My fellow blogger Steve Pogonowski at Oceanic Explorer points to this news report. It’s about cutting the fins off live sharks then chucking the animals back into the sea.
Three months ago we learned that improvements might be coming. Last month another blogger, petrel41, told us that the European Union (EU) had voted to close loopholes in the law. Now, it seems, the change is to happen.
It’s not soon enough, say I. The photograph shown in petrel41’s and Oceanic Explorer’s posts make me feel physically sick. It’s not easy to do that to this biologist but oh my word, those tortured sharks.