I have written before on the ugly and wholly indefensible slaughter of sharks so that their fins can be enjoyed as a delicacy, but now seems a good time to remind people of this barbaric practice. I just received a petition from Change.org calling on the Canadian government to ban the distribution, consumption and sale . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Barbaric Practice
Continuing Earthgauge’s past coverage of the campaign to ban shark finning, Reuters is reporting that Costa Rica is the latest country to ban the practice, which involves catching sharks, slicing off their fins and throwing them back in the ocean to die.
As always with such bans, it remains to be seen whether the enforcement . . . → Read More: earthgauge: Costa Rica passes ban on shark finning