Shark fin ban for New York

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The Wall Street Journal Metropolis reports that New York state lawmakers unveiled a bill Tuesday that would ban the sale, trade and possession of shark fin. If the proposal legislation is signed into law, New York will join Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii in restricting shark products. Identical bills are expected to be introduced in both the state Senate and Assembly. Assemblywoman Grace Meng who co-sponsored the bill said:

“I know there are people who depend on this… for a living, and I know that this has a long tradition in Chinese culture. However, I believe it’s the right thing to do in terms of protecting our environment and protecting sharks.”