While I’ve never touched, eaten, or seen a shark in the wild, I have seen a few in an aquarium here and there. They’re pretty amazing animals, don’t you think? For my shark story, I’m going to tell you about how to take action against the mass killing of sharks. Did you know that about 100 million sharks are killed annually by fisherman—73 million of which are killed for the shark fin trade?
That’s likely much more shark than anyone could ever eat. Because of this mass killing, some shark populations have declined by up to 99% within the past four decades—leading, of course, to extinction. Many shark species now face the threat of extinction due to overfishing.