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Endangered sharks found in cat and dog food, DNA study shows

05/03/2022 10:59 AM | Click to read full article

Pet food containing endangered sharks is being fed to cats and dogs by unwitting owners, a study has revealed. Products containing DNA of the sicklefin weasel shark, the Caribbean sharpnose shark and the sand tiger shark – all vulnerable species – were also identified.

Scientists found that several brands contained endangered species but listed only vague ingredients such as “ocean fish”, meaning that consumers are often oblivious.