08 Aug '11, 3am

Oregon Passes Law To Ban Shark Finning | Care2 Causes

Just in time for Shark Week , Governor John Kitzhaber recently made it illegal to sell, trade, or possess shark fins in the State of Oregon. The bill, which passed the State House of Representatives and Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support, makes Oregon the third U.S. state to prohibit shark finning behind Hawaii and Washington. A similar measure passed in the California State Assembly earlier this year, but must to be approved by the Senate before it can become law. “With the global trade in shark fins pushing sharks toward extinction, it will take strong actions such as this to prevent us from making irreversible changes to our ocean ecosystems,” said Whit Sheard, Senior Advisor and Pacific Counsel for Oceana. “The bipartisan support for this bill once again demonstrates that support for healthy oceans is a non-partisan issue.” Shark finning is brutal a process wh...

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