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Saturday, November 27, 2010

More than a million Atlantic sharks killed yearly: study!!!

According to an article you can read at the website more than A MILLION sharks are killed each year in the Atlantic Ocean.

 "Of the 21 species found in the Atlantic, three-quarters are classified as threatened with extinction.
 North Atlantic populations of the oceanic white tip, for example, have declined by 70 percent, and hammerheads by more than 99 percent, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)."

"Many are fished for their fins -- prized as a delicacy in Chinese cuisine -- and then tossed, dead or dying, back into the sea once the choice morsels have been sliced off."
"The practice is prohibited, but loopholes in the regulation have allowed the ban to be widely ignored."

 If these shark species go extinct this will have a devastating effect on the food chains where these sharks existed as apex predators.  If they do go extinct, so do we. The ocean covers 2/3 of out planet and gives of 70% of the oxygen we breathe. Sharks are at the top of the food chain,  If the Sharks go extinct so will the producers in the ocean food chain and there will be nothing  left to produce oxygen!!!. All because some of you want to eat a tasteless bowl of shark-fin soup!

I suggest those of you who eat sharks or shark-fin soup read the following articles:

and if you still want to eat Shark-fin soup after you read these articles (and watch the videos there) then you are one of the World's most selfish persons, someone who is putting all of the life on this planet in danger of going extinct! If you think we are going to allow you to kill all the sharks and other life on this planet then you are very wrong! We will find a way to stop you!

Unnatural Selection - Shark Finning on the Frontier from Blue Sphere Media on Vimeo.

Save The Sharks from Andre Moura on Vimeo.

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Thoughts worth thinking about

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed

Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.