My friend started this petition just a few days ago - please sign!!! Every restaurant that stops carrying shark fin soup on its menu is a step in the right direction to ban the horrendous practice of shark finning!
For some reason I'm not sure the above link is working - let me know if you have problems...
If you're unfamiliar with finning, it's basically when fishermen sometimes take hundreds of sharks in one trip, slice off their dorsal fin (and sometimes the pec fins/tail as well) and toss them back into the ocean alive, where they die an agonizing death - they can't swim without the fin and suffocate because these sharks need to swim to allow water to pass over the gills to breathe.. shark populations also cannot sustain themselves the same way other fish species can when subjected to heavy fishing - they're an apex predator filling a role that is SO important in our ocean's ecosystems!
signed! thx for putting this up maggie.
Signed! Thank you!
Good call, done.
Thanks for signing everyone:)
Signed : )