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Ripcord t1_j0jns4m wrote

You don't need to add that part. Just let the nice thing be nice, and don't overthink and downplay it. It's a nice thing. That's enough.

That's the sub.


brodoswaggins93 t1_j0jnxym wrote

Just giving an honest answer to the commenter asking about the impact this will have.


mtgdrummer13 t1_j0k00f0 wrote

I think your answer is important - context is always important, usually essential. If it weren’t for interjections like this, we would be a way more ignorant people. We would take bills at their title, articles at their headline, and corporations at their word… and we know by now to not do that. Always look deeper. Thanks for the clarification


brodoswaggins93 t1_j0l4wph wrote

You're welcome. I'm a marine biologist who has done a lot of work with sharks, so I know a lot about the topic, I'm passionate about it, and I care deeply about educating people on it. I don't think we should turn a blind eye to the intricacies of a bill like this because in the end that's more harmful for conservation. If we think we're doing more than we're actually doing, we'll be happy to pat ourselves on the back and assume mission accomplished when that's far from the case.

The real good news for sharks came out of CITES a few weeks ago, they imposed restrictions on the international trade of 90 or so shark species. This TRIPLES the number of shark species under CITES protection and accounts for approximately 90% of of the fin trade. It's a massive, unprecedented, historic win for shark conservation.


mtgdrummer13 t1_j0l8zd6 wrote

Awesome! I have a BA in environmental science. I ended up doing music full time but people like you are heroes and we appreciate you. What you said about turning a blind eye to the intricacies and consequently thinking that it’s “problem solved!” Is such an important addition. Learning that something is, in fact, not solved is of course disappointing, but re motivates people to actually get it solved, so please be a “Adam ruins everything” so we can actually continue making progress on these important issues