Ban the transport of shark fin from all Cathay Pacific Cargo flights
  • Petitioned Swire Pacific, the holding company of Cathay Pacific Airways

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Swire Pacific, the holding company of Cathay Pacific Airways

Ban the transport of shark fin from all Cathay Pacific Cargo flights

    1. Shark Rescue
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      Shark Rescue

In 2009, Cathay Pacific made the commendable decision to remove shark fin from their in-flight menus, and to lead the way by serving sustainable seafood. Swire Pacific is the holding company of Cathay Pacific, and in their 2009 sustainability report:

"We recognise the problem of non-sustainable consumption of endangered seafood and encourage all our companies to follow WWF Hong Kong’s Seafood Guide. Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair recognise the importance of sourcing in-flight food from sustainable sources. They ban shark’s fin from their inflight menus and are working with relevant teams to develop and formalise our approach."

In light of this statement, we the undersigned ask that Cathay Pacific should go one step further and not ban shark fin from the cabins of their airplanes, but also from the belly of their airplanes, too.

In other words, we ask that shark fin also be banned from all Cathay Pacific Cargo planes.

Link:

1. CATHAY PACIFIC IN-FLIGHT CATERING SHARK FIN SUSPENSION: http://www.swirepacific.com/eng/about/sd/sd_report2009.pdf)

Shark FAQs:

1. Sharks are fundamental to maintaining the balance of the marine ecosystem. As apex predators, sharks help regulate the abundance and diversity of the extraordinary marine life beneath them. Declining shark populations are directly affecting the health of our oceans.

鯊魚在維持海洋生態平衡上,擔當不可或缺的角色。作為海洋食物鏈的頂層捕獵者,鯊魚主宰了所有下層海洋生物的數量和種類的多寡。

2. Shark populations worldwide are in rapid decline from overfishing and habitat destruction. In some regions, populations have fallen by as much as 90%. According to the globally recognised International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), almost 56% of shark species (where there is sufficient data to determine conservation status) are at high risk of extinction either now or in the near future. That’s 143 shark species!

面對過度捕撈和棲息地被破壞,全球鯊魚數量正在急速下降;個別地區更下跌9成。根據國際知名的世界自然保護聯盟所作的統計,近5成6,亦即是143種鯊魚品種已即將或正在面臨絕種威脅(這還未包括其他缺乏統計數據的品種)。

3. The demand for shark fin soup is leading to the collapse of shark populations. The fins from up to 73 million sharks are traded worldwide each year (around 200,000 sharks per day!). Based on official (FAO) findings, global shark catches are likely to be underestimated by an astonishing three to four fold.

人們對魚翅的需求直接促使鯊魚數量的下滑。按全球魚翅交易量顯示,每年有多達7千3百萬條鯊魚被捕撈(亦即每日20萬條!)。而根據聯合國糧食及農業組織的統計,確實數字應多3至4倍。

SIGN OUR PETITION TODAY AND LETS GET SWIRE PACIFIC AND CATHAY PACIFIC TO SHOW TRUE AND TOTAL CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

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    • Suzy Davies CRAWLEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Sharks throughout the globe are under threat. They are of admirable and sleek hydrodynamic shape, of which technologists can learn much. More crucially, they are of manifest importance in keeping the Oceans clean of dead and dying fish and other marine creatures. Anything which threatens their extinction must be addressed.

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    • Colette Nevin NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      No one - no one on this planet should be encouraging the eating of Shark Fin Soup - it is tasteless and is just one of those symbols of Rich Asian showy people who want to impress their dinner guests.... someone should put the slaughtered carcass on their plate and ask them to eat that as well. Please stop shipping shark fins!

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