Texas: Protect Sharks and Ocean Ecosystems

Texas: Protect Sharks and Ocean Ecosystems

Tens of millions of sharks are killed every year to meet global demand for shark fins. Many have their fins sliced off and are then tossed back into the ocean to suffer a painful death. The entire West Coast—California, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii—and Illinois, along with and the three U.S. Pacific territories, Guam American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands, have already enacted bans on the shark fin trade.

Texas should not be a haven for the cruel, wasteful and unsustainable trade in shark fins. It is time Texas stops contributing to this cruelty and help end the inhumane and ecologically devastating practice of shark finning worldwide.

H.B. 852, legislation that will help Texas end their contribution to shark finning, is sitting in the House Calendars committee, and we are urging those committee members to set this bill for a vote now! These members need to hear from you.

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Please send a brief, polite message below to representatives on the House Calendars committee, urging support for H.B. 852 -- we have provided talking points to get you started. Be sure to edit your message so it stands out.

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Dear Representative,

The entire West Coast -- California, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii -- and Illinois, along with the three U.S. Pacific territories, Guam American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands, have already enacted bans on the shark fin trade. Texas should not be a haven for the cruel, wasteful and unsustainable trade in shark fins. Please support the bipartisan H.B.852 to protect sharks and oceans.

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