AR-News: (India) 'Save whale sharks campaign' launched

Animalara2003 at Animalara2003 at
Tue Jan 20 15:50:31 EST 2004

Tuesday, 20 January , 2004, 16:35

Ahmedabad: The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife 
Trust of India (WTI) and the forest department of Gujarat along with two big 
corporate houses are joining hands to generate awarness about whale sharks in 
villages along the Gujarat coast. 
These docile big fishes, measuring 14-15 meters and weighing 8-10 tons, have 
had a history of being slaughtered in large numbers when they visit the 
Gujarat coast between March-May, said Pradeep Khanna, chief wildlife warden of 
Gujarat told newspersons here on Tuesday. They were killed mainly for meat and oil, 
he said. 

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"The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.",
Albert Einstein

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Male meat-eaters have a 50% chance of dying of a heart attack. Vegetarian men 
have a 4% risk. US vegetarians have cholesterol levels 14% lower than 
meat-eaters; vegans (those who don't consume meat or dairy products) have levels 35% 
lower. JAMA, 1995;274:894

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