Each year up to 73 million sharks are killed primarily for their fins, threatening many species of shark with extinction and jeopardizing our marine ecosystems. The brutal, inhumane practice of shark finning continues in our oceans – fins are cut off of live sharks and the still-living creature is thrown back overboard to drown or bleed to death.
Canadians now have an opportunity to help halt the shark fin trade. Senator Michael MacDonald has introduced Bill S-238, which would ban the importation of shark fins into Canada.
You can show your support for ending the shark fin trade in our country, by joining our Thunderclap campaign. By signing up now, your voice will be heard with hundreds of others this Thursday, April 27th – the day Toronto City Council will vote on a motion of support for Senator MacDonald’s bill.
Please just take a few minutes to do two simple things:
1) Sign up for our Thunderclap campaign – click this link: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/56283-toronto-yes-to-shark-fin-ban
2) Share this email with your friends and contacts and ask them to do the same!
This Thursday we will speak out loud and strong – we want shark fin out of Canada!