In a cruel and brutally destructive practice, fishermen in Peru are killing dolphins to use as shark bait. “The shark meat is predominantly consumed within Peru, but the fins we’re told are being exported to the Far East for use as shark fin soup,” explains Pulitzer Center grantee Jim Wickens, who documents the slaughter in a documentary for Link TV.
The practice is illegal, but Jim estimates that some 10,000 dolphins are killed each year.
|—||Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude|
I made veggie burgers for the first time. No picture of the final product because they stuck to the pan like someone soldered them there. Tasty though.
Montaigne on animals:
We are perfectly able to realize how superior they are to us in most of their works and how weak our artistic skills are when it comes to imitating them. Our works are coarser, and yet we are aware of the faculties we use to construct them: our souls use…