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California's AB 376 (aka the California shark fin ban), just signed on October 7 by Governor Brown, is more than just a law -- it's a revolution.

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Esther Z. (94)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 12:52 pm
Noted. I'm very proud Gov. Brown did the right thing and signed AB 376! Thanks for posting it, Robert!

. (0)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 12:58 pm
Scalping westerners was also part of the American tradition. Shark fin soup has to leave the Asian tradition.

David C. (242)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 1:05 pm
good news.

Terry King (113)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 1:10 pm
I wish this was a complete and immediate ban but it is not!

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 1:11 pm
very happy about this. i just hope it isnt too late for the sharks that have already lost significant numbers.

Alice C. (1797)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 1:38 pm
Thank you for the good news !

Michela M. (4003)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 3:15 pm
GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STEP BY STEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but HURRY UP for SHARKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michela M. (4003)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 3:19 pm
......we need sharks in our oceans. Without sharks and other top-level carnivores to keep populations of sub-predators in check, we run the risk of losing productive and well-balanced marine ecosystems to trophic collapse.

Susanne R. (237)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 6:36 pm
KUDOS to Governor Brown! Thanks for the update!

Danuta Watola (1264)
Monday October 10, 2011, 2:34 am

Andreia Capelo (15)
Monday October 10, 2011, 2:42 am
Thats wonderful news... hope the other states and countrys do the same.
Thanks for sharing

Penelope P. (222)
Monday October 10, 2011, 2:51 am

Ida J. (39)
Monday October 10, 2011, 3:30 am

Nancy B (4)
Monday October 10, 2011, 3:39 am
this is a victory

Carol H. (229)
Monday October 10, 2011, 4:17 am
good news!!! thanks Robert

Kenneth L. (314)
Monday October 10, 2011, 6:40 am
Great! The Chinese don't like it, but then they also eat dogs and cats---plus use their fur on Chinese products.

Brenda Towers (0)
Monday October 10, 2011, 7:55 am
Noted. And about time too!

Lindsey Williams (234)
Monday October 10, 2011, 10:24 am
AMAZING news!!! Thank God its about freaking time. Now the rest of the world needs to hop on board and eventually let the sharks lead the world to stop whaling and killing dolphins as well!!!

Melanie Andrus (0)
Monday October 10, 2011, 10:36 am
Thank goodness Gov. Brown did the right thing and signed this! Agree with Lindsey - now to the rest of the world and also NO MORE WHALING AND KILLING DOLPHINS and OTHER sea creatures for insane 'reasons'!!!

Past Member (0)
Monday October 10, 2011, 10:43 am
Real Good, for this "Food" :-)
TY Robert for this one :-)

Kay M. (347)
Monday October 10, 2011, 11:18 am

Stelizan L. (258)
Monday October 10, 2011, 12:31 pm
Yes, would love this to turn into an instant ban all over the planet! Thank God for small mercies - at least it shows there's still some common sense left somewhere along the 'political line'!!! Thanks for sharing Robert.

Dan S. (9)
Monday October 10, 2011, 12:32 pm
Great to hear. First California, next the World! Thanks Robert!

Past Member (0)
Monday October 10, 2011, 12:38 pm
Good. Hopefully it will be banned world-wide.

Past Member (0)
Monday October 10, 2011, 12:40 pm
Great news! Thank you for posting this! :)

Valerie H. (133)
Monday October 10, 2011, 12:46 pm
******GOLD Stars******** to him!!

April Thompson (2)
Monday October 10, 2011, 12:49 pm
Great news!

Andrea Connelly (94)
Monday October 10, 2011, 1:14 pm
Well done Gov. Brown. Not so well for those Asians exploiting OUR, world. I am disgusted by the practices and lack of morality in Asian cultures. Is this what Confucius preached? If so, ignore his teachings. Where is Buddhism when you need it, or does it support dog and cat eating and killers of whales and dolphins?
And what about bear billes, rhino horns and the list could go on.
Kill the Asian market and millions of animals' lives and our forests will be saved.

Andrea Connelly (94)
Monday October 10, 2011, 1:15 pm
for billes please read biles.

