Take Heart!

Christian Vegetarian Association
Update Newsletters
ake Heart!

Take Heart Contents
| Animal Issues | Articles | Bible | Children | Devotionals | Environment | Food | Health | Opinion | Quotations | Recipes |

Christian Vegetarian Association Presents:
Take Heart!

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 shark population.

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 and reflect."

To read the full article please visit http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/

Your question and comments are welcome

Copyright 2005 © Christian Vegetarian Association. All rights reserved.

| Home Page | Bibliography | Books, T-shirts, Etc. | Community | Contact Us | CVA Board | CVA Videos | Essays and Coloring Book | Honoring God's Creation | How to Help | Links | Membership | Mission | Podcast | Take Heart | Vegetarianism's Benefits |

This site is hosted and maintained by
The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation.