The Underwater Channel has published a petition, titled “Put an end of shark finning”.
On their website, they say that they “believe it is completely unacceptable that sharks, which are one ofearth’s oldest inhabitants, are now being pushed towards extinction byman, one of earth’s more recent residents.”
It goes on to say that in recent years sharks have accounted for less than tenhuman deaths annually on average, in all the world’s seas to fuel the growingdemand for shark fins, man has been killing up to 100 million sharkseach year.
The Underwater Channel wants action and they are urging ourviewers to contact the United Nations Secretary-General and requestthat member states be made aware of the threats to sharks andencouraged to put in place effective legislation to stop shark-finning,or more effectively police existing laws.
To participate in the petition you may click on this link.
The Underwater Channel
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