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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Endangered animals are twice as tasty.
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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    It's refreshing to see that none of the anti-Obama crowd are biting on this one and pretending to be animal rights activists or something in an effort to feign outrage. I sincerely do applaud that.

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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    It's refreshing to see that none of the anti-Obama crowd are biting on this one and pretending to be animal rights activists or something in an effort to feign outrage. I sincerely do applaud that.


    That's because it's not "shark week" on Discovery, bro.
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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Your website link does mention that a small percentage of sharks are harvested for meat. So why do these finners not take the whole carcass? As I wrote previously, shark contains a lot of mercury. Second, the meat, unless processed properly will reek of urine. Some cultures relish that delicious ammonia taste but most don't.
    I don't think there is much concern for mercury levels because even shark fins contain an abnormally large amount of mercury (tuna has a lot of mercury too...any major preditor is going to have high concentrations of mercury due to our pollution). Mostly they don't take it because the fins are the most expensive piece on the shark and you can store way more fins if you don't store the carcass as well. They'd make less money if they were to take the whole of the carcass over just harvesting the fins.

    That being said, it's a pathetic practice and I for one won't encourage it. I'm not much of an animal right's activist or anything like that; but finning practices are idiotic at best and the devistation it can have on the shark population is a bit too much for my tastes.
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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Endangered animals are twice as tasty.
    I can see the truth in that.

    Ostrich jerky is a bit rare, yet delicious.

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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    It's refreshing to see that none of the anti-Obama crowd are biting on this one and pretending to be animal rights activists or something in an effort to feign outrage. I sincerely do applaud that.
    I'm not an animal rights activist but I do have a soft spot in my heart for most animals. I didn't know really anything about shark "finning" until I read it here. If it's true, that the fins are taken and the rest discarded, I can't say I'd care much for that practice. All that being said, all Obama did was eat at a restaurant where shark fin soup was sold, and it's silly to chastise Obama as if he was the one that killed the sharks himself. I'd think the same way even if he had the fin soup, which, I gather, he didn't even do that much. Manufactured controversies like this do not help any cause, it just makes them seem like they're irrelevant.

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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I'm not an animal rights activist but I do have a soft spot in my heart for most animals. I didn't know really anything about shark "finning" until I read it here. If it's true, that the fins are taken and the rest discarded, I can't say I'd care much for that practice. All that being said, all Obama did was eat at a restaurant where shark fin soup was sold, and it's silly to chastise Obama as if he was the one that killed the sharks himself. I'd think the same way even if he had the fin soup, which, I gather, he didn't even do that much. Manufactured controversies like this do not help any cause, it just makes them seem like they're irrelevant.
    There's a whole "boy who cried wolf" aspect that many advocate organizations, especially animal rights organizations, can't seem to grasp.

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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    It's refreshing to see that none of the anti-Obama crowd are biting on this one and pretending to be animal rights activists or something in an effort to feign outrage. I sincerely do applaud that.
    Gonna fault the guy for going to a restaurant? Nope. As I said earlier, as an avid hunter and fisheman, I find the harvesting of sharks solely for their fins atrocious and downright disgusting. Is there some expectation that his staff should review the menu of every restaurant he eat at?

    What find even more funny, where ARE the enviro-tards on this? Does he get a pass?

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    Re: Obama in hot water over shark fin soup

    If this is about shark fin soup, I would stress that I believe that it's the shark that ended up in hot water. LOL.
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