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Saturday, March 15, 2014

【WorldVision|世界宣明會】I'm FINished WITH FINS|我不翅了

March 15, 2014, Saturday
Even though I'm very busy on my work, daily life and so on my countless interests, but still......I'm find some time to join Tzu Chi and World Vision as a volunteer. Thus I attended an event briefing organized by World Vision last Saturday, it's about "Shark Savers" event!!! And I'll at Mid Valley as a volunteer for this event on March 22!!!

What's "Shark Savers"???
Due to enormous killing on sharks because of shark fins, they're threatened with extinction, so we must stop eating shark fins because no buying, no killing!!!

A lot of people has false perception on shark, such as shark eats human and impression from image about shark's with its sharp and scary teeth!!! Is kind of like shark's movie which has been influenced about shark eat human once they've seen one; photographer wanted to have the best shoot of shark, so they try to use small fish as prey to attract shark and catch the image of preying moment; according to scientist, shark do not like to eat human, they started to swim forward to people because it has sensitive smell sense, once human blood in the sea, they smelled it and they wondered what was it so they try to use they mouth to bite it to check it out as they don't have hands to do it, so by that...with its single bite, it can kill people but once they have realized it isn't its prey then they'll stop and swim away!!!

As from Asian culture, shark fin soup is kind of like a "must have" dish on the table for wedding dinner since 50years ago, wondering they're considered as cultural heritage or just to prove as richness in the family??? Is that really have to do that???

Maybe you don't know about this......Malaysia is the eight highest catchers globally and fourth highest importer globally, these are because we've highly demand, as they're not in Chinese wedding but Indians and Malays wedding as well!!!

It killed up to 100million sharks per year, in such a highly demand everyone year, how can sharks to be reproduce in such a short period???

Maybe someone will say......then just banned the catching and killing!!! A piece of shark fin can sell for Rm600, most of the catchers are poor fisherman, they're their family only financial supporter, do you think they're willing to give up this chance to make more money???

So what can do is curb demand, tackle the suppliers, when we stop consuming we reduce overall consumption, so we cripple the market thus they might stop ordering them...actually......why do we need to eat shark fin??? Or maybe some just buy it for decorations......

At last, back to human usual thought again "Why should I care? The shark has nothing to do with me, and most important is everyone did the same thing as well!!!" Have you every thought of sharks have existed for over 450millions years and now 1/3 of the species are threatened with extinctions. Sharks are crucial to oceanic health as a top predator and keystone species, it's like eliminating the apex predator and affects the entire food chain!!! Sharks eat stingrays and stingrays eat scallop and by now the stingray amount has increased...not only so, such as some "vegetarian fish" which eats algae, they always played as prey for sharks......without sharks they'll grow rapidly and the sea without algae, sea grass......can't imagine that...... 

Ocean provide oxygen
Ocean - Sharks = potential collapse of marine ecosystem
Ocean + Sharks = a healthy abundance of ocean life


 
The Shark Savers event started in Singapore, Hong Kong then Taiwan and in Malaysia, it started last year in August. World Vision will have this "I'm FINished WITH FINS" campaign in Mid Valley  (South Court) for 12 days (March 19 to March 30), they've activities such as wear the shark costume to take picture to bring awareness to the issue, signature as a show of support, donations and etc... Please do check it out when you're around and I'll be there as volunteer on 22 of March, maybe hit on me when you're there!!!

This post is just an activity I wanted to share to public, won't be given anything goodies in return, but if you wanted to give a hand  to help on promote this meaningful activity, you're most welcome to leave your email below or contact me!!!
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虽然忙碌的生活工作还有加上我数不尽的嗜好,但是还是需要抽空参加慈济和世界宣明会的活动,上个星期六的时候就参加了世界宣明会举办的“护鲨行动”的讲解会,因为在来临的周六(March 22)我需要到Mid Valley当志工!!!

