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Let’s give Reps. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (I-MP) and Michael McCaul (R-TX) a thank you letter for introducing this shark ban bill. Contact Ocean Blue for more information or to report the sale of shark fin soup. Richard@oceanblueproject.org 541-286-7015
Us introduces bill to ban shark fin trading
January 23, 2019
Government records show that in 2017 we tend to imported shark products value over $1.6 million, with the bulk of that price coming back from the sale of shark fins. several place blame on different countries and one truth will show that almost all of the demand for shark fins is in Asia, the u. s. is a full of life participant within the trade.
The Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act can compel the import, export, possession, trade, and distribution of shark fins and merchandise containing shark fins. If it passes, it would reinforce U.S. leadership in international shark conservation, strengthen the prevailing U.S. ban on shark fining, “cutting the fins” and take our nation out of the harmful international shark fin trade once and for all. “Sharks are vital to both corals and fish that help make up our healthy ecosystem of food exchange in our ocean waters” Save The Sharks says, Richard Arterbury of Ocean Blue Project.
Shark fining is a particularly cruel practice: fishermen slice the fins off the sharks and dump them back to the ocean to drown, bleed to death, or be eaten up alive by different fish. to satisfy the demand for shark fin soup, fins from as many as seventy three million sharks are traded throughout the planet each year. This commerce is unsustainable—some shark populations worldwide have declined by the maximum amount as ninety percent in recent decades, and also the International Union for Conservation of Nature estimates that up to one-quarter of shark and ray species are in danger of extinction.
Please contact your Members of Congress and ask them to cosponsor the the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Sales Act. there's no place for animal cruelty in an exceedingly civilized society, and it's time our laws catch up with the days. Often times it takes federal law to stop the danger of animals and our ocean be destroyed to extinction. Facts about the ocean.
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