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SHARKS- Take Action!
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Tell New York to Stop Importing Shark Fins ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, cruelty, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering, wildlife, wildanimals )
Cher - 1 hour ago - thepetitionsite.com
Despite most of the United States banning shark fins, New York continues to import shark fins as they are an Asian delicacy, and used to make soup in certian ethnic cultures.
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Keep Ban on Killing of Great White Sharks ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering, wildlife, wildanimals )
Cher - 1 hour ago - thepetitionsite.com
In Australia, great white sharks have been listed as "rare or likely to become extinct" and fishing or culling them has been banned since 1999.
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Encourage a National Ban on Shark Finning ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, sharks, finning, wildanimals, wildlife, suffering, protection, environment )
Cher - 1 hour ago - forcechange.com
Eliminate the cruel practice of shark finning, whereby sharks' fins are cut off while still alive and are left to suffocate
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ACTION ALERT: Tell Costa Rica to Stop Shark Finning! PLEASE SIGN !

Animals  (tags: shark fins, horrendous cruety, butchered alive, costa rica, protection )
Simone - 16 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Shark fin trading in Costa Rica, or shark finning, is an illegal practice in the country. Yet it still continues. Shark finning is a cruel and barbaric practice of cutting off the fins of live sharks, and throwing the helpless body overboard.
37
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell EBay: Stop Selling Shark Cartilage & Other Shark Related Products!

Animals  (tags: E-bay, sharks, abuse, animalwelfare, animalcruelty, animals, animalrights, wildlife, wildanimals, protection, slaughter, humans, animaladvocates )
Cal - 14 hours ago - change.org
Sharks play a very important role in the natural Eco-systems in the ocean. The products being sold on eBay are coming directly from the inhumane killing of Sharks
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TAKE ACTION NOW! Ask France Not to Kill Sharks in the Indian Ocean

Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, animaladvocates, killing, SHARKS, FRENCH GOVERNMENT, sharks )
Cal - 13 hours ago - forcechange.com
Please ask the French government to research the increase in shark attacks off of Reunion Island before killing sharks
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TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop All Killing of Sharks

Animals  (tags: killing, sharks, wildanimals, suffering, protection, animaladvocates, animalwelfare, animals, animalrights, wildlife, killed, society )
Cal - 5 hours ago - change.org
They have been around for millions of years, and in decades they could be gone. NOT CENTURIES, just a few decades.

 

TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Australia, Don't Hunt Sharks to Extinction!


Animals  (tags: sharks, hunting, endangered, extinction, animals, animaladvocates, animalwelfare, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )
Cal - 7 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Western Australia is proposing an open season on Australia's few remaining great white sharks -- despite the failure of a recent hunt to turn up any white sharks four to five meters in length.

All signed. Thanks

All signed Thnx Nyack, Cher,Simone and Cal ..

Anonymous

Already signed. Thank you.

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Stop Shark Finning and the Sale of Shark Fin Soup ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, suffering, protection, environment, wildlife, wildanimals )
Cher - 7 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Shark Finning is the barbaric process of slicing the fins of a shark whilst it is still living, here are some facts that result from shark finning:
Anonymous

Signed 15th May.

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U.S.- Place Moratorium on Shark Fishing ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering, wildlife, wildanimals )
Cher - 6 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Over-fishing and demand for shark fins has placed some shark species at risk of extinction. 233 shark species are currently on the IUCN Red List, with twelve classified as "critically endangered".
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Help Save The Whitetip Shark From Extinction ! PLEASE SIGN ! @ Petitionsite ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )
Cher - 2 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Please urge your members of Congress and the Secretary of the Interior to take action to protect oceanic whitetip sharks
Anonymous

Signed. Thank you Nyack and Cher.

Signed Nyack and Cher Thnx..

All Signed Nyack and Cher Thnx..

16
TAKE ACTION NOW! Canary Islands: Don't Let the Angel Shark Disappear

Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, endangered, animalrights, animaladvocates, wildlife, wildanimals, protection, humans, habitat )
Cal - 3 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Ask the government of the Canaries to take action to save the angel shark and other threatened marine wildlife before it is too late.

Yipee, I am up to date

138
TAKE ACTION NOW! AUSTRALIA: Make Illegal the Unprovoked Killing of Great Whites

Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, animaladvocates, sharks, wildlife, wildanimals, protection, environment, killing, habitat )
Cal - 1 day ago - change.org
The Australian government announced that it would be hunting and killing great white sharks in their coastal waters as a preventative measure.
5
Save the Great White ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering, wildlife, wildanimals )
Cher - 41 minutes ago - action.biologicaldiversity.org
Please take action to tell the feds and California wildlife officials you support protecting these breathtaking hunters in U.S. waters

All signed and current Nyack and Cal :0 :0 Thnx..

