>Corrida para a Extinção
>The plight of manta rays, being decimated for the bogus medicinal attributes of their gill rakers,
>is emblematic of a wasteful trade in vulnerable wild species.
>Shark finning is one of the many issues tackled in Racing Extinction. In this unconscionable trade, sharks are killed for their fins, and the still-living sharks are dumped back into the ocean, all in the name of shark-fin soup. >Global awareness of shark finning as an unsustainable practice is increasing, leading to optimism that environmental education might help forge more responsible behaviors among the film’s audience. >Louie Psihoyos, director of The Cove, takes on some of the greatest challenges facing our planet today in his new documentary Racing Extinction.
>The Racing Extinction team used a custom Tesla electric car with a high-powered projector
>to illuminate the sides of buildings, including the United Nations, with ecological messages.
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