24 Jun '11, 7pm

NRDC, @humanesociety & @wildaid are working together to save sharks. Join us & support a ban on #shark fins in CA!

This morning, 34 actors, directors, musicians and other celebrities joined NRDC, Wild Aid, and the Humane Society of the U.S. to stand up for Sharks. Read this letter -- from Leonardo Di Caprio, Yao Ming, Edward Norton, Ben Stiller, Anthony Keidis, Flea, Scarlett Johansson, Ian Somerhalder, and many more -- supporting California’s Assembly Bill 376 which would protect sharks from being killed just for their fins. With movies like Jaws, Open Water and Deep Blue Sea, Hollywood gave sharks a bad reputation . Now, Hollywood is coming to the rescue to help the estimated 26 – 73 million sharks killed each year for their fins , which are used to meet the exploding demand for shark fin soup. Photo: Nancy Boucha, www.scubasystems.org 2005/Marine Photobank Sharks are in serious trouble. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) defines shark finning as “the remov...

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Join Hands Across the Sand this Saturday | 350.org

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350.org 22 Jun '11, 11pm

Just a few days shy of one year ago, along over 900 beaches and coastlines across the planet, people joined the first glob...