SAVE THE SHARKS  - Vote To Remove Dr Giam from CITES and DEMAND Conflict of Interest provisos be adopted by CITES
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SAVE THE SHARKS - Vote To Remove Dr Giam from CITES and DEMAND Conflict of Interest provisos be adopted by CITES

    1. Gary Stokes
    2. Petition by

      Gary Stokes

      Hong Kong, Hong Kong

                                     AFTER SIGNING THIS......DON'T FORGET TO SHARE AND TWEET!!!!

This is a petition campaign between the following NGO's and organisations, all choosing to work together to achieve the same goal. (In order as they come onboard)

         THE SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY                                          OCEANIC LOVE

         SHARK ANGELS                                                                                      THE TANK BANGERS   

         SAVE MISTY THE DOLPHIN ORG                                                                         WILD AID HK

         OCEANICALLSTARS                                                                                           SHARKWATER

         UNITED CONSERVATIONISTS                                                                        SHARK RESCUE

         HONG KONG SHARK FOUNDATION                                                                 MAN & SHARK

         PANGEA SEED                                                GLOBAL SHARK CONSERVATION INITIATIVE

         FIN FREE TAIPEI                                                        SHARKMAN's WORLD ORGANIZATION

         THE SHARK GROUP                                                                                 SHARK GUARDIANS

         The DIVE TRIBE                                                                                                     ACTION ASIA

         RIC O'BARRY's DOLPHIN PROJECT                                                              DIVERS KINETIC

         SHARK FIN FREE AUCKLAND                                                         SEA FIRST FOUNDATION

         THE BLACK FISH                                                                     SHARK RESEARCH INSTITUTE

                                                       ........more to follow!!

CITES is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, Flora & Fauna. It is the UN body created to control the trade or ban the trade in endangered species. Dr Giam Choo Hoo is the Alternative Representative for Asia within CITES. He advises the committee as to what gets and what doesn't get protection.

He has been discovered to be working with the Shark Fin Industry and uses his position to lobby within CITES against any protection for sharks. He is using the power that he has been entrusted with, to work against the protection of endangered species.

Frank Pope of the Times of London interviewed Dr. Giam on March 14. An except from his article is as follows, “I’m elected by the Asian region I will tend to want to help them out where I can,” he told me. And he went on to say that because Shark fin Soup is the number one most prestigious thing to serve at a big event in China, Chinese people do not want it banned, and therefore he campaigns for that result."

Frank Pope's Blog

http://frankpope.co.uk/2012/03/15/in-conversation-with-the-shark-fin-godfather/

"Giam Choo Hoo is an ecological criminal and an eco-terrorist and his victims are endangered species and generations unborn."                                                    - Capt. Paul Watson

"You can't save the dolphins without saving their environment, and you can't save that without saving the sharks!"                                                                            - Ric O'Barry

 

## THIS PETITION IS BEING SENT TO CITES AND THE MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN SINGAPORE (MND) ##

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 10,000 signatures
    2. Singaporean In The Soup Over Sharks

      Gary Stokes
      Petition Organizer

      This is the latest news article to run in Singapore's Press. This was a full page article written by Benson Ang.

    3. NEW FACEBOOK PAGE for Dr Giam Campaign

      Gary Stokes
      Petition Organizer

      Please visit the NEW facebook page listed below and click "like" so that we can keep you updated with all the latest news on this campaign.

      So far we've had some great press coverage within Singapore itself, taking the campaign right to Dr Giam's doorstep. All the press articles are on the page and we will soon be adding our latest video.

    4. Reached 8,000 signatures
    5. Thank you so much for your show of support for the sharks!!

      Gary Stokes
      Petition Organizer

      In just 4 days we have reached 10% of the target. The Animals Committee are currently in their meetings in Geneva and then Ireland for the next few days. We need to make sure we fill each of the committee members email boxes with Petition Letters from everyone around the world who is disgusted that this has been allowed to go on.

      Can you help us to SHARE this petition and link with your friends and if possible TWEET on all twitter accounts.

      Our goals are to first and foremost request that CITES & The Singapore Government remove, Dr Giam from his position. Secondly, we want CITES to introduce "Conflict of Interest" provisos to all it's agendas. This will restore our global faith in CITES as a respectable UN Body.

    6. Reached 4,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Meldon-Karl Borg BIRKIRKARA, MALTA
      • over 1 year ago

      Sharks are apex predators, they formed the oceans food chains and balance them, remove them and the oceans will become a sea full of jellyfish, diverse marine life will become extinct. Sharks are also unsung heroes of the oceans, everybody loves dolphins and the whales but why not sharks, they are the gaurdians of life in the Oceans and the Seas. I would someday like to dive with these creatures but Cites is a corrupt organisation that is removing my dreams and my human right to see beauty in the oceans.

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    • Diana Bartlett GLASTONBURY, CT
      • almost 2 years ago

      Mr.Giam Choo Hoo has a conflict of interest by supporting the shark fin industry and should therefore not be a part of CITES.

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    • Camina Tripodi ARROYO GRANDE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Dr Death don't belong! Someone in the Rhino horn trade or tiger foot trade would be kicked out of CITES. Give Giam the boot. Rescue sharks!

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    • Andrew Duff GILLINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      This appears to be a clear case not only of conflict of interest, but of clear manipulation of an ethical organisation in the interests of individual greed.

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    • Natasha Creget LONG BEACH, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I want to preserve the fragile ecosystem in the ocean and on land this is an unnessary act and needs to stopped

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