Please help stop the sale of shark fin in the uk
  • Petitioned The Prime minister of England Mr David Cameron

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The Prime minister of England Mr David Cameron

Please help stop the sale of shark fin in the uk

    1. Roxy Long
    2. Petition by

      Roxy Long

      Accrington, United Kingdom

Over 73 Million Sharks are killed annually for their fins.
Shark finning refers to cutting off the fin of a shark and discarding the body at sea. The shark is often still alive when it is thrown back into the water. It is unable to swim, suffers a slow death. Ninety-five percent of the animal is wasted.
Shark finning takes place at sea; fishers only have the fins to transport, and thus have no need for refrigeration.
Any shark is taken—regardless of age, size, or species

Shark finning violates the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries as more than 95% of the Shark is wasted
Shark finning is contrary to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s International Plan for the Conservation and Management of Sharks
The United Nations Convention on the Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) lists the whale shark, basking shark, and great white shark as species that could become threatened if trade is not controlled

 

 

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    • Annelie Carmichael PERTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      This is a cruel and heartless waste of the life of a beautiful creature.

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    • Scot van den Akker GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Sharks are ancient and beautiful creatures and this is cruel and unnecessary.

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    • David Shaibu LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Because this is cruel, selfish and degrades humanity as a species. As creatures of logic and of a higher nature than the others we should be the protectors of this world, not its destroyers. Ultimately it comes down to our own survival

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    • Eve Donovan Zzyzzx SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      These poor creatures need to be saved

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    • Rachel Yugovich MACKAY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      This is so cruel & inhumane... No animals deserve to suffer!!

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