You may not think that sharks need protection. After all, the most fiercesome of the sea’s denizens is an apex predator. Jaws sure as hell doesn’t need a bodyguard. Right?
Because we humans like to kill them, that’s why — and sometimes for no better reason than because we can. That’s one of the reasons why our South-of-the-Border neighbors recently declared Isla Guadalupe a biosphere reserve, to protect waters known to be a haven for the largest predatory fish in the sea. (Another reason, of course, is that the tourism industry that has sprung up around this far-off rock brings in tidal waves of money.)
If Mexico — a country where they still paint donkeys to look like zebras — can get their act together for such an altruistic purpose, why can’t the rest of the so-called free world?
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