Stars come out to save sharks during Shark Week

By Tribute on August 12, 2020 | 1 Comment

Celebrities and ocean activists from all over are making their voices heard during Discovery’s Shark Week, calling for a #FinBanNow.

Many stars, including actress Jenna Ushkowitz, Bo Derek, Ted Danson and model Ali Stephens, took part in a campaign in partnership with Oceana. They all are passionate about sharks and want you to learn about how cool sharks really are.

Did you know sharks don’t have bones? Or that Greenland sharks can live to be 400 years old?

While sharks are such incredible creatures, they’re currently in trouble and need our help. The global shark fin trade is one of the greatest threats facing the species. Up to 150 million sharks are killed every year for their fins.

In Canada, the import and export of shark fins was banned in 2019 thanks in part to the work of award-winning filmmaker Rob Stewart. He exposed the global trade in his film Sharkwater Extinction.

But in the United States, while shark finning is illegal in the country’s waters, the trade is still thriving. There is bipartisan legislation to ban the U.S. shark fin trade, which has already passed the house, but it is currently awaiting passage in the Senate.

Click here to urge your senators to pass the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act before it’s too late. ~Brie Davis

Comments & Discussion

  1. Charlotte • August 13, 2020 @ 4:52 PM

    It is so important to be educated on this topic, I’m ten years old and completely agree that we need to preserve the shark population around the world!

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