Re-open Bill C-380 and vote to ban the import of shark fins into Canada.
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Re-open Bill C-380 and vote to ban the import of shark fins into Canada.

    1. Kirsti Burnett
    2. Petition by

      Kirsti Burnett

      Head Chezzetcook, Canada

Every year upwards of 100 million sharks are killed for their fins. Not only is this an unsustainable fishing practice, but it is also a wasteful practice. Often times the live bodies of the sharks are thrown back into the water after being finned, leaving the sharks to sink to the bottom of the ocean and drown. Because of the huge industry for shark fins more species are being threatened with endangerment and extinction each year. However, we can help change this; we need to help change this!

Sharks play an important role in our oceans. They provide balance within the ecosystem, feeding on fish who feed on phytoplankton. It is these tiny phytoplankton that provide us with close to half of the world’s oxygen. But as shark populations decrease, predators of phytoplankton increase, causing a decrease in the creatures that give us this oxygen. We need sharks in our oceans to maintain a healthy ecosystem balance.

On March 27th, 2013 Members of Parliament voted against Bill C-380, which would have banned the import of shark fins into Canada. If this bill had passed Canada could have became a global leader in the next step towards shark conservation. As more countries ban the import of shark fins there becomes less of an industry for them. This needs to happen in order for shark populations to become stable.

By signing this petition you are asking the Government of Canada to re-open Bill C-380 and take a re-vote. The last vote didn't pass by 4 votes. Let's change 4 peoples’ minds and ban the import of shark fins into Canada!

To:
Government of Canada
Re-open Bill C-380 and vote to ban the import of shark fins into Canada.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Joseph HUBBARD MONCTON, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      I've been Great White Shark diving in South Africa and the animals are curious impressive and not at all the aggressive animals cameras portray them to be. People are catching these sharks cutting off their fins and letting the animal back into the water to die. What a horrible thing to do to any creature. Imagine your limbs being cut off just before your thrown out into a snow storm. Hard to imagine how cruel this is but it needs to stop its cruel and wasteful. You can go to sharkdivingunlimited.co.ca for more info on the sharks life.

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    • Morgan K OAKBANK, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      animals needs to be treated with respect no matter what, this is horrible that this happens! Please stop this!

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    • Jocelyn Heaney LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 4 months ago

      Shark Finning is a tragedy.

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    • Eric Zsolczai ST AUGUSTINE, FL
      • 4 months ago

      Sharks play an important role in our oceans. we must protect them at all costs! Thanks you

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    • Diana Nymand BONN, GERMANY
      • 4 months ago

      Shark fin products are barbaric and need to be banned by any civilized nation!

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