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As Many As 100 Million Sharks Killed Every Year for Soup


Animals  (tags: slaughter, sharks, protection, habitat, humans, wildanimals, wildlife, killing, animaladvocates, animals, animalrights, animalwelfare )

Cal
- 763 days ago - motherjones.com
A new report finds that Hong Kong imports about half of the world shark fin harvest.



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Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 7:34 pm
THIS MUST STOP
 

Monica D. (580)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 8:10 pm
This must stop. We humans must also stop overfishing other species. Eat less fish, more nuts and seeds ...
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 9:55 pm
This is just pathetic. there is no excuse for eating shark fin soup!
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (731)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 10:49 pm
-ty-
 

John S. (300)
Friday July 20, 2012, 4:32 am
Sadly noted.
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday July 20, 2012, 4:47 am
terrible!!
 

ellen m. (233)
Friday July 20, 2012, 5:31 am
I hope that those fins become increasing lodged in the throats of all that consume this horrendous concoction, especially among government officials.

And i further hope that no one knows how to do the Heimlick maneuver when it happens.
 

Roger M. (0)
Friday July 20, 2012, 6:19 am
It's deplorable, of course.

But how many pigs, cows, sheep, chickens etc are killed every year?
 

Robyn M. (123)
Friday July 20, 2012, 10:26 am
This and everything else always seems to point right back to the Asians...I have nothing positive to say about this group...EXCEPT STOP!!!!NOW!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 20, 2012, 12:05 pm
Another sad thing about this is they have to add chicken stock to give it flavour, I deeply regret to say I once tried this in my young foolish ignorant days.
The way they obtain the Fins is pure evil, cutting the Fin off then tossing the live Shark back in the water to die a very slow death after suffering the pain fear inflicted by evil Cretins.
 

Candi Ausman (69)
Friday July 20, 2012, 12:29 pm
We even have 100 million sharks left?
 

Dianne D. (457)
Friday July 20, 2012, 12:38 pm
Stop those from destroying our oceans. This is so sad. People take and take and never give back. Sharks are very important for the eco-system.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Friday July 20, 2012, 1:22 pm
The number is simply staggering. China can rot. This country needs to ban this barbaric soup.
 

TERRY R. (295)
Friday July 20, 2012, 1:50 pm
Shocking
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Friday July 20, 2012, 2:53 pm
This has to be stopped but how? It seems these people wont stop eating these things until they have too because they'll all be gone-extint! Why oh why cant they simply EAT something else damn it! Thanks for posting this Cal
 

janet f. (29)
Friday July 20, 2012, 3:14 pm
"the total worldwide shark fin catch to be three to four times what is legally reported"

The chinese typically lie through their teeth when confronted with their atrocities. The rest of the world needs to make them stop their destruction of the world's wildlife. If left up to them, they'll stop when there's nothing left.
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Friday July 20, 2012, 3:40 pm
It makes no sense the greed of men.
 

Janet R. (34)
Friday July 20, 2012, 4:55 pm
What a bunch of gluttons.
 

samantha l (0)
Friday July 20, 2012, 6:24 pm
Noted and shared!
 

kye j. (41)
Friday July 20, 2012, 7:52 pm
Do the same to the bastards who catch and murder these poor sharks leaving them to drown a slow painful death
 

F gonefourdays F. (110)
Friday July 20, 2012, 8:35 pm
Eating shark fin soup makes those idiots feel powerful. Some of them probably enjoying the feeling of contributing to an extinction. I hope that some of them at least will come to regret their part in that tragedy.

FLAGGED THE SPAMMER!
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (226)
Friday July 20, 2012, 8:47 pm
Noted! Absolutely appalling and needs to stop!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 20, 2012, 10:22 pm
Well said Ellen Mccabe! This is truly a demonic practice ~ pure evil!
 

Ludger W. (72)
Friday July 20, 2012, 10:59 pm
noted, thank you
stop racism and stop speciesism
 

Jan Garen (76)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 1:31 am
This is happening with even the increased awareness - no one has any excuse for creating a demand for this repugnant cruel slaughter. An International ban is required not only on the grounds of the diminishing numbers but on the gross cruelty involved to use one part of a magnificent animal. Even a dedicated carnivore can surely recognise the waste. The hedonistic behaviour of some people to dig their snouts into a bowl of outrageous cruelty is disgusting.I would wish it could choke them one and all.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 5:12 am
How sad that because of peoples greed these and so many other animals suffer and die everyday!!
 

Rebecca Cowart (0)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 8:10 am
noted....DISGUSTING TO ME THAT THIS IS ALLOWED!!!!! THESE GREEDY PEOPLE WILL ONE DAY HAVE TO ANSWER TO THEIR DOINGS!!!!!
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 9:44 am
Appalling. It has to stop.
 

Muriel Servaege (45)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 2:38 pm
APPALLING. THIS MUST STOP. How is it possible for those predators to disregard the harm they do to nature???
 

Rin S. (10)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 5:41 pm
Noted, thankyou.
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 11:08 am
Horrible!
 
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