07 Sep '11, 3am

Shark Fin Ban Passes In California Senate | Care2 Causes

A definitive bill banning the sale, trade, and possession of shark fins passed the state Assembly by a vote of 60 to 8 on Tuesday. The bill will now be sent to the desk of Governor Brown who could sign it into law as soon as next week. Introduced by California Assembly Members Paul Fong and Jared Huffman earlier this year, the bill has been championed by a coalition including WildAid, Oceana, the Humane Society of the United States, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and backed by community leaders and Hollywood heavyweights. During the finning process , the fins and tails are cut from living sharks, and the remainder of the fish, which is often still alive, is thrown back into the ocean. Most of the demand for shark fins comes from Asian countries where it is used to make a gelatinous soup that often sells for more than $80 a bowl. The Associated Press reports that at a large spec...

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