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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Save shark from fin trade

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To read an article entitled, "Save shark from fin trade " which was written by a writer at the website please click on the highlighted words in this sentence. The reason I am telling you about this article is because of these statements from the article:

"No other animal on the planet has been wiped out by another species like sharks are being wiped out," Abernethy said, explaining that by extension, "our oceans are being wiped out."

"As an apex creature on the top of the food chain, sharks play a vital role in the balance of the ocean's ecosystem. As they die out, other marine life will follow, and the health of the world's oceans — covering the vast majority of the planet's surface — will crumble".

What does the first statement say about our species? Humans have known for some time that our over-killing of sharks would lead to severe consequences on this planet, yet some people go out every day and kill more sharks. I just watched a  National Geographic video entitled, "Journey to Shark Eden" and in the video marine research scientists show that were sharks are in abundance the surrounding marine ecosystems are healthy and strong! Conversely, in areas of the World's oceans where sharks are no longer found, because they have been over-fished, and consequently few sharks exist, the surrounding ecosystem, including coral structures, and variety and number of species of marine animals, are literally dead! This scientific research proves that Humans have had a severe adverse effect on the Oceans and all the life within them, (especially the shark populations).

To those of you who think you can go out and kill as many sharks as you want to, guess again. If you selfishly continue this activity you are going to cause the animals known as producers to overpopulate this planet and these animals will use so much oxygen that there will be none left for the rest of life on the Planet! Then where are you going to live??

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Thoughts worth thinking about

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed

Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.