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Just say no. by kuroya-ken


   Sometimes we have to be reminded, that we, as human beings, can be utterly horrifying creatures. Shark finning is an unfortunate process happening off many coastlines, to many unfortunate sharks.

Please look at the above deviation.

You can also read this blogpost: mishberries.blogspot.com/2012/… and watch this movie to educate yourselves. Warning: Not for the weak of will, stomach, or heart.



Even though there are many rules and regulations being put into place about shark finning, it is still happening, and most rules, laws and regulations didn't come to pass until the past five years.

The horrid process leaves sharks to die a cruel slow death, usually by suffocation, or being eaten. Many countries have been putting laws in effect to stop shark finning, or at worst forcing the fishermen to bring in the whole shark too port.

We as a people do have opinions, rights, and we can influence our governments to stop the horrid practice of shark finning and bringing the perpetrators of this crime to justice, and maybe even bring down illegal shark finning.

And now, a lovely feature with sharks.


:thumb336616187:parental work sketch by padmenvyPie Shark by RobtheDoodlerSharky! by frankie-san
Bleeds Night by Clone-ArtistBlack tip shark by seeARTendWhaleshark 11 by JulsBlackIt came from the ocean! by ivoryleopard
Out of the Gloom (or Fear) by DavidFulljamesShark and Boar by Tibor Galiger @ Dublin Ink by DublinInk:thumb335978951::thumb328522296:
SHARKNADO!! by bunnimationthis is what happens when... by zavraanSharktost (Street Sharks) by David De Leon Luis by DaviddleonluisAt First Bite by bigcas61
Heart Balloon Shark by DokuPRODUCTIONSShark in rain by RobtheDoodlerSomewhere in New Jersey... by AlphonseLavalleeSharky by bigcas61
Tiger Sharks by Astral-RequinWereshark by sethu13Fishe and Tchips by ebonydragonBWAH!!! by BlueRoseVal13
Little shark by AngeloCarvalhoAttack of the Alien Shark by VegaBoneIndustrial Shark - Rough Concept by JonJTran:thumb323069264:
Shark Rawr! by candystartreesoooo Shark by Jimmypencilsshark pirate by drawinguy:thumb333853048:
Surface by CKHUNTERSwim Along by Misty-Dawnwhale shark by HaakonLie
Seal Surfer by Dr-J-ToonsIf you don't love me, i'll take your heart away! by NeliaViolaKiyamet Concept by Astral-RequinKatie's Shark by Alohalanilove
Sharagon by thesimplegiantworkA Shark In The Clouds by gdsbngd2me:thumb332787243:Riptide by Veramundis
Fraudator Pistris by AverageAceWhite Death by swordsman117Jetsam :D by QaizorShark Pointillism by thebigcat4


Also, buy this shark plushie!
50% of all proceeds help save sharks in China! (I'm taking a stab that the other 50% goes to make more plushies)
Save the Sharks Plush by niitsvee

Please fav this article and comment. Also, check out the blog and video!
Help the sharks of the world.
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:iconthesimplegiantwork:
thesimplegiantwork Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
super thanks
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:iconthesimplegiantwork:
thesimplegiantwork Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
awesome!! I just got back on
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AverageAce Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the feature!
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UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Welcomes!
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Alohalanilove Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Feature!
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UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Welcomes!
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CreatureLab Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love being a part of this. Thanks
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:iconultimamage578:
UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Welcomes!!
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PixieHearts Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for adding my shark necklace ^^ super cute page!
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:iconultimamage578:
UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Welcomes and thanks!!
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gdsbngd2me Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Thanks for sharing my picture! Awesome!
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:iconultimamage578:
UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Welcomes!!
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AngeloCarvalho Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Assistir uma filmagem assim é de doer o coração. É muita covardia.
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CKHUNTER Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the feature:)
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:iconultimamage578:
UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Welcomes!!
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ebonydragon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the feature ^^
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:iconultimamage578:
UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Welcomes!
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UniqueEnigma Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Sharky sharky sharky!
Lurv emz
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:iconultimamage578:
UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Yes, sharks!!
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Veramundis Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Thank you !
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:iconultimamage578:
UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Welcomes!!
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Dr-J-Toons Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Hey thanx soo much for including my pic in this I've been very disturbed for years now by how many sharks that are being killed over there I love sharks they are extremely fascinating and beautiful fish.
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:iconultimamage578:
UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Welcomes!

Yes, it is very disturbing on how this act is happening.
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HaakonLie Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the feature! I'm happy my art was features on a cause such as this! Lets assemble for the sharks!
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:iconultimamage578:
UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Welcomes!

