Shark fin soup, a popular soup item of the Chinese cuisine served normally during special occasion or a luxury item that symbolizes wealth.
Over the past few years, consumption of shark fin soup has increased dramatically, estimated 70 million sharks a year as of 2010. Sharks have been roaming our oceans for millions of years and unfortunately humans are hunting these beautiful creatures to near extinction.
As shown in the video the process of finning is INHUMANE! IT’S HORRIBLE! Hacking off the shark’s fin and throwing it’s still living body back into the sea to either starve to death or get eaten by other fishes is just NOT right. It is like hacking off your legs and throwing you into a jungle to fend for yourself…
Every second, 3 sharks get killed by man! By the end of the sentence, 6 sharks got killed.
Impact of Finning
- Experts estimate that within a decade most species of sharks will be lost.
- It threatens the stability of marine ecosystem
- Loss of shark as staple food for many developing countries
Next time when there is a special occasion, ask for an alternative dish instead of shark fin, be a part of a greater cause and save a species from the brink of extinction. When you are served shark fin soup… ask yourself – Sharks, friend or food?
- Europe backs complete ban on removing sharks’ fins before throwing them back into the sea to die (dailymail.co.uk)
- Thousands of Shark Fins Found on Hong Kong Sidewalk (treehugger.com)
- Shark Fin Soup is Harmful to The Brain? (socyberty.com)
- Shark Fin Soup Health Risk Claims Include Degenerative Brain Diseases (shadowwolf32.wordpress.com)
- Shark Fin Soup linked to Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s and more (mybigearth.com)