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Sharks cannot reproduce fast enough to keep up with mass-production shark finning.
In the Atlantic ocean alone, shark populations in many species have decreased more than 90% percent in the last 15 years alone. It’s fucking disgusting.
If there is two things to remember about sharks, here they are:
a. Most sharks do not attack humans and have no interest in us whatsoever.
b. If you destroy apex predators (predators at the top of the food chain),
the rest of the food chain topples soon thereafter.
If the oceans go to hell, so do we.
To stick it to the bad guys and help the good guys, here is a five-minute option:
Boycott and publicly shame restaurants that serve Shark Fin Soup
To learn more about shark protection, visit these sites:
Many thanks to Tim Ferris for the input on how to promote ocean conservation!
Change your mindset to “post-more” by challenging our culture’s ingrained assumption that “more” of everything is automatically better.
Grow your gratitude. Our poor, starved, frozen ancestors would cry tears of joy if they suddenly landed in our culture of abundance.
Be enough. We’re constantly told that we aren’t rich enough, glam enough, cool enough, networked enough, etc. This has a powerful insidious effect on our primitive, socially competitive brain circuits.
Enough: Breaking Free From the World of More
(“GENUG” – Wie Sie der Welt des Überflusses entkommen) - John Naish
For millions of years, humankind has used a brilliantly successful survival strategy.
If we like something, we chase after more of it: more status, more food, more info, more stuff. Then we chase again. Now, thanks to technology, we have suddenly got more of everything than we can ever use, enjoy or afford.
We urgently need to develop a sense of ‘enough’!