All of this begs an important question, is a human life worth more than a shark life? Scientists tell us that sharks have been on earth longer than humans have.
For every human bitten by a shark there are 10 million sharks killed, with an estimated 100 million sharks killed per year.
Sharks are often hunted for their fins, their bodies are brutally thrown back into the ocean once the fins have been removed to die a slow death at the bottom of the sea. But soup isn’t entirely to blame.
The oceans provide 1/3 of our world with food, produce more oxygen than all the rainforests combined, remove half of the atmosphere’s manmade carbon dioxide (greenhouse gas), and control our planet’s temperature and weather – and sharks a critical component of that ecosystem.
Ocean minded celebrities like Jorja Fox, Dean Cain, Kelly Hu, Clifton Collins Jr. , and Shiloh Fernandez recorded this PSA for shark conservation awareness for the film Extinction Soup.
Many sharks take up to fifteen years to reach maturity and then produce only one shark pup per year.
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