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Petitioning U.S. Senate

Stop Shark Finning


6,023
Supporters

The wasteful practice of finning - slicing off a shark's valuable fins for soup and tossing the body back to sea - must be stopped.

Please send the message below to your senators urging them to vote "YES" on The Shark Conservation Act of 2009 that will close current loopholes to stop the practice while revitalizing shark conservation efforts on a global scale.

Letter to
U.S. Senate
I urge you to vote "YES" on S. 850, The Shark Conservation Act of 2009.

By closing loopholes in the Shark Finning Prohibition Act of 2000, this bill will help put an end to the wasteful practice of "finning" -- slicing off a shark's valuable fins for soup and tossing the body back to sea -- and ensure the US is a leader in shark conservation.

We urge the Senate to pass this important bill and thereby ensure that the US finning ban is the world's best and a model for other countries.