Remember what happened to Nemo? Look Dark hobby will refresh your memory: it was torn from home and family and sent to the aquarium in the dentist’s office. With the help of Pixar magic, he was eventually reunited with his father, but this is not the case with the billions of fish that were abducted from their homes and die soon after in the aquarists’ aquarium.
Eye-opening documentary Dark hobby shows how industrial workers take fish from their oceanfront homes and sell it to people to buy as “pets” for their private aquariums. There are 27 million aquatic species in an aquarium at any given time, and that starts when they are caught and deprived of the only life they have ever known, while being deprived of family and freedom at the same time.
Violence and death are inherent in the capture of live fish
Profit-driven divers in Hawaii are catching as many tropical fish as possible in this virtually unregulated industry, destroying the coral reefs that depend on these fish for survival. Dark hobby chronicles the commercial aquarium trade in this state and examines the high mortality rate of captive fish, the effects of cyanide on reefs and the cognitive ability of fish.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported in 2008 that up to 90% of marine fish brought to the United States for demonstration are illegally caught by dousing coral reefs with cyanide, which suffocates fish. Research has shown that 75% of cyanide-poisoned fish die within hours of being harvested, and another 30% die before shipment.
IN Dark hobby, interviews with PETA, marine biologists, ethologist Jonathan Balcomb and other activists shed light on just how shockingly volatile the industry is.
Taking fish from home is speciation
Taking fish out of their natural habitat just to ignore its needs, putting it in an aquarium and using it as decoration is an example of human superiority. Pisces are sensitive creatures that lead a complex and exciting life. They communicate with each other using a variety of sounds that we cannot hear without special instruments, and they have courtship and mating rituals and problem-solving skills. These are highly developed creatures that have existed for a long time. half a billion years and may feel irrefutable pain and even feel lonely and frustrated. They are just like us – or rather, we are – so they can absolutely experience pleasure, loss, and a wide variety of emotions.
Biologists wrote in Fish and fishing that fish “are socially intelligent, follow Machiavellian strategies of manipulation, punishment and reconciliation, exhibit strong cultural traditions, and cooperate in predator surveys and foraging.”
Born to live in majestic seas and forage among brightly colored coral reefs, these tropical fish suffer greatly when forced to spend their lives in glass aquariums. A huge 99% of them die within a year of captivity, which increases the demand for the brutal trade.
The kidnapping and sale of fish destroys the ecosystem
Most marine fish cannot be bred in captivity, so up to 98% of the fish sold in pet stores come from people who catch them in their ocean homes. Some species of fish that were previously sold as “pets” have been completely exterminated. This is because anyone can become a diver. As stated in Dark hobby, the only obstacle is momentum and $ 50.
How can you help
You can take action on the fish by gathering your friends and family to watch this important movie and pledging not to endorse this terrible trade. Watch a documentary on your smart TV or computer, or remotely with friends while chatting via Zoom, Facebook Messenger, or FaceTime.
The movie will be available on Apple TV, iTunes, Vudu, YouYube and Google Play.
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