Leonardo DiCaprio was instrumental in getting shark fin soup banned in California.
Now, Leo has set his sights on New York.
There is a pending shark fin bill in New York and he's calling on people to support it!
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.
Many celebs have back this decision, including, Leonardo DiCaprio, Edward Norton, January Jones and Richard Branson.
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.
[Image via AP Images.]
As we already mentioned, with California being one of the largest hubs in the shark fin trade, it's a big win now that Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law banning the sale, possession and trade of shark fins in California.
One of the biggest supporters of the shark fin ban bill was Leonardo DiCaprio. Leo wrote on his Facebook page:
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.
Aside from Yao Ming, other celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio, Edward Norton and more, have written a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown, urging him to sign the bill into law.
Check out the above video for a PSA about shark finning.
Save the sharks!
What better way to get over a break than to spend time with family and friends.
Especially when you're friends with Tobey Maguire.
Leonardo DiCaprio spent time with his mom at the Australia Zoo in Queensland, founded by Steve Irwin.
Tobey Maguire and his family were there as well.
They were given a personal tour of the zoo by the late Steve Irwin's children and got up and close to some cute animals.
After the zoo, both families went for a boat ride on the lovely Aussie day.
Sounds fun! Who needs Blake Lively? Not Leo!
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