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Urgent ACTION Needed! Help Oceanic Whitetip Sharks

Animals  (tags: shark fin soup, sharks, whitetip sharks, endangered, extinction, wildlife, conservation )
Nancy - 6 hours ago - secure3.convio.net
Oceanic whitetip sharks--one of the most recognizable sharks in the ocean--have undergone significant population declines fueled by a global demand for their large, highly valued fins.

All Noted and signed Nyack and Nancy :-0 Thnx

Anonymous

All done, thank you.

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Applaud Costa Rica for Improved Ban on Shark Finning ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )
Cher - 43 minutes ago - forcechange.com
President Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica has recently signed a new presidential decree that works to ban the practice of shark finning and trade for good. This life threatening practice, which consists of slicing off fins and tossing the shark back into
Anonymous

All signed. Thank you.

Anonymous

At last some time and ability  to sign all of these EXCEPT:

Urgent Action Needed: Help Oceanic White Tip Sharks which is no longer available to sign.

Thanks all who posted these:  For the oceans! 

All noted and signed current Nyack, Cher, Simone, Cal, and Nancy :0 Thnx

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Enforce the Ban on Shark Finning in the United Arab Emirates ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering, wildlife, killing )
Cher - 2 hours ago - forcechange.com
Implement enforcement policies so that the ban on shark finning can be upheld
Anonymous

Signed, thanks.

Signed Current Nyack and Cher :0

Signed Current Nyack and Cher :0

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Put the Bite on Plans to Hunt Great Whites ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )
Cher - 11 minutes ago - unleashed.org.au
You can put the bite on the WA government for their plan to shoot great whites, by sending a message to the Premier and the Minister for Fisheries in WA calling for this plan to be scrapped

Signed and current Nyack and Cher :0 Thnx Great Black and White Photo

Anonymous

Signed, thanks.

Applaud European Parliament for Closing Loopholes in Shark Finning Laws !

Signed Current Nyack and Cher :0 Thnx

Anonymous

Signed. Thank you Nyack and cher.

Anonymous

Signed, thank you.

All petitions now signed

Sharks

Gladly signed/shared-HOPEFUL~~~~

Noted and signed current Nyack Thank-You Everyone 9/12

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Protect California Great White Sharks Under the Endangered Species Act ACTION
Animals  (tags: great whites, sharks, west coast, endangered, extinction, wildlife, conservation )
Nancy - 2 days ago - action.seaturtles.org
As top ocean predators, great white sharks play a critical top-down role in structuring the marine ecosystem by keeping prey populations like seals and sea lions in check. The presence of great white sharks ultimately increases species diversity of the...
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TAKE ACTION NOW! Great White Sharks Are in Danger

Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, animaladvocates, sharks, Great White Sharks, endangered, wildlife, wildanimals )
Cal - 12 hours ago - act.oceana.org
Help the US West Coast great whites get the protection they need. Sign TODAY to support listing great white sharks under the Endangered Species Act.
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Applaud the Creation of the World's Largest Shark Sanctuary ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, nature, protection, wildlife )
Cher - 1 hour ago - forcechange.com
The Cook Islands in the South Pacific announced the creation of a 1.9 million-square-kilometer shark sanctuary that bans the possession, sale, and trade of shark products in an effort to end commercial shark fishing and remedy the upset in the oceanic
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We Want a Worldwide Shark Fin Ban ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, killing, protection, suffering, wildlife, wildanimals )
Cher - 19 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
In the first weeks of 2013, thousands of shark fins were found on a factory rooftop in Hong Kong, hidden from the public. Likely, these fins were intended for shark fin soup -- a gourmet East Asian dish -- which surges in popularity around the Chinese
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Singapore - Take Shark Fins Off the Menu ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering, wildlife, wildanimals )
Cher - 4 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Ask the government to take the lead in ocean conservation by banning the sale of shark fins altogether
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Thank Illinois for Banning the Shark Fin Trade ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, cruelty, killing, protection, suffering, wildlife, wildanimals )
Cher - 40 minutes ago - thepetitionsite.com
Thank the Governor of Illinios for signing a bill into law to ban the cruel, unsustainable distrubution of shark fins in Illinois.
Anonymous

All signed, thank you.

