23 Feb '12, 4am

Shark Fin Sales Could Soon Be Banned in New York | Care2 Causes

Shark Fin Sales Could Soon Be Banned in New York | Care2 Causes

New York legislators introduced a bill on Tuesday that would ban the sale, trading, distribution and possession of shark fins in the state by as early as 2013. Similar laws have been passed in California , Hawaii, Oregon and Washington; Florida, Illinois, Maryland and Virginia have pending legislation. Among the sponsors of the bill in the New York Assembly is Grace Meng , who represents Flushing in Queens where the population is heavily Asian. Meng’s immigrant parents both owned and worked in restaurants. While stating her liking for shark fin soup and saying that it would be a “huge adjustment for the community,” Meng also noted that “it’s important to be responsible citizens.” Others interviewed in a New York Times article about the new bill expressed similar sentiments: While many restaurants in Chinatown said that a ban would hurt their business, managers predicted th...

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Virginia Shelves Personhood | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 24 Feb '12, 12pm

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treehugger.com 17 Feb '12, 2pm

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care2.com 24 Feb '12, 8pm

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greenkampong.com 26 Feb '12, 12pm

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care2.com 25 Feb '12, 10am

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