To stop the import and trade of shark fins in Australia

To stop the import and trade of shark fins in Australia

    1. Petition by

      Declan McCarthy

      Sydney, Australia

Thousands upon thousands of sharks are caught every day just to have their fins cut off. The sharks are then thrown back into the ocean or left on the ground to slowly suffer and die. This inhumane procedure leads to their fins being sold to restaurants around the world for hundreds of dollars.

When I saw that numerous Chinese restaurants in Sydney were selling shark fin dishes I was disgusted and saddened that there were places in our country that were supporting this. East Ocean Restaurant is one of the busiest and renown places in Sydney that serve shark fins and I want to do my part in stopping them and eventually wiping out the sale of shark fins in Australia for good.

Please spread the word and share with anyone and everyone you can! Every signature helps.

To:
Help us stop the import and trade of shark fins to Australia.
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Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 6,000 signatures
    2. 5,000 signatures & Updated News

      Declan McCarthy
      Petition organiser

      It's hard to believe this petition has reached over 5,000 signatures. Your support has been phenomenal. I have made contact with PETA Australia, Sea Shepherd and various other places to show how much attention this has gained and was greeted with very positive feedback and advice. We are now a few steps closer to making a beautiful change.

    3. Reached 5,000 signatures
    4. 2,500 signatures

      Declan McCarthy
      Petition organiser

      Again it pleases me SO much that we have reached this many signatures. It was a huge shock to see it go from only 400 yesterday to over 2,500 today. Now that this petition has gained some serious attention it is time to show this to the right people to take it to the nest step and see what can be done!

      Thank you everyone for all of your support, comments and signatures so far. And thank you to those who have written letters about the issue. Everything you're doing helps!

    5. Reached 2,500 signatures
    6. 100 signatures

      Declan McCarthy
      Petition organiser

      I am so so pleased to see that I have just hit over 100 signatures in just two days. It's beautiful to see so many people outside of Australia signing the petition as well. It's the first great step towards the issue. Thank you to everyone that has signed so far for showing your support and being aware of what is happening. Please keep spreading the word! Every signature counts. :)

    7. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Meryl Pinque BANGOR, UNITED STATES
      • 9 days ago

      Nonhuman animals are sentient beings with fundamental rights.

      Stop use: go vegan.

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    • William Williams NOVATO, CA
      • 3 months ago

      I grew up in the Hawaiian islands . Every animal in the ocean has a purpose . Humans take for granted that they are visitors to their world and we are their guest not their conquerors .

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    • Narelle Ayson AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      Unnecessary killing of sharks

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    • Christine Harmer SUTTON, SURREY., UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      It is obscene to kill an animal just for it's fins, callous... it has to stop....

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    • Amber Lorencz CALGARY, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      This is disgusting and needs to be stopped!! Humans are so selfish!!

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