Nothing outrages me more than cruelty to animals, and this is another appalling example. You may have heard of the Asian dish called Shark Fin Soup. The fisherman grab the sharks from the ocean, brutally hack off all their fins then throw the poor creature back into the ocean. The mutilated shark cannot swim, cannot hunt, and perhaps after WEEKS of suffering will eventually die. It was noted by one conservationist that the shark appeared to be in a state of terror. Around 100 million sharks are killed every year for this soup. The shark fins have no taste, no nutritional value and is the equivalent of eating your own finger nails. By killing this many sharks every year, the eco balance of the world's oceans is in serious danger. This is a good article to read if you want to learn more [link]
There are times when I am not only disgusted with humans, but am truly astonished by their sheer stupidity! And brutality! What kind of human would do this to such a magnificent creature? Ultimately it is the consumer to blame. It is the very same for the fur and ivory trade. If morons ceased to buy these products, these animals would not be hunted in such a way.
Sharks are often misunderstood. They are not the fierce man-eaters they are made out to so often be. If they attack a human it is usually because the shark has mistaken the human for their prey, ie: a turtle or seal. Most species of sharks are totally harmless, such as the Grey Nurse.
Are humans the most stupidest, most pointless creature of all? Truly, what purpose do we serve here? We are destroying this planet rapidly. It would seem we have no idea how to live in harmony with nature. Now they report that the world is running out of food. And some people talk about colonising other planets... what for? So we can spread our disease throughout entire galaxies??
ANCIENT RITES - RUBICON (progressive pagan/black) Love it!!
Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja (folk/viking metal)
Draconian – The Burning Halo (beautiful doom/death)
Hanging Garden – Inherit the Eden (Finnish atmospheric doom)
Before the Dawn – Deadlight (dark/death metal)
OBSIDIAN GATE - THE NIGHTSPECTRAL VOYAGE (symphonic black)
Turisas - Battle Metal/The Varangian Way (viking metal)
Mercenary - The Hours That Remain (progressive metal)
Amon Amarth - Fate of Norns/With Oden On Our Side (viking metal)
FJOERGYN - ERNTE IM HERBST (symphonic black/pagan)
Daylight Dies - Dismantling Devotion (melodic death metal)
Thronar - For Death & Glory (epic viking)
Nokturnal Mortum - To The Gates... (symphonic black)
Catamenia - Eskhata (melodic black/death)
Morgul - All Dead Here (horror/black metal)
Graveworm - (N)Utopia (symphonic black)
DRAUTRAN - THRONE OF THE DEPTHS (epic atmospheric black)
Fjoergyn - Sade et Masoch (symphonic black)
Catamenia - Winternight Tragedies/Location Cold (melodic black/death)
Von Branden - (doom/gothic metal)
Mandrake - Mary Celeste (gothic/death rock/metal)
Menhir - Thuringia (epic pagan/black)
Dark The Suns - In Darkness Comes Beauty (melodic death)
Kathaarsys - Portrait of Wind and Sorrow (emotional black)
WOLVES IN THE TRONE ROOM - TWO HUNTERS (epic atmospheric black)
Equilibrium - Turis Fratyr (folk/black metal)
Windir - Likferd (viking/black)
Lunar Aurora - Mond (atmospheric black)
Morgart - Die Schlacht (symphonic black)
Lyfthrasyr - The Final Rusurrection (symphonic black)
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