Saturday, November 9, 2013

New Zealand is about to ban shark fin fishing---about time!

I have always been sickened by the total selfishness and absolute waste, not to mention the cruelty of shark fin fishing. How can anyone justify the practice whereby, the 'fisherman' takes a live shark, cuts off the fins and then throws the shark back into the sea, to die a horrible death and threaten the very existence of this creature that has a purpose in the bigger picture. All this in the name of some spurious cultural belief that those eating the product will receive some health benefit. Those countries who receive the fins are environmental terrorists and I defy any of them to justify this archaic and unnecessary practice. Well done NZ, Government and don't be bullied by that huge nation, read China, who has refused to sign into the ban that many countries will impose. Shame on you!

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