Did You Know?
Sharks don't feed on humans. Humans feed on sharks.
No other animal is feared from as sharks. Sharks have the reputation of blood thirsty eating machines which any encounter with them will end up bad… However, if we check the statistics we will find that it is incredibly rare for any species of shark to attack. Actually, it is 27 times more likely to be killed by lightning, and a 1000 times more likely to be involved in a fatal bicycle accident. Sharks live in almost every marine habitat in the globe and some species, such as the bull shark, can be found even in fresh water. However, sharks attacks are rare and that's because out of more than 400 shark's species only a tiny minority might be dangerous. Also, humans are far from being attractive as pray to sharks. Actually, the vast majority of shark's species will bite only if being provoked- but that true also for almost every wild animal, isn't it?
On the contrary, humans are very dangerous to sharks and in fact about 70-100 million sharks are slaughtered every year by humans. About 70 million are killed only for the notorious 'Shark Fin Soup'. Buts harks are not only served up as Shark Fin Soup in restaurants. Sharks products can also be found in many health food stores, supermarkets, pharmacies, fashion stores, souvenir and pet shops. Their flesh is used as fertilizer, shark liver oil is harvested for use in cosmetics and as a source of Vitamin A, dried shark skin is used as sandpaper and made into leather goods, and shark teeth are used in jewelry and sold as souvenirs in the curios trade.
We are driving many sharks' populations to extinction and with it tilting and destroying the entire ecological balance of our oceans and seas.
It is our responsibility to remedy the damage that we cause.