International Year of the Shark - What will you do?

Welcome to the international year of the shark. So far in this very young 2009 two large Asian companies resolved to take shark products off their trade websites. We congratulate Alibaba.com and taobao.com.cn for taking the initiative to remove this endangered species off their websites.

So? What will you do?

Start by being aware. If you see a business that serves or sells any shark products ask them why? Remind them that 100 million sharks are being destroyed every year simply to supply an industry that has no sustainability and is changing the face of our planet for profit.

Learn as much as you can. Become educated. Because with knowledge comes power and we need to be able to change peoples impression of the plight of sharks. If they really feel there is no problem why would anyone want to change anything? It's the whole "If it ain't broke don't fix it" syndrome.

Do what you can. Act in a way that is right for you. Protest in your own way...but do! Don't sit on the side lines and watch this happen. Because it's happening to you if you realize it or not.

You're in charge of your life. You need to make sure our planet is here for generations to come. So your children and your children's children can see sharks in their natural habitat and not in history books.

Activation Through Education.

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