Sharks: The End
Here's the latest painting in Fizza Abdulrasul's campaign against shark fin soup: The End (2009). To waste a magnificent creature merely for its fins is appalling, but to cut off those fins while it is still alive and to toss it back into the sea to drown is even worse. Nothing new in this, of course. Human greed and cruelty know no bounds. Yesterday the Mail Online published an article on the annual capture and slaughter of dolphins by Japanese "fishermen" - dolphins are actually mammals - from the village of Taiji (CLICK). Ironically, the villagers are poisoning themselves with toxic dolphin meat, which contains mercury, cadmium, DDT and carcinogens! Humanity plunders the Earth as though its resources and its capacity to absorb and neutralize toxic waste were infinite. If only. And what's Officialdom's answer to all of this destruction? Carbon trading!