30 Sep '11, 12pm

California Senate Makes Shark Finning Illegal

California Senate Makes Shark Finning Illegal

I recently wrote about Chef Gordon Ramsay’s reaction to having Shark Fin Soup for the first time, on our sister site, Blue Living Ideas . Ramsay recorded a video, clearly verbalizing his feelings about this cruel fishing practice. Some scenes are a little gruesome but Ramsay’s “colorful” language will make you understand how inhumane shark finning is, if you can’t bear to watch the whole video, like I did, the first time. What’s the big deal about Shark Fin Soup? Shark finning is practice of cutting off the fins and tails of live sharks to be sold or distributed while the rest of the shark is thrown back into the ocean to bleed to death because the actual shark meat is not valuable at all. Shark finning is illegal in some countries but secretly, shark fishing boats still practice shark finning as it’s a profitable industry. Shark fins, exported to Asia for Shark Fin Soup, ...

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