You might be thinking, “But I don’t eat shark fin soup!”
However, the reality is that sharks are being killed for more than just their fins…
They are being killed for their livers… for their flesh… for their cartilage… for their skin. And they’re being sold to you “in disguise”… often labeled as something more appealing.
Chances are, you’ve eaten or used products that contain shark…
… you just didn’t know it. Sharks are showing up in pet food, cosmetics, livestock feed and fertiliser. There may actually be shark in your lipstick 😔
There are no laws forcing manufacturers to disclose shark-based ingredients
So as ocean-protecting consumers we need to educate ourselves about products that contain shark, and perform the necessary detective work to ensure we are not contributing the sharks’ demise.
#SHARKFREE is a campaign to keep sharks out of products, so we can reduce pressure on their populations and save them from extinction. Sharks are essential to the health of our oceans, and the oceans are directly affect the planet’s health and therefore our own.
Find out more about how you can avoid consuming shark products here: