Ban The Sale Of Shark Fins Inside The United States
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Barack Obama
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Ban The Sale Of Shark Fins Inside The United States

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      Ocean Protectors

Humans every year kill 100 million sharks and for what?

 

Shark Fins - For a tasteless bowl of soup

Shark Teeth - For Jewlery

Shark Jaws - For Tourists

Shark Cartilage - For Phony Cancer Cures In The Form Of Pills

Shark Liver Oil - For Cosmetic Products

 

100 million sharks are killed each year by longlining, sport fishermen,or by a cruel practice of shark finning.  Hooked sharks are hauled onto boats; their fins are sliced off while they are still alive. These helpless animals are then tossed back into the ocean where, unable to swim without their fins, they sink towards the bottom and die an agonizing death.

With 90% of the world's large shark populations already wiped out, sharks are being depleted faster than they can reproduce. This threatens the stability of marine ecosystems around the world. Sharks are vitally important apex predators. They have shaped marine life in the oceans for over 400 million years and are essential to the health of the planet, and ultimately to the survival of mankind.

 

Shark Finnning Facts

 

Shark finning takes place at sea so the fishers have only the fins to transport. Shark meat is considered low value and therefore not worth the cost of transporting the bulky shark bodies to market.

 

Any shark is taken-regardless of age, size, or species

 

Longlines, used in shark finning operations, are the most significant cause of losses in shark populations worldwide.

 

Shark finning is widespread, and largely unmanaged and unmonitored.

 

Shark finning has increased over the past decade due to the increasing demand for shark fins (for shark fin soup and traditional cures), improved fishing technology, and improved market economics.

 

Shark specialists estimate that 100 million sharks are killed for their fins, annually.

 

One pound of dried shark fin can retail for $300 or more. It's a multi-billion dollar industry.

 

 

 Impacts of Shark Finning

 

Loss and devastation of shark populations around the world. Experts estimate that within a decade, most species of sharks will be lost because of longlining.

 

Unsustainable fishery. The massive quantity of sharks harvested and lack of selection deplete shark populations faster than their reproductive abilities can replenish populations.

 

Threatens the stability of marine ecosystems.

 

Loss of sharks as a food staple for many developing countries.

 

Local waters are invaded by large industrial, foreign fishing vessels that threaten traditional sustainable fisheries.

 

Threatens socio-economically important recreational fisheries.

              

Obstructs the collection of species-specific data that are essential for monitoring catches and implementing sustainable fisheries management.

 

Wasteful of protein and other shark-based products. Up to 99 per cent of the shark is thrown away.

 

 

If you want to be informed on the fight to save these important predators join this facebook group ------------>https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/ppl.against.IWC/

Follow us on Twitter!

https://twitter.com/savetheoceans2

Also go to these websites ---------> seashepherd.org, sharkangels.org

To:
The US Senate
Barack Obama, President of the United States
The US House of Representatives
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The President of the United States (Barack Obama)
The US Senate
The US House of Representatives

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Ban the sale of shark fins inside the US for the sake of the oceans and humanity

Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. 200 Signers

      Yes! We have hit 200 signers in two days! Keep up the good work everyone! I am still looking for recruits to help spread the word and get more signatures and I am still trying to decide wether or not I want to shoot for 10000.

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      I am looking for new recruits to spread the word over facebook, twitter, and blogs if you are interested email me at tshorter1942@live.com. Also the new information has been added to better educate signers and convince people to sign.

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      • 2 months ago

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      • 2 months ago

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    • liu wai ling N.T., HONG KONG
      • 2 months ago

      Please ban the sale of shark fins inside the United States , 100 million sharks are killed each year by longlining , sport fishermen , or by a cruel practice of shark finning , hooked sharks are hauled onto boats , their fins are sliced off while they are still alive ,These helpless animals are then tossed back into the ocean where , unable to swim without their fins , they sink towards the bottom and die an agonizing death , with 90% of the world's large shark populations already wiped out , sharks are being depleted faster than they can reproduce , This threatens the stability of marine ecosystem around the world , sharks are vitally important apex predators , they have shaped marine life in the oceans for over 400 million years and are essential to the health of the planet , and ultimately to the survival of mankind ,

      Please ban the sale of shark fins inside the United States , Thank you

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    • formolo teresa CARNIERES, CO
      • 2 months ago

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    • Gabriela Manterola MEXICO, MEXICO
      • 2 months ago

      They cut the fins and throw them back to the sea to drown!

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