Thursday, February 24, 2011

Take the Shark Fin Soup Pledge and Pass it on

Somewhere in the vast oceans a ship is hauling in sharks. Somewhere someone is slicing off fins with a dark, sharp knife. Somewhere dead sharks are tossed over the side of a weathered boat with freshly finned gashes glistening red.

Somewhere rows and rows of steel gray shark fins are drying on a dock waiting to be sold. Somewhere a middleman shoves a fistful of cash into his pocket and grins. Somewhere someone is slurping up shark fin soup, hoping so and so will notice their importance and affluence.

It's easy to feel helpless in the face of all this.

Now you can take action thanks to Shark Savers and Wild Aid.

Killing 73 million sharks a year mainly for soup -- that's the poster child for abuse of the natural world. Healthy oceans need this apex predator. 

Pledge to NOT eat shark fin soup. And pass it on.

If you know anyone in China, where much of the demand for shark fin soup lives, or if you know anyone who owns/works/frequents Chinese restaurants, send the pledge to them. The pledge is bi-lingual and takes about 4.5 seconds to complete.

Take the Pledge.

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