首先来解释何谓“护鲨行动”???
多年以来人们不受控制的捕捉鲨鱼,就是为了它们身上的鲨鱼翅,这样以来让鲨鱼的数量大量的减少,甚至已将近面临绝种的危机,所以我们必须停止吃鱼翅,因为没有买卖就没有捕杀!!!

鲨鱼其实并不可怕,因为在这次讲解会里我明白到为什么一向以来给人的印象是很凶狠的,为什么鲨鱼会吃人类???   一切开始于一些传媒电影,像是电影里鲨鱼吃人的题材,让大家觉得它是见人就吃的还海洋生物;摄影师为了要捕捉到最佳的画面所以尝试很多方法捕捉鲨鱼在猎食的情况而露出它尖锐的牙齿;根据研究指出鲨鱼不喜欢吃人类的,而是当人类受伤流血,让嗅觉敏感的鲨鱼嗅到所以游过来看个究竟,由于鲨鱼没有双手可以触碰所以就用它嘴巴去要咬看看,但可想可知。。。它那尖锐的牙齿一咬下去就是让人的肢体分解,而且当它咬下去后才发觉那不是它的食物所以它就游开了。。。

鱼翅是在华人传统五十多年前开始的,吃鱼翅真的是所谓的传统还是因为要显示高贵的气派???   真的有这个必要吃它吗???

也许这个你不知道马来西亚竟然是在全球排行第八捕捉最多鲨鱼的国家,也是全球第四最多进口的国家,原来它不止在华人婚宴出现,而且在印度同胞和马来同胞的婚宴也是桌上的菜肴之一!!!

在一年内对鲨鱼的捕捉是将近一亿多只,这么庞大的捕捉量。。。可以想像鲨鱼们还来得及繁殖吗???

或许会有人提议那么让渔夫不要捕捉就好了嘛!!!   鲨鱼的一片鱼翅是可以让他们卖得Rm600,他们是需要养活一家大小,一片鱼翅可以让他们赚取这么多的生活费,那你可认为他们会放弃这道赚钱的管道吗???

所以没有买卖就没有捕杀,很多人误认为吃鱼翅是会帮助骨骼的胶质而且有些甚至是买回来当装饰品而已,真的有那样炫耀的必要吗???

回归人性的最根本。。。“鲨鱼绝种,是它们的事,不管我的事,而且很多人都这样!”   何曾想过。。。鲨鱼在海洋生存了450多亿年,现在三分之一的鲨鱼要面临绝种的危机!!!   鲨鱼在食物连里是扮演着一个非常重要的角色,因为鲨鱼吃Stingray,stinray吃scallop。。。没有了鲨鱼,stingray的数目就会大量的增加,相同的scallop也会面临绝种的危机;不但如此很多素食的海洋动物也是鲨鱼的猎食,没有了鲨鱼,素食动物就会不断增加,很多海底的植物是无从生存啊。。。没有鲨鱼就没有海洋。。。

这个“护鲨行动”开始于新加坡,香港,台湾,去年八月来到马来西亚,世界宣明会会在Mid Valley所举办的活动为期12天(March 19至March 30),现场会有可以穿上鲨鱼的装扮拍照,在场签名以示支持以及募捐等等。。经过那边的不妨可以到场支持一下,而我则会在三月二十二日在场当志工,有缘可相见!!!

这个活动完全是出于个人意愿只是想要宣传这个活动,不会得到任何什么奖状还是礼物回报,假如大众的博客们有意想要帮忙宣传或参与这个有意义的活动,可以留下网址或联络我!!!

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45 comments:

  1. Yup. I never order that anymore...but it is still very common at all Chinese dinners. Still serving it after all that has been said and done.

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  2. 啊~22号当天有考试,不能去。。

    不管怎么说,保护生态环境,拒绝吃鱼翅,这是很有意义的活动。
    加油!

