Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Taiwan - bad, bad News for Sharks!

Pic by Shawn Heinrichs.

Shocking!
You really want to click on this pic and look at it in full resolution.

It is from Taiwan.
This is but one of many such places world wide and illustrates graphically the sheer scope of this trade. It's big, big money and will not just simply disappear without a fight, petitions or no petitions.
Thankfully, the people at Pew understand this and focus on policies as opposed to activism.



Story here, more gruesome pics here.

2 comments:

Shark Diver said...

I am asking a question here.

Why is it if this industry is so vast that we see so few images of the industry in action?

A Google image search for shark finning reveals 98,500 results.

A Google image search for Bigfoot? 2,380,000 results.

If you asked folks if they believe in Bigfoot you'll probably get at least a 98% awareness of the Bigfoot myth.

And shark finning?

Food for thought.

DaShark said...

I believe there's a rather simple reason.
Despite of their assertions to the contrary, those people do know that what they do is really, really bad and hence, things happen well away from the public eye and capturing images is really difficult.