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Illinois Adopts Ban On Shark Fin Trade

Posted 07.02.2012 | Chicago

Illinois became the first inland state, fifth in the U.S., to pass a comprehensive ban against the trade, sale or distribution of shark fins on Sunday...

Keeping Fins Where They Belong: On Sharks in the Wild

Francesca Koe | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Francesca Koe

Every year up to 73 million sharks are killed, tens of millions for their fins alone. Illinois is the fifth state in America to ban the sale, trade, possession and distribution of shark fins.

Protecting Sharks From Senseless Slaughter

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

When humans brutally massacre sharks for their fins (finning them alive and throwing them back into the sea) food webs unravel.

Think of the Shark

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

You can never comprehend the ocean until you feel the shark.

Last Country In The Americas Bans Shark Finning

Posted 06.22.2012 | Green

By Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: Some much-needed good news for sharks has come from Venezuela this week: The South American country...

In Indonesia, Community Patrol Shuts Down Shark Crimes

Greg Stone | Posted 07.11.2012 | Green
Greg Stone

In an incident last week, 33 poachers were caught red-handed within the borders of the Kawe MPA, an area which is under local, regional, and national protection and over 97 percent of which is entirely closed to fishing.

Shark Fin Legislation -- Long Overdue

Jupp Baron Kerckerinck zur Borg | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Jupp Baron Kerckerinck zur Borg

Shark fin soup was initially served in China as a symbol of great wealth; shark fins were rarely available and so the soup was a luxury dish. Developm...

Shark Fin Soup Isn't Just Bad For Sharks

Posted 02.25.2012 | Green

By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer: The destruction of sharks for shark fin soup has helped put many wild species of the fish on the ro...

Florida: It's Time to Do More to Protect Sharks

Adrian Grenier | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green
Adrian Grenier

Did you know that it's currently legal in Florida to sell, possess and distribute shark fins? This needs to change.

Famous Faces Help Boost Animal Rights In China

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — Celebrities like basketball star Yao Ming have helped energize China's animal rights movement by speaking out against shark fin soup ...

PETA: Don't Give Stars To Restaurants That Serve Foie Gras, Shark Fin Soup

Posted 02.08.2012 | Home

There are plenty of reasons to dislike the Michelin Guide -- one can claim that it has a bias toward extremely expensive restaurants, that its descrip...

Protecting Threatened Animals in Virginia

Laura Donahue | Posted 04.03.2012 | DC
Laura Donahue

This year is gearing up to be a busy one. From lions to sharks to foxes to snakes, we'll be pushing for legislation that increases protections for the animals in Virginia who deserve our compassion.

Will Illinois Become The Next State To Ban Shark Fin?

Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago

Illinois may soon follow in the footsteps of California and three other states by moving to ban the possession, sale, trade or distribution of shark f...

Shark Attacked, Media Bites Rosie O'Donnell

Carl Safina | Posted 03.14.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

A bit of a splash erupted on the Web yesterday in the form of photos showing a boat displaying two hammerheads. One was a shark. The other was the celebrity, Rosie O'Donnell.

PHOTOS: A Search For Sharks Off Papua New Guinea

Tony Wu | Posted 03.07.2012 | Travel
Tony Wu

Humans may be rare here, but marine life abounds. Many of the reefs are rich and dense with life beyond description.

European Commission Proposes Ban On Shark Finning

AP | DON MELVIN | Posted 01.21.2012 | Green

BRUSSELS — The EU's executive arm said Monday that it wants to completely ban shark finning – the practice of removing sharks' fins and th...

Europe To Ban All Shark Finning?

AP | DON MELVIN | Posted 01.21.2012 | Home

BRUSSELS — The EU's executive arm said Monday that it wants to completely ban shark finning – the practice of removing sharks' fins and th...

Conservation Body Agrees To Protect Silky Sharks

AP | By SUZAN FRASER | Posted 11.19.2011 | Green

ANKARA, Turkey -- Delegates at an international conservation meeting agreed Saturday on a measure mandating that silky sharks accidentally caught in f...

2,000 Sharks Massacred in Colombian Sanctuary

January Jones | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
January Jones

Marine sanctuaries are wonderful places, but enforcement is key to keep out the illegal fishermen who aim to capitalize on the wealth of fish and sharks that make these areas so special.

California Officially Bans Shark Fin Trade

AP | By JUDY LIN | Posted 12.07.2011 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's governor announced Friday that he signed a bill banning the sale, trade and possession of shark fins to protect the...

California Joins Global Movement to Save Sharks

January Jones | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green
January Jones

It's official: With a stroke of California Governor Jerry Brown's pen, the entire U.S. West Coast has now banned the trade of shark fins.

Let's Keep Sharks Out of Soup

January Jones | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green
January Jones

These majestic predators have been swimming the world's oceans for more than 400 million years, and we should keep them where they belong -- in the wild, with their fins firmly attached.

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Hanging By Hooks To Protest Shark Finning

Posted 10.26.2011 | Green

Performance artist Alice Newstead recently showed her support for ending the practice of shark finning in a unique way. Shark finning, which involv...

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Artist Protests Shark Finning By Hanging Herself From Hooks

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.24.2011 | San Francisco

One of the biggest arguments against allowing the sale of shark fin soup is the brutal way in which the fins are harvested. The practice of "shark...

Bo Derek Joins The Fight Against Shark Fin Soup

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 10.15.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Actress Bo Derek won't be ordering shark-fin soup anytime soon. She joined lawmakers at the California state Capitol on Mo...