I don't know how familiar everyone is with the shark
finning, but they cut off their dorsal fins, while
they are still alive, and throw them back in, ...to
They can't swim without that fin, so they eventually
They use the shark cartilage in soup that is extremely
expensive, for aid for people with back problems, and
they are used in some ceremonial, or they are held
sacred by some Hawaiian tribes(?)
The thing is... there are many species of Shark
endangered because of this practice. The photos of the
hammerhead, really bother me. These creatures may not
be cute and cuddly, like many of our other animals,
but they are ancient creatures and necessary.
I have searched a bit and found some info that says
there was some positive legistative action taken
1999-2000, but I'm not sure of the current status.
Here are some sites I found, if you care to take a
look. Some of them have pictures, so if you are
sensitive, you may not want to look at them.
Stop Shark Finning
- this page is an alert site and has an area you can write your opinion. HELP THE SHARKS