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Stop Featuring Shark as Food

Sharks are apex predators. As such, they keep entire oceanic ecosystems in check. By feeding on other species, they are vital to our oceans. 

Sadly, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, as many as one-third of all shark species are threatened with extinction or are close to becoming threatened. Because shark populations are in such dire straits, there's no reason for people to be eating these threatened swimmers.

Food Network and its properties are the predominant places to find food television programming. The channel boasts its own magazine, and recipes are also featured on the Food Network's Web site and its other Web properties (including recipes with shark meat as an ingredient).

Tell Food Network that you want a policy stating that shark will not be featured as an ingredient on air, in the magazine, or in recipes posted on Food Network-owned Web sites.

Photo: USFWS Pacific


Letter to
FOOD NETWORK
Food Network Public Relations
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Lauren Mueller, Food Network, Director of Public Relations.

I'm concerned about the rapidly decreasing number of sharks, and I think that the Food Network has a responsibility to stop using shark in recipes.

Sharks are apex predators. As such, they keep entire oceanic ecosystems in check. By feeding on other species, they are vital to our oceans.

Sadly, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, as many as one-third of all shark species are threatened with extinction or are close to becoming threatened. Because shark populations are in such dire straits, we have no business eating these threatened swimmers.

I would like to see a policy in which the Food Network removes recipes featuring shark as an ingredient from Foodnetwork.com and other Food Network-owned Web sites and vows to not publish any shark recipes in the magazine or online. Additionally, shark should not be displayed as food on Food Network television programming.

Please become a leader in shark conservation. Put a firm "no-shark" policy in place at the Food Network.


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Stop Featuring Shark as Food

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Sincerely,