Boycott Shark Fin Soup

RECEIVED Wed., March 27, 2013

Dear Editor,
    I recently read your article “Bill of the Week: Save the Sharks” [Newsdesk blog, March 3] This article was of great interest to me. Sharks stopped being an evil menace once I was introduced to Bruce from Finding Nemo. I’m sure this is true for many others. I have grown to appreciate sharks, therefore your article stuck out to me. Learning about the evil practice of shark finning disgusted me. I cannot believe that some people cut the fins off sharks, and then throw them right back into the ocean. Do they understand that the shark may still be alive and suffering? How could they let an innocent creature starve, or drown for the sake of soup? I’m sure vegetable soup would be just as satisfying. I think this article needs to be pushed more into the public eye. The people who enjoy shark fin soup need to learn about the practice that takes place in order for them to feel full. Hopefully then they will boycott this practice and stop demanding shark fin soup.
    I am proud of the Texas Legislature for having high moral standards and trying to put a stop to this awful practice. I hope that House Bill 852 gets passed! Thank you for informing the public of this issue.
Rachel Francis
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