Tell Canada: Go Shark Fin-Free!
  • Petitioned Kathy Dunderdale

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Newfoundland Premier
Kathy Dunderdale
Nova Scotia Premier
Darrell Dexter
New Brunswick Premier
David Alward
Quebec Premier
Jean Charest
Saskatchewan Premier
Brad Wall
Prince Edward Island Premier
Robert Ghiz
Northwest Territories Premier
Floyd Roland
Nunavut Premier
Eva Aatiak
Yukon Premier
Darrell Pasloski
Ontario Premier
Dalton McGuinty
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Ed Stelmach
British Columbia Premier
Christy Clark
Manitoba Premier
Greg Selinger

Tell Canada: Go Shark Fin-Free!

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      Shark Truth

Shark populations around the globe are plummeting at an alarming rate, largely due to the fin trade. Today, you can help make a difference by supporting legislation to ban the possession, sale and consumption of shark fins in all Canadian provinces.

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, low gestation and long 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 in middle-to higher-class Chinese communities – for dinner banquets like weddings. The soup is known as a symbol of status, wealth and illustrates the virtue of “sharing fortune.”

One-third of open ocean sharks are being threatened with extinction. The most effective strategy to curb shark finning is to reduce demand and consumption of shark fin products.

Join us to Stop the Soup – Spread Shark Truth. Please sign our petition urging Canadian lawmakers to enact legislation that would ban the sale, trade and possession of shark fin products in Canada.

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    • Grace U. CHARLOTTE, NC
      • almost 3 years ago

      Sharks are inhumanely thrown overboard, and left to drown without their dorsal fin!

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    • Diana Nymand BONN, GERMANY
      • almost 3 years ago

      The numbers of many shark species have dwindled by over 90%, for some species even by 99%. All trade in shark products needs to be banned worldwide to save the sharks from extinction!

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    • Gail Smit ABBOTSFORD, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is such a tragedy and must be stopped. It is ecologically destructive, cruel and unnecessary.

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    • Abby Schwarz VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am a marine biologist and am deeply alarmed at what's happening to our sharks and to the ocean in general. Shark finning is barbaric and this cruelty toward these beautiful animals must stop.

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    • ayrton bennett ROSEMONT, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      cause shark finning is horable all they are doing is killing sharks for less then 5% of their body weight its disgusting.this should be banned world wide

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