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Jamie Glover reached out to us and wanted to find a way to support our education and outreach programs. He offered to donate a percentage of sales from his incredible sauces and we are thrilled about this collaboration. Make sure to check out Glover’s Pepper Sauce and use code SHARKS4KIDS when you order. BUY NOW. When passionate people come together, great things happen! Thanks for your support Jamie and for the YUMMY sauces! Make sure to also check out their FACEBOOK page for updates, specials and recipes!
$1.50 from EACH order will go directly to our education and outreach programs. Stay tuned for future collaborations as well!
1. You make hot sauces and live in Washington D.C, so why help sharks?
It isn’t just sharks for me, as a native of North Carolina and Washington DC the water is very nearby and so you become aware of the importance of the life they sustain. DC sits near one of the largest Bays in the world, the Chesapeake Bay. From the age of 12 I began sailing extensively. I love our oceans and waterways and at a young age became very attuned to their immense importance they have in the worlds environmental health. Pollution you put in a stream in the mountains will make its way to the ocean, and the same is true with what you put in the ground and the city gutters.
2. Why do you think shark education and conservation is important?
Sharks are to the oceans what Lions are to the plains of Africa, they are both predators at the top of the food chain, the only difference is that sharks have been in existence since the age of dinosaurs. They never had a risk to their survival until man began hunting them. Much like Elephants and Rhinos are being killed off for their tusk, so are sharks for their fins. These animals are very important to the ecosystem, and I learned all of this when I was young in school. I am grateful for being aware as it allows me to make a difference.
3. What is your favorite shark and why?
Most people don’t know that rays are in the shark family and in the North Carolina Aquarium, there is and exhibit where they swim by in circles and you can touch them. They come to you and love the attention. These are my favorites.
I think Whale Sharks because they are so huge, and Hammerhead sharks because they are so unique looking. A big wow to evolution.
5. Have you ever been snorkeling or diving with sharks?
I never have and I think that if learning to dive were more accessible and affordable, an affection for underwater wildlife would be more widespread. Most people think the life in the oceans is simply food to be farmed.
6. What do you hope your customers take away from your partnership with Sharks4Kids?
That you can make a difference in your life, whether it’s making wholesome natural foods that make life a little healthier and yummy or whether it’s devoting your career to a cause that changes the world. Both are examples of how you can do what you love, care about what you do, and cherish the environment we live in and not support unsustainable harvesting and farming. This is true on land and on sea. I support organic, small farms from communities around the world and I see the value in caring. Kids should learn that, and they do with Sharks4Kids.