Every year, in oceans around the world, tens of millions of sharks are hunted to meet the demand for shark fin soup, an East Asian dish which is traditionally served at weddings or New Year celebrations. You can help stop the killing: Take our No Shark Fin pledge.
Shark fin soup is cruel and wasteful. Fins removed, the animals are thrown back into the water to die slowly and painfully.
Finning is not only inhumane; it allows sharks to be caught in unsustainable numbers. Apex predators, sharks play an essential role in marine ecosystems. Shark finning endangers their survival—and that of the species that rely on them. In addition, shark fin has been shown to contain dangerous levels of mercury.
HSI is reaching out to the public, restaurants and other businesses to educate people about this issue. Raising awareness is key; many say they never realized what impact their consumption had on the environment.
March 8, 2016
Un nouveau projet de loi apporterait des améliorations importantes aux lois sur le bien-être animal du Canada
Le député libéral Nathaniel Erskine-Smith a présenté le projet de loi C-246, la Loi sur la modernisation des mesures de protection des animaux, avec l’appui d'une coalition des principaux groupes de protection des animaux canadiens.
July 15, 2015
Jet Airways, Sashastra Seema Bal and Dr. Ashutosh Joshi (officer-in-charge of Uttarakhand State Animal Welfare Board) were conferred with the Leadership in Animal Welfare Award for their exemplary service to animals in the past year. Humane Society International/India and People for Animals jointly presented the awards.
March 19, 2015
Jet Airways – India’s largest international air carrier – was given the Henry Spira Humane Corporate Progress Award for the company’s role in ending the transport of shark fins from India to international shores.
November 6, 2014
Jet Airways instituted a policy against the shipment of shark fins, joining a growing number of major international carriers committed to protecting declining shark populations and marine ecosystems. HSI/India, which along with animal welfare and conservation groups had petitioned Jet Airways to end its role in the international trade in shark fins, applauded the policy.