The inhuman practice of shark finning is a global problem. And in the USA, it looks as though the State of Texas is about to pass legislation to ban the sale of shark fins.
In addition, the bill looks to ban the possession of shark fins with intent to sell.
Shark finning has been illegal practice under Federal Law in the USA for quite some time, but black markets still exist and the practice is still an issue. The new bill is set to make shark finning punishable by up to 180 days in jail, a sentence that many of us will agree is still too lenient.