Umm, this is NOT what we were expecting from TLC.
Check out the official statement (below)!
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Shark finning, the cruel process of removing the fins off sharks then throwing them back into the water, has recently been banned in places like California and Toronto.
What's great is the European Union may be hopping on the ban bandwagon and ban shark finning themselves.
The ban would prohibit all boats in EU waters as well as any EU-registered boats from finning sharks.
A rep from the EU Fisheries office said:
"We want to end the horrendous practice of shark finning and protect sharks much better.
When these proposals come before MEPs, I have no doubt that a few countries will seek to water them down. However, we will push for a rigorous ban. We need a ban on finning that enables fishermen to catch sharks in a way that puts conservation and humane treatment before making a quick buck."
Hopefully they join the rest of us in saving sharks and putting a stop to this cruel practice.
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Yao Ming has a new PSA about the cruelty of shark fin soup.
Shark finning is a cruel practice where the fins are cut off of sharks, many of which are still alive when it happens.
In California, there is a bill that would ban the sale, trade and possession of shark fins.
Check out the above video for a PSA about shark finning.
Save the sharks!
Edward Norton is speaking out on behalf of Donate to Drink.
The charity Water For People is going to use the money to build wells, improve sanitation and provide clean, drinkable water.
Check out the video above to learn more about this great cause.