I read something really upsetting in this morning's edition of 24H Vancouver about the Animal Harvest. According to the article I read, Vancouver has become "Canada's No. 1 gateway for smuggled animal parts." There was a pictures on the inside page of four sharks that had been finned alive and thrown back into the ocean to drown at the bottom of the sea.
The article goes on to speak about a variety of other parts of a variety of other animals (including many endangered species) that have been smuggled into and out of Vancouver.
This is a tragedy. This is sad. Throwing sharks overboard after having their fins very painfully removed and left to drown... I can't picture anything more horrifying.
The article also says that, "Vancouver's port and the city's large Asian community make it the gateway for illegal imports from Asia." It talks about how it is driven by the Chinese market, food delicacies and medicine use.
If you have any thoughts or opinions on this, please feel free to share!