Gallery: New York State May Ban the Sale of Shark Fins

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Dried out shark fins stock countless shelves all over Chinatown, but New York legislators have just announced a bill that may ban their sale. About 73 million sharks are killed and stripped of their fins each year to produce ingredients for shark fin soup. Similar bills have already been passed in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington, with bills in Florida, Illinois, Maryland, and Virginia not far behind.

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