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.

Richard Branson Heads to Canada to Help Polar Bears and Sharks

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

Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group and nemesis of Stephen Colbert, is on his way to Canada to help WildAid defend polar bears and sharks.

Early Tuesday morning, the billionaire tweeted, “Headed to Canada to help @WildAid get the bills passed to protect polar bears…” continuing, “…and get a blanket ban on the killing of sharks for shark fin soup.”

Branson will be in Canada to appear at a news conference held by the organization, where he will call on the country’s business and government leaders to institute policies to protect one of the nation’s most threatened species, polar bears, and make progress on a shark fin ban. The conference follows several other appearances the entrepreneur has made on behalf of the group, including visits to China and India.

According to WildAid’s website, roughly two-thirds of the world’s polar bears live in Canada, where loss of polar ice is drastically reducing the population and threatens the species with extinction within the next 20 to 30 years.

They also note that an estimated 73 million sharks per year are killed for shark fin soup. Several states in the U.S. have already proposed bans, including New York, Maryland, Illinois, and Virginia. The Shangri-La hotel group, which has over 72 luxury hotels all over the world, also recently announced that they would ban shark-fins from their menus.

Like us on Facebook:
  • Justine

    Thank you Richard.

  • Beitz Evers


    Conservation needs to be about real issues, not photo-ops for celebrities who want to service their public image.


If you only want a less-cruel turkey industry, you don’t give a shit about turkeys

There’s more than enough out their promoting the use of animals already- can’t animal rights activists agree to be the ones who say stop it and mean it?


Vandalism and aggression won’t help veganism

These acts of intimidation and aggression don’t change public perspective on veganism for the better, and that’s the only thing that will help animals.


VIDEO: Vegan Athletes Who Destroy Your Excuses

No one is going to ask these athletes if they get enough protein!