In Reply to: Re: Shark Murdering posted by Happy on August 21, 2002 at 12:20:37:
: : Hi,
: : Is anyone concerned that the eating of shark fin soup is just a selfish and cruel act with no respect for the impact it will have on the marine environment in coming years??
: So-called shark fins are the fins of big fish.
: Chinese have a tendency to exagerate and make
: the dish sound more expensive. I don't believe
: that people actually hunt sharks for their fins.
: Some of the fins are so small that they may have
: come from a fish of a foot long. Granted, some
: of the big fins may come from big fish like sharks.
: BTW, are you a vegetarian? Do you eat chicken
: or beef. Do you think killing chicken and oxes
: for their meat is cruel?
Not a bad point on the chicken issue, but chickens are domesticated animals and are not an endangered species.
The fact is that 100 million sharks are killed each the majority of which goes for Shark Fin Soap. Killing this amount of sharks will do a lot of damage to the eco system and will have negative affects on all marine life. Because it is well known that top predators are crucial to a balanced eco-system.
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