Toronto has recently lifted its ban on the sale of shark fin soup and shark fin products. Toronto officials and the Chinese community have spoken and argued that the ban was discriminitory and shark fin soup was part of their culture. Even culture is no excuse for the senseless and wasteful killings of Â ENDANGERED sharks and shark spieces. Help Toronto officials open their eyes to the reality and danger they are putting the ecosystem in.Â
It is estimated that in 10 years the sharks will be extinct.
Shark Finning is a global production.
Hong Kong is the largest trading centre for shark fins
Shark finning is a huge problem that will effect the health of our ocean ecosystems, sharks have a critical role to play in keeping the marine Â ecosystems in balance. The only way to save sharks from extinction and protect the future health of our seas is to support initiatives that drive governmental policy change.
Every day over 200,000 sharks are killed because of their fins. Â Once the fin has been cut of Â the carcass is then discarded back to the sea. Â At this stage the shark is still alive and will either drown or be eaten alive by other fish. Â
The shark fin is used as a main incredient in a shark fin soup, which is a chinese delicacy. Â The actual shark fin is tasteless, which is why the fin is boiled in a chicken broth to absorb taste. Â The shark fin soup used to be only consumed by the rich. Â However, now that the chinese economy is strong and more people come to wealth, the demand for shark fins has increased. Â At the same time the shark population has dramatically decreased due to shark finning. Â This wasteful act with lasting consequences must be stopped now!!!Â