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This is a petition campaign between the following NGO's and organisations, all choosing to work together to achieve the same goal. (In order as they come onboard)
THE SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY OCEANIC LOVE
SHARK ANGELS THE TANK BANGERS
SAVE MISTY THE DOLPHIN ORG WILD AID HK
UNITED CONSERVATIONISTS SHARK RESCUE
HONG KONG SHARK FOUNDATION MAN & SHARK
PANGEA SEED GLOBAL SHARK CONSERVATION INITIATIVE
FIN FREE TAIPEI SHARKMAN's WORLD ORGANIZATION
THE SHARK GROUP SHARK GUARDIANS
The DIVE TRIBE ACTION ASIA
RIC O'BARRY's DOLPHIN PROJECT DIVERS KINETIC
SHARK FIN FREE AUCKLAND SEA FIRST FOUNDATION
THE BLACK FISH SHARK RESEARCH INSTITUTE
........more to follow!!
CITES is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, Flora & Fauna. It is the UN body created to control the trade or ban the trade in endangered species. Dr Giam Choo Hoo is the Alternative Representative for Asia within CITES. He advises the committee as to what gets and what doesn't get protection.
He has been discovered to be working with the Shark Fin Industry and uses his position to lobby within CITES against any protection for sharks. He is using the power that he has been entrusted with, to work against the protection of endangered species.
Frank Pope of the Times of London interviewed Dr. Giam on March 14. An except from his article is as follows, “I’m elected by the Asian region I will tend to want to help them out where I can,” he told me. And he went on to say that because Shark fin Soup is the number one most prestigious thing to serve at a big event in China, Chinese people do not want it banned, and therefore he campaigns for that result."
Frank Pope's Blog
"Giam Choo Hoo is an ecological criminal and an eco-terrorist and his victims are endangered species and generations unborn." - Capt. Paul Watson
"You can't save the dolphins without saving their environment, and you can't save that without saving the sharks!" - Ric O'Barry
## THIS PETITION IS BEING SENT TO CITES AND THE MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN SINGAPORE (MND) ##
Remove Dr Giam Choo Hoo from CITES
To CITES & The Singapore Government,
I demand the immediate removal of Dr Giam Choo Hoo as the Alternative Representative for Asia on the CITES Animals Committee, on the grounds of serious "Conflict of Interest", based on his admission that he is a representative of the shark fin industry and because of his actions within CITES on their behalf.
I also demand the immediate introduction of “Conflict of Interest” declarations at all CITES meetings.
These demands are based on the details of an interview given by Dr Giam on March 14, 2012 to the respected journalist Frank Pope and published in an article entitled “In conversation with the Shark Fin Godfather”.