Arguments Against Shark Finning

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In this essay, I will argue that the practice of shark finning should be illegal in China as it results in major impacts on the oceanic environment. Shark finning is a practice of cutting a shark’s fins off the rest of the body whilst the shark is alive. Once the fins are successfully cut off, the rest of the body is thrown back into the ocean where it begins to die slowly. “It is estimated that 100 to 200 million sharks annually are killed” for a Chinese dish known as shark fin soup. Shark finning majorly affects the oceanic environment’s plant life and its food chain. Although there are opposing views on the criminalising of this horrendous practice.
The practice of shark finning has majorly affected the plant life within the oceanic environments containing a low population of sharks. With the dramatically decreasing numbers in shark’s population, the health of the ocean’s plant
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The sustainability of the ocean’s plant life and food chain are dependent on the survival of sharks. My first argument was that shark finning majorly affects the oceanic environment’s plant life, which has proven to be a true statement as there is numerous evidence supporting this. My second argument was that shark finning majorly impacts the ocean’s food chain, which has been supported by numerous evidence. Although, the opposing view of the criminalising of this horrendous practice was determined false as the studies exhibited that shark fins do not have any anti-cancer benefits. The alternative that should be encouraged to Chinese citizens in regard to the banning of shark finning is Wildaid. Wildaid has spread its message to hundreds of millions of people and in the near future ban the practice in China. Cutting off a shark’s fin and throwing them back into the water is like cutting off your leg and expecting you to ride a

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