Stop Shark Finning And Its Effects On The Planet 's Ecosystem

1569 Words Mar 20th, 2015 null Page
Stop Shark-Finning! Why kill a whole shark for its fins in order to make shark fin soup, a tasteless and expensive soup just to impress your friends? Every year human beings kill over 102 million sharks while less than 10 people are killed by sharks, yet we call them bloody killers (Fairclough 1). This has created a drastic reduction in their numbers, and it is feared that it may lead to their extinction, causing a life imbalance on the planet’s ecosystem. Governments and environmental organizations of the affected nations should be alert and realize the after effects of shark finning. If this ocean life threatening activity is not eradicated, many sharks will become extinct and the ocean ecosystem will be disturbed. In his book “The Sand County of Almanac”, Aldo Leopold proposes us that we have to think like a mountain. Thus we must preserve our nature by allowing organisms that live in the ecosystem to enjoy the abundant peace in their environment. “We all strive for safety, prosperity, comfort, long life, and dullness. The deer strives with his supple legs, the cowman with trap and poison, the statesman with pen, the most of us with machines, votes, and dollars, but it all comes to the same thing: peace in our time.” (Leopold 276). We should strive to ensure a balanced and peaceful ecosystem through halting the shark finning practice. This can be attained by applying these four main efforts: declaration of sharks as valuable creatures in the oceans through social…

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