Dear Minister, Please ban the sale of shark fins in Victoria. They are being sold in Shark fin soup in many restaurants, markets and many more at such a small price for the life of a shark.
Why is this important?
Sharks have a great importance in the ecosystem. About 100 million sharks are killed each year for their fins and the majority of shark species have been to populations of about 1-10% of their original population. a bowl of shark fin soup can go for as little as $30. That's $30 for the life of a shark. Shark fin's in shark fin soup are basically there for show, the only flavour in the soup is from chicken or beef stock and other spices.