If I can help just one shark or help educate one person, than that would be enough for me.
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frankie-san Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Thankyou so much for featuring my artwork!
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:iconultimamage578:
UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Welcomes!!
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padmenvy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
o3o/ Stop Shark Finning! [link]
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:iconultimamage578:
UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
That is a beautiful piece. I think it further continues our feelings and sadness for the sharks.
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:iconpadmenvy:
padmenvy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And Thanks for the feature <3
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AlphonseLavallee Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Thank you for the feature. :thanks:

A few months ago, I draw this picture [link] for the "Shark Week" on FurAffinity. When I watched the movie "Mondo Cane" (an old Italian documentary from 1962) this scene [link] disgusted me from being a human...
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UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Welcomes! I'm happy to do it.

That is a very beautiful and mood striking piece.

Just knowing that humans do this, kind of makes me feel ashamed and wanna be a merman.
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Qaizor Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
thank you for the feature^^ and this is really great for helping sharks. I agree!
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:iconultimamage578:
UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Welcomes!

Yes. I think we, as people, can help educate others and change opinions and get stuff changed for the better.
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zavraan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome! <3 Thank you! :'D
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UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Welcomes.
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johnovans Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for the feature!
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UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
No I should thank you for the art to feature.
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ivoryleopard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the featuring my Sharktapus! He is pleased.

Though I would note that the way sharks are depicted in movies, the news and Shark Week are not helping ease people's fears of these beautiful and powerful creatures.
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UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Lols he was so cute I had too.

I know, but I find that the majestic creature are rather inspiring anyway, and that people have at least enough courage to begin research on this horrid practice known as shark finning.

I just hope people's love of sharks will help with the stop of this horrid practice or at least inform and teach more people.
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ivoryleopard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Unfortunately there is still a demand for it so fishermen are going to fish for it. Things like shark finning will stop when people are no longer picky about what they eat. There are plenty of edible foods in our world! We do not need to limit ourselves to only certain foods.

The way I see it, if you are going to kill an animal use all of it's parts. Don't waste it. There's meat all over an animal and leather can me made from it's skin. Even bones and cartilage have it's uses.

Sharks are not just being killed due to finning but also because of fear. I've seen that while fishing. Some people that catch sharks will let them die on the pier or on the surf instead of releasing them or taking it home as a food source. If they do release them, then the animal is too injured to survive.
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UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
The shark finning isn't really about being picky. It's more for herbal remedies and a sign of status.

Yes, that is very true.

I can understand the fear aspect. But it kind of hurts me to know that they are too afraid. I don't know really. I just wish people would be more careful. Sharks are creatures to, ya know?
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ivoryleopard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Talking to the choir and a serious foodie. Sign of status in food is the basis for delicacy thus is being picky about food. Keep in mind that foods that are known as being pricy and status symbols were at some point hard to obtain (which is how they got their status). Also for some people, they would not want to be caught dead eating anything that's not top notch cuisine and anything below that is viewed as garbage. Yes shark fins are considered as a delicacy in East Asia, but the meat is usually viewed as "peasant food". This explains why it sometimes is thrown away. Even in the US, fishing guides have sharks/rays listed as a trash/nuisance fish. Though ray/skate wings go at least $30 a pop at a French restaurant.

Shark fins, like bird nests are tasteless and bland. Jellyfish is as well. Then again these are cooked as texture enhancers for food. Ethics aside, they are pretty useless in cuisine and can be easily replaced by different noodles, especially mung bean or potato noodles.

It's neat to read about the cultural history of food. It's amazing to see how different foods rank up with each other by who eats them. It's also a sad reality of how we don't use all of our natural food resources because of "status" and have looked down on what's known as "peasant foods". I'm a snout to tail eater. Some of the best dishes I have ever eaten are known as peasant foods.

Selachophobia and Galeophobia have always been around since Maritimes and Maritimes have been around since humans figured out how to float pieces of wood strapped together. It's the primal fear of mutilation and of being eaten alive/bitten. It was a very common fear to have by people that live near coasts. Great whites have their reputation since they are ambush predators. The fear only grew in modern times by a certain movie with a faulty animatronic shark named Bruce that did not work most of the time and would sink to the bottom of the sea. It's just the sheer thought of something that can kill you. Plus since water is not our natural element, they have the advantage. People naturally fear predators and rightfully so.

Yes they are animals but as you know the ocean is their turf. I've been stung by jellyfish, snapped at by blue crabs, stepped on a ray, charged at by a dolphin and butt-slapped by a dogfish. Not fun, but it's part of the risks of nature. It would be like taking a stroll in the jungle and complaining about a tiger or a snake nomming on your leg or worse getting some parasite that's going to make your insides feel like it's been placed in a rusty meat grinder. Life need precautions because anything and everything can kill you.
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Astral-Requin Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you for the feature ~

And through his incentive to protect these fantastic animals. :hug:
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UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Welcomes!!
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