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Fins Of Endangered Shark Found In Soups Served In Boston, Other Cities, Report Says

A shark attack in Truro, seals all around and now a new report that fins from endangered shark have been found in soup servied in cities around the U.S., including Boston. Indeed, according to Reuters, “The most egregious soup sample, from a restaurant in Boston, contained the endangered scalloped hammerhead shark, according to the report:”

Survivors of shark attacks – now trying to save the animals that took their limbs and, in some cases, nearly their lives – want U.S. restaurant-goers to know they may be eating a threatened species in their shark fin soup.

Out of 32 samples taken across the country of the Chinese delicacy with identifiable shark DNA, 26 bowls, or 81 percent, contained fins from sharks listed as endangered, vulnerable or near threatened, according to a report released on Thursday by the Pew Environment Group.

The study was based on tests of the soup in 14 U.S. cities, and shark attack survivors collected the soup samples. Continue reading