I was talking to a friend of mine this weekend who went to a wedding in New York City that served Shark Fin soup.
She understands that it’s not conscious toward the sharks, but she says the Asian culture has been eating shark fin soup as a delicacy for so long, that it’s hard to change.
It’s not only wrong to take the fins off a shark but to toss the shark back into the ocean so that it dies when it tries to swim without fins is a calamity. The sharks are left motionless and unable to acquire oxygen necessary for movement.
What’s worse is that they are sold for so much, have no flavor, and may be hazardous to your health because of the mercury they contain.
Shark populations have decreased by 80% since the 1970s due to overfishing, according to the Ocean Conservancy.
Please visit the Ocean Conservancy. to find out how you can help. It’s worth it. I’d like to see a shark, living in the ocean, undisturbed, even if it is a huge predator to other marine life. We are its biggest predator. It’s not fair.
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