Friends of Animals and WildEarth Guardians are working hard to ensure protection for the members of 15 species of sturgeon at the very brink of annihilation.

In addition to having to cope with treacherous dams, run-off from animal farms, and marine dead zones, they're threatened with the trade of their eggs as caviar and their flesh as meat, and their bladders are used to make isinglass,a filter applied in the processing of certain cask ales and wines. Aquaculture also threatens them, as it sustains demand, and motivates further capture of free-living sturgeon.

Read the whole article in The Victoria Vegan Blog