21 May '12, 4pm

Come on #NY make us proud! NY Considers Banning #SharkFin Soup! #animalrights @care2

Come on #NY make us proud! NY Considers Banning #SharkFin Soup! #animalrights @care2

Shark fin soup is considered a delicacy in Chinese cuisine, but there is nothing delicate about the way fishermen get the fins off the sharks. Fishermen catch the animal and drag it aboard the boat, hack off its fin muscles, then throw it back into the sea, unable to swim and certain to die. More than 70 million sharks every year drown, bleed to death or are eaten alive by predators after this mutilation. New York State is moving towards joining the entire U.S. West Coast, Hawaii, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands in banning shark fins to prevent the extreme cruelty and population depletion that are unavoidable ingredients of the soup, and New York City is jumping on board. On the East Coast, New York has the biggest market for shark fins. Video: Shark Finning Cruelty Even celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, a meat lover not known for compassion to animals (or even to sharks...

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