|Sharks are in big trouble. 100 million a year are being killed by humans, largely for shark fin soup. Recently, after being linked to an illegally harvested shipment of fins, American Airlines announced they would no longer take part in the global shark fin trade. Watch this video to learn more about shark finning, then sign my petition urging UPS to take a similar step, and help protect sharks today.
I am a veteran, and started diving for therapeutic reasons. The first time I was in the water with sharks, I was mesmerized by how they would look me in the eye each time they swam by. After swimming with an amazing 14 foot tiger shark that the divers called Emma, it hit me that the next time I made it to this area to dive again, Emma might be gone, all because of a bowl of soup! I knew then that I wanted to help protect these misunderstood wild animals. Please take a moment to watch my video about shark finning, then sign my Care2 petition to help stop it.
Over 140 species of sharks are at risk of extinction right now. While sharks may sound scary, they have far more reason to be frightened of humans than we have reason to be afraid of them.
Even though many species of sharks are endangered and should be protected by international laws, fins are hard to identify, so illegal fishing continues to threaten these ancient marine predators. That’s why it’s important to put pressure on every step in the global shark fin trade.UPS is the largest package delivery corporation on the planet, with a huge hub in China. The Hong Kong market for shark fin soup is enormous, and is driving the demand for fins. If UPS explicitly bans shark fin shipments, they’ll become a global leader for shark conservation.
Watch this video to learn more, then urge UPS to take this important step for sharks today.