Sign the No Shark Fin Pledge
Each year, millions of sharks are hunted down, only to have their fins sliced off and their bodies thrown back into the ocean, often left to die an agonizing death. "Finning" is done to satisfy an appetite for dishes such as shark fin soup, an Asian delicacy, which may be served at celebratory occasions to showcase one’s wealth or honor one’s guests.
Demand is also going down in China, the largest market for shark fins. But more work needs to be done to bring crucial protections to vulnerable shark populations.
Many shark species today are threatened with extinction. You can help save them by signing the No Shark Fin Pledge and encouraging others to do the same.