Tell Governor Brown to Sign Shark Ban Legislation Immediately

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Originally Posted: 28 September 2011

Tell Governor Brown to Sign Shark Ban Legislation

[Ed. Note: VICTORY UPDATE: California's Victory for Sharks.]

[Ed. Note: Read Passage of landmark bill is a victory for the sharks in California for background information. The "victory" meant passages in both houses of the California legislature. Also read Oregon Governor Signs Shark Fin Trade Ban, Shark Fin Ban Passes in Northern Marinara Islands, State of Washington Passes Shark Protection Legislation.]

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All-Creatures.org has learned that California Governor Jerry Brown has NOT YET signed the "landmark bill" to ban the sale of shark fins in the state of California. Contact the governor and let him know how important it is that this legislation is signed into law IMMEDIATELY.

Assembly Bill 376, which prohibits the sale, trade, and possession of shark fins within California, passed the California Senate with a vote of 25 to 9.

Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
phone (916) 445-2841
fax (916) 558-3160
Online contact form: http://gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Shark finning is a horribly cruel though still legal process in which sharks are captured and have their fins sliced off, all while being alive (usually). They are then tossed overboard to drown and/or bleed to death, since shark meat is not considered valuable. All of this torture for “shark fin soup.”

Assembly Bill 376, which prohibits the sale, trade, and possession of shark fins within California, passed the California Senate with a vote of 25 to 9.

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