In its natural environment, this shark has only one enemy, the Orca whale. However, the shark's most threatening predator is humans. Great White Sharks have a monstrous reputation with society due to the sensationalized media that accompanies them. Sharks are killed for numerous reasons through commercial fishing, sport fishing, or for body parts such as fins. An estimated seventy million sharks are killed annually due to trade and many more sharks are also killed accidentally in fishermen's nets (Shark Conservation Through Legislation, 2001, http).
Great White Sharks are greatly misinterpreted as vicious man-eaters because of the media, movies, and people’s imaginations, but they are actually large fish who mistake people for seals and other marine life. What is a great white shark? The great white, among the least understood of Earth’s creatures, is an apex predator, meaning that it is at the top of the food chain with no natural predators. This means great whites have their pick of food when it comes to selecting their prey (Klimley 15). Carcharodon carcharias, better know as the great white shark, have existed as a group for over 350 million years (Long).
Mark Simmons and Carol Ridges were both a former seaworld trainers that knew Dawn Bradshaw. Thomas G. Tobin admitted that he was there and told them that the whale had swallowed the arm. Some people say that we need to let the whales go and keep the people out the water unless they have a physical barriers b/w them and the trainers. The question still on the peoples minds is whether we should keep the whales. Many people are starting to worry about the whales because what has happened to Dawn Bradshaw.
The IWC called for a “pause” referd to as moratorium on whaling in 1986 (WWF, N.d). Whaling is not practiced everywhere. Whaling is an act that is most common in places like Japan, Iceland, Canada, Russia, and the Netherlands. The WWF is against commercial whaling, but there is an allowed amount of whales that a country can kill if it is for scientific research. Japan and Iceland are the only two countries that hunt whales for this reasoning; Japan having done so since 1987 (WWF, N.d).
During the recovery period, Australian Kenneth Coonan criticized Lieutenant David McCracken, the naval officer who oversaw the first post-war whaling expedition, after observing waste being dumped over the side of a whaling ship when the fleet killed whales at a faster rate than they were processed. This expedition was the first of many for McCracken, who eventually detailed his journeys in the book Four Months on a Jap Whaler. After the International C... ... middle of paper ... ...to Japan’s influence on other International Whaling Conference Nations. In 1982, the International Whaling Commission passed a moratorium that went into effect in 1986. Japan objected to this moratorium and continued whaling.
The Ecologist posted an article by Nick Kettles Revealed: How Demand for Shark Fin Soup Fuels Bloody Harvest tells of the large amount of shark blood shed for the Chinese delicacy, shark fin soup. There are many efforts being set up to help the conservation of sharks but many fall short. One of the many reasons for this is that people flat out fear sharks. Why would they want to help an animal that has been portrayed as a dangerous and seeking to kill humans? The author of Jaws makes a point in saying he had no idea the impact his book and film would make on todays beachgoers.
How is hunting for sport any different than killing whales? Media plays a big role in making whaling out to be a very malignant practice. The television show, “Whale Wars” highlights an anti-whaling group that sabotage the Japanese ships in the Southern Antarctic Ocean. The anti-whaling group uses many tactics to “persuade” the Japanese to quit whaling, from throwing rotten eggs on the whaling ship decks, to attempting to foul the propellor of the vessel. The anti-whaling group is allowed to have their own television show.
You are hauled onto a vessel carrying more just like you, most probably to be from your own pod. You bleed even more and are sliced up into small pieces to sell in mass produces of meat to eat. But you shouldn’t worry at all! These inhumane killing sprees are only for research to understand more about how other human impacts are killing whales such as noise pollution and oil pollution. It’s perfectly normal to kill thousands of whales just to see how we can help them!
My first impression of this advertisement represented how whales are going extinct and no one really cares to stop this travesty. Also, as we all know, graffiti is just another way of vandalizing property. This advertisement is meant for showing that people are vandalizing our oceans where these extinct whales are living. The creator of the ad wants people to feel sorry for the whale, in making the audience feel sorry by donating to the actual cause. There have been numerous stories about people destroying our oceans, and it needs to come to an end.
Therefore the population is declining. Not only are we killing them off quickly, they are being killed brutally. The death count is not on the whalers, it is on the whales! The whales are massacred with harpoons. Harpoons have barbs so when you penetrate the whale you cannot pull the harpoon back out.