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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Hooked on a cause

04 Sep 2008
Alice Newstead took the drastic action in protest at the practice of finning – where sharks are impaled on hooks, before their fins are sliced off to harvest meat for shark fin soup. The sharks are then thrown back into the ocean still alive. She suspends herself on shark fishing hooks in the window of a central London (London's Regent's Street) cosmetics store to highlight the use of shark products for cosmetics and food stuffs. Crowd gasped as blood trickled down her back.

Shark finning has been blamed for pushing many species of the fish to the brink of extinction and since 1970, several species have been reduced by more than 90 per cent. VIA

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