A Wildlife Article from All-Creatures.org

What You Need to Know About The Shark Fin Trade

From TheSaveMovement.org
August 2022

Shark finning is the act of slicing off a sharkís fins and dumping their mutilated bodies back into the ocean while they are still alive. Sharks of all ages have their fins violently cut off and their thrashing bodies are tossed away like garbage. Sharks die a slow painful death by bleeding profusely and drowning, starving to death as they canít swim to get food, or they are eaten by other fishes.

Sharks are under threat and we must not be silent.

Sharking finning has been a controversial issue for decades and in many countries it is now illegal. Itís also a very complicated issue because even where itís banned people trade and sell their fins and many restaurants still serve shark fin soup illegally.

Shark's fin

Like many animal rights issues it is challenging to put an end to issues that are unmonitored and regulate what happens behind closed doors if we donít know what is truly going on aboard fishing vessels. But what we do know for sure is that killing sharks for their fins is extremely cruel, unsustainable, and wasteful. Keep reading to learn more and find out what you can do to help sharks keep their fins where they belong - attached to their bodies.



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