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European Union Considers Banning Shark Finning

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.]

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Nov 28, 2011 09:00am PDT