Shark Awareness Day is a holiday to raise awareness about sharks and inform people about the fact that they are not as scary as we tend to think.
When most people think about sharks they imagine a ferocious king of the sea. Nothing can threaten sharks right? Unfortunately that’s not true. Sharks have much more reason to be afraid of us than we have to be afraid of them. Fear of sharks, as well as desire for their meat and teeth have lead humans to kill millions of them each year. The populations of sharks are diminishing all the time.
Most breeds of shark are not at all dangerous, and the ones that are dangerous are rarely harmful to humans. There are less than 100 shark attacks around the world every year and only a small percent of these are fatal. Most things you do (including just sitting on the toilet) are more likely to injure you than a shark.
Celebrate this holiday by spreading the knowledge about the fact that sharks are worth being loved and not feared.