Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. MiepR

    MiepR said, 9 months ago

    Money to be made! That should be on the USA flag. Oh, and the money.

  2. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 9 months ago

    Sharks aren’t the only creatures to be slaughtered to satisfy frivolous tastes. The international illegal trade in elephant ivory, rhino horns, bear gall bladders, exotic pets, and even migrating African-Eurasian songbirds is causing various problems.
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    Of course, where’s there is money to be made, people will make it. Unfortunately, many of the people at the low end of the system are paid little and suffer the diminishment of their local fauna, with eventual ecological imbalance and disasters. Powerful consortiums have corrupted governments and flouted international laws for years.
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    China is no more evil in this regard than other countries are and have been. Remember the American bison and passenger pigeons? Beaver fur hats? Egret feathers?
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    There are foundations attempting to educate people that might not be aware of the part they play in these sad outrages. Cultural traditions that cause consumption of these animal products are hard to counter. People with new wealth may think that it is their right to participate now when they could seldom before.
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    Actually, I think it’s hopeless. Eventually small representations of all large land and sea animals will be in zoos, all that’s left of those species. Their wild counterparts will all be eaten and excreted by human beings.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago

    @Mr. King

    Many thanks. Wrong link copied and pasted by mistake (link for another toon).


    Here’s the corrected version.


    The US, as a country devoted to capitalism and the Cause of All that is Good in the World, knows that it would be evil to ban fishermen from finning. But the sharks are getting a reprieve. Some evil Communist countries like China ARE banning finning and the total number of sharks killed seems to be dropping, along with the price of shark fins, which is hurting some US fishing companies.


    If Obama had any decency, he’d impose sanctions on China until they repeal all their laws against shark fin soup.

  4. Buddy Novinski

    Buddy Novinski said, 9 months ago

    Ted’s at it again, it’s a twist at the end worthy of Alfred Hitchcock or Rod Sterling. The twist makes us think, and I’d rather Obama keep his fins before the corporate interest cut them off!

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, 9 months ago

    Obama sleeping with the sharks… How appropro…

  6. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, 9 months ago

    @GreggW

    It’s called free trade but it isn’t actually free trade. These agreements always contain lots of protectionism for big-money interests, and from what’s been leaked this one is no exception.

  7. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 9 months ago

    This sounds like a treaty and if it is it must be ratified or approved by the Senate. There’s still may be a chance to, mmm, fin this turkey.

  8. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Mr. King

    WTF Here this will work, but only for you

  9. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Gore Bane

    Gore Bane said, about 4 hours ago
    We’re running out of sharks? Quick! Somebody start a government program!"
    tax it, everyone knows that if you want more, you should tax it. That is how you grow liberals. Wait, backwards?

  10. rpstrong

    rpstrong GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Michael wme

    “If Obama had any decency, he’d impose sanctions on China until they repeal all their laws against shark fin soup.”

    Is that what you meant to say? That they should repeal laws banning the soup?

  11. Enoki

    Enoki said, 9 months ago

    @Doctor Warbucks

    More likely it would be out of professional respect just as sharks don’t eat ACTUAL, REAL lawyers….

  12. Gregory Kruse

    Gregory Kruse GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    100 million?

  13. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @rpstrong

    Shark Fin soup, or any kind of “hunting” that does not use what it does catch, that hunts with out means of the population to survive, that kind of what ever you want to call it needs to be band from the product on down. Sharks play an important role in the sea. This is very very bad!

  14. rpstrong

    rpstrong GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    But the original post said the opposite – that was the point I was raising.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago

    @emptc12

    One way to stop the trade in illegal ivory is to find a way to grow our own or make synthetics that will kill that trade double quick.

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