iStock.com

iStock.com

Urge your Senators to cosponsor the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act

This action alert is for U.S. residents. International advocates, please visit Humane Society International.

Congress requires the “Title” field. We understand that these options do not reflect the full spectrum of identities.

Why is phone required?
Most legislators require a phone number to receive messages, so this will ensure your message won't be rejected. We are committed to protecting your privacy. Your information will never be sold, rented or exchanged.

Send me text message alerts.

Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to opt-out. Recurring msgs. No purchase necessary.

Your Message

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

Dear Senator,

As your constituent, I urge you to cosponsor 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 has overwhelmingly passed this legislation (H.R. 737) 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.


Signed,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

Your Information

*Required fields
1.