Score one for the Sharks!
The New York Senate has UNANIMOUSLY passed a bill to ban shark fin trading!
But that won't mean squat unless the New York state Assembly passes the bill which many people are positive will happen.
Here's what a spokesperson for the Humane Society said:
“If sharks were cuter or more cuddly, we would have had these protections a long time ago. We are 100% confident the Assembly will pass this.”
It's about time this awful practice is banned!
It is estimated that 73 million sharks are stripped of their fins, and released back in the ocean. The sharks subsequently sink to the bottom of the ocean where they drown!
Shark fins are a Chinese delicacy used in soup.
Here's what NY Sen. Mark Grisanti said:
“The decimation of the shark population is a serious concern as it has a detrimental trickle-down effect for the entire oceanic food chain. With the shark population in serious peril and other countries and states passing legislation to protect sharks, New York should be a leader in extending protection to these magnificent animals. I am proud to sponsor and pass this bill in the New York State Senate today.”
New York is where most of the shark fin action happens since Hawaii, Illinois, Oregon and Washington state have all passed measures to ban the disgusting trade.
Lets stop the hate against the sharks!
[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]
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