Sharks are not the cuddliest of animals. You do not find many people who have one as a pet. They seem to have got a bad reputation.
Human beings have a habit of killing anything that poses the slightest threat to us. The fact that there are many more people die from bee stings than shark attacks is irrelevant. (I better not mention that again or there will be nutters out there killing bees!). It gives people carte blanch to kill them.
That’s not the worst of it. It is nor just that they are being destroyed in numbers large enough to threaten their existence; it is the way they are being killed that is even more distressing.
Many Asians like shark fin soup. it is considered a delicacy. They are not so keen on the rest of the shark so there is not a market for shark meat. Therefore the only bits of sharks that are important are the fins.
Huge numbers of sharks of all species are caught. Their fins are hacked off while they are alive and their living bodies thrown over the side.
What is wrong with people? Have they no feelings?