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Leonardo DiCaprio Wants NYC To Ban Shark Fins!

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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!

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President Obama Goes To Restaurant That Still Serves Shark Fin Soup

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President Obama was recently in San Francisco and while there, he grabbed some chinese food to go from a restaurant called Great Eastern Restaurant.

We're not exactly sure how that particular restaurant was chosen but all we know is somebody messed up.

That establishment is one of the few in San Fran's Chinatown that still serves shark fin soup.

As we're sure U already know, shark fin soup is a controversial dish because of how millions of sharks are caught every year and senselessly slaughtered by having their fins cut off and their bodies tossed back in the ocean to die.

And all for a soup that apparently doesn't even have much flavor.

Many states, including California, have

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Shark Fins Officially Banned In California!

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Victory!

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:

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Yao Ming PSA To Ban Shark Finning

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.

So terrible.

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!

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Bo Derek Fighting To Ban Shark Fin Trade

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Actress Bo Derek has joined California lawmakers to fight for a bill that would ban selling, trading, or possessing shark fins, which are used in a soup that is a delicacy in many Asian cultures.

In order to get the fins, sharks are caught, then have their fins sliced off before they are thrown back into the ocean where they are left to die.

Bo calls shark-finning "a global environmental crisis" and says that "many stocks may be wiped out."

Thankfully, U.S. law restricts the shark fin trade, however, it has the largest market in California outside of Asia.

Quite startling for an illegal practice.

Keeping our fingers crossed that the bill is passed.

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