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shark fin removal for soup is an ongoing problem


what is being sold predominately comes from endangred species 



please see 


Dirk Steinke, Andrea M. Bernard, Rebekah L. Horn, Paul Hilton, Robert Hanner, Mahmood S. Shivji. DNA analysis of traded shark fins and mobulid gill plates reveals a high proportion of species of conservation concern. Scientific Reports, 2017; 7 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-10123-5  OPEN  ACCESS STUDY 


University of Guelph. "Endangered sharks, rays further threatened by global food markets: Using DNA barcoding technology, University of Guelph researchers discover a majority of the shark fins and manta gills sold around the world are from endangered species.." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 25 August 2017. <


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@COSMIC RHINOThe great white shark in South Africa is highly endangered with less than 500 sharks around - of which 89.4% shares the same DNA sequence. This is not sustainable. We also recently have the orcas around - and they have taken out a couple of great whites too. I was involved (as photographer) with the shark research program by Dr Sara Andriotti in the last couple of years. She darted and sampled 326 sharks. No babies. No one even knows where they breed. Info is really scare. 

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this is gross cruelty and cannot be allowed to continue

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