25 Mar '12, 1am

@SeaShepherd article about raising awareness against #slaughtering #SeaLions n #Oregon #SeaShepherd also #Tweet4Taiji

“The fact is that human activity is destroying fish populations. The construction of dams, the activity of fish farming, the introduction of non-native species, the discharge of pollutants, sport fishing, rigid treaty fishing rights, and mechanized commercial fishing operations contribute to catastrophic failure of fish species. These are all human activities and have been increasing in recent years along with the human population on the planet. What IS normal is the predation of fish by other fish, by birds, by sharks, and by marine mammals. Predation is far older than the presence of humans on the planet. Subsistence and artisanal fishing (predation) by humans has been around a long time and for the most part has been able to coexist with the natural order. Pinning the blame elsewhere and drawing attention away from the real culprit(s) are common human behaviors. The sca...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2012/03/22/us-d...

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