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#1 echeng

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:52 PM

Westchester County, just north of New York City, is considering a law to ban the sale of all shark fin products, including shark fin soup. This would be the first legislation of its kind in the United States and could create momentum to ban shark fin products in other localities.

The legislators, and this bill, deserve our support. Let's tell them how important we think this ban is! Please 'sign' the letter over at the SharkSavers website. It is especially important for residents of Westchester County to show their support of this bill.

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#2 shawnh

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:00 PM

This first of kind legislation that could set a very important precedent. Please sign the petition and see what we can do to help this come to fruition. If we can't address shark fin consumption in a developed western nation, how can we ever hope to do something about it in certain asian countries?

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:16 PM

Yep...already have signed this.
This is good news for sharks and the oceans as a whole.
Let's hope other counties, domestic and abroad, will follow this example!

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 06:40 AM

Living close to SF I find it interesting that the "green" environmentally aware city has no ban on shark fin products. What, is this too hot a topic for the liberal politicians?

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 03:26 PM

Hard to believe that legislative body would do anything so worthwhile.

#6 TheRealDrew

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 04:53 PM

Here is the committee report and the proposed legislation, they need to tweak a couple of words to remove any weasel room if some lawyer is going to be a smart aleck about it (though I doubt they will be successful in their weaseling :D )

http://www.sharksave...nt/view/205/36/