The “Cliff Notes” to why shark fin soup is controversial:
Shark finning is a terrible practice where sharks are caught, their fins are sliced off, and the remaining carcass is dumped back into the ocean. Often, the shark itself is still alive, and will die by either drowning (most sharks must swim to bring oxygen-rich water through their gills) or becoming easy prey for something else.
Below is a drive organized by scuba divers in response to discovering that Amazon.com is carrying canned shark fin soup for third-party vendors. They have already gotten Amazon to discontinue carrying canned shark fin soup from Pacific Rim Gourmet. Please join them in asking Amazon to discontinue all products containing shark fin.
It seems that Amazon.com is carrying shark fin soup through a third-party vendor, American Roland Food Corp. With all the controversy surrounding shark fins and the horrible practices used to harvest fins, Amazon should be ashamed to be carrying shark fin soup and should rectify the problem immediately by pulling all shark fin products from their catalog.
What you can do:
- Leave feedback at Amazon’s product page for Roland Shark Fin Soup
- Send e-mail to American Roland Food Corp at Phyllis.Goldberg@rolandfood.com and write a letter of protest to:
American Roland Food Corp
71 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010