Recent research shows: More rare, endangered sharks are dying in the worldwide trade in shark fins than earlier feared.

Recent research shows: More rare, endangered sharks are dying in the worldwide trade in shark fins than earlier feared.

The finning of sharks is not for the faint of heart. After hauling them aboard their vessels, the fishers cut off their fins, then toss them back into the ocean. Still alive, they sink to the bottom where they’re either eaten by other predators or die of suffocation. About 100 million sharks are believed to be […]

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Petition: Half Million Sharks Could be Killed for the Coronavirus Vaccine

Petition: Half Million Sharks Could be Killed for the Coronavirus Vaccine

Conservationists warn that up to half a million sharks could be killed to produce the coronavirus vaccine. Sharks produce squalene, the natural oil in their livers, that’s used in vaccines around the world. Squalene is used to create a stronger immune response in the vaccine, therefore increasing its efficacy. GlaxoSmithKline, a pharmaceutical company, uses squalene […]

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