mad-as-a-marine-biologist
mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

voiceoftheocean:

For the price of $13.99 you can own a dead baby shark in a jar. These “cute” little fellows are available tourist shops down in Myrtle Beach, SC. You can also purchase baby alligator heads, alligator feet, and shark jaws in various sizes.  

All that potential predatorness wasted. Do you know what species they are? Do you have the names/ addresses of these shops? Could write them letters educating them on the consequences of exploiting the babies of a k-selected apex predator. It may not be much but they would no longer have the excuse of ignorance. Remember to be polite, unemotional and factually correct. 
Check out the tone in some letters my friend & environmental advocate Anna Oposa has sent in the past re: shark’s fin soup:-
http://www.scribd.com/doc/59844501/Shark-s-Fin-Soup-in-Gloria-Maris
http://www.scribd.com/doc/59844503/Shark-s-Fin-Soup-in-Passion-Resorts-World
If they are already selling sharks, they won’t care if your heart is breaking at seeing these beautiful creatures in a jar. Give them tangible facts, and realistic scenarios. Something they can relate to. 

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

voiceoftheocean:

For the price of $13.99 you can own a dead baby shark in a jar. These “cute” little fellows are available tourist shops down in Myrtle Beach, SC. You can also purchase baby alligator heads, alligator feet, and shark jaws in various sizes.  

All that potential predatorness wasted. Do you know what species they are? Do you have the names/ addresses of these shops? Could write them letters educating them on the consequences of exploiting the babies of a k-selected apex predator. It may not be much but they would no longer have the excuse of ignorance. Remember to be polite, unemotional and factually correct

Check out the tone in some letters my friend & environmental advocate Anna Oposa has sent in the past re: shark’s fin soup:-

http://www.scribd.com/doc/59844501/Shark-s-Fin-Soup-in-Gloria-Maris

http://www.scribd.com/doc/59844503/Shark-s-Fin-Soup-in-Passion-Resorts-World

If they are already selling sharks, they won’t care if your heart is breaking at seeing these beautiful creatures in a jar. Give them tangible facts, and realistic scenarios. Something they can relate to. 

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