We all know that big companies listen to one thing: their wallets. They certainly don’t care if people needlessly catch sharks, cut off their fins and throw the rest of the living endangered animals back into the ocean, where they will bleed to death, get eaten or die of shock. This practice is called shark finning. Unlike UPS and DHL, FedEx will ship shark fins anywhere in the world as long as they are packaged properly and won’t spoil.
Many of the shark species that are finned are on a fast pace to extinction. So, if given a choice to use a certain shipping company this year, please use UPS or DHL.
If sharks go extinct, a whole chain of problems happen in the world. For instance, in the hammerhead’s case, they like to eat rays. Rays like to eat shellfish. If the rays’ numbers are not controlled by the hammerheads, they’ll eat all the shellfish, thus destroying an industry for humans. That’s just one of the unfathomable amounts of connections we have to nature.