Isabelle J. (81)
Monday October 10, 2011, 1:34 pm
Great news!

michelle t. (41)
Monday October 10, 2011, 1:59 pm
Great news

A Weber (27)
Monday October 10, 2011, 2:23 pm
I am so happy about this. Now it just needs to become law around the world!!!!!!!! STUPID people who just want to show off need to STOP NOW!

Shirley H. (49)
Monday October 10, 2011, 2:39 pm
Good News.!!!!!
Shirley H.

Jennifer M. (78)
Monday October 10, 2011, 2:46 pm
Wow, a politician actually did the right thing!! Someone pinch me...

Robert S. (111)
Monday October 10, 2011, 2:57 pm
I hear ya Jennifer. Still have my Brown for Prez button. :) Always knew he had it in um.

Connie Liakos (1)
Monday October 10, 2011, 3:29 pm
Now it needs to be banned all over the rest of the world.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday October 10, 2011, 3:31 pm
Good news , thanks !

Michael M. (5)
Monday October 10, 2011, 4:11 pm
Good news! Unfortunately, the sick people who really want this abomination can probably still get it.

Angie cr (4)
Monday October 10, 2011, 4:19 pm
We need all species in our world, why are we just killing them???? is this too difficult to understand????
I'll quote:

"...we need sharks in our oceans. Without sharks and other top-level carnivores to keep populations of sub-predators in check, we run the risk of losing productive and well-balanced marine ecosystems to trophic collapse."

Mrs M. (1747)
Monday October 10, 2011, 4:23 pm
Thank God. We should all send a thank you to this decent human being!!

Liz No FWDS Gillard (73)
Monday October 10, 2011, 4:39 pm
Noted,great news for a change...How could anyone eat this!!!!!!! It looks disgusting.Thank you Robert.Liz Xx

Sarah G. (109)
Monday October 10, 2011, 4:39 pm
good news, thanks for posting

Past Member (0)
Monday October 10, 2011, 5:07 pm
A step in the right direction. Noted, thanks.

Anne K. (139)
Monday October 10, 2011, 5:40 pm
It isn't even a matter of needing sharks in the oceans, it is a matter of insane, sickening cruelty. Cut off the shark finners arms and toss those brutes in the ocean!

(Whatever happened with Linda Ronstadt? It is the same Jerry Brown, correct?)


Edgar Zuim (47)
Monday October 10, 2011, 5:45 pm
Let this be a good example for other states or countries. Unfortunately the biggest predator of nature, is man himself.

Marilyn M. (145)
Monday October 10, 2011, 5:47 pm
Noted. Thank you for posting, Robert.

Ann Breeden (65)
Monday October 10, 2011, 6:04 pm
Thank you for posting and thanks to Governor Brown for signing into law.

Ralph F. (68)
Monday October 10, 2011, 6:18 pm
A step in the right direction.

Past Member (0)
Monday October 10, 2011, 6:46 pm
I am so glad.

Just looking at the picture, knowing the cruelty involved, makes me nauseous.

We win! again and again and again, we win!

Alone we can do almost nothing.

Together we are changing our world.

We stand together regardless of our banners.

We fight together, we, the Rainbow Warriors, whatever our labels, we are ONE.

The world is so bad now, what would it be like without us.

Keep fighting, together.

Rainbow Warriors.

Luisa A. (0)
Monday October 10, 2011, 7:17 pm
Yeahhhhh! great and fab news!!! Im very gald.

Dawn Mason (40)
Monday October 10, 2011, 7:41 pm
Noted, That's great!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Monday October 10, 2011, 8:12 pm
Noted, cheers.

Patricia W. (94)
Monday October 10, 2011, 8:39 pm
Soooo happy about this ban, and I hope that it can and will be enforced. TY Robert for the good news.

TY Gov Brown - you're still that young, idealistic and nontraditional chief executive. More, please.

Sue H. (6)
Monday October 10, 2011, 8:54 pm
It is indeed good news, but who the hell is going to enforce it??? Oakland and San Francisco China Towns
will simply find a code name for it and the black market will be thriving.

