America sucks sharks out of her own waters and pumps them around the world to countries smart enough to protect their own sharks selling off our irreplaceable natural resources for a buck. Real sharks shipping innocence sharks claiming conservation selling precious life forms to live in a box in some foreign land with no rights what-so-ever. They say that they sell them “Legally and responsibly”. There is nothing “Responsible” about selling sharks that get 14 feet to Pet Stores that might end up in some small tank being fed goldfish by Bevis and Butthead. When asked to stop selling these sharks they said it was an “unreasonable” request, even though they claim to want to protect the very same sharks! The logical conclusion is they want to protect the sharks from everybody except them. Even the National Aquarium in Baltimore says we should protect large sharks from ending up in Pet Stores, but yet the aquarium orders replacement fish from the very same wholesalers. Which is it? Do they want to do the RIGHT thing or not? They say they don't take living donations (sharks) because they don't know the history of the fish. Do they know the history of wild fish? Maybe the National aquarium should set an example of the best America has to offer and not support companies that sell sharks irresponsibly. Nor should they even need to replace said fish. Because the wholesalers mix all the fish together in their so called quarantine along with the use of high doses of several chemicals. It didn’t work 40 years ago and it still does not work! Anything but responsible! Kids watching the cookie jar will rape the Oceans for money every time. The world is watching us to set an example of how to protect and treat life. Don’t you think American or National should stand for something special? Terrorists want to kill us over this stuff. We need to wake up and do what we say. We should be proud to be Americans setting a better example not being hypocritical selling off our souls for money. There is a fine line between Democracy and Hypocrisy!
So pass it on and tell the whole world and the National aquarium we need to let somebody RESPONSIBLE to be in charge over other lives.
If you agree that a National Aquarium in Baltimore should be held to a higher standard than a common Pet Store then help us forward this perpetual e-mail to the National Aquarium in Baltimore and anybody else you can think of.
Dear National Aquarium,
If you are receiving this;
Please consider this one more vote for what’s right. A National Aquarium should help protect the very creatures they put on display and develop new innovative ideas for fish conservation, instead of the old school way the experts claim still works after all these years. The National Aquarium should stop using irresponsible wholesalers and develop sustainable fish collecting and keeping practices or not have a “National” title.
Please set an example, for the rest of the world to see.