Mr Bezos you should be ashamed.
Sharks are on the endangered species list.
Adjective: (of a species) Seriously at risk of extinction
Extinction of course means no longer existing. Gone. Never to be seen again.
The fact that Amazon.com, an internationally known brand, is condoning Shark finning is disgraceful. A number of Tank Bangers sent Mr Bezos an email and his response was that 'Amazon caters to every customers needs'. So if we demanded tiger skin or panda bone would Amazon sell that? Bearing in mind that they too are endangered species. Due to their cuddly nature if such items did go on sale millions of people around the world would demand them to be taken off. But sadly Sharks are not so lucky. Due to bad media-portrayals from the Millions pound film Jaws to over-the-top hysterical newspapers Sharks are one of the most hated creatures on the planet. I know people that fear them so much they won't even go into the sea...
I personally think that Humans need fearing alot more. What other species premeditates death like us? What other species gets enjoyment out of pain and suffering.
Apart from being the oceans apex predator and vital for maintainng the oceans delicate ecosytem sharks are amazing creatures. Their population has also declined NINTY PERCENT in the last 40 years and its predicted that by as early as 2030 there will be non left.. Sharks like us take 10-15 years to reach sexual maturity and they simply can't breed fast enough to cope with the drastic over-fishing. 100million sharks are killed a year, with 50% of that being from by-catch (aka fishing for other fish and sharks accidentally being caught). Thats insane.
Luckily there are some individuals that want this to stop. There are a number of Marine Conservation groups poping up like The Tank Bangers (see link at top of page) who are passionate about saving the sea and all its marine inhabitants. They have created this petition to ask Amazon to re-think its Shark selling ways-
Please sign Petition to Amazon to Remove Shark Products.
We need to preserve these amazing creatures for our future generations to enjoy.