Last chance to save sharks this Congress: Urge your Senators to pass the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act!

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Please pass S. 877 to prohibit the sale of shark fins

Dear Senator,

As your constituent, I urge you to pass S. 877 and do all you can to get it enacted quickly, to prohibit commercial trade of shark fins and products containing shark fins. The House overwhelmingly passed this legislation (H.R. 737) last fall, and the Senate Commerce Committee has approved S. 877. It's time for the Senate to get this over the finish line.

The United States is one of the biggest players in the international trade of shark fins. Although our country prohibits shark finning -- a horrific practice in which fishermen cut off sharks' fins, then toss the mutilated animals back into the ocean where they drown, bleed to death, or are eaten alive by other fish -- many other countries do not. By participating in this global trade, the United States drives shark finning elsewhere, as well as the decline of shark populations globally and the resulting destabilization of ocean ecosystems.

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