Saving Sharks~

Nurse_Shark

A Nurse Shark
Picture credit: Joseph Thomas

 

With every story written, I read your words, I feel your pain, it is my pain as well.

Like me, you suffer through every terrible bit of news about who and what is being done daily, to  innocent animals all over the world, and as one of you remarked on yesterday’s story,  you also ” feel hopeless ”  sometimes,  about all of this, wondering if anything that we do truly matters or makes a difference.

Well, not today, because today is  ” feel good Sunday ”  and by God I have brought you a feel good story, finally!

If you have been coming  here for a bit,  you may recall a story written not so long ago,  about the despicable act of Shark finning in many countries all over the world.

It sent many of you/us over the top in furious tirades.

Since then,  there have been several states and countries  who have banned this disgusting practice and things were looking up, then NOAA dropped the hammer on all of it and another wave of fury began.

After all of the Petitions, emails,  phone calls and just plain ugly responses  (over 24,000 of them)  to NOAA’s  interference and may I just say, negative and confusing attitude about this terrible Issue,  our US  Government has finally  relented and we, the people,  can claim one small victory for at least one of the wild things that we share this planet with.

Although this is a great victory for the sharks, 5 states still remain in question and pressure must continue to be put on them to join this humane and critical  step towards  saving sharks.

Yes, we can and do make a difference~

The story is below, please do read it and feel good, this is one for them.

We can all take a little credit, because we care and we fight back against all odds to protect ” those with no voice. “

NOAA backs down

 

PS…….

A very long graphic lovingly sent to me by my little” tree hugger” AKA C. Chappell,  makes this ugly shark finning statistic even more real!

It is the single most shocking information yet,  about our insatiable appetite for killing animals:

Sharks kill 12 people per year, we kill 11,417 sharks per hour

If that graphic doesn’t unnerve you, check your pulse~

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Saving Sharks~

  1. Thanks for sharing this small victory. Our daughter chose Wild Aid as her charity to donate to last year, and through her interest we have learned so much about the shark fin trade and ivory trade. It is encouraging that, at least for shark fins, the tide does seem to be turning somewhat.

    • God Bless her!
      And what a wonderful job you did raising her~
      I wish that every day had such a good story.
      I truly am so tired of having nothing good to tell all of you about the status of animals.

  2. THANK you for this story. As one who was raised on islands…. This is devastating. They’re amazing, beautiful creatures. And desperately needed for the oceans’ ecology.

    I wish I could add this excellent image I have to show the sharks’ sad contemporary story in numbers. Hmmm… Perhaps I’ll try? (Or I’ll send it to you via FB!)

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