I believe it is because no one really knows how many sharks are out there, unlike beef where it is raised in farms, sharks are caught at sea and the fin is sliced off and the rest thrown away. With beef, much of the muscle is used. Many sharks are being considered for the endangered species list, and some are currently on there. Sharks are also animals that keep our seas somewhat clean by eating a lot of sick or injured animals. Perhaps killing lots of them off may change the population, and given current cancer research on sharks, they may prove very useful for that very reason.Quote:
Originally Posted by shadesofgreen
I believe some people are angered because Disney is considered (whether people like it or not) as somewhat of a trend setter, and that puts them at great risk for scrutiny. This is an area they are being scrutinized. PETA would have a FIELD day if Disney served it, and vegan choice is increasing. IMO, it's a bad decision purely based on that which is probably why Disney didn't do it.
I also think they were scrutinized because their first solution was to pass out pamphlets educating people about sharks before choosing shark soup. Sorry, but who would would truly read those? I'm happy that they made a better-thought out decision.