11 February 2012

Petition to Stop Lulu Selling Sharks!

Everyone reading - PLEASE sign this petition to stop Lulu selling sharks, and ask your friends and family to do the same.  Whilst this wont solve the problem of shark fishing in Oman and beyond, it would be a small step in the right direction.  We need to do what we can!  I have also written a template letter that you can use to write directly to Lulu and their parent company EMKE.  If you would like a copy of the letter please email me: dhofar.eco@gmail.com 

P.S. If you are a blogger and you support this cause, please promote it on your own blog! Similarly, the more this gets around Facebook/Twitter etc. the more chance we have of collecting a significant number of signatures. Please do your bit to be part of the solution! Many thanks!!


Anonymous said...

we should also take action against any selling of fish, chicken, lamb, beef, vegetables produced in monoculture and we should use candles instead of electircal lights. we should cook with wood?

Dhofar Eco Bug said...

I'm not advocating a return to the dark ages, but I do think we have a responsibility to live in a more sustainable way. If local Omani fishermen were catching sharks for themselves and their families to eat (like in years gone by) I'd have no problem with it. The issue is that the oceans are being severely over-fished (not just here, but globally). As a result, shark stocks are in steep decline. Sharks are essential for a healthy reef and, without them, the whole marine eco-system collapses. Lulu had been selling baby sharks. This is unforgiveable as the removal of the juveniles from the ocean means that the next generation is lost. My campaign isn't anti-fishermen. It's about saving marine life for generations to come (and for the fishermen themselves!). If things continue as they are, there will be nothing left for the children of current fishermen to fish. Do we really need to be that greedy & selfish that we pillage the oceans to the detriment of future generations?