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Smooth Hammerhead - victim of sharkfin soup by memuco Smooth Hammerhead - victim of sharkfin soup by memuco
Smooth hammerhead being depleted in many parts o the world, specially in the mediterranean are. but falling badly in stock all over.
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Lulabys-Melody Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
... and China, the worlds biggest consumer and original birthplace of the sharkfin soup isint on the list??? O.o Im honestly surprised.
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memuco Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Dont be surprised my Friend. it says countries that catch the most. Everyperson in the planet knows that there is basically only one destination for it.
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Lulabys-Melody Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, true.mI still figured though, as sharkfin fishing in looked down upon in most the world. But I guess its alos ture that not that many europeans understand the damage it causes both to individual sharks and to the overall population of sharks. I mean, most of them are not dead when they tear out the fins, I hear.
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memuco Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's right they throw the whole body back alive to go drown and be eaten. It's a giant waste.But because the owners of the boats are greedy they only want sharkfins, the whole body of a shark would occupy too much space. So yes it's a horrible pratice that has shark populations in peril worldwide .

thanks for you comment :)
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FuriarossaAndMimma Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh, poor creature...
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memuco Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
imagine, million go like this......
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Chimpeetah Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
I don't understand why, if they would like continue using sharks for food, they begin farming and breeding sharks, and if for simply the fins, breed sharks with larger fins (maybe GM some regenerative properties), instead killing and mutilating wild sharks ?!
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memuco Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
They dont want to invest money in creating the infrastructure plus sharks need a lot of space to move around. They rather pillage the oceans.

thank you

memuco
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Chimpeetah Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
its unfortunate they have to be mutilated for a simple fin...
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oODarkLunaOo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Sad that its just for a f**king soup.... I dont know but as i recall we dont need soup to survive.
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memuco Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
A Chicken vegetable soups has more vitamins I would guess. Yeah pretty sad to exterminate a whole species for it.
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skydolphinCNV95 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
singapore is also one of those countries? i've lived here for 10 years and yet i didn't even know about it...
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memuco Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
I lived 3 years in the United Arab Emirates and though I saw many small sharks (that should not have been killed) in markets and photos. I never would have thought they where one of the BIG exporters. It's not something countries boast about.
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skydolphinCNV95 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
despite the fact that we all know some sharks are endangered, still there are people who kills them... i really wonder what the hell they are thinking you know...
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memuco Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
fort he fins, they they went from 100 dollars pero 1lb to 300lb (in about 2 years)so its mad rush to go and get as many fins as they can.
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skydolphinCNV95 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
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Skaramine Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn finners!
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memuco Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
yeah, I know. feel the same way.
:)

thank you
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Skaramine Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful portrayal of a majestic creature!
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memuco Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you :)
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Carotierchen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Photographer
Poor sharks =\
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memuco Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes they are in a lot of trouble :(
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Emi-Gemini Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's sad...
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memuco Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
It is, and time is running out that is why I started to do these pieces because we need to inform now. thank you

memuco
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Emi-Gemini Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understand, I just do the same with the stingrays, including manta rays ([link])...
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memuco Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yep, The ocean in general is under a lot of stress

:(
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Masanohashi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
oh my, that's so terrible :worry:
is there a help for that?
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memuco Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
yes there is join a growing community of people that care about whats happening to them. aproximetly 100 million are killed each year, So the WHOLE species is in trouble. though it has been slow governments are reacting to it.
join the shark alliance, wildaid,sharkrescue. get this image and distribut e it as far as you can send it post it. I will be adding many more. I am glad you want to help .

memuco
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Masanohashi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
ah, that's at least so good

yeah, that's terrible ;/ I seriously hate all that fishing industry ;/ poor sharks
humans are so much selfish, they don't realise how much harmful they are to environment, how much I hate it...

well then, thank you, I will check these webpages out
I would like to support these organizations finantially, unfortunately my resources are very low, at least for now
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