Shark Fins – Soup… Anybody?

Why not?

As it Comes

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Thousands of sharks without their fins die out
there in the tortured waters – unable to breathe,
and left to suffer immeasurable pain
as they spiral through the depths of aqua marine
to be feed for marauding fish. Without movement
these ancient creatures cannot extract oxygen from
the water, from its life source and in the world they
have ruled for 400 million years this caretaker of
the oceans falls prey – guilty of a bad
image -to hysteria and legend, to the uneducated,
the myths, the whispers and ignorant reasons – oh yes,
and soup; an affectation that comes at a huge price
with all the benefits that high levels of mercury
and hydrogen peroxide brings. So pretty up those
fins for the masses – enjoy your soup and fake
remedies! Butchers line the pockets of those who
flaunt regulation – the real culprits who care
little about their own health care even less

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Author: Anita Lubesh

I write poetry/prose/stories/short stories/verses for children/sketch/and have 6 chapters of a novel sitting there like that half eaten trifle in the fridge or bottle of Jack Daniels because something makes you afraid to eat it or drink... right now.. I am a proud Geordie from England's northern hemisphere and the beautiful city of Newcastle upon Tyne. I live with my lovely husband who came all the way from sunny California just for me, and my favourite animal, Bobble, our dog. I am a member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth and wish we could all do more, especially today, when such a lot is wrong.

4 thoughts on “Shark Fins – Soup… Anybody?”

  1. Anita, wonderful post, per usual. I honestly can’t get over the fact that some people continue to kill an animal just to have a “delicacy” on their plate. It’s maddening. And to add insult to injury–tossing the remains as though the entire kill is as meaningless as scraping dirt off a shoe. Sharks will have their revenge in the next world, I’m absolutely sure of that!

    I also want to thank you so, so, so very much for your contribution to my WWF page. I just kicked that off about a month ago and I have not gotten around yet to “spreading the word.” I am hoping to get it off the ground soon! That, along with a writing project I’m doing with some local young writers, will be my big fundraising event this year. I’m so pleased you are a part of that! 🙂 Thanks again and keep up your fantastic posts!!

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      1. Cancer research is another important cause. I have a little cousin in Texas (she’s seven years old) in remission from Leukemia. So I donate to the LLS to show my support. Every little bit helps. Good luck with your fundraising efforts too!

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