Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Human suppliments made from ocean life
You have probably heard about the many kinds of human "miracle" drugs and pills that have been made from sea life and ocean water. Everything from seaweed diet pills to pills made from shark cartilage. What bothers me the most is the shark cartilage pills. They are reported to aid in bone development in humans but not much is said about the harvesting of sharks for those pills.
How are the sharks caught? In nets or fished with bait and hooks, or are they the sharks that are caught up in nets while fishermen are fishing for something else? I am intrigued enough to go and look for some answers.