TY I am totally up to date

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Ban Shark Finning in New Zealand ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, environment, suffering, protection, killing, wildlife, wildanimals )
Cher - 15 hours ago - forcechange.com
It is entirely legal to capture and kill a shark exclusively for its fins in New Zealand. Over 100 millions sharks are killed each year for their fins alone. The fins are then sold for their alleged medicinal properties, or to be used in shark fin soup

Noted and signed current Nyack, Cher, Nancy, and Cal :-0 Thank-You Everyone :-0 21/1

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Free Shark Held Captive in Tiny Aquarium ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, environment, protection, suffering )
Cher - 6 hours ago - forcechange.com
Big John, an approximately six-foot-long sand tiger shark, is inhumanly being held in a small aquarium in the Ukrainian capital's newest mall. The shark's scratched nose is proof that the tank is too small; it cannot turn around in its tank comfortably
ALL SIGNED/SHARED

All up to date --Thanks~~~

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Stop the Import of Shark Fins to Canada ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, cruelty, suffering, protection, killing, wildlife, wildanimals )
Cher - 8 hours ago - e-activist.com
Take action today to help protect sharks from being mutilated and left to die -- all for a bowl of soup.
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Ban the Sale, Trade and Possession of Shark Fins ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, environment, protection, wildlife, wildanimals, suffering, killing, death )
Cher - 8 hours ago - org2.democracyinaction.org
As you already know, shark populations are disappearing at an alarming rate due to the global demand for shark fin soup. To maximize profits by saving room on their boats, fishermen often cut the valuable fins from living sharks and then throw the rest

Noted and signed current Nyack and Cher :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved with this Thread :-0 29/1

Whew! Got them all except for the few that were closed. Sorry I was gone so long everyone.

Anonymous

Just found these from Shark Stewards:www.sharkstewards.org (Shark Stewards is a program of The Turtle Island Restoration Network

Swim For Sharks- Join Our New Campaign to stop Shark Finning.


Support Our Texas Shark Fin Ban, Read why and Sign the Petition.


Protect Great White Sharks under the US Federal and California State Endangered Species Act. Learn More.


Join us in the Shark FIN-Free Movement! Please  SUPPORT our work.

Signed and shared. I'm afraid of sharks but I don't agree with anything being tortured and murdered. They deserve to live in the ocean...and I'll stay on land [although, the land is probably more dangerous with all the humans walking around on it].

Anonymous

Signed Stop the import of Shark Fins to Canada today.  Lydia, I think many of us are afraid of sharks and I don't want to meet up with one in the ocean. (although, the land is probably more dangerous with all the humans walking around on it]. Ya, many sharks on land  

     I knew nothing about shark finning until Capt. Paul Watson & Sea Shepherd got involved in it and started reading up.  We have a large Chinese community in Vancouver and I was amazed to find out how many Chinese restaurants have this on the menu & the story behind it. Many Vancouver & Metro. Van cities were considering a ban until Toronto's ban was struck down by Ontario's Supreme Court as beyond the city's jurisdiction late 2012.  I also read a Huffington post blog called "Is Baning Shark Fin An Equitable Way To Protect Sharks", which presents another side of the argument, and I hope I"m not going to be vilified for posting the link to this as I feel it's always important to know what both sides say in this complicated world:  http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/kim-bosco-mo/shark-fin-ban-bc-vancouver-canada_b_2148847.html

This is a very hot debate all over. And what can be done about the large numbers of sharks caught as by-catch in commercial fishing?  I don't see how how anyone can debate against the finning of live sharks and dumping them into the ocean to die a slow & agonizing death though, and I am very concerned about their dwindling numbers, much of which I feel has to be because of shark fin soup.  I learned much about sharks at Shark Savers:

http://www.sharksavers.org/en/education/the-value-of-sharks/sharks-role-in-the-ocean/

which starts out like this. (And there are links to petitions that can be signed here)

SHARKS' ROLE IN THE OCEANS:Sharks play a very important role in the oceans in a way that an average fish does not. Sharks are at the top of the food chain in virtually every part of every ocean. In that role, they keep populations of other fish healthy and in proper proportion for their ecosystem.  How do sharks keep the oceans healthy?  Read the rest at the Shark Savers link provided.  

Anonymous

Kung Hay Fat Choy! I couldn't sign this because Canad. provinces couldn't be chosen  but all Americans should be able to.  Chinese New Year begins this weekend, and people around the world will celebrate. It’s a time when family, friends, and neighbors get together and wish for health, prosperity and happiness for the coming year. Symbolic red paper lanterns decorate doorways, and fireworks crackle and pop, ushering in the holiday with a joyous bang.

Sadly, among the meaningful festivities exists a cruel and outdated culinary tradition: eating shark fin soup. Every year, people catch millions of sharks, slice off their fins and throw them back into the ocean where they slowly drown. All for a bowl of soup.

HSI works and partners with organizations around the globe to curb this cruel, wasteful practice, and we're seeing progress! Be part of this important and fast growing global movement to protect sharks. Take HSI’s No Shark Fin pledge today!

People, cities, and nations are taking action to end the cruelty by pledging not to eat or by banning altogether the sale of shark fin products.

Five U.S. states, including California, three Pacific territories and numerous municipalities in Canada have banned shark fins. And the Chinese government has announced a phase-out of shark fins from official functions within three years. The European Union is also making strides: just last year they strengthened the existing ban on shark finning in the EU.

Thanks Nyack, all signed.

