Step 3: Use Your Voice

It Is The Most Important Way You Can Take Action.

 
 
 

Join the fight to stop the trade of shark fins in Florida

Florida has become the hub for shark fins imports and exports in the US. The State needs to follow what 12 others US States have done - to prohibit the possession, sale and trade of shark fins. 

Read more about this campaign.

 

 A freshly cut shark fin. ©PangeaSeed

A freshly cut shark fin. ©PangeaSeed

 
 

 
 

Help Protect The Endangered Species Act

Petition to protect the Endangered Species Act, by the Ocean Conservancy

 ©Tim Rock

©Tim Rock

 
 

 

 

HELP WITH ENFORCEMENT AND INSPIRE YOUR POLICY MAKERS

Check out this map and related info at the ANIMAL WELFARE INSTITUTE

A) You can help with enforcement. If you live in a State that banned the possession and sale of fins, and you see shark fins or shark fin soup, contact the authorities and report what you have seen. If you don't know the relevant agency might be, contact the Animal Welfare Institute and they will point you to the proper oversight agency. 

B) If you live in a State that has not passed a Shark Fin Trade Ban, contact your representatives and let them know that this topic matters to you.

Here is a map of all the States that have passed shark fin legislation:

 
 
 ©Animal Welfare Institute

©Animal Welfare Institute