Archive for January, 2011

Stop Red Chilli Restaurants Serving Shark Fin (No Comments)

Please join Amy in signing the  petition to stop Red Chili Restaurants from serving shark fin products.

Thank you Amy for all your work.

Anti Shark Finning Rally – Portland Oregon (3 Comments)


Please Support  Kaitlyn and Wayne Walter in their rally planned in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square during spring break.  For complete details please click here.    Thank you Kaitlyn and Wayne for all your work!!

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Artist:  Seamus Vaughan

Original Oil Painting (No Comments)


original oil painting courtesy of Brian Manning

Unknown, Uncared About, Murders (No Comments)


Sharks are the beautiful lions and tigers of the deep,
but have you ever cared to here them weep?
Are they really the man-eating carnivores we’re taught about in Jaws?
Or are they different, sensitive and have their own occasional flaws?
Maybe you don’t know this, but millions are being slaughtered.
Due to a vicious demand for their fins, that isn’t wanting to be altered.
Did you know that their fins are used in a “special” kind of food?
And that the fins are only parts of the bodies that are used?
This type of food is called soup, and it’s supposed to be a delicacy,
But many greedy, selfish men are killing these creatures so that they can be used even in a pharmacy.
Some people around the world believe that sharks are healthy and strong and maybe that if they took pills of shark bone, they would be defined as the sharks are known.
But as I said that is what some people think, which does not mean it’s true,
and what they do not understand is that they are causing an effect that could eventually kill them too.
As more and more sharks are being killed,
It’s as if the cup of life that God gave us is being spilled.
Sharks are basically the only thing that is helping us stay alive.
The sharks eat the fish that eat the plankton that consume carbon dioxide.
which makes oxygen to help us stay alive.
So as you can see,
the trees aren’t the only thing helping us to breathe.
Why are there different campaigns to save elephants, pandas, seals, whales, and turtles,
and there are none to save the sharks?
Is it because shark saving is just a job to big and scary to start?
I hope my poem has opened your eyes, and maybe has taken you by surprise.
And I also hope that you will watch a documentary,
that has definitely inspired me.
This brilliant film is called Sharkwater,
and I hope and pray you will watch this and let your fear of sharks be altered.

Careena – 14 years old

Copyrighted January 12, 2011