Stop Shark Finning!

Stop Shark Finning!

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Alice Gray started this petition to UK Parliament

Shark finning is a commonly overlooked subject. Every day we talk about CO2 emissions and plastic consumption. Of course, these topics are important and also affect marine welfare. This issue affects us all, the collapse of marine ecosystems is having a devastating effect and soon, the oceans will be empty except for countless jellyfish that provide little for our environment. 

Each year 73 million sharks are caught and killed, in approximately the last 40 years the oceans fish population has more than halved. Some of them are caught and brought to shore to have their fins cut off and their meat ground to feed livestock. The rest are caught, have their fins cut off and then thrown back into the water unable to swim. It is proven that shark trade has a severe knock on effect of the rest of the fish population that is also declining. This is barbaric behaviour and must stop. 

Most shark finning is done illegally, Indonesia has the largest export of shark fins, being sent to China, Korea and other Asian countries. This is for the soup trade that even Gordon Ramsay has done a documentary on, the fins are sold for hundreds of pounds yet the flavour is all in the broth. 

It is important to know that this isnt just a marine welfare issue, this trade is important for the livelihoods of many people in these countries, without it they'll be faced with unemployment and poverty. They must break laws and destroy the worlds ecosystems for a chance in this world. 

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