Sea Shepherd Persuades Holista to Cease All Production of Shark Cartilage Product
An Animal Rights Article from


Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
May 2009

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has recently been consulting with Holista Health Inc. about the severe negative impacts of Shark Cartilage products on the health of our oceans. Holista sells health supplements on a large scale in stores across Canada and the United States, including Costco, Shoppers Drug Mart, WalMart, and more.

Last week, after providing Holista with some educational materials on the plight of sharks and their vital importance to ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd urged its supporters to join in and voice their concerns to the management of Holista. In an outpouring of support, hundreds of shark-loving consumers contacted Holista to express their passion for sharks and respectfully request the removal of all Shark Cartilage products from Holista's product line.

Thanks to an overwhelming barrage of polite feedback from Sea Shepherd supporters and members of ARK II, Holista has chosen to establish itself as a leader in the industry by ceasing all production of shark cartilage products!

In Holista's own words:

"[W]e have consulted with various conservation groups who have provided us with valuable insight around this critical issue."

"[W]e have come to the conclusion that any harvesting of sharks creates a potential for ecological harm."

"It is for this reason that Holista has ceased purchasing Shark Cartilage raw materials and will no longer be producing Shark Cartilage products. It is our hope that this decision will contribute to the necessary global moratorium required on the harvesting on sharks."

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