Shark finning is a wasteful and inhumane practice in which a shark’s fins are cut off and the body is discarded at sea. Unable to swim, the sharks either drown or are eaten by predators. Fins from up to 73 million sharks end up in the global fin trade every year.
We need your help to stop this cruel practice. Will you sign our petition now and call on Congress to ban the trade of shark fin products in the United States?
When shark populations plummet, other species can suffer from a ripple effect, or what scientists call a “trophic cascade.” The overfishing of North Carolina’s blacktip sharks led to their main prey, the cownose ray, to surge in numbers. As a result, the unchecked rays greatly diminished scallop populations — which in turn, reduced water quality and led to algae blooms and dead zones.
While shark finning is illegal in American waters, fins are still bought and sold in the United States. A nationwide ban on the sale of shark fins is the best way to ensure that the U.S. is not supporting shark finning and protect sharks around the world.
Add your name now and tell Congress to prohibit the sale and trade of all shark fin products in the U.S. >>>
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