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.