Since official prohibition is not making much difference, it is people’s duty as consumers to stop the trade. The communities should realize that by keeping sharks safe in sanctuaries, they can stimulate tourism and make much more profit than by slaying them and cutting off their fins to make soup. Shark finning is brutal and causing the shark population to deplete, leading to an imbalance in the ecosystem of the oceans. Depriving sharks of their fins and throwing the rest of the still-alive body away, just to have a tasteless overpriced soup, is not something to brag about but something to be ashamed of. Sharks need their fins just as humans need their limbs.
Over 100 million sharks are murdered by humans every year, and it’s a high number for any animal but it’s endangering to sharks because they don’t breed very quickly due to their biological composition (NewsCurrents Read to Know). Sharks reproduce very slowly and they can’t keep up with the rate that humans are killing them off at. With that inbalance, they’re getting closer and closer to extinction everyday, but with a ban on finning that would cut down over half of those casualties and keep the sharks from dying off. Consequently, because they’re being killed off in large unmoderated amounts there a species of sharks already extinct and in "Bad to the Bone", written by Michael A. Rivlin, he writes “Because of such biological profiles, most shark fisheries have experienced brief booms, followed by long busts. To take one notorious example, in 1961 Norwegian longliners began catching porbeagle sharks in the Northwest Atlantic.
The act of hunting whales has been around since the beginning of human history. However, overexploitation throughout the last centuries has severely depleted these species. Yet still, thousands of whales are killed each year for profit. Mankind’s avaricious nature for more money has driven these creatures to their demise. Despite that, an increasing number of people worldwide are against commercial whaling.
For the vegetarians and vegans, the argument presented is that no animal should be slaughtered and eaten. However, the shark 's fin trade is different in several ways. Firstly, in the dish, only the fins of the shark are used, and the rest of the shark is left to rot. Finning a shark while it is still alive is extremely cruel and causes unbelievable pain to the creature. Imagine if this were to happen in a slaughterhouse.
These foxes are the most common that are trapped in cages and ranched for their fur. “Some who reflect upon this subject for the first time will wonder how such cruelty can have been permitted to continue in these days of civilisation, and no doubt if men of education saw with their own eyes what takes place under their sanction, the system would have been put to an end long ago.” (Charles Darwin, 1978). To sell expensive fur, you must either break the necks of smaller animals, electrocute them, put up to 50 of them in a gas box, or poison the animal with pesticides. Now, is the skin and fur really worth the death of animals? This fur and skin industry is linked with another animal cruelty, trapping.
Since the display of captive whales has begun, one hundred and fifty-four people have either been injured or killed by a whale attack (Jacobs). For instance, Dawn Brancheau was killed by the tix ton bull orca whale, Tilikum (”Should Orcas Be Kept in Captivity?”). Tilikum was separated from his mother when he was two years old and had been moved from park to park his entire life. The separation issues from losing his mother and never having a true home had an immense physiological effect on Tilikum that caused him to lash out and kill one of the most experienced trainers at Sea World. Another instance of a deadly killer whale attack happened in Spain.
Sharks are disappearing from seas mostly hunted for their fins to make a traditional Chinese delicacy. Consumption of shark fin soup in Chinese culture has become a concerning issue that demands attention. Since its appearance in Chinese history, shark fin soup has become part of tradition. The dish is served not only to maintain this tradition but as a way to display social status. Shark fin soup played a significant role in ancient China that is still evident today.
Killing helpless animals for the sake of pleasure and glory is cruel! The ignorant action of the hunters just for the showcase of their glory is out of any reasonable thoughts, animals suffer enormously when they are killed and decapitated. It’s a shame that these so-called people kill animals only for putting some souvenir at their workplace or house. When hunters hunt innocent animals for amusement, it diminishes them from the environment. Since many of the game animals are on the approach of becoming extinct, it is advised not to practice trophy hunting to feel fulfilled on the killing of guiltless wildlife animals.
It has been claimed that the ‘human education’ of children concerning school-based designed to instil pro-animal attitudes, increased levels of empathy towards animal will necessary result in increased levels of empathy for other humans’. ( Thompson & Gullone( 2003) ) . Within an empathy generalization perspective of animal treatment, the argument that human welfare should be addressed as priority is dismissed by the premise that improving them cure of animals will improve the treatment of humans. Children cruelty to animals also seems to occur more often in homes with domestic violence than in other homes, suggesting that cruelty to animals may take place in response to witnessing violence as well as being a straight victim of abuse. (Duncan et al.
The demand for whale meat is falling, however, we cannot be certain whale population will survive a large scale hunting. A ban on commercial whaling was introduced in 1986 by the Intenational Whaling Comission. However, there were about 30.000 whales killed since the introduction of the ban; it is only the official numbers. I am scared to think of how many were slaughtered in