I would like to tell you a story about the best friends I ever had.
I own and operate the world’s first Saltwater Rescue Center. It turns out that fish and other creatures from the ocean have NO RIGHTS, nor do any other companies or organizations in America officially take or help unwanted fish or sea life.
Cat, dogs, birds, reptiles, small animals, etc. all have certain rights and rescue shelters to help them find new homes “except fish!! Well, included in just fish are sharks, brain corals, shrimp, seahorses, clams, and on and on…! Millions of creatures are taken from the ocean and killed needlessly everyday by an “industry” that has no rules, no morals and NO RESPONSIBILITY over the rare life they sell for profit, while all along boasting a 90% death rate within a month of being brought into captivity.
Most die, but a few will outgrow the small aquariums (glass cages) they are sold into. In fact a lot of creatures from the ocean get huge. Such as sharks that get 14 feet and 400 pounds. Nurse sharks are sold into the aquarium trade as 18 inch pups in 55 gal tanks and are told they will not grow larger than the tank. This is NOT TRUE; IT’S ONLY A SALES TACTIC!
Not only do these sharks out grow their tanks they get absolutely huge. They also sneeze, play shark ball, and get jealous, like their heads rubbed, make sand and their poop glows in the dark.
Turns out Nurse Sharks are loving, caring, smart creatures that not only deserves our respect but most importantly our protection from a needless death in a small torture chamber called an aquarium. They should be left out in the ocean to “make sand“. That’s right, they mineralize the bones in the fish they eat and turn it into beach sand. It comes right out of their skin. In fact, people use to use their hide for surgical sand paper, which is 7 times tougher than cow hide.
You might ask why we don’t just let them go, or give them to an aquarium to put in a bigger tank. Truth is the Aquariums in America do not take any “living donations” (they call them) and it’s illegal to let them go back in the ocean. In fact it’s more of a fine to let a shark go than it is to catch a pregnant female and cut the pups right out of the mother's belly. Nobody would stand for it if they did the same thing to dogs or cats. Why do they call them pups? Because they are just like puppy's. They have good days and bad, they feel sadness, sorrow, joy and happiness. If you ever got to know one... they would be the best friend you ever had too.
I invite you to come to meet Jack, Jill and Thelma, three of the coolest creatures you might ever meet.
We are trying to STOP THE SALE of creatures that get too big and propose that an aquarium be built to house the ones already out there, before they die of inadequate space.
Please help us,
President Sea Save Inc.
Founder World Sea Life Foundation