End Shark Finning in California
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End Shark Finning in California

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      California League of Conservation Voters

UPDATE: The California State Senate just passed this bill -- and now it's headed to Governor Brown's desk for his signature. Send the letter below to Governor Brown and ask him to sign the bill, saving sharks and the oceans by banning the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins.

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California has a chance to put an end to the cruel and wasteful practice of shark finning. Even though it’s illegal, sharks are still being hunted solely for their fins, similar to elephants and tusks.

Shark finners capture sharks en masse, remove their fins, and throw the half-butchered animals back into the water, where they sink and die.

Shark extinction is on the horizon as their populations plummet – just in the past 15 years they’ve declined an astounding 89 to 99% off the coast of California. Moreover, the decline in the population of a major predator like this will likely throw the entire ocean ecosystem out of balance.

Urge your state legislator now to vote in favor of AB 376 (Fong), which will save sharks and the oceans by banning the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins.

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    • stewart loeblich FT LAUDERDALE, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      terrible action stop now

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    • Audrea Feist NICEVILLE, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      Please stop hunting sharks for their fins! They are an important part of our ecosystem. Cutting off their fins is a horrible way for them to die.

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    • Jason Lund CALGARY, MA
      • about 3 years ago

      you get rid of the top of the food chain and everything below wil suffer and disapear too

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    • Karen VA Luce MILWAUKEE, WI
      • about 3 years ago

      I didn't know any fishermen in American waters or international waters on our coasts. I was aware that the nation with the all time worst track record for fishing did it. Its disgusting completely unethical and wasteful. I consider this practice to be incredibly poor stewardship of the fisheries resource and cruel to this species. There is ever-increasing evidence of the senses and perceptions of emotions and pain in mammals. The practice is wrong in terms of resource use, economics. and ethics. I am outraged to know this has ever been legal in any waters over which the US has jurisdiction.

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    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • about 3 years ago

      This is sick. Sharks have a purpose.

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