Hey there this is Leslie Kolovich. I interview Jupp Kerckerink, a shark conservationist, President of the Shark Research Institution, founder of www.sharkprotect.com and author of the book, Sharks: A Love Story.
He tells us some very important facts about our ocean’s health, and the very crucial role that sharks play in the balance of it. Education is the most important thing in helping us understand why we must care that anywhere from 30,000 to 73,000 sharks are killed a year! Shark finning is horrible! Senseless slaughters, more than often cutting fins off and throwing the body back into the water before they are dead. Mr Kerckerink has been diving with sharks and has studied sharks for many years. His understanding about the “Big Picture” of our future living on this planet boils down to this, we cannot continue to take from our oceans at the rates we do. Nor can we continue to put trash into our oceans that are actually becoming floating islands the size of Texas, and believe that there are no consequences. One thousand scientists wrote a letter to the United Nations telling them if we continue on the path we are on with our oceans, the oceans will be EMPTY by 2048!
If your political party is not talking about the importance of conserving our environment, maybe you should think twice before giving them your vote! If the ocean dies, so do humans. Simple as that. Now is the time to let your political candidates know you want the environment to be a high priority in their agendas. We cannot make big enough changes without our governments. They want our votes, we want them to help us save the planet we all live on! Only together can we make a difference.
What else can you do? Educate yourself, knowledge leads to understanding. Sharks are important, we cannot stand by and allow massive slaughters so people can have soup! Make simple changes in your life like using reusable water bottles, reusable grocery bags, be mindful of everything you put down your drain or gutters. Be present with decisions when it comes to your environment.
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