Sunday, July 11, 2010

My name is Oscar and I care about saving the sharks.

Be the change you want to see in the world - Ghandi

One day, my family and I went for dim sum.

I was looking at the menu and I saw that there was shark fin dumplings.

I didn't want to go there any more because in school we learned how the sharks were fished. First they catch the shark. Then the fishers cut off the sharks fins. Last they throw the shark back or they keep the shark on the boat to suffer.

It makes me feel bad.

I told my family that going for dim sum, even if we don't buy the shark fin duplings, its still giving them (shark-fin industry) money to keep doing what they're doing.
Sharks aren't scary. They're just different.
This summer, my goal is to post one new shark fact a day and show you why YOU should care, too.
Fact:Shark finning refers to the removal and retention of shark fins and the discard at sea of the carcass. The shark is most often still alive when it is tossed back into the water. Unable to swim, the shark slowly sinks toward the bottom where it is eaten alive by other fish.

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