02 October, 2008

How Far would You Go?

This is an extract from a recent newsletter by Sea Shepherd which was passed on to me by my friend Patrick of Scuba Seraya in Bali. Sea Shepherd is currently advocating and taking serious action against shark finning:

".....Shoppers on Regents Street in central London likely got more than they bargained for last week. On September 3rd in a dramatic illustration of how sharks are caught and killed for their fins, Alice Newstead, performance artist and former employee of LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, voluntarily had her skin pierced with actual de-barbed shark hooks and hung suspended from the ceiling in the window of one of LUSH's busiest shops for 15 minutes.

As a crowd gathered to watch in horror, Newstead said, "I am doing this because the demand for shark fin soup and other shark products is wiping out the shark population." Unlike the 100 million sharks who are brutally slaughtered each year for their fins, Newstead commented, "I will be left with scars, but the wounds will heal....."

1 comment:

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well this is really weird