There is a higher chance for ticket buyers to win the lottery than for a person to be attacked by a shark. Yet there’s a cultural fear of sharks everywhere due to the demonization of them, and the fear makes anyone scared of sharks blind to the fact they’re dying in radical numbers due to the disgusting act of finning. Shark finning should be banned worldwide because it is a wasteful and cruel act, it will cause the extinction of sharks, and sharks are important to the environment and therefore should be protected.
Finning is wasting the entire shark just for their fins and the way it’s carried out is very inhumane. For instance, in “Sharks Under Attack”, Sarah Bennington explains how it works, “Many of the sharks caught as bycatch fall victim …show more content…
If it continues to go, then they might all become extinct. For example, also in "Air China Bans Transport of Shark Fins", it states the number of sharks killed every year just by humans. Humans are a bigger threat to sharks than they are to humans. Only a few out of over 400 species are actually a threat to human lives. 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. By 1964 the catch was 8,060 tons each year; just four years later it had dropped to 207 tons. The porbeagle population has never recovered,” (Rivlin). It’s a …show more content…
For instance, Anna Ling Kaye wants to look into other options than finning, saying that there are cheaper ways to save the sharks than an expensive ban, which will make fins a black market product. This has already happened with bear gall bladder and rhinoceros horn and shark fins have already become more expensive because countries have been beginning to ban it (Kaye). Just because it makes the product more expensive does not exclude the benefits of a ban, because it actually makes them more of a hassle to acquire. So even if it does cost a lot of money that means that it will eventually dwindle down to where very few people are able to purchase it and will therefore save the lives of many sharks. Moreover, in “Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)” by Alastair Bland, he says “Clarke says bans on finning could actually be driving new markets for shark meat. That, she speculates, is because in places where sharks were once de-finned and their carcasses dumped at sea, now whole sharks are being delivered to port. While their fins would remain the more valued item, it is likely that fishermen may be selling the meat and creating new appetites for a product that wasn't before utilized – bad news for sharks,”
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Lars Gustafson 11/4/15 GEOG 304 Research Paper: Shark Finning With an alarming one in four shark species endangered across the globe, we have come to a breaking point where our oceans ecosystems could suffer permanent damage if the practice of shark finning in the oceans off of Eastern Asia continues as shark population’s plummet. According to www.stopsharkfinning.net, tens of millions of sharks are killed every single year just for the fins that are the main ingredient in shark fin soup. Shark fins are harvested to feed the growing demand for shark fin soup that is an Asian delicacy food. When the sharks are finned they are usually thrown back into the water and left to drown slowly.
By the 1980s, it was 80 million tonnes" (Glavin, 2013, p.167). Glavin makes it seem like sealing takes less from the sea than commercial fishing. But Glavin misrepresents the information by using different measurements, comparing weight to individually counted seals. And while some of Glavin's numbers are supported by Friscolanti's article, much of his information lacks citations and references. While this article is not scholarly and does not require citation, the fact that Glavin does not provide any way of validating his information weakens his
She makes her audience care using rhetorical appeals: ethos, pathos, and logos. In “Fishless Oceans: Will We Pay the Ultimate Price in the Future for Overfishing”, published recently in July of 2022, Sarah Freeman quotes ecological professionals,
Just last month California signed the Orca Protection and Safety Act that will hopefully become the first of many pieces of legislation coming to support the orca population. This legislation bans the breeding of killer whales, as well as keeping them in captivity for the purpose of entertainment. This issue has been in the public eye for many years but really came more to the forefront in 2013 when the documentary "Blackfish" was released. This documentary re-started the conversation about keeping killer orca whales in captivity. It highlighted the dilemma on multiple different levels including the emotional and sympathetic side of the issue, the ethics of keeping these animals in captivity as well as the scientific logic against this practice.
SeaWorld has now been trying to recreate their image to show they do infact care about their animals and Blackfish should not be taken serious. One way of recreating their good name is having people with questions and concerns ask SeaWorld directly, to which they respond. YouTube, as well as AskSeaWorld.com has
Furthermore, this can be the cause of all the incidence including to what happened to Dawn Brancheau who was completely mutilated by a whale. Despite the interview with a former trainer, from a document which was published after the release of Blackfish by SeaWorld to object
To conclude, the ocean is ultimately the sharks home and it has been for millions of years and we are intruding on it though all of the point brought forward you can clearly see that rouge sharks should be let go sharks kill barley any people compared to a lot of others, they don’t go out of their way to eat humans and the general public is convinced by the media that sharks are evil man eaters this leads me to believe that sharks should be let be evacuate the beach and let the shark move on, once the shark has moved on think of shark prevention tactics such as nets, shark shields, extra patrols
The seal hunt should be banned. They are being hunted for their fur. Canada allows 470,000 seals to be hunted every year, and that is endangering the seals population. Hunters specifically look for baby seals to hunt. They do this because their fur is very soft, and they have a lot of value in them.
Sharks are already an endangered species with humans killing 11,417 sharks per hour and annually it can be up 273 million sharks. Sharks may go extinct within the next few decades if the killing rate stays at 100 million sharks killed per year. The shark savers is an organization that raises awareness and saves sharks from the cruel and inhumane way of shark finning. There needs to be more people like this to save the sharks and keep them from
According to Charles Peterson, a marine sciences biology and ecology professor at the University of North Carolina, between 1970 to 2005; there was a 97 percent decrease in the scalloped hammerhead and tiger sharks along the east coast. During that time, 14 different prey species’ populations increased. Moreover, overfishing is a contribution in the declining numbers of sharks. People are more open to trying different foods
1. 90-100 million tons are killed and wiped off the planet each year. Consisting of some of the most beautiful creatures on the planet. Fish are a primary food source to 3.5 billion people worldwide and the depletion of the species is leaving millions of people hungry. Over fishing is a huge problem that needs to be stopped.
Certain species have a huge impact to an ecosystem, but even the smallest fish could have the biggest impact. Overfishing occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction (overfishing). The results not only affect the balance of life in the oceans, but could also affect the coastal areas that depend on fish for their way of life. For centuries, our seas and oceans seem to be considered a limitless food supply. But that is not the case, increasing fishing efforts over the last fifty years as well as unjustifiable fishing practices are pushing many fish stocks to the point of extinction.
According to world wildlife organisation, overfishing occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction. Gathering as many fish as possible may seem like a profitable practice, but overfishing has serious consequences. The results may not only affect the balance of life in the oceans, but also the social and economic well-being of the coastal communities who depend on fish for their way of life. According to the research world wildlife organisation, 1.6% of the world’s oceans have been declared as marine protected areas (MPAS), and 90% of existing MPAS are open to fishing.
To this day, zoos and aquariums are not banned, but that has not stopped people from fighting for the freedom and rights of animals. The debate between whether zoos and aquariums should banned or not has become an ongoing issue and still is today. Although zoos and aquariums do contribute to the economy, they should be banned because animals in captivity suffer from starvation and health issues, often die prematurely, and can easily cause harm to people due to be kept in confined areas. Many people argue that zoos and aquariums are beneficial because they contribute a great amount of income to the economy. According to the “Zoo and Aquarium Statistics” by aza.org, the statistics state, “Accredited zoos and aquarium contributed more than $22.5 billion to U.S. economy in 2016”