Pass the Food Amendment (Shark Fin Prohibition) Bill
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Shark finning refers to the cutting of fins off a shark’s body. When the fins are cut off, the shark, whether dead or alive, is commonly discarded back into the water. The shark dies slowly and painfully, usually of asphyxiation or through blood loss.
Some estimate that around 200,000 sharks a day have their fins removed while alive and thrown back in the ocean to die a slow death.
We can end this practice. Whilst sharkfinning is illegal in Australia, imported shark fin from potentially live-finned sharks is still consumed in NSW.The Greens NSW have a bill to ban the commercial preparation of shark fins for consumption. But we need your help to make it a reality.
Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC's 'Food Amendment (Shark Fin Prohibition) Bill will make it an offence to 'prepare or cause to be prepared, any shark fin or shark fin derivative for consumption for commercial purposes'.
Ask the Premier, Gladys Berejiklian , to support The Food Amendment (Shark Fin Prohibition) Bill.
Find out more about our campaign at www.mehreenfaruqi.org.au/finfreensw
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