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Shark Fins Traced to Endangered Populations

Animals  (tags: Shark, DNA, Chinese delicacy )

- 3485 days ago -
For the first time, DNA tools have successfully pinpointed the geographic origin of shark fins sold dried in markets to satisfy the demand for shark fin soup, a Chinese delicacy.


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Paul Richard Tan (29)
Tuesday December 1, 2009, 3:24 am
Most of the illegal poaching of sea animals around the world, of endangered species of not, are done to satisfy the voracious appetite or craving of the Chinese and Japanese people for these exotic types of food, which are being harvested from the sea as often as they can. Dolphins, whales and blue whale sharks are some of the favorite seafood delicacies of a certain group of Japanese people; while some Chinese love to eat sharks, especially, shark fin soup.

Thus, if we are not careful and vigilant in our watch, these two countries, China and Japan, will practically harvest most of these sea creatures right before our very own seas or oceans. They have already mastered the art of poaching undetected and encroaching into forbidden sea territories around the world.

Sea Shepherd has deterred some of their fishing vessels from getting a good harvest. But Sea Shepherd could not do it all alone. All countries must join hands to protect their coastlines and their sea animals living there. If we are not careful and vigilant, the Chinese and Japanese will wipe out these animals from the face of the sea. They do not care much of the future, just the present desire to satisfy their weird cravings.

But it does not end there. These same people are responsible for the killing and poaching of other highly endangered animals, like the Rhino for their horns, the elephants for their tusks, the bears for their liver and gall bladder, the tigers for their coat and bones, the cobras for their skin, blood and gall bladder, the domesticated cats for their meat and skins, etc. etc. The list goes on and on.......

Calling all animal lovers, dolphin and whale lovers, environmentalists, conservationalists, and Care2 & wildlife warriors......we have an emergency....

mary f (200)
Tuesday December 1, 2009, 4:22 am
this is a disgrace something must be done to stop these poachers before its too late

MmAway M (519)
Tuesday December 1, 2009, 3:58 pm
UGH..Frankly I'm ill..."shark fins" are used for weddings as a treat...OMG...what a ton a screwy people that want to actually eat soup that has been takn from a fin of an animal that has been stripped of a fin, then dropped back into the ocean to die at the bottom of the ocean.

Man and his GREED has all turned into a ton of Screwballs in my opinion.

Next time there is a wedding with Shark fin soup, someone should come up with the bloody photos! Nuts!

Tuesday December 1, 2009, 4:39 pm
Japan and China both are very disgusting countries to me. they have very little regard for animals (or their own citizens) they rape our oceans of our sea life, and eat the flesh of endangered species, cats, dogs, plus livestock. these countries need to be banned by civilized countries until they start changing some of thier thinking.

Alejandra Vega (139)
Tuesday December 1, 2009, 7:13 pm
TY, Nancy... I completelly agree, we must protect the sharks NOW!!!
I have no more stars for you this week, Paul...

Tatiana Guzman-Phillips (6)
Saturday May 28, 2011, 8:25 am
It's completely ridiculous and needs to stop NOW! it doesn't even make since?! I just watched Gordon Ramsey's :Shark Bait, its really sad to think that this horrible act is being performed maybe just because the "status" it represented? How sad and pathetic!
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