"Toronto should not permit the import of sharks from the wild for Ripley's"
Ripley's Aquarium is collecting endangered Sand Tiger Sharks from South Carolina during their migration through S.C. while en-route to their breeding grounds. They have currently caught 5 Sand Tiger Sharks, 3 sharks donated by other aquariums, and most are being housed at the Ripley's South Carolina Aquarium until they have their final total of 10. These sharks will be transported to a "Secret" location in New York where they will sit in water cages until spring of 2013. Spring of 2013 they will be transporting these sharks across the border to their final destination of Toronto.
We would like to show online support from Canadians & Americans that do not want the sharks removed from their habitat and located in an unnatural tank in Toronto, Canada.
Toronto has a shark fin ban and they should follow through with the protection of sharks by not allowing them to be taken from the wild for display in Toronto.
Please read the latest article discussing the sharks:
To Toronto City Council,
We the undersigned do not support the capture of endangered Sand Tiger Sharks for the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. We would like the city councillors of Toronto not to permit the use of wild sharks at the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.
The use of holigrams, photographs, and videos are other interactive technology that is available these days for use in educating the public for the 21st Century.