Originally Posted by CenaBoy4Life
I watched earlier and they discussed that. They even showed the set up hundreds of hooks in row with fish on end to catch sharks and showed asians cutting off their fins and dumping back in water. its sickening and nothing us viewers can do about it really.
They need to discuss it more than the WWE discusses their low price of only $9.99 for the WWE Network.
Besides the fact that it's cruel and inhumane, it's a fucking plague and it will end up destroying the oceans.
For a simple example of one small ecosystem.
1. Kill all the sharks, their food source (rays and skates) overpopulate.
2. Overpopulation of rays and skates causes local extinction of urchins.
3. Local extinction of urchins causes overgrowth over local marine fauna.
4. Local marine fauna overgrowth causes water to be underoxygenated, killing all respirating creatures (aka animals).
Remove the top predator, the ecosystem collapses.
It's not all bad, though. Most people only care about the 'cute' animals like dolphins and penguins. Shark week has raised awareness of sharks in general, even if most of the programming is about how badass sharks are as opposed to promoting the dangers of their extinction or the fact that they're not out to kill all humans.
Any press is good press, I guess.