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VICTORY VICTORY N.Y. Law Bans Shark Fin Sales Starting Next Summer


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Kelly
- 108 days ago - usatoday.com
IT ACTUALLY BEGAN ON 1 JULY~The fins are used in soup popular in Chinese cuisine, and New York is home to one of the nation's largest Chinatowns. An estimated 73 million sharks are killed worldwide to meet the market demand,



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Comments

AniMae Chi (415)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 9:08 pm
Yes it started this July, wonder is it being enforced?

T.Y. Kelly
 

Ana MESNER (206)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 11:51 pm
Thank you Kelly for sharing.
 

Natasha Salgado (543)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 9:26 am
Fantastic news! Thx Kelly
 

Colleen L. (2)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 1:58 pm
Why can they start now? I give them credit. Now lets get others to do it too. Thanks Kelly
 

Birgit W. (147)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 2:20 pm
Why starting next summer. They should start it right now.
Thanks.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 4:21 pm
Good news but it should have went into effect immediately.
 

Angeles Madrazo (292)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 5:49 pm
Great!! Thank you!
 

Ruth S. (304)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 5:58 pm
A worldwide ban is needed!
 

june t. (66)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 10:51 pm
that's great news. More need to follow suit.
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (45)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 11:34 pm
Great news! Thanks Kelly.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 11:40 pm
Noted. Thanks for the good news, Kelly.....needed some today.
 

Dogan Ozkan (1)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 12:39 am
noted
 

rita uljee (5)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 4:31 am
when they start using more crab .. than others are starving more rapidly ,and so what is so good about this anyhow?nations should be way more carefull with our oceans and the creatures whom live in them.
 

Jeaneen A. (146)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 6:04 am
No ocean living being should be abused, killed and eaten. Leave the oceans alone. The ocean is our second source of air.
 

Winn Adams (194)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 9:46 am
noted
 

Kate Kenner (201)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 3:13 pm
Excellent news but why wait until next summer?
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 7:02 pm
Ruth S. is right about the need for a world wide ban!
 

Theresa Robinson (54)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 8:30 pm
GREAT,WONDERFUL NEW'S. I'M JUST WONDERING WHAT'S UP THEIR SLEEVE'S, TO WAIT FOR NEXT SUMMER. I DON'T KNOW,BUT SOMETHING DOESN'T SEEM WRITE TO ME. (JUST SAYING) THANK-YOU KELLY MY DEAR FOR SHARING WITH US. YOU'VE BEEN QUITE THE LITTLE BUSY BEE! KEEP UP YOUR WONDERFUL WORK. :) Theresa Robinson.
 

Dianne D. (460)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 10:59 pm
Next summer is too late. We need to start sooner and ban this world wide.
 

Kelly Rogers (303)
Friday July 11, 2014, 3:55 am
It started this July 1st. This is why I shared it.
 

Marija Mohoric (43)
Friday July 11, 2014, 5:50 am
great, tks
 

Robert O. (12)
Friday July 11, 2014, 10:24 am
Great! Thanks Kelly.
 

Jennifer H. (1)
Sunday July 27, 2014, 4:03 pm
"Chen said that's partly because the soup is so expensive at least $80 for a small bowl and partly because shark fin has been difficult to procure since California and other West Coast states banned it." Great work West Coast, et al. My question is why wait til 2015? Another case of people putting themselves above the needs of the environment as a whole.
 

Jennifer H. (1)
Sunday July 27, 2014, 4:07 pm
Whoops sorry. I guess I misunderstood the starts next summer title. Bad writing. So I can't tell if it was 2014 or 2015! But either way this should be country wide not just hodge podge.
 
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