Top 10 Reasons Why We Shouldn't Kill Sharks

Sharks may be scary, but without them, the ocean is in great risk of danger. We humans think that sharks are cruel, merciless, bloodthirsty, violent, killing machines, but in reality, more sharks are killed each year by humans. So it's the sharks who should be scared of us. We need sharks to survive. Without them, the fish will eat the smaller fish who help eat the ocean's algae. Without them, the rays will eat all the scallops and there will be no more scallops for us and the rays. A lot of people like to kill sharks just because they're scary, but if we put aside our fear, hatred, and neglect, then we will see how important sharks really are to us and our world.

Remember. The more you know, the less you'll fear.
The Top Ten
1 Humans Kill More Sharks Than Shark Kill Humans

Sharks kill an average of 80 humans a year. Humans killed over 100 million sharks a year and an average of 1 to 2 sharks are killed very second. Approximately 11,500 sharks are killed each hour and an average of 200 are killed in 1 minute! Also, sharks only kill humans because they think they are fish or other types of prey. They spit the humans out after realizing they are not what they thought they were.

Imagine getting all your arms cut off and someone left you in the middle of the dessert. The only difference between that happening to you and a shark getting finned is that the shark is actually suffocating because sharks need to swim to breathe so water flows thought its gills. Plus the also bleed to death. And for what? A bowl of extremely unhealthy soup?

2 They Keep Ecosystems in Balance

The only reason why sharks kill us is cause they're hungry and they mistake us as turtles seals and many other things that sharks eat, sharks are just scary and that's why we don't like them. I want a pet shark never mind I want a shark.

Sharks are at the end of the marine food chain for over four hundred million years. So they have a crucial role keeping this important ecosystem healthy.

And we know that the marine ecosystem removes half of the atmosphere's anthropogenic carbon dioxide, it produces more oxygen than all the rainforests combined.

3 They're Awesome

Yeah so is an atomic bomb. Want one? I don't...

They keep the food chain normal!

4 They're Part of This World

Every living creature on this planet has a purpose, therefore cutting one species out causes an improper misbalance which could cause problems to Earth we don't even know of.

They are made from god and we should respect them such as we should respect others.

That's so true. They were alive 400million years ago, so they basically rule the ocean!

5 We are Going Into Their Habitat at Our Own Risk

No habitat is really ours as ALL animals were created first. So just stay home and never leave, because you may be killed by a rouge Moose or a pack of wolves.

I think this is true. I am doing my English assignment for grade and I has to be on a media topic. This is a fantastic reason and I'm sure I'm going to use it

Sharks even got accused for attacking humans!

6 We Shouldn't Kill More Sharks Because the Media Depicts Them as Scary

Wow this is why I don't trust films! Does nothing but deceptions! Bulls are mad at red, mice loves cheese more than anything else, and more! And now did a lie that is now making he ocean ecosystems unbalanced?! Make something real films!

The deception is wrong and got it down to science

Sharks eat humans because they look like fishies and seals! Not because they like to do it!

I can only think of a few sharks that ARE true man eaters
Bull sharks- bull sharks are just nasty tempered
Tiger sharks- Tiger sharks will eat anything... ANYTHING... they are bottomless pits...
Oceanic Whitetips- They don't care, there isn't much to eat where they live
Mako (Short or Longfin)- See Oceanic Whitetip.

7 They're Hardly Even that Dangerous by Statistics

There is something called fin soup that we do eat and prevents heart disease which is mainly found in China, but in most coastal U.S areas it is ILLEGAL

While that may be true. Box Jellyfish and Blue ringed Octopus do not taste as good as sharks do.

So true - I have to do a debate on this and am looking here to research.

8 Sharks Mistake You as Animals Like Seals. That's Why They Kill You

Not always true... Bull sharks, Tiger sharks, Oceanic Whitetips, Makos, and a few others just don't care, they'll eat anything they can find, usually due to a lack of available food, unless it is a bull shark, where they are just mean, or a Tiger Shark, that is just a bottomless pit, and will eat license plats and suits of armor...

They harm you and if the don't like the taste them they will spit the people out they attacked and the person might still be alive.

They don't kill you they do attack, but us humans sorta deserve getting attacked because we are destroying they're habitat.

