07 Sep '11, 5pm

Well done. California Senate Passes Conservation Bill Banning Shark Fins

Well done. California Senate Passes Conservation Bill Banning Shark Fins

We have been telling our Ecorazzi readers about the number of celebrities giving their support to the AB376, the California bill banning shark fins, including Leonardo DiCaprio , Edward Norton and Bo Derek . Now, comes the news that the bill was passed by the California Senate yesterday! Ocean- and animal-lovers, rejoice! According to a press release from WildAid , the bill was passed by a vote of 25 to 9, and will now move on to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. Most are expecting that he will sign the bill into law within a week. The legislation will prohibit any “sale, trade, and possession of shark fins within the state.” Shark finning is strongly opposed by both environmental and animal organizations as it claims a massive amount of sharks thereby harming the ocean ecosystems while also killing the sharks painfully and slowly by hauling them onto ships, cutting off their f...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/09/07/california-senate-pass...

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