Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Murder Mystery: Men and Sharks:EAT ME

collage /drawing by marguerita

Humans kill 73 million sharks every year, nearly all for consumption, mainly in shark fin soup. The fins are cut off and the bodies dumped overboard, a barbaric practice known as finning. Commercial fishermen are taking more and more sharks for their meat as well.

Nearly a third of shark species in the open oceans are threatened with extinction. Losing these top predators creates a cascading imbalance.

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