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Make Vancouver fin-free and ban shark fin 無翅溫市


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Shark populations around the globe are plummeting at an alarming rate, threatening the stability of our ocean ecosystem mainly for shark fin. Vancouver is the second largest Chinese restaurant industry in North America next to San Francisco. Today, you can help make a difference by supporting legislation to ban shark fins in the City of Vancouver.

Every year, up to 73 million sharks are killed primarily for their fins, a practice that is not only ecologically destructive, but wasteful.

SHARKS ARE IMPORTANT: Sharks are top predators that maintain the health of our ocean ecosystem. With late sexual maturity, long gestation and life spans, they are being killed at rates their populations simply cannot sustain.

A WASTEFUL PRACTICE: On average, sharks' fins make up less than 5 percent of the animals' total body weight. Due to the high value of their fins (a dorsal or a whale shark can sell for 50,000CDN) and low value of their meat, sharks are often finned at sea and the rest of their body is wasted and dumped overboard.

The shark fin trade is driven by the growing demand for shark fin soup – a delicacy popular at middle-to higher-class Chinese banquets like weddings. Many Chinese wedding couples and consumers have already joined the movement and pledged to not consume shark fin. When one-third of open ocean sharks are being threatened with extinction, banning shark fin products would reflect this growing change and help curb shark finning effectively. 

Join us to Stop the Soup – Spread Shark Truth. Sign our petition urging Vancouver City Councillors to enact legislation that would ban shark fin products in Vancouver.

世界各地的鯊魚種群數量因為魚翅的獲取正以驚人的速度直線下降,威脅著我們的海洋生態系統的穩定。溫哥華是北美洲擁有第二大中餐飲食產業的城市,僅次于三藩市。今天,你可以通過支持立法禁止溫哥華的魚翅產品,為保護鯊魚和海洋生態出一份力。

因為要獲取鯊魚鰭,導致每年有高達 73億只鯊魚被殺害。這是一種不僅破壞生態,而且浪費的做法。

鯊魚的存在非常重要: 鯊魚是頂階捕食者,這意味著鯊魚的存在維持著海洋的生態平衡。由於鯊魚性成熟晚,妊娠率低和生命週期長,以目前被捕殺的速度,他們根本無法繼續維持種群的數量。

鯊魚割鰭同時也是一種非常浪費的做法: 總體而言,鯊魚鰭佔身體的總重量不到5%。由於他們的鰭的價值非常高(一條成熟鯊魚的背鰭可以銷售到50,000加元)而肉的價值卻非常低廉,因此鯊魚常常在海上就被割翅,而身體其餘部分則被丟棄於海洋。

魚翅貿易是魚翅需求日益增長的主要原因---魚翅是一種受歡迎的珍饈美味,在中高檔次的中式宴會,例如婚宴中十分流行。已經有許多華人夫婦和消費者加入運動,承諾不消費魚翅。溫哥華是北美洲擁有第二大中餐飲食產業的城市,僅次于三藩市。魚翅湯被稱為地位,財富的象徵,闡明“分享財富”的美德。

有三分之一開放獵殺海洋的鯊魚正面臨滅絕的危險。遏制獵殺鯊魚最有效的策略,是減少魚翅產品的需求和消費。

請加入我們,拒絕和停止魚翅湯 - 傳播鯊魚真相。請簽署請願書,一起促請溫哥華市議員通過立法,禁止在溫哥華魚翅產品。

Letter to
City of Vancouver City Councillors
City of Vancouver Mayor of Vancouver
I am writing to ask you to ban shark fin products in the City of Vancouver.

Sharks are top predators and maintain the health of our ocean ecosystem, which we all depend on. With late sexual maturity (up to 25 years), long gestation (2-3 pups on average) and life span (up to 100 years), sharks are being killed at rates their populations simply cannot sustain. One-third of open ocean sharks are threatened with extinction, primarily due to the fin trade and the growing demand for shark fin soup.

Shark finning is also a wasteful practice. On average, sharks' fins make up less than 5% of their total body weight. Due to the high value of their fins (a dorsal of a mature whale shark can sell up to 50,000CDN) and low value of their meat, sharks are often finned at sea and the rest of their body dumped overboard.

This is a local issue with a significant global impact as shark fin products are imported into Canada from around the world. A ban on shark fin products will enable our City to cease being a participant in the worldwide decimation of shark populations and the oceans at large.

Citizens and restaurants across Canada and the world have already begun removing shark fin from their menus. It is now time to build on this momentum. We ask that you join Toronto, Mississauga, Brantford, Oakville, California, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, and a growing list of jurisdictions to ban shark fin products in the City of Vancouver.

Vancouver is home to the second largest Chinese restaurant industry in North America and the City of Vancouver aims to be the Greenest City in the world by 2020. Wedding couples from all over Vancouver have pledged to not serve shark fin at their wedding banquet already. It only makes sense to ban shark fin in Vancouver.

Your leadership can change the tide of the decimation of shark populations around the world and help create a healthy ocean ecosystem that sustains our planet. Please enact legislation that bans shark fin products in Vancouver. Thank you.

We look forward to celebrating your leadership in this movement.

Sincerely,

我在此請願:在我省實行禁止銷售,擁有及買賣一切鯊魚產品。

鯊魚是維護我們賴以生存的海洋生態系統的健康的頂級捕食者。· 由於鯊魚性成熟晚,妊娠率低(每次產下2-3條幼仔)和生命週期長(最高可達25年),以目前被捕殺的速度,它們根本無法繼續維持種群的數量。現在生活在開放捕殺海域的鯊魚,有三分之一正面臨著滅絕的威脅。主要原因是魚翅的買賣和日益增長的魚翅湯的需求。

鯊魚割鰭同時也是一種非常浪費的做法。總體而言,鯊魚鰭佔身體的總重量不到5%。由於他們的鰭的價值非常高(一條成熟鯊魚的背鰭可以銷售到50,000加元)而肉的價值卻非常低廉,因此鯊魚常常在海上就被割翅,而身體其餘部分則被丟棄於海洋。

由於魚翅產品是從世界各地入口到加拿大,魚翅產品便成為一個意義重大,有全球影響力的地方性議題。如果頒發一個禁止擁有、銷售和買賣魚翅的禁令,將會在最大程度上減少我市參與在全球範圍內對鯊魚種群的屠殺。

加拿大範圍內的公民和餐館已經開始從他們的菜單中剔除與魚翅相關菜肴。我們是時候抓住這個契機。我們請願加入夏威夷州,華盛頓州,俄勒岡州,Brantford,安大略省,和越來越多的司法管轄區,在溫哥華市禁止銷售,擁有和買賣魚翅產品。

溫哥華是北美第二大中國餐飲業城市,和溫哥華市的目標是在2020年或之前成為世界上最環保的城市。來自溫哥華各地的夫婦已承諾在婚禮上不提供與魚翅相關的任何宴品。只有溫哥華的魚翅產品被禁止,這些做法才會有意義。

你的領導將可以改變世界各地屠殺鯊魚的風潮,有助於創造一個維繫著地球健康的海洋生態系統。請制定在溫哥華市禁止銷售,擁有和買賣鯊魚鰭的法例。衷心感謝。

在這個時刻,我們期待著頌揚你的領導。

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