Is a food delicacy worth an ecosystem?
One of the major issues threatening the ocean environment today is the slaughter of a top ocean predator, the shark. More than 70 million sharks are killed each year so their fins can be taken, primarily to produce shark fin soup, considered a delicacy by some.
After the fins are removed the remainder of the shark is discarded into the sea and left to die. Join us and the diving industry in our commitment to ban the wholesale slaughter of sharks for their fins and to ban the sale of shark fin soup.
Sharks play a vital role in the marine food chain and without them our ecosystem is placed in jeopardy.
We, the undersigned, call on the food industry and outlets to eliminate the sale of shark fin soup.
The Ban the Sale of Shark Fin Soup petition to DEMA was written by Stephanie Worth and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.