The Pros And Cons Of Shark Hunting

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Along the coastlines of the U.S.A, Africa and Australia, sharks, especially the Great Whites, have received a bad reputation as very aggressive predators that like to attack and eat human beings. There is a lengthy, tangles and gory relationship “between Carcharodon Carcharias and Homo sapiens”(ReefQuest). The Great White’s notoriety as a ruthless animal of prey is well-earned, yet these marine animals are not, as earlier considered, indiscriminate ‘’eating machines’’. “They are ambush hunters, taking prey by surprise from below or behind”(Encyclopedia of Life). Despite common beliefs about the threat to human beings, they do not attack people without a definite or convincing reason; therefore, the commonly held view of the “man-eater” is erroneous. Consequently these marine animals should be protected but the shark hunting should be banned because of their high rate of extinction. In the period of Paleozoic Era, about 300 million years ago, marine life was arranged in a totally different way from now. Enormous creatures dwelled the aquatic depths and no smaller scale fish would approach them. For example, although it was a baleen whale, Archaeomysticetus was not like…show more content…
As a result of sharks’ fins and teeth hunting, the number of these animals has significantly decreased. White sharks are often caught in large tuna nets, while hunting on them, or can also get trapped in special complex nettings that protect beaches. The English shark protection organization “Shark Trust” confirms that up to 73 million sharks are killed in targeted hunts for fins annually. Combining all the data worldwide- 200 million sharks are killed around the world each year. This is a great paradox because the number of humans killed by sharks compared to these numbers is insignificant. The Earth’s population still fears sharks, knowing that people kill more sharks per hour than sharks kill people per
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