To: Chinese Minister for Environmental Protection



Dear Shengxian Zhou,
Please Stop shark finning in order to make tasteless shark fin soup.

Why is this important?

Shark finning is the removal of shark fins and the carcass is then disposed in the sea. The shark is most often still alive when it is tossed back into the water. Unable to swim, the shark slowly sinks toward the bottom where it is eaten alive by other fish or drowns. Shark finning is widespread, and largely unmanaged and unmonitored. It is a wasteful practise as up to 99 per cent of the shark is thrown away. Loss and devastation of shark populations around the world mean that experts estimate that within a decade, most species of sharks will be lost because of this soup. Most people agree that shark fin soup has no taste and is only used to create a texture, which could be artificially made.


Reasons for signing

  • 73 million sharks killed per year - how long before they are extinct?
  • How can this be justified? China has a well earned reputation for their inhuman treatment of animals.I would NEVER go to a country that has such nil awareness of suffering.
  • It is too cruel.


2013-10-29 22:52:22 +0000

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