Thanks wendy and hi everyone  we got peoples  !

Thanks Nyack!!

Signed & Shared~~

I am up to date and Happy Valentines Day everyone.

Noted and signed current  Nyack and Cher :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved :-0 Excellent BLOG Dianne Hope Everyone had a Sweet Valentine Day   16/2

Anonymous
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POOR PORBEAGLE SHARKS IN DESPERATE NEED OF YOUR ATTENTION (from Care 2 causes Newsletter)

What’s the Problem?
Porbeagle sharks breed slowly and only give birth to one or two pups a year, so any significant damage done to the population takes a long time to fix.

According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the porbeagle is listed as globally vulnerable, critically endangered in the northwest Atlantic, endangered in the northeast, and near threatened in the southern Atlantic. In both 2007 and 2010, proposals to regulate the trade of the species were presented by the European Union at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITE, but fishing interests successfully blocked the proposals each time.

You Can Help!
For the past couple CITES meetings, Defenders of Wildlife has been helping garner support for a new chance at getting additional international regulations for porbeagles and other shark species to better protect them against overharvesting. Brazil, Comoros, Croatia, the European Union and Egypt will all be sponsoring the porbeagle proposal, and we’ll be at the upcoming CITES conference meeting with the delegates and advocating for the proposal.

We are hoping that this time, the Parties to the Convention will recognize the dire need for international cooperation to protect porbeagle sharks. Last time, at the 2010 meeting, the porbeagle proposal lost by just a single vote! We are turning now to Panama, who could cast the decisive vote on this proposal and others like it designed to gain new protections for hammerhead and oceanic whitetip sharks. Click here to send a letter asking the President of Panama to support shark conservation at this year’s CITES conference!

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Maryland: Protect Sharks and Our Oceans ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, wildlife, wildanimals, killing )
Cher - 3 hours ago - secure.humanesociety.org
Shark finning is incredibly inhumane--and unless we cut off the market for fins, we continue to support the practice. Fortunately, legislation (S.B. 592 and H.B. 1148) has been introduced to stop the trade in shark fins in Maryland.
Anonymous
GOOD NEWS FROM CITES RE SHARK SAVERS EMAIL/WEBSITE

 

A Huge Win for Mantas & Sharks at CITES!

An enormous inflatable manta ray and our Manta Ray of Hope team welcomed hundreds of attendees and key delegates from nations around the world to our event at the 16th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITE. Mantas, together with 5 shark species won important new international protection at CITES.


I hope these work as links to info from Shark Savers:


In This Issue Mantas Win at CITES

Raja Ampat Sanctuary Now Law

I'm FINished with Fins in Taiwan

Noted and signed current Nyack and Cher :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved with This Thread :-0  22/3

Anonymous
forceChange petition

I rec'd a group of 4 petitons from ForceChange in an email today.  I'm hoping I can view in browser and post some under appropriate thread topics and that the link will work:



Protect Great White Sharks. The recently legalized practice of killing great white sharks that swim into coastal Australian waters will have a devastating impact on the environment. The Australian government needs to stop this destructive practice in order to protect its fragile coastal ecosystem.

Signed Dianne!

Think next person should start a new thread - Sharks #2

I am up to date

Thanks Nyack and Dianne, signed.

Thanks, signed.

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Canada, It's Time to Ban the Shark Fin Trade ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering, killing, wildlife, wildanimals )
Cher - 2 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Sharks - the apex predators of the oceans are rapidly disappearing! Fishermen have killed these monsters of the sea for their fins, usually used in Shark Fin Soup - a delicacy in some Chinese restaurants. Over hunting of the world's largest fish has

Thanks Nyack, signed.

11 months ago
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Riverside Cantonese Cardiff Remove Shark Fin Soup..

Environment  (tags: environment, oceans, wildlife )
Simon - 1 hour ago - thepetitionsite.com
In short, the world's fishing fleets are killing sharks faster than they can reproduce and nature can't keep up. Unless this situation is halted, shark populations face certain extinction.
11 months ago

Signed and reposted being in my home area.

11 months ago
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Save the Tiger and Zambezi Sharks on Protea Banks. - The Petition Site

Environment  (tags: PETITION, animals, right law, welfare, animaladvocates, conservation, ecosystems )
Magda - 3 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Protea Banks is a world renowed shark dive site in Shelly Beach on the east coast of South Africa. Divers from all continents come to enjoy the thrill and beauty of diving with a variety of sharks.
11 months ago

Thanks again Nyack, all done,

Anonymous
11 months ago

signed on 24/5,thank you

11 months ago
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Urge Airline to Permanently Ban Shark Fin Shipments ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering, killing, wildlife, wildanimals )
Cher - 11 hours ago - forcechange.com
Permanently ban the shipment of shark fins on Air New Zealand aircraft