Sharks in danger
Honoring God’s creation means taking care of it. Minimizing suffering
when possible and letting God’s creatures proclaim His/Her glory by
exercising their God-given rights.
China seems to be the key in saving some sharks species from
extinction. It is estimated that up 90% of shark fins end up in the
mainland Chinese market, as well as Hong Kong and Taiwan, according to
Steve Trent, president of WildAid. Shark fins are a delicacy in those
areas of the world and their demand is putting enormous pressure on the
The UN's Food and Agricultural Organization estimates that 100
million sharks are caught each year, though experts say the real figure
could be twice as much. To make matters worse, these creatures are
mostly exploited just for their fins.
Sharks are brought on board, their fins cut off and then these
animals are thrown back into the water dead or dying.
Once again there’s a practice that in not only not sustainable but
cruel. The hope? Education. An example are short television messages
featuring basketball star Yao Ming and Chinese Olympic gold medal
gymnast Li Ning spreading the conservation message. Yao’s words are, "As
we progress as a nation and society becomes more driven by money and the
increased desire to quench our taste buds, we should take a step back
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