Discussion in 'SF Lounge' started by Stamps Rule, Jul 16, 2012.
I'm vaguely okay with this.
Nothing wrong with that ban.
More than 20 hey. In a city of a million getting 20 letters is enough for this to happen?
So let's get this straight...sharks aren't illegal to own in Canada, shark fins aren't illegal in Canada, you can go into a drugstore and buy shark cartilage in Canada and even in Calgary but if you want to have bad tasting soup that's illegal? Got it.
Guess Calgary's problems have all been solved since I left that they can now focus in on the menu items at restaurants...look out 16oz soft drinks you're next!
I guess the point is... I don't know the point of the ban.
It says in the article the sharks are thrown back Alive in the water after having their fin removed. Yeah I'm for it. Barbarians.
Okay, now you've got my attention.
I would imagine that most fishermen would save the rest of the shark for the other sellable parts than just toss them into the depths. A big shark would be a major profit.
No. I have heard the same thing. Like people kill bears for just one part. Or a Moose or Elk for their antlers. Just discard the body.
If you'd ever tasted shark, you'd know the folly of that comment, Rids...
There are no saleable parts...:s
Except, obviously sharkskin, which can be tanned and used as a leather good, but most of the sharks they harvest for fins are relatively small, and therefore essentially useless as providers of that product.
As a result, after being hauled aboard, these mostly juvenile sharks (who haven't even had an opportunity to reach sexual maturity and to breed), have their fins stripped off, and the living body of the creature is thrown back into the sea and left to spiral aimlessly into the depths like a wingless, rudderless aircraft falling out of the sky.
"Barbarism" would be too kind a label...
Not only spiralling to their deaths but suffering great pain as well.