Tell New York to Stop Importing Shark Fins

  • by: Animal Advocates
  • target: Congresswoman Caroyln Maloney, NY Senator Charles Schumer, NY Senator Kristen Gillibrand, Governor of New York State Andrew M. Cuomo
Despite most of the United States banning shark fins, New York continues to import shark fins as they are an Asian delicacy, and used to make soup in certian ethnic cultures.

Sharks are caught, have their fins chopped off, and are thrown back int the ocean to sink and drown, being unable to swim. Aside from shark finning being inhumane and barbarically cruel, many sharks are now endangered. Currently, there are 39 endangered sharks and rays.

We ask New York to stop importing shark fins and ban shark finning like much of the rest of the United States. It's time to start protecting endangered species and take part in ocean conservation. Millions of sharks are killed annually, (for a bowl of soup), and they are killed faster than they can reproduce.

NY Congresswoman Caroyln Maloney
Manhattan District Office
1651 3rd Avenue, Suite 311
New York, NY 10128-3679
Phone: 212-860-0606
Fax: 212-860-0704
E-Mail: https://maloney.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

NY Senator Charles Schumer
New York City
757 Third Avenue
Suite 17-02
New York, NY, 10017
phone: 212-486-4430
fax: 212-486-7693
e-mail: https://schumer.senate.gov./Contact/contact_chuck.cfm

NY Senator Kristen Gillibrand
15 West 26th Street
Suite 4R
New York, NY 10010
phone: 212 481 2010
fax: 518 751 2556
e-mail: http://www.kirstengillibrand.com/contact


The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
phone: (518) 474-8390
e-mail: http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact/GovernorContactForm.php

Despite most of the United States banning shark fins, New York continues to import shark fins as they are an Asian delicacy, and used to make soup in certian ethnic cultures.

Sharks are caught, have their fins chopped off, and are thrown back int the ocean to sink and drown, being unable to swim. Aside from shark finning being inhumane and barbarically cruel, many sharks are now endangered. Currently, there are 39 endangered sharks and rays.

We ask New York to stop importing shark fins and ban shark finning like much of the rest of the United States. It's time to start protecting endangered species and take part in ocean conservation. Millions of sharks are killed annually, (for a bowl of soup), and they are killed faster than they can reproduce.

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