Ne vjerujem u etiku. Znam da je nedostižna i kao “etična” ne želim identificirati se jer znam koliko je teško biti u tome dosljedan. Percepcija sebe kao etičnog u startu već je ekstremno rastezljiv pojam. U ovaj tren znam makar 10 vegana koji se bore za prava životinja i ljubav prema svemu u svijetu a spremni su zabiti nož u leđa ljudima oko sebe zbog sitnica. Degutantno i licemjerno do bola.

Pričam danas sa prijateljicom uništenog koljena, točnije, potrošenom hrskavicom. Ženska trenira 44 sporta i u jednom trenutku hrskavica postade gadno oštećena. Komentiramo dugogodišnje liječenje, konzumaciju trista čuda i nikakav progres. Osim, naravno, onoga kada je pila kapsuliranu hrskavicu morskog psa. Na moju WTF, snormalna, morski pas?! reakciju planula je u sekundi i naglo začepila sa Ovo neću ni komentirati., rolajzajući kano da sam teroristički aktivist koji pali laboratorije koji testiraju lijekove na životinjama.

Radije bih hodajući vukla nogu i uništeno koljeno iza sebe nego ikako sudjelovala u ubijanju jednog jedinog morskog psa da bi meni bilo lakše. Da ne ispadne da tuđim penisom platim po koprivama istaknut ću kako imam svoj fair share nezgoda i poznajem fizičku bol koja je bila posljedica istih. Ubijati nešto toliko impozantno, takve specifične evolucije, etologije, ekologije, biologije… Ne. Nikako.

Tim više što je i sama efikasnost hrskavice upitna. Plaćanje hrskavice morskog psa financiranje je skupe stolice. Rationalwiki donosi jezgrovito objašnjenje zašto je ovo promašaj.

Shark cartilage really is cartilage taken from sharks. It is promoted as a quack medical treatment for cancer and arthritis. No scientific studies support these uses.

 

Neovastat is an investigational drug derived from shark cartilage which is currently being studied as a cancer treatment. It should not be confused with over the counter shark cartilage products, which contain mostly filler, vary widely in the amount of cartilage they contain, and are completely ineffective. Double-blind studies which have been conducted using regular shark cartilage have shown no effectiveness at all.

 

Scientific interest in shark cartilage came about because of the presence of a protein in the cartilage which was researched for its possible use in preventing angiogenesis, which is the growth of new blood vessels from existing ones, which in turn could hinder the growth of cancerous tumors. The results of these studies were inconclusive and still being investigated. Alternative health writers seized on the fact that these early studies took place to promote shark cartilage, and also bovine cartilage, as cures for cancer. Most notably, the 1992 book Sharks Don’t Get Cancer by William Lane was a bestseller. Even the title of the book is wrong – sharks do get cancer.

 

In reality, shark cartilage taken orally is excreted with other waste products. Even if the protein in question does have some value (scientific studies are still being conducted on this), taking shark cartilage pills, or shark cartilage via an enema as promoted by William Lane, cannot deliver it where it is needed in the body in the first place as it cannot be absorbed into the bloodstream. Buying shark cartilage is flushing your money down the toilet.

 

As with almost anything produed from sharks, the cartilage (if not purified to the point of denaturation) also contains elevated amounts of squalene, one of the Secret Toxic Ingredients de rigueur as of the early 2010s (see vaccine hysteria). At least before the squalene fear epidemic, shark cartilage populations with extra squalene added were quite popular in the nostrum market.

 

In addition, several species of sharks are endangered or threatened species, and widespread demand for shark cartilage as a purported medical cure can increase overfishing of these species.

Dakle, svu hrskavicu koju unesete izbacit ćete skupa sa stolicom jer neće doći na svoje mjesto. Svaki morski pas ubijen radi hrskavice ubijen je potpuno nepotrebno.

Nedavno sam poslikala fragment Kauflandovog letka, reklamu za hrskavicu morskog psa.

hrskavica-morskog-psaPoznajem bolest i poznajem očajnu namjeru da se poduzme išta po pitanju spašavanja, ali ovakav marketing je bolno sramotan, lažan i prazan. Čudi me da itko ovo uspijeva popušiti jer je toliko bezvezno i očiti quack da je to strašno. Nije li dovoljno vidjeti ključne riječi i fraze tipa “otkiva tajnu”, “jedinstvena”, “senzacija”, “čudotvorne regeneracije” i toliko specifično skakanje sebi samoj u usta i iskustvo sa Uvijek sam mislila da sve znam a onda sam otkrila…?

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