Today, a motion to ban international trade in bluefin tuna failed to pass at the UN Convention on Trade in Endangered Species in Doha, Qatar. Overfishing has drastically reduced stocks of the bluefin tuna but heavy lobbying by the fishing industry and staunch opposition from Japan where bluefin is a prized ingredient for sushi prevented the ban. What does it say about us as human beings that we do not respect another species’ right to exist?
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