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Stop the slaughter of Sharks for their fins

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Sharks are vitally important to the worlds Oceans being at the top of the food chain. The indiscriminate slaughter for the use in Shark fin soup is going virtually unchecked. In China it has been eaten mainly by the very rich since the Ming Dynasty but back then it was eaten by a few million at worst. Now since China's economic boom it is thought around 300 million Chinese now eat the dish. The fins offer no flavour to the dish, that comes from other ingredients but those eating it believe it gives them status. Unless action is taken now this will have a disastrous impact on the ecoystems of the worlds oceans and ultimately the world. In China facebook is censured and so change.org is unlikely to have a presence. If however enough people sign up to this petition our government and hopefully other nations parliaments will be duty bound to put pressure on the Chinese government to do something. 



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