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I don't want to live on this planet anymore
    #653747 - 01/05/13 12:34 AM (3 years, 10 months ago)

Alarming sight: thousands of shark fins drying on Hong Kong rooftop

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The number of shark fins set out to dry like the morning laundry on a Hong Kong factory building rooftop is staggering. To look at the accompanying images and video, revealing perhaps 10,000 fins, and to grasp that sharks are being slaughtered at a furious pace so their fins can be used to make soup, one cannot help but wonder how many years will pass before at least some shark species are banished to extinction.
Shark conservation movements are growing, especially regarding the cruel practice of finning, but the striking imagery supplied by photojournalist Alex Hofford illustrates that conservation efforts, while they have made progress, have a long away to go toward stemming the killing of sharks for their fins.

Hofford states on his blog that traders have taken to using rooftops instead of ground-level markets to dry their fins out of public view: "I'm now of the opinion that this place has been operating for a very long time, and it's only in the last three days that their activities have come to light."
China is the world's largest shark fin market and Hong Kong is a hub through which many fins pass. Hofford focused his camera on a specific location: Kwong Ga Factory Building, 64 Victoria Rd., Kennedy Town.

Though it's not illegal to posses and sell fins in China, most traders keep their operations at least somewhat private to avoid negative PR. Asked how he was able to obtain his vantage point Hofford responded, via email: "Evading security guards, running up and down dusty stair cases, climbing up rusty ladders, and general low-level paranoia!"

The photojournalist blogged: "The front line in the war against the shark fin trade has shifted from the sidewalks to the roof tops. The theory goes that after being exposed at street level, they have now sought to move their activities out of the public eye to avoid further backlash."
Shark finning, which involves the removal of fins from captured sharks and the tossing of shark carcasses overboard, is increasingly under fire. The practice is illegal in some areas, including the U.S., and many U.S. states have banned the sale and possession of shark fins.

But scientists estimate that up to 70 million sharks are killed each year, solely for their fins. Most of them end up in China, where shark-fin soup is a delicacy enjoyed mostly by the affluent. It's not clear whether the fins in Hofford's images were from sharks killed only for their fins, but it's easy to draw that conclusion.

"I feel disgusted with humanity," Hofford blogs. "These shark fins belong in the ocean, not the rooftop of an industrial building. Rhinos, elephants, tigers. Now sharks. When will it ever end?"

It will not end, unfortunately, until demand for shark-fin soup shrinks to an insignificant level.







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SMH.


It's a real shame all those sharks had to die just so they can have soup.


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Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore [Re: Deadkndys420]
    #653749 - 01/05/13 12:42 AM (3 years, 10 months ago)

disgusting


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Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore [Re: Deadkndys420]
    #653750 - 01/05/13 12:47 AM (3 years, 10 months ago)

Fucking China Man :mad2:


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Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore [Re: sloantbone]
    #653753 - 01/05/13 01:02 AM (3 years, 10 months ago)

Japan too yo.


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Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore [Re: Hawksresurrection] * 3
    #653834 - 01/05/13 12:19 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

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Japan too yo.




Well I don't want to be too hard on those Japanese folk.
You see, I hear that the Japanese Women, their pussy's are slanted __ the other way, so that when you spread their legs apart, their pussy gets  tighter. :tongue:



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Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore [Re: sloantbone] * 1
    #653851 - 01/05/13 04:35 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

:lol:

i hear the new crop of japs, also has nipples on there ass cheeks too
:aweoverdose:


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Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore [Re: P-O] * 1
    #653911 - 01/05/13 09:11 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

I wish comeone would cut the males nuts off and the fuckin femals tits off and see what its like. I am all for hunting to feed my family and I do a ton of it but every part we can eat and or use from the animal is saved. Even when I take my kid squirl hunting I give the meat to a friend and I save the tails and send them in to a fishing lure company to get made into fly fishing gear. THESE PEOPLE ARE A DISGRACE


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Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore [Re: Deadkndys420] * 1
    #653952 - 01/05/13 11:08 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

What's wrong with this exactly?


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Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore [Re: DungenessDank]
    #653954 - 01/05/13 11:13 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

killin sharks is illegal...  they kill whole shark just for its fin...


world shark population is very small now.....




fuckin asians :mad2:


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Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore [Re: P-O]
    #653961 - 01/06/13 12:23 AM (3 years, 10 months ago)

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PositiveOutlook said:
killin sharks is illegal...  they kill whole shark just for its fin...


world shark population is very small now.....




fuckin asians :mad2:




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Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore [Re: DungenessDank]
    #654043 - 01/06/13 04:32 PM (3 years, 10 months ago)

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What's wrong with this exactly?






They cut the fin off, then dump the still living shark back into the ocean.  As was stated the shark population is practically non-existent in relative to the size of our ocean, then again the same goes for our fish populations.


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Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore [Re: Deadkndys420]
    #659423 - 02/18/13 03:48 AM (3 years, 9 months ago)

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Deadkndys420 said:
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PositiveOutlook said:
killin sharks is illegal...  they kill whole shark just for its fin...


world shark population is very small now.....




fuckin asians :mad2:








fuck sharks, man.  :gooby:


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Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore [Re: closed veil] * 1
    #659425 - 02/18/13 03:52 AM (3 years, 9 months ago)

FOCV


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Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore [Re: P-O]
    #659426 - 02/18/13 03:55 AM (3 years, 9 months ago)

no really.
we're at the top of the food chain.
we are competing for the same food (fish)
fuck um.


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    #659428 - 02/18/13 04:01 AM (3 years, 9 months ago)

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FOCV




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Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore [Re: closed veil]
    #659445 - 02/18/13 01:22 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)

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closed veil said:
no really.
we're at the top of the food chain.
we are competing for the same food (fish)
fuck um.




Yeah but like, theres this wee thing called biodiversity, its sort of important for the food chain bro.


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Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore [Re: drawde]
    #659447 - 02/18/13 02:07 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)

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Yeah but like, theres this wee thing called biodiversity, its sort of important for the food chain bro.




overrated.
99% of all species that have lived on Earth have gone extinct.
it's a natural cycle.
humans are a virus of a species and i think our only purpose is to fuck this world up as much as we can before it fights back and we can't adapt quickly enough to survive.
and i don't think there is anything we as a species can do to fuck this world up beyond repair.
so why should i care if someone wants shark fin soup?


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    #659450 - 02/18/13 02:10 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)

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PositiveOutlook said:
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PositiveOutlook said:
FOCV







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Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore [Re: P-O]
    #659452 - 02/18/13 02:13 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)

hey man, i'm allowed to have an opinion.

FOPO!  :psycrankey:


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Re: I don't want to live on this planet anymore [Re: closed veil]
    #659463 - 02/18/13 03:02 PM (3 years, 9 months ago)

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closed veil said:
Quote:

drawde said:
Yeah but like, theres this wee thing called biodiversity, its sort of important for the food chain bro.




overrated.
99% of all species that have lived on Earth have gone extinct.
it's a natural cycle.
humans are a virus of a species and i think our only purpose is to fuck this world up as much as we can before it fights back and we can't adapt quickly enough to survive.
and i don't think there is anything we as a species can do to fuck this world up beyond repair.
so why should i care if someone wants shark fin soup?




Are you kidding me? We could crack this old space marble in half with like 1% of our nuclear weapons!


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