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Sharks are endangered and/or threatened because of shark finning, a painful and cruel practice where fishermen catch sharks and cut off their fins only to throw them back into the water to die slow deaths. So why is this still happening?
Shark finning is very profitable, as these fishermen only have to worry about processing and moving the fins -- the most useful part of the shark -- to contribute to industries where shark fins are demanded.
Right now, India has a major problem with shark finning, as even foreigners are coming to Indian waters to do this. India needs to adopt a naturally attached policy and to provide greater protection for shark populations in and near its waters.
Please tell India to do just that -- ban shark finning in India!
Dear India Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying, & Fisheries,
Shark finning is a major problem in India, with people coming from all over to participate in this practice in and near Indian waters.
Shark finning creates unnecessary suffering and pain for animals, as fishermen cut off the sharks' fins only to throw them back into the water leading to slow and painful deaths. This is wrong.
India needs to adopt a naturally attached policy and protect these populations that are now threatened and/or endangered because of this practice.
Please ban shark finning in India. Thank you for your time.