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Uploaded on Aug 24, 2011
This is a tiger prawn. Also known as a giant prawn or a jumbo shrimp.
Now, if you love sushi, you'll probably find one of these little devils on your plate. These large shrimps often comes from Asia, And, to keep them fresh, juicy and bacteria free, they are pumped full of antibiotics and then soaked in posioness chemicals.
But that's not where the madness ends, because tiger prawns also happens to be one of the world's worst environmental hazards!
So here's what happens:
Big companies flatten large areas of precious mangrove forests to build damms for prawn farming. They use diesel pumps to provide the prawns with fresh water whilst the environment is completely destroyed. The big companies then move their farms to a new site and they start all over again.
So, what's left is a broken eco system, a black market industry, people living in poverty and fear and what other totally useless horrible things.
It's absolutely true. That's how bad tiger prawns are, even if they are labeled organic.
So, now, if you only want to do one teeny tiny thing that will contribute to a better world, keep tiger prawns off your plate!