As regular readers will know, Coxsoft Art has been campaigning against the cruel and wasteful practice of cutting off the fins of living sharks and throwing them back into the sea to drown slowly (CLICK). I've posted a number of protest paintings by Fizza Abdulrasul, such as the one above: The End (2009). Most people associate shark-finning with the Far East, but it happens in European waters too! The EU is consulting its citizens on this barbaric practice of shark-finning: "Consultation on the amendment of Council Regulation (EC) 1185/2003 on the removal of fins of sharks on board vessels". Democracy in the EU! Wow! Click the title link to cast your vote and have your say. The period of consultation lasts until 21 February 2011.