Finning

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139 Sharks are killed every 10 minutes.
That’s 8,333 sharks killed every hour.
73 Million sharks are killed as a result of finning each year.
Most of the time, the fins are cut off and the shark is tossed back into the ocean while still alive, slowly drowning as it sinks.
Why?
Because traditionally shark fin soup provides numerous health benefits, as well as being a status symbol for the wealthy. However there is no evidence to suggest that shark fin soup is good for you, in fact it has been revealed that due to high mercury levels shark fins are unsafe for human consumption.

 

Since you’ve been reading this article, n sharks have been killed due to shark finning.

 

Act now.

 

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Sources:
http://saveourseas.com/articles/how_many_sharks_are_caught_each_year
http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/sharks-are-in-trouble/finning-and-the-fin-trade/
http://oceana.org/sites/default/files/reports/OCEANA_international_trade_shark_fins_english.pdf