11 May '11, 12am

Stop Driving Sharks to Extinction! - Take Action Today @ The Rainforest Site: via @addthis

Dear California Governor Jerry Brown: As a supporter of Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, a constituent and someone who cares about marine wildlife, I strongly urge you to support Assembly Bill 376, legislation that would ban the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins. Shark finning is a gruesome practice. It often involves catching sharks, cutting off their fins and tails usually while they are still alive, and throwing them back in the water. Unable to swim, the shark bleeds to death or drowns. By just harvesting the fins, which take up less space on a boat than the rest of the low-value shark carcass, fishermen are able to stay out much longer and pull in many more sharks. Overfishing of sharks continues today at unsustainable levels. Mighty hammerheads, and many other types of sharks, have been decimated and graceful oceanic whitetips have almost disap...

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