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Old December 14th, 2008 #9
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Default Zipperheads threaten marine environment through hunting sharks to near extinction

Originally Posted by Alex Linder View Post

...SHARKS around the world, including those in Thai waters, are threatened with unsustainable exploitation due to increasing demand for sharkfin soup and indiscriminate fishing, a wildlife conservation group warned yesterday.

Tens of millions of sharks are killed every year, with at least 8,000 tonnes of sharkfins shipped to restaurants around the world, WildAid said...

The positive side of the issue:


...He said the study by Chula Unisearch, a testing laboratory of Chulalongkorn University, showed that 15 of the 45 randomly purchased shark fins in Bangkok had more mercury than is considered safe for humans by the Thai Food and Drug Administration.

One sample had a mercury concentration seven times the FDA limit, according to the study, which was partially funded by WildAid...
A disturbing video:


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