___Over 8,000 tons of shark fins are processed each year. The fins only amount to 4% of a shark's bodyweight. This means that some 200,000 tons of shark are thrown back into the sea and discarded.
Already 18 species of sharks have been listed as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).__ source : Sea Shepherd http://www.seashepherd.org/
November 19: last news =http://www.sharktrust.org/news/news.asp?level2id=6163&rootid=6163&depth=1
Sauvons les requins - Stop Shark Finning
Previous articles and my note on FB about European Shark Week:
9-17 October 2010 was European Shark Week 2010: European Shark Week was With Call to “Focus on Finning”
But Finning is not finished !
PLS Focus on Finning even you do not live in EU.
Shark fin soup (or shark's fin soup) is a Chinese soup , a popular item usually served at special occasions such as weddings and banquets or as a luxury item in Chinese culture!!!as well in chinese restaurants .
This is done in a process called finning where the fins of the shark is cut from living sharks.
After the fins have been cut off, the remainder of the fish which is often still-living, is thrown back into the sea. When returned to the ocean, the finless shark is unable to swim and sinks to the ocean bottom and dies a slow death...
IT IS TIME TO STRENGTEN THE FINNING BAN !!!
*** PLS send this automated letter to your MEP before december 20
to close the loopholes in the EU finning ban :
We have to send a letter to MEPs : that we need to target , those who have not signed the Written Declaration:
so PLS download the letter and have a look at the email addies where to send it
Also here :
We need to ensure that a majority of MEPs sign the Written Declaration before Monday 20th December, so please don't delay and contact your MEP today at the email address provided below:
And on Care2 and Change.org : typing _SHARKS and FINNING_
you will find several petitions helping to protect the Sharks.
Do you live in an area where there are restaurants that serve shark fin soup?
Do you wish they would take it off the menu?
Well people across the world are networking and taking steps to encourage restaurant owners to do just that .
Actions à organiser devant les restaurants servant les potages aux ailes de requin:
Protests against Shark Fin soup in front of restaurants :
Before organizing any protest, contact the restaurant owners/managers (in person if possible) and tell them about shark finning
- ask them if they would be prepared to take shark fin soup off the menu.
Give them a few days to think about it and either visit them again or call back.
If they decide to continue selling shark fin soup this is when you can start with the protests.
*All protests should be peaceful and respectful.
LET'S TAKE SHARK FIN SOUP OFF THE MENU here informations :
Finning : SO CRUEL, INSANE AND WRONG !! here:
***Amis Français et Francophones :Il est temps de faire valoir votre voix ou de continuer à vous battre contre cette pratique immonde :
Le shark finning est une activité pratiquée des pêcheurs . Elle consiste à pêcher spécifiquement des requins en leur coupant les ailerons puis à rejeter les corps à la mer.
Ils meurent au bout d'une longue et douloureuse agonie..
L'essentiel des ailerons des requins alimentent le marché asiatique et plus particulièrement le marché chinois et certains restaurants asiatiques.Les Chinois sont en effet particulièrement friands de la soupe aux ailerons de requin qui est considérée comme un mets recherché et qui doit figurer au menu des fêtes!!!!
MERCI DE SIGNER LA PETITION SUR LE site de Shark Alliance , si encore ouverte et de ***visiter les autres sites pour suivre les actions, pétitions actuelles ou nouvelles.
*** voir ces PETITIONS avec des informations importantes :
Take the No Shark Fin Pledge
Help stop needless cruelty and save endangered species: Say NO to shark fin products.
Pledges TO TAKE here also :
and learn what you can do here :
also stay inform with the other orgs
On Facebook :pages and groups here :
Blogs: you can add your blog if you focus on finning
Votre blog publie des pages contre le "finning" si vou le souhaitez vous pouvez laisser le lien dans les commentaires,
je le rajouterai ici.Merci.
1 blog example here, but all org with the links above have pages and FAQ about FINNING
We still need 116 Members of the European Parlaiment (MEP's) to sign the written declaration to close the loopholes in the European finning ban.
The EU fishing fleet is responsible for 1 in 3 shark fins in trade in the whole world!!
Please do your part and send a few letters to MEP's to remind them of the written declaration.
We have prepared for you standard letters in the language these MEP's speak.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE THE NATIONALITY OF A EUROPEAN COUNTRY (or live there) TO WRITE THE MEP'S.
Pelagic sharks cross country borders every day and the oceans belong to us ALL!
CHOOSE A LINK AND EDIT/SEND THE LETTER IN THE LINK TO THE MEPS OF THE COUNTRIES MENTIONED IN THE TITLE:
Wallonia / France / Luxembourg: http://www.facebook.com/notes/katrien-vandevelde/action-alert-european-finning-ban-wallonia-france-luxembourg/459785067548
Dutch speaking Belgium / the Netherlands: http://www.facebook.com/notes/katrien-vandevelde/action-alert-european-finning-ban-dutch-speaking-belgium-the-netherlands/459795047548
UK / countries Eastern Europe: http://www.facebook.com/notes/katrien-vandevelde/action-alert-european-finning-ban-uk-countries-eastern-europe/459808302548
PS. We're still working on a Danish and Italian translation.