Slash Protests Shark Culling

Slash is helping to protest the culling of sharks, and he is done so by posting a video online to raise awareness of the oceanic creatures demise.

The animal conservation group, Shark Friendly Marinas, and the former Guns N’ Roses axeman have teamed up together to promote a campaign which looks at sustaining the amount of sharks in the wild.

The organisation have stated that somewhere between 60 and 100 million sharks are slaughtered across the world every 12 months.

Slash says in the video, “Recent data shows that over 100 million sharks are being killed a year, That’s three sharks every second. That’s unsustainable and it’s not cool. We need sharks to have a healthy ocean.”

The guitarist then remarks, “Please get involved by ending the harvest. Don’t buy shark products, don’t fish for sharks and if you happen to catch one, catch and release. Let it go.”

Slash isn’t the first rock star to look to help the environment, with indie icon Morrissey constantly looking to help preserve the lives of a number of species in suffering.

In 2006, the former lead singer of The Smiths refused to tour Canada in protest against the country’s annual seal hunt, which sees around 325,000 seal pups killed per year.

The singer stated at the time, “I fully realise that the absence of any Morrissey concerts in Canada is unlikely to bring the Canadian economy to its knees, but it is our small protest against this horrific slaughter, which is the largest slaughter of marine animal species found anywhere on the planet.”

He then added, “The Canadian Prime Minister says the so-called ‘cull’ is economically and environmentally justified, but this is untrue. The Canadian Prime Minister also states that the slaughter is necessary because it provides jobs for local communities, but this is an ignorant reason for allowing such barbaric and cruel slaughter of beings that are denied life simply because somebody somewhere might want to wear their skin.

Morrissey then concluded, “Construction of German gas chambers also provided work for someone – this is not a moral or sound reason for allowing suffering.”

Have Slash’s words inspired you to help protect sharks in the wild?

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