Many shark populations have faced steep declines due to years of exploitation. Their slow reproductive rates make them extremely vulnerable to extinction. The disappearance of sharks – apex predators in many ecosystems – causes dangerous imbalances in marine communities worldwide.
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Read the full article, find the list of restaurants and learn more at: Restaurants Currently Offering Shark Fin Soup | Animal Welfare Institute