There has been a long time misconception on the threat that sharks have on humans. Originally developed after the release of the movie Jaws, the fear of being subject to a shark attack has escalated, causing humans to view sharks as an imminent threat to their lives. Due to their high status sharks have been a desired delicacy for several years. Shark fins are mainly used in a popular Chinese dish called shark fin soup, which originates back to Chinese emperors who saw it as an honorable and potentially healthy dish. Currently over 100 million sharks are being taken from the ocean each year due to shark hunting/finning (Shark Hunting – an Indiscriminate Trade).
“Shark fins have always been regarded as a precious food ingredient by the Chinese and eating shark fins is also a symbol of identity and social status” (Yeung 81). Chinese normally suppose that a ceremony without shark fins will affect their reputation. It is just fulfilling their vanity. Due to this traditional belief, there are about 70 millions of sharks are died under the cruel practice. It is noticed that the fins are the most valuable parts of a shark and the flesh is relatively worthless.
It is often served at special occasions such as wedding and important business deals, and in the Chinese culture it’s a strong virtue of “sharing your fortune”. Previous generations who emigrated and later struggled with poverty and segregation now serve the shark fin soup to show how their hard work paid of and they now are able to share that with their family. So as the standards of living improved for a lot of Chinese in the late 18th and early 19th centuries
The alternative that should be encouraged to Chinese citizens in regard to the banning of shark finning is Wildaid. Wildaid has spread its message to hundreds of millions of people and in the near future ban the practice in China. Cutting off a shark’s fin and throwing them back into the water is like cutting off your leg and expecting you to ride a
God created everything with a specific purpose. Bull sharks and all sharks in general are vital to a healthy marine ecosystem. They keep food webs in balance, keep prey population healthy, help clean up the other decomposing animals in the ocean, and keep sea grass beds and other vital habitats healthy (Shark saver.org). So even though they are thought to have an intimidating reputation, they have beauty, detail, and complex processes that ensure the survival a healthy ecosystem. Bull sharks are remarkable creatures that seem to defy normal living
Most crises are caused by humans. Therefore, it would be totally possible if humans could reverse what they are presently doing. For example, people could stop poaching rhinos for their horns or killing sharks for their fins to prevent them from being extinct. In 2011, South Africans poached 448 rhinos for their horns and as of mid-2012, over 300 have been poached. (Tictoc) Shark finning is killing sharks every year at an alarming rate.
They have special characteristics that could be turned into ingredients to help find cures. Finally, they also clean our oceans by eating dead animals. Sharks will try to get a free meal whenever possible, even if it's already dead. Now that we know what sharks do to help our world we should start to appreciate them for what they truly can
Yet we are so afraid of lions and tigers so we make it a game to shoot them for fun or make money out of these animals by caging them in the zoo or circus. Many of us would say that sharks are monsters, incredibly terrible creatures that are always on the loose to attack the defenseless and intelligent human beings. So we hunt them for their oils, teeth, and fins, pushing sharks at the verge of extinction. Humans are so scared of crocodiles and snakes for they are ruthless devils. So we catch them then flay their skins out of their bodies and strap it around our waists as belts or hang it on our shoulders as bags.
With no experience of living in China or a deep understanding of the Chinese culture, Jing-mei is unable to comprehend or translate Suyuan’s message although she knows the literal meaning of the words. As a result, the wall between them becomes thicker and thicker, and they end up feeling as if they “never really
It also scares many of the same species and keeps the Chinese white dolphins away from Hong Kong waters. Of course, we must mention over-fishing, water pollution, etc., it also destroy their ecological environment. B. Feeling: This is my first visit to Tai O, but it is not the first time I have tried to watch the Chinese White Dolphins. Before this time, I had several opportunities to watch the Chinese white dolphins, but I could not see any dolphins.