24 Feb '12, 3am

New York, the east coast's largest importer of #SharkFins, may soon be banning it from the state!

New York, the east coast's largest importer of #SharkFins, may soon be banning it from the state!

Shark finning has been under fire from many animal groups and conservationists for its cruel method (the sharks are pulled on board to have their fins cut off and then thrown into the water still alive) and its rapid depletion of shark populations. Sharks are a top predator and therefore vital to ocean ecosystems. Several other states currently have bills that may ban the sale of shark fins including Florida, Maryland and Virginia. New York is the largest importer of shark fins on the east coast, and would be another huge step.

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/02/23/new-york-may-be-next-t...

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