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Sharks kill only 12 people per year, so let’s slaughter them?

People kill 11,417 sharks per hour. Now, do you think that’s right?

Two uselessly killed hammerhead sharks and the proud Mark Quartiano. It’s just not the Japanese and Chinese that kill sharks just for their fins (shark fin soup). There’s actually an idiot in Miami, a charter captain who claims to have mindlessly slaughtered 40,000 sharks - and done so just for the boast of it. You can call him (Mark Quartiano) at 305-759-5297 / toll free at 877-365-5550, or email him at Cecile@marktheshark.com and let him know what YOU think of killing for the boast.

Kill, boast and throw them away.  Mark Quartiano, Miami’s own Mar the Shark, has mindlessly slaughtered 40,000 sharks – and done so just for the boast of it. Capt. Mark Quartiano can be reached at 305-759-5297 / toll-free at 877-365-5550.

Humans kill an astonishing number of sharks every year. Various species are the victims of culling in attempts to make beaches safer, by-catch by commercial fishing vessels, trophy catches and the practice of finning for food.

While it’s difficult to know exactly how many sharks are killed annually by humans, a study published last year in the journal Marine Policy attempted to calculate the exploitation rates of sharks in order to assess this dire situation. Using data on shark catches, discards and mortality rates worldwide, the researchers estimated that approximately 100 million sharks are killed per year by humans. However, they add that this is a conservative estimate, and the true number could be as high as 273 million sharks killed annually by humans.

This number might be a little difficult to get your head around, so content marketing wizard Joe Chernov teamed up with Ripetungi to produce this harrowing infographic that compares human induced shark mortality with human deaths from shark attacks.

As pointed out by the collaborators, sharks may be one of the most feared animals on the planet, but by the time you scroll down this graphic, 73 more sharks would have been killed.

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