Make Vancouver fin-free and ban shark fin 無翅溫市
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Make Vancouver fin-free and ban shark fin 無翅溫市

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      Shark Truth

Shark populations around the globe are plummeting at an alarming rate, threatening the stability of our ocean ecosystem mainly for shark fin. Vancouver is the second largest Chinese restaurant industry in North America next to San Francisco. Today, you can help make a difference by supporting legislation to ban shark fins in the City of Vancouver.

Every year, up to 73 million sharks are killed primarily for their fins, a practice that is not only ecologically destructive, but wasteful.

SHARKS ARE IMPORTANT: Sharks are top predators that maintain the health of our ocean ecosystem. With late sexual maturity, long gestation and life spans, they are being killed at rates their populations simply cannot sustain.

A WASTEFUL PRACTICE: On average, sharks' fins make up less than 5 percent of the animals' total body weight. Due to the high value of their fins (a dorsal or a whale shark can sell for 50,000CDN) and low value of their meat, sharks are often finned at sea and the rest of their body is wasted and dumped overboard.

The shark fin trade is driven by the growing demand for shark fin soup – a delicacy popular at middle-to higher-class Chinese banquets like weddings. Many Chinese wedding couples and consumers have already joined the movement and pledged to not consume shark fin. When one-third of open ocean sharks are being threatened with extinction, banning shark fin products would reflect this growing change and help curb shark finning effectively. 

Join us to Stop the Soup – Spread Shark Truth. Sign our petition urging Vancouver City Councillors to enact legislation that would ban shark fin products in Vancouver.

世界各地的鯊魚種群數量因為魚翅的獲取正以驚人的速度直線下降,威脅著我們的海洋生態系統的穩定。溫哥華是北美洲擁有第二大中餐飲食產業的城市,僅次于三藩市。今天,你可以通過支持立法禁止溫哥華的魚翅產品,為保護鯊魚和海洋生態出一份力。

因為要獲取鯊魚鰭,導致每年有高達 73億只鯊魚被殺害。這是一種不僅破壞生態,而且浪費的做法。

鯊魚的存在非常重要: 鯊魚是頂階捕食者,這意味著鯊魚的存在維持著海洋的生態平衡。由於鯊魚性成熟晚,妊娠率低和生命週期長,以目前被捕殺的速度,他們根本無法繼續維持種群的數量。

鯊魚割鰭同時也是一種非常浪費的做法: 總體而言,鯊魚鰭佔身體的總重量不到5%。由於他們的鰭的價值非常高(一條成熟鯊魚的背鰭可以銷售到50,000加元)而肉的價值卻非常低廉,因此鯊魚常常在海上就被割翅,而身體其餘部分則被丟棄於海洋。

魚翅貿易是魚翅需求日益增長的主要原因---魚翅是一種受歡迎的珍饈美味,在中高檔次的中式宴會,例如婚宴中十分流行。已經有許多華人夫婦和消費者加入運動,承諾不消費魚翅。溫哥華是北美洲擁有第二大中餐飲食產業的城市,僅次于三藩市。魚翅湯被稱為地位,財富的象徵,闡明“分享財富”的美德。

有三分之一開放獵殺海洋的鯊魚正面臨滅絕的危險。遏制獵殺鯊魚最有效的策略,是減少魚翅產品的需求和消費。

請加入我們,拒絕和停止魚翅湯 - 傳播鯊魚真相。請簽署請願書,一起促請溫哥華市議員通過立法,禁止在溫哥華魚翅產品。

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    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. 3,000 Signatures for Vancouver Shark Fin Ban – What's next?

      Shark Truth is continuing to work 2x as hard on Fin Free campaigns across Canada.

      First, we're focusing on engaging with the business community to show that we can give them good PR and loyal business if they take leadership to protect sharks. For example, huge hotel chains in Asia like the Shangri-La recently went Fin Free – and they've stated that all they've been getting is positive support.

      This is the kind of approach we need to take here in Canada. If we give businesses a chance to take shark fin off the menu before they're forced to, they will be much more willing to accept a legislation change. Ultimately, this will be a win for the community and a win for sharks.

      Second, we’re continuing to collect signatures to reach our goal of 10,000 so that when we're ready to deliver them to parliament (likely later this year), they'll be ready to go. So please, help us achieve this goal!

      Keep your eyes peeled for some exciting announcements to come in the next few months!

    3. Reached 3,000 signatures
    4. Petition Launched: Help us collect 10,000 signatures for a fin-free Van!

      Help us collect 10,000 signatures to deliver to City Councillors and the Mayor of Vancouver by the beginning of January. Let's make a New Years Resolution to have a fin free city!

    5. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Glenda Harper CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
      • about 2 years ago

      leave the sharks alone, its there world , not ours.

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    • Mark Labato W. HARTFORD, CT
      • about 2 years ago

      The degradation of wildlife by people is an arrogant display of recklessness.

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    • Debby Smith PLUM BRANCH, SC
      • about 2 years ago

      All the creatures of the oceans are important to me. They should be important to everyone!! STOP raping the sea.

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    • Ashley Babcock CORNWALL, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      There is no excuse for allowing this wasteful, destructive, and cruel industry to continue.

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    • Daryl Stafford LONDON, UNITED STATES
      • about 2 years ago

      Shark finning is barbaric, wasteful and ecologically damaging. If people are so selfish that they would carry on eating shark fins then govt has a responsibility to stop them.

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