According to the Humane Society of the United States, millions of sharks are hunted ever year to be made into shark fin soup. The fins are removed while the sharks are still alive, and the sharks are thrown back into the water to die. If you're at a restaurant that serves shark fin soup, be sure to ask the owner or manager to remove the meal from the menu. But if you prefer to avoid confrontation, the organization has a free downloadable card that you can print and leave that expresses your concern and explains why sharks are threatened and need to be protected. Visit hsi.org to find the card.