Sharks kill 4 or 5 people a year. We kill 40 million sharks per year. Removing top predators from ecosystems sends them all out of whack.
Aside from the moral questions of destroying living things so beautiful and complex and irreplaceable they make priceless art look like a joke (and im not just speaking of charismatic megafauna like sharks, but the 3000 species per year driven to extinction by our mismanagement of our environment) but tactically its like setting fire to your sofa to make your room warm; it wont end well at all.
It makes me feel so helpless and sad and worried, i can barely stomach my steak sandwich or my refridgerated-airfreight-from-new-zealand apple.
I hope if we do survive the 21st century we come to be stewards of the earth's biosphere, and the probable ones on Europa and Iapetus and Mars, with an attitude like yours.
edit sorry 30000 species per year, not 3000.
this animal has the worlds coolest animal name. the ghost shark. sadly it couldnt be allowed to be too cool and so was also cruely mocked for its unusual snout and called the elphant shark. i cant see why, it doesnt look silly at all to me.
have you ever seen anything so strange or beautiful as those egg case things? i found a mermaids purse on a beach once, in a tide pool, and when i picked it up i saw there was a live shark embryo inside, moving around. it was amazing. so i threw it on a road.
im kidding i put it in a bin.
im kidding i put it back and later that day fell off a rock and cut th crap out of my leg and side.