If the sharks are removed it would cause the prey population to grow and eventually die out due to starvation. Seals and Sea Lions eat around 6%-8% of their body weight in fish per day. Great white sharks control the seal and sea lion population, therefore preventing the fish population from becoming wiped out. If their food source was to be destroyed the seals and sea-lions would have to migrate to find food. In addition to the loss of fish, coral reefs will also die.
Millions of sharks are killed by humans every year from the process of finning. Finning is where the fins are cut of a shark for shark fin soup, which is considered a delicacy, after that, the body is then thrown back into the ocean while the shark is still living. This is not only wasteful but also cruel and inhumane. By the time you finish reading this paper, about 856 sharks are killed from this. That adds up to about 11,417 sharks per hour and 100,012,920 every year.
Another instance of a deadly killer whale attack happened in Spain. Alexis Martinez was killed by the 14 year old killer whale Keto (Jacobs). Keto was born in Sea World but was later separated from his mother and was sold to a water park in Spain, Loro Parque. Keto suffered with separation issues from his mother and had frequent run ins with his tank mates causing tension, anxiety, and stress to build. On December 24, 2009, Keto pulled Alexis Martinez into the tank where he drowned.
The U.S. should ban plastic bags because they cause litter, they cost too much, and they can damage to marine life and livestock. To begin, one way plastic bags should be banned is because they cause too much litter. For example, the International Coastal Cleanup in California has collected 7,825,319 plastic bags during the past twenty-five years (1). This shows how many bags people waste on an everyday use and how they can end up being harmful. Another reason is, in Fort Worth, Texas 12% of their weight in litter comes from single use bags (2).
Animals swimming through foreign objects that don’t belong in their habitats is harmful for them. It puts them at risk for injury or even death. It is estimated that the plastic waste that is thrown away into seas every year can kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures (Leblanc 2017). This large number of animals being killed from an outside source has a good chance to upset the ecosystem that they are living in. There is a balance between the life in our oceans and when it is being affected by the plastic waste we are allowing to enter the oceans.
Because they are unable to untangle themselves, they also die from starvation or from their inability to escape predators. On a report in 2006 called Plastic Debris in the World’s Oceans, It was estimated that at least 267 different animal species have suffered from entanglement and ingestion of plastic debris. Some species are consumers of jelly fish, but often mistake plastic bags for their natural prey, which obstructs the oesophagus of sea turtles therefor killing them. It has been estimated that about 400,000 marine mammals die annually due to plastic pollutions in the ocean. As said by Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra “One must be a sea, to receive a polluted stream without becoming impure”.
Killer whales were initially captured in the 1960s, when a female orca was captured and put into a tank. Two days into the female orca's stay she repeatedly bashed her head against her tank wall and perished the following day. Unfortunately, people did not heed or take any precautions from this traumatic incident and since then killer whales all over the world have been captured for entertainment purposes and have been stored in facilities such as SeaWorld. From these types of facilities incidents continue to happen such as killer whales killing their trainers, killing themselves, dying due to medical conditions, and more. Continuous accidents such as these have caused suspicion among the public of whether killer whales live healthy and prosperous
There have been many animals that have been found dead because of this for instance, on the Hawaiian beach there was an Albatross found dead that had 119 plastic caps in it. The plastic caps came mostly from its preys like fish. Even big animals are killed due to this. On the North American beach a sperm whale was found dead with a plastic gallon bottle in it. The plastic bottle was stuck into its small
In one year about 200 different species of mammals die from plastic bags (Konie, 2016). And about 100,000 marine animals die every year from plastic bag (New, 2017, June 13). The plastic bags can end up in sewers and clog the pipes and end up
A perfectly healthy dolphin consiciousiously stopped breathing. The many of people in Taiji have to pay the price for killing the dolphins’. The Cove, directed by Louie Psihoyos conveys a fair argument to put an end to the slaughtering in dolphins’ in the cove of Taiji, Japan and supports it with additional strong evidence. The documentary supports their argument well by providing the point of view of Taiji citizens, the health affects the dolphin meat has on everyone who eats it and includes the political war to end the