I Would Highly Recommend This Documentary - Racing Extinction.

  1. JesseMoreira06 Well Known Member Member

    I would HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend watching this documentary called Racing Extinction. It's a wonderful documentary about how us as humans we are slowly destroying our world and killing off many species of animals and sea life, the amount of Different species of wild life that has already come to extinction because of our everyday actions. We as humans tend to only care about ourselves and forgot about what beautiful life surrounds us they estimate that in a 100 years from now 50% of all wildlife will be completely gone.

    Here is a few quotes from the documentary.

    "When you think of mass extinction, you think of a major catastrophe, like the meteor that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. This time, humanity is the meteor.”

    "With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you're connected to the sea, no matter where on earth you live" .... and yet were destroying it.

    I'm not here to preach , just thought it would be a great watch for everyone , it talks about dolphins , manta rays , whales , fish , sharks , animals even down to organism we cant even see.

    Just a wonderful documentary , they did a fantastic job with it.

    If anyone does happen to watch it please let me know how you feel at the end ?

    last quote to end off my little speech

    " It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness"
  2. scarface Well Known Member Member

    Not on Netflix, so probably won't bother. The given quotes actually makes me believe I won't like it.

  3. JesseMoreira06 Well Known Member Member

    Then just move on...This is why are world is the way it is.

    Just out of curiosity do you love fish? any other animals?
  4. scarface Well Known Member Member

    I wouldn't be here if I didn't :)

  5. JesseMoreira06 Well Known Member Member

    Then the documentary is a beautiful thing to watch, you would be shocked as to fine out what's going on with our fish.
  6. scarface Well Known Member Member

    Perhaps. My fascination with fish goes well beyond fishkeeping. I just don't like the misanthropic undertones.
  7. JesseMoreira06 Well Known Member Member

    that's what I mean it talks about all ocean life , The documentary has nothing to do with hating on humankind , it's to show us what where doing and how we can do little things to change to make it a better world.

    for ex in Indonesia Manta rays (beautiful giant rays)are being hunted to sell to China , because Chineese believe their dried gills will "cure" cancer which it has been proven it doesn't it's only a myth, Manta rays can only have 1 baby a year so from the years of hunting them they are now becoming extinct. Manta Rays meat is inedible, so they kill this beautiful giant soul just for 2 parts of it. The people in the documentary go undercover to try and figure it out what's going on , in the end they fought and fought for it to be illegal to hunt Manta rays and they won , it is now illegal to hunt Manta rays worldwide but in return suggested the people in Indonesia turn the hunting into allowing tourist to come visit and swim with the Manta rays in the ocean which they end up actually making more money. that's only 10 minutes of the documentary . They also go undercover in China and find out they are illegally hunting whales (also endangered) for their oil which is a criminal offence illegal and they take pictures, videos ect risking their lives for these animals because the people doing the illegal crimes will try to fight them , threaten them ect...these people who are illegally hunting whales get caught and serve time in jail ect..

    that's only a smidge of the documentary , it's really just explaining how us as humans and animals , life , the world, we could all be together as one and have a brighter future then the path were headed to.

  8. sweendog87 Member Member

    I will definitely watch it thank and can i ask you to watch the documentary chasing coral it is about coral bleaching and the effect we have had on our the most amazing ecosystem on this planet but its quite upsetting in the end
  9. Sprogladite Member Member

    I agree, Chasing Coral is on Netflix and is a fantastic documentary. I will watch Racing Extinction too now :)
  10. JesseMoreira06 Well Known Member Member

    I will diffinetly, thanks so much , They do talk about coral in the documentary Racing Extinction, how much is already gone burnt dead underneath the ocean. I will probably watch it tonight since its Friday.

  11. sweendog87 Member Member

    Just watched it and it has opens m eyes to what I can actually do to help a little. I changing to soy milk and only have beef and seafood as a treat once a month pot's of veggies from now on and im planning a family trip to the great barrier reef this summer
  12. Mike Fishlore Admin Moderator Member

    Not a movie, but a really good read about the ocean of you are in to that is Coral Reefs in the Microbial Seas Book

    Also, check out the book The World Is Blue, by Sylvia Earle. Highly recommend both!
  13. Discusluv Well Known Member Member

    I am interested in watching because of the quotes...
  14. bopsalot Well Known Member Member

