Thursday, April 12, 2012

Killing Sharks For Fins in New Zealand?

When it comes to sharks, some folks still don't get it.
While the rest of the shark diving and shark conservation community works tirelessly to stop shark from being finned, there are some who make a living from it - legally.

When talking about New Zealand the numbers are not pretty. Metric tons of shark fin are exported from New Zealand every year, and no one seems to mind.

Except this guy.

Sam Judd, shark attack survivor, and New Zealand native has penned an op-ed this week about the legal shark fin trade in NZ and it's about as good as it gets.

It's high time for the NGO community and the commercial shark diving industry to put some pressure on New Zealand to stop this trade. Legal or not, it should be banned, and everyone knows it.

Let's see if anyone has the stones to push for it and see it done.

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