Maybe it was the film “Jaws” that stoked your fear of sharks or maybe there’s no reason at all. Maybe you just never liked the idea of sharks. Generally speaking, most people have at least a faint phobia of sharks. It’s crazy, really…

When in reality, and statistically speaking, you are more likely to be killed by a hot dog than a shark.

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If you put aside your Jaws-inspired fears of this marine predator, you’ll come to learn that sharks are, in fact, incredible animals and not as terrible as you’ve been led to believe. From keeping the food web in check to holding cures for diseases to boosting local economies, we need sharks more than we think.

Sadly, some people do not agree. That’s why countless sharks are amongst the most threatened species on the planet. Overfishing and the fin trade are driving shark species to their end but these two culprits aren’t the only things threatening shark species. Sharks are also hunted for another body part…

The Shark Teeth Trade

After witnessing the horrors in ”Shark Week” you would think people would stay as far away from shark teeth as they could. It appears that’s not the case. Shark teeth and jaws can be found in tourist shops in many seaside areas throughout the world. And the most unbelievable thing, people actually buy them.

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Even though it’s illegal in many countries to catch sharks, shark products are still being sold in shops, and it’s doing absolutely no good for the global shark population which is already in trouble. If we keep killing them for their body parts, like their fins and teeth, the population is going to keep on declining until eventually, the entire shark population gets wiped…