Shark Fins Banned in New York State
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From The National Humane Education Society (NHES)
September 2013

shark fin soup banned New York

A number of jurisdictions have banned the sale and possession of shark fins. New York State joins the list.

According to a news article, Governor Cuomo said, “Not only is the process [shark finning] inhumane, but it also affects the natural balance of the oceanic ecosystem…[the state] will be doing its part to help preserve this important species and maintain a stable environment for them.”

Too many of our sea creatures are being destroyed whether to feed our appetites or as a result of industrial fishing practices. We all need to help support and preserve the ocean and its inhabitants.

Take Action: New York State residents, send a note of thanks to your legislators and the governor for their decision to protect one of nature’s premier sea creatures. Residents of other states, please contact your legislators to see if banning the sale and possession of shark fins should be on their agenda.

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
phone (518) 474-8390

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