27 Jun '11, 8pm

Leonardo DiCaprio Pens Letter to State Senate to Ban Sale of Shark Fins

Leonardo DiCaprio Pens Letter to State Senate to Ban Sale of Shark Fins

“The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has concluded that a third of shark species are now threatened with extinction of some kind. And recent estimates state that up to 73 million sharks are killed each year for use in shark fin soup and other products. Traditionally shark fin was affordable only to the elite, and consequently the issue of decimation of species was not a concern. But with the explosion of the world’s population, and an increasing number of wealthy consumers, this can no longer be considered true, as has been evidenced by the decimation of shark populations worldwide. Despite fisheries attempts at regulation, the inhumane practice of finning continues unabated too, as does the illegal capture of sharks from marine reserves and sovereign waters.” If the bill is passed, than an official ban on the sale of shark fins in the state of Californi...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/06/27/leonardo-dicaprio-pens...

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