Who says #sharks aren't endangered?

A friend of mine secretly served mock fins at her wedding last year, but no one tasted any difference, till she informed the guests. This is enough to prove that no one actually knows how shark's fin tastes, and it is essentially the flavours of all the other ingredients that make the soup. It is also misleading to generalise that sharks are not endangered just because few are protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wildlife Fauna and Flora (Cites). Species protection proposals are presented at biennial Cites meetings, and Cites members, made up of related government agencies, would vote in agreement or disagreement to trade restrictions. Considerations such as how the decision will affect the country are often in place before votes are cast. While Cites is the determining body of whether species are to be protected from trade, the In...

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