Did you know that consuming sharks and shark products can be hazardous for human consumption? ☠️ As top level predators sharks bio accumulate heavy metals and toxins which are transferred to consumers when ingested. This is particularly worrisome considering how often seafood is mislabeled meaning many people may be completely unaware. Know where your food comes from and choose to be a conscious consumer!
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Are you eating sharks without even knowing it? 😨 Shark meat, as you might’ve heard, is actually TOXIC 🤢. So it’s neither kind, sustainable, nor healthy to eat sharks. But you’d be surprised how often other types of seafood is actually shark meat in disguise! Shark meat can be labeled under these names:⠀
Flake, Huss, Dogfish, Grayfish, Cazon, Steakfish, Sea Ham, Sea Eel, Whitefish, Lemon Fish, Cape Steak, Rock Salmon, Smoked Rock Salmon, Smoked Dogfish, Rigg, Gummy, Sea Ham, Sokomoro, and Ocean Filet (to name a few)⠀
(and these are only the English names! If you speak a different language, look up online what the “disguise shark names” are in your country or region!) ⠀
Please make sure you’re not eating shark! 🦈 These animals are seriously so beautiful and intelligent, and sadly, their populations have been on a rapid decline. So choose another option (extra points if it’s a vegan meal ;)) instead! We seriously take them for granted, but we need to do whatever we can to help save these incredible living beings before it’s too late ❤️🙏🏽