Shark finning is the practice of catching sharks solely for their fins to make shark fin soup, an expensive delicacy in many Asian cultures. Fisherman, encouraged by high market prices, catch hundreds of thousands of sharks a day, then slice off their fins while they are still alive. They often don’t even bother with the rest of the fish. Instead, they toss it back into the water — suffering and in pain — to sink to the bottom and drown. Tell the U.S. Congress to reintroduce the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act and pass it now.
Over 73 million sharks a year are killed for their fins alone and their populations can’t handle that kind of hit! But without sharks, which are apex predators in the ocean, the entire ocean’s ecosystem is in danger. Which means there is just no justification for shark finning and then serving shark fin soup, as at least 200 restaurants in the U.S. do. There must be federal legislation protecting sharks from this horrible death — oceans are conneceted and this devestation affects more than just the U.S. Please sign the petition to tell the U.S. Congress to reintroduce and pass the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act right now!