Discovery News video: Shark finning

WARNING: Video features footage of live sharks being finned.

While Discovery Channel has faced much criticism for some of its programming choices for Shark Week over the past few years (including this year), there have been a few features popping up on Discovery Networks YouTube channel over the past few days that are conservation based. The video above which features some of the first known footage of shark finning, according to the intro text in the clip (typos aside).

The Beqa Adventure Divers blog and this article from The Huffington Post have pretty much summed up the negative aspects of Shark Week. Rather than focus on the negatives this year (like I did last year), I’m going to try shift my focus toward the “positive” or at least “educational” aspects of Shark Week. Hopefully, they won’t be few and far between this time around.

One comment

  1. Shark Finning is an atrocious act. I know there’s laws against it, but laws won’t change thousands of years of Chinese and Japanese tradition. Sharks are slow to mature and don’t have many offspring. Humans kill millions of sharks every year and eventually every shark in the ocean will be on the verge of extinction.

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