Stop the cruel act of shark fining immediately

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Shark finning is the act of removing the fins of the shark and discarding the rest of the shark. Without the fins, the shark cannot swim and will eventually sink and die. This is a very important topic that is NOT known by very many. Sharks play a vital role in the ecosystem by maintaining the species below them in the food chain. They serve as an indicator of ocean health. Many humans see sharks as killers. Each year sharks kill from 5-15 people a year, when humans are killing over 100 million sharks a year, now ask yourself who is the real killer?

Sharks have been on the planet for more than 420 million years. They create a sustainable ecosystem for many species ... so why are we harming their population in such a cruel way? The process of shark finning is a brutal and wasteful practice. It involves cutting the fins off the shark – often still alive – and then tossing the animal back into the ocean where it either drowns, bleeds to death or is eaten alive by another animal.

Sharks play a vital role in our oceans. As apex predators, sharks play an important role in the ecosystem by maintaining the species below them in the food chain. They help remove the weak and the sick as well as keeping the balance with competitors helping to ensure species diversity. As predators, they shift their prey’s spatial habitat, which alters the feeding strategy and diets of other species. Sharks indirectly maintain the seagrass and corals reef habitats. The loss of sharks has led to the decline in coral reefs, seagrass beds and the loss of commercial fisheries.

We have no purpose in killing these sharks. A whole shark is going to die just because of its fin that is being sold illegally for shark fin soup. Shark fin soup is a traditional soup or stewed dish found in Chinese cuisine. Furthermore, Fins from up to 73 million sharks end up in the global fin trade every year. Shark finning is illegal in many countries such as Canada. Canada has become the first G20 country in the world to ban the import and export of shark fins.  Although in Canada shark finning is illegal, it still is a problem on the black market that not many people know about. Our goal is to raise awareness about this horrific topic to all. The more knowledge we have together is going to be our solution. We have to stop shark fining and the shark fin trade and save our planet.