Thursday, 13 May 2021

Shark petition


73 million dead sharks, butchered each year for their fins. Demand an end to shark fin trading in the US!
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Sharks are mysterious, prehistoric creatures that inspire intrigue and awe. Perfectly honed for their deep oceanic environments, sharks have survived 450 million years of evolution, with some individuals living more than 250 years each. That is, until they met humans. Now all sharks worldwide are in danger. In the past 50 years, global shark and ray numbers have collapsed by 70% or more. The biggest reason for this is overfishing.

Each year, 73 million sharks are butchered and sliced apart to rip their fins from their bodies. The fin is all fishers care about, so they often throw sharks back in the water once they've cut their fin off — leaving them to slowly, painfully bleed out. These fins are then sold on international markets. If things keep going at the current rate, sharks will entirely die out soon. Luckily, the U.S. Congress is considering banning all selling or buying of shark fins within the country. This bill has bipartisan support, so it could actually become law if enough of us speak out! Tell Congress it must pass legislation to ban all buying and selling of shark fins in order to save sharks from extinction!

Thank you,


The Care2 Petitions Team


P.S. Lawmakers in the U.S.'s northern neighbor of Canada have already banned the shark fin trade, and now it's time for the U.S. to take action, too. Sign the petition now!

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