    Haven't seen either documentary, but I am fully aware of both problems. Misanthropic undertones aside, humans in general are largely unaware of the absolute havoc we are wreaking on the natural world. We are the single most dangerous, mass-extinction perpetuating, rainforest destroying, water/atmosphere polluting disaster to ever befall the planet. 99% of the damage has been done in the last 150 years and it is still accelerating. The speed at which it is happening is astounding, and it is being almost completely ignored by everyone. To our own peril. It is quite insane. The global ecosystem is far more fragile than most people realize. I am a man of great faith, and God loves us all very much (did I just say that on the internet? gasp!), but I assure you, He allows us to make our own choices, suffer the consequences of others' choices, and He will not save us from ourselves. So, yeah, make documentaries, educate yourself and become aware. Spread the word around, we maybe still have 100 years or so to change direction. Maybe. But don't get too used to lions, tigers, elephants, etc, they will likely be gone in our lifetime.
  15. JesseMoreira06 Well Known Member Member

    Could not agree more , Its really crazy. The world is a beautiful place with soo many beautiful souls/things. Most people think "I'm going to die anyways so what's the point", atleast do it for your kids for the future generation, they most likely won't get to experience or see the things we did which is so unfortunate. I can't change the world as one person thats obvious (I wish), but I do my best to recycle , use less water , use less electricity , use a bike to get to places that are close by, I am a vegetarian ect.. another thing this might sounds weird or won't make total sense but obviously you can't force the world to become vegetarian that would be impossible, but why have to kill exotic, jungle or rare animals for meat , for fur, for ivory , for gills ect..that are going extinct when we mass produce Chickens, Cows , Pigs ect.. not saying its any better or that one life is more valuable than the other just WHYYYY OHHH WHYYYY!!
  16. bopsalot Well Known Member Member

    Yeah, my 8 year old son just adores lions. He keeps a dozen stuffed lions on his bed, one goes with him everywhere. It absolutely breaks my heart, because lions are doomed. Not long for this world.

    It's difficult sometimes to live with the constant threat, to even have beautiful children like I do. I'm just too aware. Global warming (oh, now it's climate change, so much safer), missing nukes in Russia and terrorists, North Korea with the H Bomb and submarines, deforestation, pollution, the house-of-cards economy, heck even natural things like super volcanoes, we really do live on the very edge of disaster. It all seems so safe and stable. I absolutely love my country (USA), but some of our leaders and policy makers (OMG!) Our foreign policy is based on fear and intimidation, meddling with others in blind pursuit of American economic interest and power, glorifying war. History proves over and over again that such policies ultimately fail, that you just alienate people, creating shadowy enemies bent on your destruction. How about a foreign policy based on peace, friendliness, fairness, charity, and mutual respect? Hmmmm. It might sound naive, but it would be a far more effective policy, and just a tad safer for everyone.

    Most people just aren't aware, or conveniently ignore everything that makes them uncomfortable, but I just can't do that anymore. The only solution is to be personally responsible in our own affairs, and hold people accountable when they do the wrong thing. And personally to do the "right" thing, all the time, as much as possible. Stop exploiting, it's not complicated, just do what's right.

    Please treat others' feelings and interests as if they were just as valid and important as your own. Because they are. That's called respect, and respect and compassion for all things is the ultimate answer for every "problem" that we face. It's that simple. I think Jesus said something similar...

    Naive? Impossible? Hardly. Lecture Over. Now back to fish! Sorry if anyone is offended.
  17. smee82 Well Known Member Member

    I Watched it today and it wasnt too bad but it was highly hypocritical.

    Over half of the movie was talking about global warming yet they continued to drive around in cars, fly helicopters, fly planes from one country to the next and use motor boats. Thats without getting into the whole people should be vegetarians and animals have rights but its ok to stick a hole in a cows stomach so we can measure how much methane it produces. That to me is not much different from cutting holes in dogs thoughts to measure saliva production.

    Ill listen to people who practice what they preach. So when greenies stop living in houses, driving cars, shopping in supermarkets, ect and start living in hunter gatherer societies then they can start preaching.
  18. JesseMoreira06 Well Known Member Member

    wow chill.

    if you payed attention he did mention it himself that is hypocritical , but he said we have no choice to go to places and do things in order to get all this information to share it with the world. Obviously if he couldn't fly to China to see what their doing how in the world would he get their?

    and by the way no one was saying to be vegetarian they were only saying if we would just eat slightly less meat then we did the world would be better.

    none the less chill out , it's an amazing message to show the world what were doing but I guess you didn't take any of what was actually important in.
  19. sweendog87 Member Member

    I have been arguing this point to everyone I know and half say it's too late the other half say they can't do anything anyways so why try. I have changed a lot of the ad habits that really are not that good for me anyway and it's helping the earth so why cantwe all just try to change something small cause if we all do it it could be world changing
  20. JesseMoreira06 Well Known Member Member

    I do agree with that , if we all just changed a few things we do, it can diffinetly help out in a big way.