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The oceans needs your voice

Discussion in 'Good Causes, Petitions and Solicitations' started by Seagull76, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. Green_Manelishi

    Green_Manelishi Solo Diver

    I am not familiar with those statistics.

    Regulation only effects those willing to abide by the regulations.

    Assuming GP identifies the culprits, do they really expect to be able to put a stop to the shenanigans? Keep in mind that what we call corruption is simply the way other cultures conduct business.

    1RUSTYRIG Solo Diver

    Anyone who is thinking of becoming involved in an environmental movement should read Michael Chrichton's "State of Fear"
  3. fishhunta

    fishhunta Angel Fish

    The problem I have with groups like greenpeace is that it is all or nothing to them....hot or cold. There is no middle ground, but in reality, the middle ground is sometimes the right answer.
    I'll give an example.
    Greenpeace teaches that eating shark fin soup is bad because shrks are being depleated all over the world. They cite examples like the terrible practice of finning live sharks and throwing the body overboard. Reality is that here in the states, we have a healthy shark fishery. It is heavily regulated, and finning is stricktly forbidden. I would find eating soup or meat from a local caught shark ethical, but thet fail to make that distinction.
    Another issue I have is with their anti-whaling agenda. I don't think the Japanese should be able to trot all over the world killing whales either, but to try to stop indiginous people like eskimos isn't right, it is not their fault that the whales are depleted......
    I stay clear of helping peta or greenpeace, even though I consider myself an ethicist.
  4. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    actually i heard the same thing sea gull said

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