Do you really know your “cause”?
I often tell people to investigate their “causes” and be sure they’re actually saying and doing what’s in line with your belief. A friend brought this to my attention. This well known FB and website Stop Shark Finninghas posted that a rest
aurant in my city is serving shark fin soup. The only problem is that unlike all the other restaurants they list on their website- they have no actual proof. It’s not on the menu, the owner has publicly apologized for serving it in the past and publicly stated they have stopped serving (for a while now) based on public outcry. There’s no photos, just “hearsay” where I’m not exactly sure where it’s coming from since everyone I talked to agrees they don’t serve it. Instead of praising a restaurant for STOPPING this practice, they’re been boycotted based on hearsay. THIS IS NOT TO SAY that in my opinion or experience the restaurant is telling the truth. Stop Shark Finning could very well be right. My point is, you should ALWAYS investigate your causes before you support them. I don’t support punishing people based on hearsay. I do support raising awareness, changing laws, and preventing the issue from happening to begin with.
Here’s their website link where they post all the places to boycott http://stopsharkfinning.net/boycott-canada.htm
Here’s the link to the FB post and my posts in reply to it:
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- thekazzu said: Yeah, that is a problem I have with a lot of uh ‘Animal rights’ causes. They often use unreliable sources and hearsay to base their actions on. I love animals and I think shark finning is a sicking waste,but I cant support a terrorizing cause either
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