Cutting off the fins of sharks and then throwing the helpless animals back into the water is an extremely horrific way of killing these beings. The more people who speak up against this animal cruelty, the better chances are for a succesful ban on fin trade.
“On Saturday, June 20, Texas became the 10th U.S. state to ban the trade of shark fins. The new law ensures that Texas will no longer participate in the global fin trade that is largely responsible for the decline of sharks around the world.”
Whenever you see shark fin soup on a menu speak up.
You can read more about the ban here: