Thank Illinois for Banning the Shark Fin Trade

As of January 1st, 2013, placed a ban against the trade, sale or distribution of shark fins.

Millions of sharks are killed each year to harvest their fins for soup- an Asian delicacy. Some shark populations have declined by as much as 99 percent in recent decades because of fin harvesting- making this cruel practice both devistating and unsustainable.

Not only can such an industry lead to the extinction of many shark species, it is a barbarically cruel practice- fishermen cut the fins off of live sharks, throwing their bodies back in the water to sink and drown- unable to swim.

Thank the Governor of Illinios for signing a bill into law to ban the cruel, unsustainable distrubution of shark fins in Illinois.

SOURCE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/02/illinois-shark-fin-ban-fi_n_1643587.html

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
Office of the Governor
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph, 16-100
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-814-2121
Email: governor@illinois.gov

As of January 1st, 2013, placed a ban against the trade, sale or distribution of shark fins.


Millions of sharks are killed each year to harvest their fins for soup- an Asian delicacy. Some shark populations have declined by as much as 99 percent in recent decades because of fin harvesting- making this cruel practice both devistating and unsustainable.


Not only can such an industry lead to the extinction of many shark species, it is a barbarically cruel practice- fishermen cut the fins off of live sharks, throwing their bodies back in the water to sink and drown- unable to swim.


Thank the Governor of Illinios for signing a bill into law to ban the cruel, unsustainable distrubution of shark fins in Illinois.

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