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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I don't like the practices involved and the overfishing of shark populations because of it. They catch sharks, cut off the fins, throw the carcass back. For ****'s sake, at least take the whole fish to market. But no. I'm not exactly down with driving species to extinction for something so trite; but whatever.
    They do not do that in the US.
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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Consideirng the 2000 Shark Finning Prohibition Act(signed by Clinton) and the shark conservation act(signed by Obama) the shark fin soup at that restaurant served was not the result of shark-finning.
    I know that. Nevertheless, most species that are fished (primarily for their fins) are at least species that are threatened or endangered. It's a sustainability/conservation concern. This wouldn't be a problem if shark stocks were plentiful, but they're not.
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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    What a stupid story man. You know what though? The reason stupid stories like this are written is because people apologize for them. I would have had a lot more respect for Obama if he would have just ignored it and moved on. Who friggin cares if he actually even ate the soup? I wouldn't. Is it against the law yet? No. So what's the issue? These people get a voice because the individuals they attack roll over and apologize for the action. I say screw em. Do your thing and get on with your life.
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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    They do not do that in the US.
    Well, that only extends out to the EEZ, 200 miles. I'm hardly an enviro-nazi but I find the harvest of shark fins disgusting. If the sharks harvested were being consumed in their entirety, I'd be fine with it.

    As a hunter and and fishermen, you don't just kill stuff for a piece or two. This is simply conservation as well as balance. Sadly, that term has been hijacked by the enviro-tards but its a pretty conservative principle.

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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You are aware that people do eat other parts of the shark besides the fin?


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    Of course I do.

    Are you aware that most of the shark you eat is farmed, right? Sharks have to be processed properly or there will be a strong taste of ammonia. Also, sharks contain a large amount of mercury, especially the bigger older ones. There's a reason why the meat regularly gets tossed back.
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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    LOL I've eaten it - am I going to go to hell now? LOL
    What a silly and useless post.
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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    I know what I'm having for lunch today.


    Seriously, I don't like Obama and this is trivial to me.

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    Shark fin soup isn't that great. Bald Eagle soup though is awesome.

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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    I'm going to start calling pro-lifers "Anti-choice cum guzzlers".
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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I'm going to start calling pro-lifers "Anti-choice cum guzzlers".
    What a great post, surely a well thought out comparison.

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