Ban the possession, distribution and sale of shark fins.
  • Petitioning The Idaho State Senate

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The Idaho State Senate
Idaho State House
Idaho
Gov. C.L. Otter

Ban the possession, distribution and sale of shark fins.

    1. Konrad Juengling
    2. Petition by

      Konrad Juengling

      BEAVERTON, OR

Shark finning is the practice of cutting off a shark's dorsal fin so that people can use it for shark fin soup or other "delicacies". The sharks are often still alive while their fins are cut off with no regard to their pain. They are then tossed back into the ocean where, bleeding and in pain, they either suffocate from lack of mobility or are eaten by other sea predators.

Shark populations have been decimated by finning and many species are nearing extinction. Ecosystems are being upset by the lack of sharks in their waters and we are coming dangerously close to no longer having these beautiful creatures in continued decades.

We are calling for the Idaho State Senate to pass legislation that bans the sale, dsitribution, trade and possession of shark fins. The other West coast states have all passed legislation against shark fins, including Hawaii, Washington, Oregon and California. We want Idaho to join the West coast in becoming more compassionate, thoughtful and responsible in regards to how we treat sharks and the consumption of shark fins.

 

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    • Michael McDonald BOISE, ID
      • 5 months ago

      Sharks are apex predators. As such, they are responsible for keeping other ocean species in check. It is not rocket science, that wiping out an apex predator throws off the balance of the eco system. Climate change is bad enough (and most likely unstoppable). Finning on the other hand can be stopped.

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    • phyllis cordero ALOHA, OR
      • 7 months ago

      this treatment of sharks defies our claim to be human. I think it would be understandable if the sharks ate these people

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    • Oleg Finodeyev FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
      • 10 months ago

      Shark finning is inhumane acts and destructive to our planet. It should be stopped worldwide. Please support this petition. Thank you.

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    • Mark Freeman NR. TORPOINT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      Because we are aparently civilised.

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    • Monika Baczek NEWMILLA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      I do not understand how the human being can treat any creture in such a way. The way there are being killed is just cruel. Stop them!!!!!!!

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