Millions of sharks killed for cosmetics and ‘wellness’ corporate quackery

25 Aug

Apropos of yesterday’s post about fish intelligence, Dear Kitty, Some Blog posts about shark myths.

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

4 August 2013

So many things you think you know about sharks are WRONG! Anthony and Laci team up to debunk three common myths about these toothy predators.

This morning an item about killing sharks on Vroege Vogels radio in the Netherlands. They interviewed Lida Pet, a WWF researcher.

On the one hand, at last killing sharks for shark fin soup, mainly in Asia, is declining.

On the other hand, millions of sharks are still killed for shark oil and shark cartilage used in cosmetics, eg for hair and nails, and ´wellness´ products like glucosamine pills. These products are sold in drugstores in countries like the USA and the Netherlands.

Even pills for cats may contain dead sharks´ parts.

By the way, the supposed ´health´ effects of shark cartilage are quackery.

Many shark species are butchered for this quackery…

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