize Steven Spielberg’s “unfair portrayal” of the 4,000-pound aquatic carnivores as vicious monsters. “The fact is these are cuddly—and let’s simply say it, flat-out cute—pets who love nuzzling with kids. Particularly in the course of the postwar increase, children cherished getting all strapped into their scuba gear and tumbling right into a 100-foot lengthy tank to play with their little Whitey or Toothy. Generally they’d feed him 50 kilos of fish chum, typically they’d simply playfully stick their head into his mouth earlier than he might clamp down. The horrific opening swim scene in Jaws primarily undid all of these heat and caring associations. It’s so deeply unfair what we’ve completed to those majestic beasts.” Lengthy added that by the Nineteen Eighties, adoption shelters had been already filling up with nice white sharks who had been deserted by their house owners.