AnimaList no. 178

AnimaList no 178

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CANADA BANS CRUEL SHARK-FIN TRADE 06/24/2019

Last week, Canada enacted Bill C-68, an amendment to its Fisheries Act that bans the import and export of shark fins nationwide. While the practice of "shark finning" (or removing fins from live sharks and throwing the animals back into the ocean) has been banned in Canada since 1994, outside of Asia, Canada is still the third-largest importer of shark fins, importing nearly 350,000 pounds of the cruelly begotten animal product in 2018. Beauty brand LUSH Cosmetics recently launched its "Shark Attack" campaign to raise awareness about the plight of the apex predator, donating 100 percent of sales of its resurrected vegan Shark Fin Soap to Rob Stewart Sharkwater Foundation, an organization dedicated to continuing the work of late ocean conservationist Rob Stewart. Earlier this month, Canada's Parliament passed the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, which prohibits the wild capture, captivity, and breeding of whales, dolphins, and porpoises, and protects marine animals currently in captivity from being used for profit. (vegnews.com)

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