ACTION AGAINST SHARK FINNING
ACTION AGAINST SHARK FINNING
"I SHARK" Poem by ELMA NERY:
I am on earth for more than 450 million years a time when you did not even exist! 600,000 years before your existence.
Predator Man! I always lived without you
In perfect harmony with my peers,
And you messed-up the seas,
With your greed for destruction
We are power, we are speed, we are peaceful ...
We just want to survive ....
If you destroy nature, mess-up my home, my family ...
Living at the bottom of the sea, in the calm, the storms, the stream ....
You don't need me ....
Don't destroy me .....
Don't take away my immortal existence
In harmony with all beings in this immense sea,
Strip my fins and throw me back ....
And I am vulnerable not surviving and each passing day we are less ....
I ask you to look after me ...
To take care of my habitat .... take only what you need!
I am very sensitive and have perceptions that you do not understand
Living in harmony with our marine life and our sea gods
It is very hard to recover from each attack on us ....
For we grow slowly into adulthood and only have few offspring ....
And you destroy me before I can reproduce ....
I am part of the whole and without me there is no harmony in my marine kingdom,
Disturb this balance and my kingdom suffers incalculable risks
I am a shark and I am not evil, you are!
Invading my kingdom and taking all from me ....
My being, my family, my future!
I'm just a shark,
Wanting to live in peace!!
poem by mrs Elma Nery
Ban shark finning globally: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/532/581/725/
SHARK products are seriously causing negative impacts on the ocean's ecosystem and there is a massive decline of 250 targeted shark species that are now threatened or endangered. A serious health problem with eating or using shark products is the Methyl Mercury that it contains. Methyl Mercury that is known to cause significant health issues for woman planning to be pregnant and/or are pregnant as well as young children. Soon I will be receiving laboratory documentation from China that will show the concentration of this poison. Methyl Mercury is from the polluting of our oceans and works its way up through the ecosystem chain and makes it to the top predators being the Shark, Tuna, sword fish, etc. The concentration of methyl mercury increases with the sharks since they live long lives. This concentration is said to be 10 to 100 times the legal limit allowed for human consumption. I will have this information available for you soon if you're interested in reading the report and pushing the issue.
The planet's shark numbers have declined more than 90% in the last couple of decades and they have been around for 400 million years. The sharks are being killed at outrageous numbers that is unsustainable since the larger shark species do not sexually mature for 20 to 25 years. The numbers break down to approximately 250,000 sharks killed per week making it around 90 million sharks per year. Majority of the declined numbers are due to long-lining and the shark finning industry, where the sharks are caught and their fins are cut off and the body is thrown back into the ocean alive to drown. This is why we are looking at all shark products equally since every shark product sold aids to the decline on a multi-level combination.
In addition to the risks posed by consuming sharks personally, there are significant health risks for our planet. Sharks control a delicate ecosystem that produces more oxygen than all the rain forests combined, removes half of the atmosphere's man made carbon dioxide (greenhouse gas), and controls our planet's temperature and weather. As the apex predator of the oceans, the role of sharks is to keep other marine life in healthy balance and to regulate the world's largest and most important ecosystem. Removal of the sharks and the ocean's ecosystem balance will seriously upset this planet. The Canadian economy is contributing to this issue, offering individuals to use endangered species that are critical components in our oceans' delicate ecosystems. Please think ethically and do not allow the sale of any shark products to help save the 250 shark species in decline and the health of individuals, the ocean, and the planet.
For your information, please look up the following website and take time to view this exceptional documentation of the cruel business of shark finning: http://www.sharkwater.com/
Attached in blog are responses from three nationwide companies that have come to realize their error in selling shark products.
Please end the damage to our planet. by http://www.myspace.com/andalusia89/blog
http:/www.sharkwater.comSea Shepherd & Shark Angels - Shark Defense Campaign
http://vancouveranimaldefenseleague.blogspot.de Animal Defense League