Shark-finning is one of those incredibly cruel things people do simply to let people have a cup of shark fin soup and make money. I personally don't understand why anyone in their sane mind like to support the cruel killing of sharks for having a shark fin soup.
You have the possibility to make a contribution in protesting and support those in the EU commission who tries to stop the shark-finning madness. Latest 21-2-2011 you can send an email with your thoughts in the matter. Making your contribution.
Consultation on the amendment of Council Regulation (EC) 1185/2003 on the removal of fins of sharks on board vessels. Link here http://ec.europa.eu/fisheries/partners/consultations/shark_finning_ban/index_en.htm
If you don't know how cruel this is, here goes. Fishermen go out and hunt for sharks. They drag them up on the board vessels, fishing boats. They cut the fins off, and throw back the sharks alive into the ocean without any fins to move them selves around. And they drops down to the bottom, letf to die slowly and painfully. Sharks can live up to a week until they die their slow death.
If you yourself eat shark fin soup, think again. If you work at or own a restaurant who serves shark fin soup, think again and stop this madness.
Here a few You tube clip of the cruel mad shark-finning.
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