Ban the Sale of Shark Fin Soup and Shark Fin Products
  • Petitioned Ottawa City Council

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Ottawa City Council

Ban the Sale of Shark Fin Soup and Shark Fin Products

    1. Shaun Hill
    2. Petition by

      Shaun Hill

      Ottawa, Canada

An estimated 73 million sharks are killed each year as a result of this billion dollar industry. A practice that involves cutting the fins off of sharks while they are alive then throw them back in to the water to die slowly. They then sell these fins to be used in a popular Chinese cuisine, Shark Fin soup, as well as used in medicines. Truth is the fins add nothing to the taste soup but add texture something that can easily be replaced. Also there is no scientific evidence proving that shark fin is beneficial to your health in fact it has been stated on numerous accounts it is worse for you due to the increased mercury found in sharks. This petition is set up to ban the selling of shark fin soup and shark fin products in city of Ottawa. These creatures are rapidly declining in population and if something isn't done soon there won't be any left.

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    • Vaughan MacDonald RUSSELL, CANADA
      • 9 months ago

      Because it is very wrong to kill sharks to make shark fin soup.

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    • Trecia Watson CLEVELAND, TN
      • over 1 year ago

      It is ridiculous to kill a shark for its fin alone. Sharks should not be killed for such.

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    • Gail Parker CYNTHIANA, KY
      • over 1 year ago

      This is insane, and all over money and greed. Stop this inhumane act on these sharks. Thank you.

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    • Kevin Collins ENSCHEDE, NETHERLANDS
      • almost 2 years ago

      sharks are being decimated rapidly. We need to stop this to keep our seas healthy.

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    • Judy Anderson OTTAWA, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      We have no right to torture a living creature and decide its faith for money. who needs shark fin soup anyway its not necessary.

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