Melody Chen (f):
I think sharks
are deeply misunderstood and that everybody thinks of status when they
eat shark fin soup, but they are so unaware about the abuse of sharks.
We need to make a stand. Sharks are part of our ecosystem.
Kind-hearted viewers, this is the Stop Animal Cruelty series on Supreme
Master Television. Our topic today is the vicious slaughter of a highly
endangered giant of the sea, the shark, for their fins.
have inhabited Earth’s oceans for more than 400-million years, and
scientists have found that they are highly intelligent beings. http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/shark-myths/424-myth-sharks-have-poor-vision.html
an ecological standpoint, sharks are vital to keeping the marine
ecosystem in balance. And as shark populations disappear, the oceanic
environment becomes disrupted in a chain reaction.http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/wildlife/sharks.php?gclid=CJbIh8mA858CFZhb2godDkgkXQ#http://www.factmonster.com/spot/sharks2.htmlAndrea:
Some shark populations have declined more than 80% in the past fifteen years.
is an 89% decline in the hammerhead sharks. There’s a 79% decline in
the great white sharks. There’s an 88% decline in angel sharks. IUCN's
Red List of Threatened Species of 2006 contains at least 547 species of
sharks; with 20% being classified as critically endangered,http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/35-bycatch.html
For more information on shark conservation, please visit:The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society www.Acres.org.sg
East & Animal Society of Taiwan www.East.org.tw