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304 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by Lynn_19

Do you support the shark`s fin ban?
Why, and why not?

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18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 10/2/02 - 8:21:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not familiar with the reason for the ban.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 10/2/02 - 8:23:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah me either--what is that?
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 10/2/02 - 8:25:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Heres a link. http://www.cnn.com/2000/WORLD/asiapcf/12/27/shark.___fins/ And I really dont care, I dont eat shark fin soup.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 10/2/02 - 8:29:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Upon reading the article, I do support the ban. To treat sharks that way would be the same as ripping all the claws out of African lions and then expecting them to survive (or letting them die) in their habitat. I'm a big animal person so I find the shark-finning thing horrible.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 10/2/02 - 9:07:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
sugar, you support the ban. you're a big animal person, okay. but look, supporting the ban is just like giving the 'OK' for illegal sharking. if you think that practise is cruel, look at how people kill other animals for meat, its actually the same thing. they just blow these kind of cases out of proportion. furthermore, sharks are not the cute little animals that you can cuddle and stroke. they are mn-eaters too. some shark species are being fished to the point of extinction. so what should they do instead? they should conserve, instead of ban. basically the demand for shark finning is due to the demand for the fins, which are considered a delicacy. one cannot stop or terminate an age-old delicacy just because one says so. i agree that overfishing of sharks may be detrimental on the whole to the shark population, but i certainly do not support the ban, because i know the tradition will continue, and illegal trawlers will just take over.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 10/2/02 - 9:07:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
a better solution, like farming, would be betin my opinion.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 10/2/02 - 9:07:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 10/2/02 - 9:10:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Farming sharks could never be profitable, they would have to eat too much for what you could get.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 10/2/02 - 9:11:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
But just because something is a tradition, doesn't make it right in my opinion. Why can't they at least use all of the shark and kill it humanely rather than throwing it back into the ocean to suffer and die? I mean that is where I am the most disturbed.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 10/2/02 - 9:35:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
I support it. First, many sharks are near being considered "endangered" (I can't remember what they call it when it's "nearly endangered"...). Lynn 19, Sharks are NOT man-eaters. They are no different from Lions and Tigers. And there are laws protecting them. Supporting something "because it's tradition" is also wrong. Could I support white male dominance? Well, technically, I could, but it's not right and I don't support it. Whaling used to be tradition. Yet it's currently banned and whales are protected. Sharks have just as much right to be protected as whales do, especially considering their dwindling numbers.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 10/3/02 - 5:30:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
GoMan> True, but they could use discarded animal parts or the other part of the shark they don't use. sugar>True, but similarly, a tradition shouldn't be destroyed just because it is being forced upon. Why don't they use all of the shark? Because shark meat is seen as poor quality compared to other fish meat.. i guess people function where they see most appropriate and where time is concerned. They'd probably make a loss if they took the time to prepare and clean out the whole shark for a measly sum of money. "suffer and die" -- why do you see drowning in so much more of a bad light than being starved of air? When fishes are trawled up, they are also suffering a painful death due to lack of air.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 10/3/02 - 5:30:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
Mallet>"endangered" yes, but then again, the demand is there. With the ban, there could be an opposite effect(like i mentioned earlier) where illegal trawlers benefit in the end. The dish's price would rocket sky high, and the huge demand for it would push illegal trawlers who would willitake the big riak for a hefty sum of money. Malletman, sharks ARE man-eaters. They eat anything, so do tigers and lions.. but you don't see them doing so probably because they are well fed in zoos, or have caught their fill in seas. I agree with you that supporting something due to tradition is wrong if its detrimental. Is white male dominance a tradition? This is a little different in the sense that it is not a form of behavior, but lies in the tastes.. it is food. Some people will be willing to forgo it, but only some. It has been an age-old tradition that has been practised up to the present. It is still highly in popular demand, i must say, and some people still support it, because th
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 10/3/02 - 5:31:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
Ive tried shark fin soup. Its nothing special. Yes, I support the ban.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 10/3/02 - 5:34:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
they can afford it, or want it. it works like the free-market economy. supply, and demand.. the rich will fork out a high price no matter what. thats why banning is not the best idea.. the whaling ban you were talking about will soon be ending.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 10/3/02 - 5:34:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
of course its nothing special to you, guerilla. i'm not surprised.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 10/3/02 - 5:37:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
Whats that supposed to mean?
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 10/3/02 - 5:39:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
its not a tradition to you, so it means nothing, its understandable. like ramadan won't mean anything to non-muslims, or christmas to non-christians. food-wise, non-vegetarians consider vegetarian food to be nothing speacial.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 10/3/02 - 5:40:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
Why not determine the context of my sentence before coming to conclusions to yourself..yes?
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 10/3/02 - 5:41:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
i didn't read into it.. i just took it at face value. it seems that you are the one reading too much into things instead.
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 12/8/02 - 9:25:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hmm, let's see, a species that has thrived for how many hundreds of thousands of years and humans come in and destroy it. That's odd, never heard of that before.
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 12/8/02 - 9:30:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh and then there's the whole tiger penis soup issue.
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 12/23/02 - 9:57:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
I definitely support it - it's not like they need shark meat to survive. If that were the case I'd have less of a problem with it ... but to kill a beautiful creature for a tiny bit of it that is a delicacy seems terrible to me.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 1/2/03 - 8:02:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think sharks should be killed. I would have a much better time on vacation if I didn't have to worry about getting bitten by a shark.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 1/2/03 - 8:05:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'd be much more worried about the jellyfish population increase if there are no sharks, bling

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