Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act Passes Senate

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The Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act (SFSEA) has handed the Senate, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), shared! This act would take away all industrial commerce of shark fins and their merchandise within the United States.

The act will assist defend shark species and cease the inhumane, harmful follow of shark finning. U.S. Senators Cory Booker, Shelley Moore Capito, and Brian Schatz helped connect the act as a part of the bigger package deal the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, S. 1260.

Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund mentioned in an emailed assertion, “Year after year shark populations are declining, due in no small part to fishermen the world over mangling sharks by slicing off their fins while at sea, leaving the mutilated animals to drown or be eaten alive by other fish,” mentioned Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. “The Senate’s passage of the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act is a critical step toward extracting the United States from the cruel and destructive global shark fin trade. Enough is enough: sharks are worth more alive than in a bowl of soup.”

Shark fins can sell for up to $500 per pound and are primarily used for the standard Chinese dish, shark fin soup. Finning a shark entails, mercilessly slicing off a sharks’ fins after which dropping the shark again into the ocean, generally nonetheless alive. These sharks slowly sink to the underside of the ocean the place they’ll ultimately die. The complete course of is extremely traumatizing, painful, and inhumane. As many as 73 million sharks are killed yearly for his or her fins. The legislation now strikes into the House of Representatives.

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