Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

California Legislators Considering Shark Fin Ban

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

The California legislature has introduced a bill that would ban the sale, trade, or possession of shark fins in an effort to stop the horrific “shark finning” practice used to acquire the fins.

For those unfamiliar with shark finning, that’s the practice used by some fishermen to slice the fin off of a still-living shark and either let the shark suffocate on the ship, or throw the animal back into the water where it subsequently dies. The fins are then used to make the traditional Chinese “shark fin soup,” which can sell for upwards of $40 a bowl.

We have seen many activists oppose shark finning in the past, including U.S. Olympic swimmer Tara Kirk and Santa Claus (not the real one of course, he’s busy). Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay even traveled to Costa Rica to investigate the horrors himself, and ended up being doused in gasoline and held at gunpoint by the thugs conducting the finning operation.

The bill was introduced by California Democrats Paul Fong and Jared Huffman yesterday. Bans on shark fin sales and distribution are already in place in Hawaii, and similar bills are going up for vote in Oregon and Washington. We can only hope that this one passes! It would take some kind of serious evil to vote down legislation like this.

The website for the documentary TV show “Sharkwater”¬†claims that an estimated 100 million sharks are killed annually, most of them just for their fins. Their website offers more information about the practice, and on Rob Stewart‘s “Sharkwater,” which was filmed with the help of Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments

“Animal Cruelty” And Criminal Intent

Animal advocates need to be more aware of the realities surrounding these laws.

Jeremy Corbyn’s Vegan “Process”

When we reject human injustice, nobody needs to go on a “journey” to get to that point. Where animals are concerned, we’re all too eager to pack the car, don the sunglasses and go for ride before we see the truth of what has been in front of us the entire time.

Vegan Advocacy Ideas For The Arts

Creative education, in the context of social justice, simply means creating a mental space, a field of consciousness, from which the person feels stimulated to engage or hear what you have to say.