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100 Million Sharks Killed Each Year!!!

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When you think of sharks - you think of the one in Jaws eating all the humans on the beach, right?

That apparently is far from the truth these days!

Almost 100 million sharks are killed each year, a huge number that makes it less likely every day for the shark population to recover!

Why are sharks being targeted you ask?

Good question!

Sharks are targeted for their fins for use in shark fin soup, a delicacy in Asia.

Here's what one researcher said:

"We are now the predators. Humans have mounted an unrelenting assault on sharks, and their numbers are crashing throughout the world's oceans."

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species will begin meeting next week to consider greater protection for sharks.

Sharks definitely need better protection to prevent the possible extinction of many of its populations!

We know they're scary, but they're living animals, too!

[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]

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12 comments to “100 Million Sharks Killed Each Year!!!”

  1. tempe says – reply to this


    You dumb slimey ninny. Do the math, That figure would be IMPOSSIBLE.

  2. thebigboot says – reply to this


    First of all, if that was true there would be no sharks period in the world.

    Secondly, what about the millions of krill that are killed? Save the krill and kill the whales!

  3. kritafo says – reply to this


    really. Look up the facts jack. OK Morrissey… I went through my save the animals back in the 80's I am over meat is not murder.

  4. 4

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  5. 5

    Kill 'em all ! and don't forget the snakes and alligators and crocodiles too !!.
    but 100 million ???? are there that many on the planet ?

  6. 6

    There are more than 360 described species of sharks in the worls so this figure of 100 million id very possiable and ture i wish people would get there head out of the sand and see what US as race is doing to this world. this is just one species that mankind is kill off. what the fuck is wrong with us!

  7. 7

    The human race kills and ruins everything on this earth. We are both a miracle and an abomination of science. I will not be sad when the day comes that the human species dies off. People have NO idea how fortunate we are to be here and how fragile this planet and it's eco systems are.

  8. 8

    I think most of you are thinking of big sharks, like the great white shark. There are a lot of different species, some of them small enough to live in a fishbowl, which is why this is very possible. There are seven BILLION people in this world, so why is it so impossible to believe that. National Geographic says that an average of 16 shark attacks happen each year in the US… hmmm… seems unjust to me.

  9. 9

    I can't believe how ignorant the lot of you are — if you would actually go and read the scientific study and look at the data that Perez is referring too, it CONFIRMS that 100 million sharks are killed annually - and that's only an average! Like sharks or not; we need them on this planet.

  10. 10

    Steven Spielberg outta be fuckin' ashamed of himself for branding Great White sharks as horror monsters. Thanks mostly to his stupid irresponsible movie their numbers are down to only approx. 3500 left in existence. He got famous and his fortune thanks to the Great White Shark. He needs to take some of accountability and donate a couple hundred million to shark conservation. He has a moral responsibility here. Jerk.

  11. @v@ says – reply to this


    It's a mistake to decimate any one part of a food chain, as it affects the rest of the food chain. Allowing any part to overpopulate has the same type of ramifications.

  12. educate & protect says – reply to this


    Sharks are the only known species that are not prone to cancer and we are killing these precious fish for their fins. The ignorance of countries like China, Japan & Korea is going to wipe out 100's of species, tigers, bears, you name it they eat it for some "medicinal" purpose. Keep over fishing the oceans soon they'll be nothing left. Its very sad