9 Most People Believe Sharks Have to Be Hunted and Killed Without Mercy

It's not a matter of "without mercy". They attack us and they are a viable food resource as well. I do agree to kill them and leave them to just rot and die is wrong. Kill no animals unless they are trying to kill you or you are gong to eat them.

Sharks should not be killed because they scare people, and not even for food.

That's so STUPID!?! people are just scared of sharks because of dumb movies like JAWS where the shark is the bad guy

10 The Marine Food Chain Would Be Bad Without Them

A Whale Shark, not a man-eater, does eat plankton as do whales themselves. So killing all "man-eating" sharks would NOT hurt the food chain.

If they become extinct, other small fish will overproduce.

The Contenders
11 We Will All Die

If we kill al the sharks, the fish will overpopulate and eat all of the plants that provide oxygen. The ocean's plants have 70% of the oxygen in the atmosphere, so the amount of oxygen in total will drop from 16-21% to 5-7%, depending on location and altitude. And not even Chuck Norris could survive that. Maybe.

The sharks all die, then the fish die, then the plankton die, then the animals die, then we die, because there's no food to eat anymore.

Even if we destroy all of them and they would no longer be any harm, we all will still die. So better leave them alone.

12 They Help Eat the Sick, Injured Fish

If there were no Sharks around to eat the sick and injured Fish, then Schools of Fish could be thrown into chaos.

Crabs, lobsters, and shrimp eat dead and dying fish as well. All of which we like to eat. It's a win, win situation.

If there are to many sick fish the sea will become polluted which won't be good

13 They are All Almost Gone

No they are not you shucks great whites are all over the world. There population is increasing hense the increased numbers is fatal attacks I.e 5 fatal attacks in western Australia alone in under 8 months. Kill them around popular beaches

You forgot Bull and Mako sharks. I also said, "man-eaters". Saw, nurse, whale, and Sand are NOT man-eaters or even dangerous at all, so I do not advocate ANY killing of non man-eaters.

Iv'e only seen 8 speicies so far! Whale, leopard, hammerhead, horn, saw, sand tiger, nurse, broadnose sevengill and angel sharks!

14 They're Older Than Us

Sharks have been around before the Earth's First Dinosaurs. They've even been around before the Earth's First Trees!

ALL animals were here first. So become a Vegan.

Very true - respect your elders!

15 They're Friendly

Some sharks are harmless like the whale shark and some are dangerous and deadly like the great white without killing people.

Agreed. Man Hunters excluded, Sharks are quite friendly as long as you don't look like food.

Very true. I only advocate for the killing, and eating, man-eating sharks ONLY.

16 They Help Prevent Prey Overgrazing the Habitat

Yeah they eat the same fish we do. It is said that the oceans are becoming over harvested because of human consumption. Take man-eating sharks out the equation...problem solved.

They can help keep other predators from eating to much of the other fishes

17 They Help Other Marine Animals Eat Small Sea Creatures

I think I know sharks eat them for them so they don't have to
I think?.?

18 They Help Eat the Fish

Sharks help eat the Fish in the ocean. But if we kill all of the Sharks, the Fish will eventually eat all the Smaller Fish who eat the Algae in the ocean. If there were no Smaller Fish, then the Algae will eventually spread all across the world's ocean.

How can this possibly be an argument? We're constantly hearing that the oceans are over-fished. Kill the sharks to save the rest of the fish.

19 They're Cool
20 Not All Sharks are Dangerous

I went to this zoo and there were mini sharks there. They were completely harmless

Whale sharks, for example they are harmless sharks.

Great White Sharks are very scary though!

21 They are Innocent

Yeah it is not their fault they were born. God put the, here for a reason right?

Especially if they are probably less provoked by humans!

22 They are the Cutest

Why do we kill sharks when jellyfish hurt more start culling jellyfish instead of sharks

23 They Can Not Talk

The only reason they bite is because they can not talk to tell you to get out of their home

24 They Help Eat the Rays

Sharks love to eat Rays and Rays love to eat Scallops. But if we hunted all of the Sharks, the Rays will eat all of the Scallops. Then there will be no more Scallops because the Rays ate them all. That's bad for the Rays and bad for Us.
This is exactly what happened off the coast of North Carolina. When Sharks were Overfished. And now there's no more Scallops there.

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