Melbourne Shark March 2013.
Via Fin Free Melbourne.
After the success of our last rally, it is time to step up again and be a voice for sharks.
Here we are in 2013.
Status of sharks in our oceans; DISMAL, DECIMATED, and in DESPERATE need of our help
Melbourne is the shark fin soup capital of Australia and we are ashamed of this. Are you?
Demand for SHARK FIN SOUP and FLAKE are the primary reasons for over exploitation of sharks.
At last count there was over 50 restaurants in Melbourne serving shark fin soup, hundreds of fish and chip shops serving FLAKE (shark) and countless pharmacies and health food stores selling cartilage and squalene (Shark Liver Extract).
The demand for these products is destroying global shark populations and most shark populations have been decimated by as much as 90%. This is completely unsustainable. The ecological consequences will be catastrophic.
The most comprehensive, up to date report of shark populations world wide was released early this year and announced a mortality estimate of 63 to 273 MILLION sharks per year.
Sharks have survived 5 mass extinctions and we are about to wipe them out. We are about to make one of the most ancient and indestructible creatures on earth EXTINCT.
Shark finning is a global calamity! LETS MARCH TO BOYCOTT ALL SHARK PRODUCTS AND TELL AUSTRALIA TO WAKE UP AND STOP SUPPORTING THE GLOBAL SHARK FIN TRADE!
Fin Free Melbourne invites all of you to come and be involved in a peaceful and educational outreach. We will hopefully be getting media attention and the event will be filmed so please come and show your support.
Be a voice for the sharks.
Help spread the fin free word to passers by.
Get creative; WE NEED TO MAKE AN IMPACT. We need:
ANYTHING that shows love and support for our sharks and says NO to shark fin soup, flake and supplements!!!!
Posted on May 27, 2013, in Actions & protests, Australia, Melbourne, Proposed, Victoria and tagged Sharks. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Definitely reminds me of no ‘charity for ugly frogs’. I thinks it’s time we learned more about sharks and their important place in the oceans ecosystem. But we would probably do better if we talked about how much mercury people were eating with their shark meat. Sadly appealing to self interest would probably be a better tactic. Minamata disease anyone?
I have inflatable shark.