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Take action in saving the ocean - stop eating it!

This is not a new idea, but it is simply a good idea:
Stop eating fish, shrimps, crabs, clams, octopus, squids, etc
And BTW, it's time to change their name from seafood to sea animals...

Start today, by tomorrow you will make a change!

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    Mar 28 2012: Hi Vivek,

    Thank you for your words. I totally agree that we need to save the Terrestrial animals, and I believe that the way to do that is the same - stop eating them...
    How much difference it is going to make? big difference! for every vegetarian meal that one eats, one save life of an animal. In a day one can save 3 animals. In a year one can save 1095 animals. That is a huge difference!

    Of course there is still much to do to really save the animals, but we must start with what we can do ourselves, in our daily lives.
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    Mar 28 2012: I am not against this idea but sometimes I feel that instead of concentrating on Sea creatures, out first responsibility is to save Terrestrial animals. As The amount of water covering the earth's surface is a staggering 70 percent, with the remaining 30 percent being covered by land. Roughly 5% land or may be less is covered by humans, out of those 5%, lets say 2% use sea food as their daily food. How much difference it is going to make in the vast oceans ecosystem? Lets say, as scientists claim at times, that a particular species is endangered, but will it have any effect on terrestrial ecosystem which is already facing many issues including global warming?

    I am not very sure about the above argument but this is my personal idea, will appreciate your views about it.
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      Mar 29 2012: I think as humans it is our duty to not operate on cause and effect alone, but also look at right and wrong. If someone was to go out and start killing homeless people it will have no effect on our current ecosystem or economy..heck it might even improve it. (*** DONT take this as a suggestion its an exaggeration to prove a point...lol) We don't because its wrong. Instead we either let them alone or some of us try and help them)
      Now as far as the ocean goes... Any small amount of research will up-turn facts that just plain ans simple don't make sense and in fact will lead to a large impact on our ecosystem in the VERY near future say the next 50 years or so.
      You don't have to be an animal lover to hear that for every pound of shrimp caught any were from 4 to 26 pounds of "waste" animals are pulled up killed and dumped back into the water ...to say..."Whaaaat?...That not right!"
      over 7 million tons of Marine animals a year are destroyed in the fishing industry..Not eaten but just counted as an acceptable loss for our shrimp cocktails and filet-o-fish sandwiches.
      You dont have to be an animal lover to think .."hey there has to be a better way of doing this..."
      We, at some point have to stop looking at animals as we do plastics to be turned out and produced in factories...a means to a healthy profit... We need animals to survive as much as they need us...lol actually they need us a lot less.