Jo Asprec (0)
Monday October 10, 2011, 10:10 pm
Good move, Governor!

M D. (580)
Monday October 10, 2011, 10:52 pm
Very good!

Evelyn B. (79)
Monday October 10, 2011, 10:54 pm
Noted Tks Robert.....this is great news...

Jen Debeer (2)
Monday October 10, 2011, 11:57 pm
That is great news.

greenplanet e. (155)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 12:14 am
Shark fin soup should be banned everywhere and sharks saved before it's too late.

Michelle R. (13)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 12:45 am
Good. Finally

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 1:23 am
Never too late to come to their senses.

june t. (66)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 1:48 am
Noted. Nice to hear some good news!

Elsie Au (259)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 4:49 am
Thanks for this good news.

Linda F. (16)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 6:55 am
noted should be done in Canada, one city has done this already, need more

Ruth C. (141)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 7:45 am
This is good for California but it should be worldwide!!

Lisa Neste (770)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 8:23 am
Awesome news, thank to Gov. Brown for doing the right thing!

Angelo Frei (0)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 9:07 am

Angelo Frei (0)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 9:09 am

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Tuesday October 11, 2011, 11:42 am

Charlene Rush (2)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 12:46 pm
Well, let's start with eliminating the 'death penalty'.
Then, we won't have no need to worry about LAST MEALS.

Having shark fin soup, will hardly, improve anyone's life. This immediate gratification issue is extremely annoying. The fins of sharks DO NOT grow back.

pam w. (138)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 12:57 pm
"Damages their culture" indeed! Good for Gov. Brown!

Tiffany L. (27)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 1:26 pm
thank you!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 1:33 pm
It's a good step forwards, but a long journey. Keep up the pressure, everyone.

Lindsay Kemp (6)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 1:46 pm
Good news! Noted

M B. (62)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 1:57 pm
I hope it will be banned world-wide.

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Tuesday October 11, 2011, 2:17 pm
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Joe R. (190)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 2:49 pm
Thanks - it needs to be banned worldwide!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 3:41 pm
Now for all of the other sentient beings humans are eating! GO VEG!

Latonya W. (82)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 3:50 pm

Robert S. (111)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 4:33 pm
I'm very pleased.... and pleased that you all are pleased. Gov. Brown is indeed the same Gov. Brown from our youth. He's back again, doing fine in this latest older incarnation, and just made a grand and meaningful gesture which means a lot to sharks who in the big picture, mean allot to us. Its both a small and a great step in the right direction. thanks everyone for you notes and comments and thanks to the Gov.

Cal Mendelsohn (1088)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 6:21 pm
Thanks for posting this, Robert

Alison Baker (25)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 6:26 pm
Shark fin soup made sense before humans decimated marine life. Now it has to be about preservation. Asians can hand down the recipe through the generations. If the earth suffers an over-population, society can re-visit the issue.

Fred Krohn (34)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 8:11 pm
Don't cut the arms off the garbagemen, don't cut the fins off the sharks.

Sheila D. (28)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 8:46 pm
Fortunately, we have a governor who has some sense. Thank you Governor Brown.

Veronica C. (32)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 8:50 pm
Perhaps it will catch on.

Lika S. (130)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 2:13 am
Great! :) The sound of eating shark fin even seems gross... I hope it goes viral.

Vera T. (2)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 5:03 am
one small step now to get into the psyche of the chinese who will continue to slaughter the sharks - for what ? a grey tasteless slop - no logic, no compassion and no place on this planet.

Carlene V. (202)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 5:56 am
A good start but if I read Bill AB 376, commerical fisermen can still take a shark.

Grainne OCarroll (72)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 7:37 am
A small victory, but a good start to the end of all animal cruelty worldwide.

Claire N. (0)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 8:20 am
I'm glad!!!

Anthony Crain (110)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 11:54 am
infinite dark gray thick fog...
in the following is a site with a living biotic building idea

Kathy A. (1)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 12:39 pm

Dianne D. (490)
Saturday October 22, 2011, 10:47 pm
This needs to be banned worldwide.
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