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Hawaii Passes Ban on Possession, Sale or Distribution of Shark Fins ! TAKE ACTION !

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Please thank the Governor of Hawaii for signing into law the ban on shark fins in that state.


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Cher C (1424)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 7:37 am


The Honorable Linda Lingle
State Capitol
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
phone (808) 586-0034
fax (808) 586-0006


Cher C (1424)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 7:37 am


Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle signed into law SB 2169, a bill prohibiting the possession, sale, or distribution of shark fins effective July 1. State Senator Clayton Hee, who promoted the bill, said, “killing sharks for their fins is like killing elephants for their ivory.”

According to a news story, “sharks are being killed for their fins at the rate of 89 million per year.” Sharks are pulled out of the water and have their fins severed. Their bodies are then thrown back into the sea.

What some call a cultural tradition, the serving of shark fin soup and other supposed delicacies, is depleting sharks worldwide to levels where some may not be able to sustain their populations without intervention.


Peggy A (109)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 7:42 am
This is wonderful.Now we must pressure others to stop

Animae C (509)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 8:14 am
no email addy??

Charmaine C (177)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 8:32 am
Fantastic news from the Hawaii! I was just watching a program last evening showing shark finning in Mosambique. Three Africans in one small boat take out a thousand sharks per year just for the fins which they slice off as if the creature attached to them is of no consequence at all and isn't a living being. It's obscene to see it being done! It was going directly to the Chinese for food and medicinal use. The worst thing about sharks fin soup is that it needs a huge amount of flavouring before it will taste of anything at all. Why bother and just leave the sharks in the ocean where they belong?! Of course there are NO laws in Mosambique that prohibit any of these and other poaching activities. It's very sad.

Cher C (1424)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 8:55 am

Contact the Governor via the internet ...


Past Member (0)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 10:17 am
Thanks ~C~ Will Do

Michela M (3964)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 10:38 am
Noted!!! Thanks!! Ciao!! Michela

Annie Cowling (116)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 10:45 am
thank-you Cher

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 11:08 am
Noted Thanks Cher
Needs E-mail link to send 'thank you' letter.

. (3)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 11:20 am
This is good news. Another success for the petitions. Yay!!

Penelope Ryan (178)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 11:57 am
This is wonderful news, than you so much govenor...Please talk to NY about the geese, you seem sensible...

vivian lombardozzi (0)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 1:44 pm

Rhonda Maness (580)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 2:33 pm
Thanks Cher

Susan S (187)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 4:16 pm
It is so great to hear that Hawaii is taking leadership in this critical issue. I just saw a blurb on CNN about a shark attack explaining that people need not get alarmed and reactionary to sharks (apparently there were Great White sharks seen at Cape Cod and it created a frenzy of fear-mongering). Sharks are shy and natural predators, as key to the food chain and the sustainability of the ecosystem as polar bears and wolves. When the top predator is eliminated it has devastating impacts on all the life below. So sharks are not to be feared and killed for shark fin soup, and are likely endangered. The shark conservationist mentioned that 300 million sharks are killed each year, and I found that number to be astronimical. Keeping informed about issues like these is critical. Thankiing states like Hawaii for being so proactive is a great step forward as well. Thanks Cher.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 5:19 pm
Thank You, too, Cher :)

Erin R (181)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 7:53 pm

Monica D (580)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 7:55 pm
Good news, this is a step in the right direction. Thank you Hawaii!

Nancy P (67)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 8:58 pm
Thanks Cher. This is good news, since 2009 the amount of sharks that got killed for the fin are 250,000, just to supply the shark fin soup in China.
WE have to stop this seriously.

c w (11)
Sunday August 8, 2010, 1:28 am
Great news, lets hope others follow :)
Thank you for sharing

Treasure Tree C (354)
Sunday August 8, 2010, 2:19 am
Thanks Cher.

Arild Warud (174)
Sunday August 8, 2010, 2:40 am
TY Cher.

Veronique L (209)
Sunday August 8, 2010, 3:57 am
Thank you!

Alicia V (181)
Sunday August 8, 2010, 10:11 am
Nice Governor of Hawaii. Thanks

Elvira S (82)
Sunday August 8, 2010, 10:28 am
Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle, we applaud you for doing what is right and humane.

Claudia Elliott (42)
Sunday August 8, 2010, 12:08 pm
Great news and good start to end shark finning around the world forever. Thanks for sharing and caring.

Bernell Trapp (236)
Sunday August 8, 2010, 2:48 pm
Great, great, wonderful news! Noted...Bernell

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 8, 2010, 8:25 pm
Emailed and noted, thanks

SANDRA R (145)
Monday August 9, 2010, 3:31 am
Noted! Thank you Cher!!

lori c (29)
Monday August 9, 2010, 7:01 am

Lisa P (63)
Wednesday August 11, 2010, 7:50 pm
Noted! TY Cher

Mervi R (74)
Sunday September 5, 2010, 12:01 pm
noted, action taken
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