07 Sep '11, 1am

Huge Victory for Sharks: California Legislature Passes Bill to Ban Shark Fin Trade!

I’m not sure how sharks celebrate, but if these endangered creatures knew that California’s State Senate just voted to pass Assembly Bill 376, no doubt they’d break out a toothy grin or blow some party bubbles. This hugely important victory in the California legislature comes not a moment too soon. With sharks being killed by the tens of millions every year just for their fins, scientists, many Asian Pacific American leaders , and jurisdictions around the country and world agree : the very best way to protect sharks from disappearing from our oceans forever is to ban the sale and trade of shark fins. This afternoon, the 25 Ayes overcame the 9 dissenting votes to pass the bill off the Senate Floor. Now, the bill will go to Governor Brown’s desk, where he will decide whether to sign it into law. California is one of the largest markets for shark fins outside of Asia and the ...

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