Moving people toward compassionate living
Your letters and calls do help!
|Originally Posted: 6 Aug 2010|
Hawaii Passes Ban on Possession, Sale or Distribution of Shark Fins
Please thank the Governor of Hawaii for signing into law the ban on shark fins in that state.
The Honorable Linda Lingle
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle signed into law SB 2169, a bill
prohibiting the possession, sale, or distribution of shark fins
effective July 1. State Senator Clayton Hee, who promoted the
bill, said, “killing sharks for their fins is like killing
elephants for their ivory.”
According to a news story, “sharks are being killed for their
fins at the rate of 89 million per year.” Sharks are pulled out
of the water and have their fins severed. Their bodies are then
thrown back into the sea.
What some call a cultural tradition, the serving of shark fin soup and other supposed delicacies, is depleting sharks worldwide to levels where some may not be able to sustain their populations without intervention.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!