How cute! I love the wrinkles around his eyes!
Some other pictures from Planet in Peril segment.
As a Japanese person, eating shark fin is quite common. I knew somebody had posted blog about shark a couple of weeks ago, but I didn't read carefully at that time. Now Anderson is reporting on shark, I need to know what's the problem on it.
At first, I thought that each country has its own eating culture and that other people should pay respect to the culture. Actually, I went to Wikipedia both in Japanese and in English. In Japanese page, there's no negative remarks. However, in English page, there are a long controversy section. This example shows there's a wide gap between Asian countries and Western countries.
Personally, I love Shark Fin Soup. It is very healthy and taste so good. But now I know how they kill them. So inhumane, with no dignity. Just to take a tiny part of a shark, the entire body was thrown away, which I found really disgusting.
This leads to another question, is it OK for human to kill animals for food? Of course, I do eat meat, fish or other animal products. But thinking of how they were raised and how they were killed, I sometimes feel sorry for them even though I know they were born and killed to become food for human.
I also learned that if people on earth were to stop eating animals and start eating only corn, rice, all sorts of crops, or vegetables, the earth would be able to feed 9.1billions of people. Apparently, no people would be suffering from hunger.
But if all people on the earth were to stop eating animals, the entire eco system would change drastically, which would create another problem.
Hmm, if we eat too much, the eco system would change. If we stop eating animals, our lives might be in danger. What is the right thing to do?