Take Sharks Fin Soup Off The Menu.
  • Petitioned New Garden Chinese Restaurant, 40 Pandy Road, Bridgend, Wales, CF32 9PP

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New Garden Chinese Restaurant, 40 Pandy Road, Bridgend, Wales, CF32 9PP

Take Sharks Fin Soup Off The Menu.

    1. Simon Taylor
    2. Petition by

      Simon Taylor

      Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom

Sharks are in Danger

100 million sharks are killed each year-by longlines, by "sport" fishermen, or by a barbaric practice known as shark finning. Hooked sharks are hauled onto boats; their fins are sliced off while they are still alive. These helpless animals are then tossed back into the ocean where, unable to swim without their fins, they sink towards the bottom and die an agonizing death.

Half of the oxygen we need for survival is produced via phytoplankton photosynthesis. Photoplankton is responsible for taking in carbon dioxide molecules and turning them into oxygen. Millions of these tiny marine plants drift near the ocean’s surface. Tiny animals called zooplankton eat the photoplankton, as well as clams and other small fish. Jellyfish, some whales and other fish in turn eat the zooplankton. Larger fish eat the animals that feed off of the zooplankton and so forth and so on. Any link in this food chain that is missing will create an imbalance.

Sharks control the population of species that feed off photoplankton. With a decline in the shark population, there is going to be a steady decline of photoplankton, therefore affecting the oxygen levels of the oceans. Oxygen on Earth is very dependent on the oxygen of the ocean. If we neglect this fact, we are bringing death to the Earth.

Sharks have been part of our ocean’s ecosystems for 420 million years. The practice of shark finning is depleting the ocean’s shark population by over 100 million. Sharks are slaughtered to meet consumer demand, most are killed just for their fins. As a result, Some species of sharks have reduced over 90% in population for a bowl of soup that has no scientifically proven nutritional value.

In short, the world’s fishing fleets are killing sharks faster than they can reproduce and nature can’t keep up. Unless this
situation is halted, shark populations face certain extinction.

I will not let that happen.

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    • Ann Gilbody CUMBERNAULD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have empathy for animals. This is cruel.

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    • jim North SPRUCE GROVE, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      Can't get rid of top food chain without it having a domino effect

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    • Mark Davies WESTBURY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Elegant creatures, loved by those

      that know, feared/hated by those that don't. Sharks are at the top of the food chain in the sea, who knows what effect removing them would have?

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    • Nikki Jacques POOLE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      I am a shark supporter and I am also concerned for the people eating the shark fin soup (which incidentally has to be flavoured with chicken stock as the shark fin is tasteless!!) as shark meat, like dolphin and whale meat has been proven to contain high levels of mercury, PCBs and other poisonous contaminants which will affect the health of those consuming it. For more shark facts and info please see www.supportoursharks.com or find us on FB thanks Nikki admin

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    • nicola finn HERTS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Cannot stand animal cruelty!!!

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