- Nov 25, 2004
This is the argument I will never understand, equating a human life with a shark's. But maybe we can hit the Chinese over the head with finning.
We should, that's a crime and needlessly cruel as well - they cut the fins off and dump the still living shark into the water to bleed to death. And its not just the chinese, its whoever can sell fins to the chinese of course.
Exploiting sharks has little to do with shark attacks and much more to do with humans being an entitled species who see the world as something to make money out of and nothing else. It's a false equivalence, but I'm amused by the outrage that another species kills a few humans ever year given what we do to other species and, in fact, the planet.
As an occasional surfer I hope I don't get eaten by a shark but I'm ok to take that risk when I enter the water.