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SHARK FINNING NOW ILLEGAL IN INDIA

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Wonderful news came out of India last week, as the country officially banned shark finning. Due to demand from China, the horrific practice of cutting off a shark’s fin solely for the purpose of shark fin soup has exploded in recent years.

It’s especially cruel because fisherman slice off the shark’s fin and leave the creature to slowly die from starvation or the inability to move.

According to the CBC, Indian fishermen exported $4.8m in shark fins to China last year. Conservationists around the world were incredibly pleased with the Indian Environment Ministry’s decision.

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