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Shark Finning: Sharks Turned Prey

by Caty FaircloughSharks have been feared hunters ever since people first observed them swimming in the vast ocean. Yet today, sharks are declining rapidly on a global scale because humans have replaced them as the ocean\'s top predators. One way that humans hunt sharks is by using a practice called shark finning.

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In lecture this week, we discussed shark finning and watched an extremely sad video about it.  This article explains the origins of how it came about. Ancient Chinese Emperors thought highly of shark fin soup because they thought it had... more »In lecture this week, we discussed shark finning and watched an extremely sad video about it.  This article explains the origins of how it came about. Ancient Chinese Emperors thought highly of shark fin soup because they thought it had "medicinal value" and it "represented a victory against powerful sharks." This is so sad to me, we do not need to have a victory over sharks, obviously humans would "win" with all the fishing gear we have against the defenseless sharks. Now, sharks are in extreme danger of going extinct and being wiped out completely, yet there are still shark finners out there, who's only intensions are for making money. Yet, many places around the world are still selling and eating shark fin soup. It needs to stop. 04-14-2017 11:11am

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