Saturday, January 29, 2011

URGENT: Ban the Sale of Shark Fins in Guam!

Target: Senator Rory J. Respicio, Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, Guam
Sponsored by: Shark Defenders

Up to 73 million sharks are killed every year -- mainly for their fins, which are used in the Asian delicacy shark fin soup. In the wasteful practice of "shark finning," fishermen slice off the valuable fins of the shark and discard the bodies at sea, where the sharks slowly die.

Shark finning is banned in U.S. waters, but it still affects shark populations worldwide. Many sharks now face extinction.

Fortunately, we have the opportunity to save sharks in one more part of the world: Guam. But we must act now!

A new bill would ban the sale and possession of shark fins in Guam, greatly deterring motivation to practice shark finning in the area. The hearing for this bill is set for Tuesday, February 1.

Ask Guam Natural Resources Committee Chair Senator Rory Respicio to support this bill and help save the world's sharks!

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