Good news: Canada bans shark fin trade

 

Photo by Brett Lobwein for Sea Shepherd

 

Canada is the first of the G20 countries to fully ban shark fin trade.
This is a significant issue, as Canada was once the largest importer of shark fins outside Asia (according to Statistics Canada, in 2018, 148,241 kg of shark fins with a market value of over EUR 2 million were imported).

Will other countries now follow suit and help prevent the slaughter of millions of sharks a year for a bowl of soup?

 

Shark fins are still traded worldwide despite the brutality of the catch.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Indonesia is the largest shark exporter with 13 percent of world shark. Spain follows as the first European country in third place worldwide.

Giant sharks reach a size of up to ten meters in length, and their fins are up to two meters long. Such fins can reach prices up to $ 15,000. The Great White Shark has other “souvenirs” that can be used to make money.

 

The brutal “shark finning” has long been severely condemned by environmental and animal welfare organizations. The sharks are caught alive with longlines and taken aboard.

There, the fins are cut off from the living animal. Then the shark is again thrown overboard into the water.
The animal is miserably destroyed.

Without movement no oxygen-rich water gets into the gills, the shark suffocates.

 

For more…at: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/06/24/good-news-canada-bans-shark-fin-trade/

My comment: And we’ve been told that shark is a monster, the most dangerous animal in the world.
Around 70 people are attacked by sharks a year. In the year 100 million of these intelligent animals die a tumultuous death from human hand.

Most grotesque is that only 4% of their body, the rafts, are eaten, the rest is “waste”, does not bring money and ends up as a waste in the sea.

End product rafts for shark rafts soup, and we have
A tragedy with 100 million victims a year and 180 shark species on the red list.

The human species is a species that in principle follows the fascist ideology of the ruler, and therefore the most dangerous and vile species on this planet.

 

My best regards to all, Venus

 

Because we are the perpetrators

 

 

The face of an individual that has lost all hope.
Mistreated by those who were supposed to care for them—and now headed to their death.
How and why are we doing this to others when there is absolutely no need for it?

Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals

 

The answer: Because we are the perpetrators.
Because we only recognize rights for our species.
This is the right of the stronger that allows us to become perpetrators.
Humans have rights, animals have no rights.
No animal in this world has rights, nowhere.

There are many moral reasons to give the other species the right to life, freedom, happiness.
Every human being gets these rights at birth, the species gives the rights to itself.
And that favors the winner, that gives his privilege over other species.

That’s the answer to the question.

 

My best regards, Venus