24 May '11, 7pm

CA ban on shark finning is one step closer to law. Will CA join HI & WA & protect sharks from slaughter? Let's hope!

Yesterday, California’s State Assembly showed overwhelming bi-partisan support for protecting sharks by voting 64-8 in favor of AB 376, which would ban the sale, possession and trade of shark fins in the Golden State. Assembly lawmakers who voted for the bill were aligned with Californians of all ages and backgrounds. A recent study found that 76% of Californians surveyed support AB 376, and 70% of Chinese Californians surveyed support it too. The bill now moves on to the State Senate. I'm hopeful that California will soon join Hawai'i and Washington in standing up for the millions of sharks that are killed every year, just for their fins.

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/lmonroe/sharks_win_62-8...

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