A study carried out by Bloom, a French organisation, revealed that the cosmetic sector is the main consumer of animal squalene. Deep-sea shark species are targeted for their liver oil leading to an estimate of 3 million of sharks harvested annually. As technologies for deep-sea fishing have developed and global trade has ascended for the past few decades, the sharks are under even greater threat. The United Nation lists more than 50 shark species that are intensively fished, several of which are currently listed on the IUCN Red List as vulnerable to extinction such as gulper shark and basking shark.
We are deeply concerned about this issue and try to work hard to ban the production and use of shark squalene. The aim is to call upon brands that continue to use shark squalane to adopt environmentally sustainable practices by replacing that animal squalane with available plant alternatives. Furthermore, no international regulations currently exist mandating that brands state on their website or any indication as to the origins of their squalane on the packaging of their product. We need to raise awareness in order to push legal authorities to develop an European Directive on packaging and labelling.
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