Hard-To-Swallow Hooks Safe for Turtles
The fishing industry greatly
affects many aquatic species besides the one(s) they pursue to
catch. It is estimated that 250,000 endangered turtles, as well as
thousands of sea birds, sharks and sea mammals, are accidentally
caught every year by long-line fishermen, who troll the ocean with
lines strung with thousands of hooks.
A new type of hook encouraged by
the World Wildlife Fund conservation group (WWF) appears not to be
fatal after swallowed by turtles. It's a circular-shaped hooks that
allows fishing crews to more easily remove hooks from the mouths
since it's wider and points toward the shaft, making it more likely
that it will lodge in the lip rather than the throat or stomach.
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Hard-to-swallow hooks save turtles in Latin America
The fishing industry has already
damaged the aquatic habitats and fauna extensively by reducing the
number of populations, pushing many species to the verge of
extinction, and causing great pain and suffering to God's animals.
Although it's very good that they are trying to lessen their impact
on turtles, the destructiveness of the fishing industry is enormous.
It's up the consumer to stop supporting an industry that does not
accord with God's principles of compassion, mercy and peace.