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    1. 你可以其他日子去啊,只是我没有在那边而已,呵呵!!! =]

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  3. Many couples pledge no sharksfins liao for their wedding banquet.. And yes, many are serving chicken soup with "kon pui" liao instead of fins.. But of course, tradition is tradition, many would still prefer/remain sharksfins in their menu, they feel it's more "tai fong" if there are sharksfins and suckling pig in the menu.. And, not only the couple getting married.. Both sides of their family also "getting married", maybe the couple say no fins, but their in parents/in laws side wanted the fins.. Susah jugak.. But whatever is it, we do our part and save the fins! If we stop the eating, the killing stops too :)

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    1. I know,that's why they've Ben saying must convince more and more people to support this!!!

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  4. 这个活动好,支持+10!
    吃shark fins毫无益处,干嘛要吃。

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  5. Very informative post, I've heard about this before.
    Yes, we shouldn't take shark fins anymore!

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    1. Yes, that's right, everything must have a start which start from our own!!! =]

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  6. 我也戒掉吃鱼翅几年了.我宁愿粉丝当鱼翅...

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  7. 其实在婚宴上吃鱼翅有减少了, 这是我的感觉, 不懂真相是否??

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    1. 有一点啦,很多人都赞成无翅婚宴!!! =]

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    2. 其实听到电台也有在宣传No shark fins,而且好像有说在婚宴没有用shark fins可以得到什么什么的, 忘了

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  8. 没吃过鱼翅吧,也不会去鱼翅的!
    看过纪录片,没有鱼翅的鲨鱼真的很可怜~

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    1. 以前婚宴真的好多哦,看到记录片真的很痛心啊!!! =[

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  9. 支持!支持!嚴重支持!

    個人覺得,這方面的護鯊行動,需要繼續被普及化啊!

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    1. 对,很多人好真的不知道这方面的知识!!!

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  10. 现在婚宴上很少吃到鱼翅,可能商家也买不到的原故吧!

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    1. 想说买不到,最好不要买,可以让厨师煮别的菜肴代替!!! =]

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  11. wow, now now now.. i must say that i am totally convinced that this little girl called 小影 is actually a very kind-hearted person!! she always work with 慈濟 to help others and also the environment.. this "stop eating sharks fins" campaign is very meaningful, and you are right, if there is no demand then there is no supply, and we shall let the sharks stay in peace and also maintain the balance of the food chain..

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    1. Thanks ya, the world already have so many disaster, diseases and war, as weare human living on earth, must be aware of our surrounding all the time, guess that's the minimum that we can do for!!! =]

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  12. but i think recently a lot of people also did not serve shark's fin especially in wedding banquet, nowadays the people are younger and also more forward thinking and more environmentally friendly.. i think i have not been having shark's fin for quite some time already.. many supposed to be shark's fin soup already substituted with chicken soup or seafood soup.. :)

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    1. Yes, I realized that too, but some are of really still serving, we wish to have fully stop eating!!! =]

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  13. okay, mark the date!! if i am going to MV on 22nd March, then i shall go and meet you up!! make sure you are recognizable huh, later you are wearing those huge costume pretending to be sharks, then i'll not be able to find you :p

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    1. Hahaha, I guess I won't join be in that section, I might on the mechanism side or the signboard signature side!!!

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  14. 好一句没有鲨鱼就没有海洋,我想没有海洋,人类也会枯萎渐渐消失...

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  15. 小影,
    加油哦,我也不吃鱼翅的 =)
    可惜宴席上还是有鱼翅,唉

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    1. 谢谢,所以要说服他们在婚宴上不要再有鱼翅了!!!

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    1. 对呀梦想家啊科学家啊看,力量,希望可以帮助到!!! =]

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  17. My family and I don't eat shark fins. I guess have to convince those rich businessmen not to eat shark fins.

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  18. According to WV, quite a lot of big company CEO has joined this campaign but that they don't have time to record the video of it, as they're volunteer, the photographer shooter is volunteer, even the studio is volunteer as well, so must need some time to do it!!!

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