Shark Fin Soup
Shark fin soup is banned in California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Oregon, Washington. The popular Chinese dish is made by removing the fin off a shark, and then discarding the body into the ocean, where the shark is rendered unable to swim and dies. The rise in demand for delicacy, which symbolizes wealth, power and prestige, has led to a worldwide shark population decline. Shark fins in the U.S. can only comprise 5% of a fisherman's haul, which are then shipped to Asia.
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