- The Government of the Republic of Singapore
This petition is to urge the government to ban shark finning in the waters of Singapore and to ban the import of shark fins in Singapore.
Sharks are seriously endangered, their numbers have dropped by 93% to 99% in the Atlantic Ocean over the last 30 years. Almost 100 million sharks are killed annually,mainly for the Asian delicacy,Shark Fin Soup.
The sharks have their fins cut off while the shark is still ALIVE. No longer able to swim, they drown or get eaten up by other fishes.
Sharks are key predators at the top of the food chain. As their numbers decline, other species expand to occupy the vacant niche, changing the balance of marine life. This can be disastrous to the Earth we all live in. So STOP eating shark fin soup now! Shark fin has little nutritional value but it does contain high levels of MERCURY.
Most sharks are harmless to humans and 80% of them do not even come in contact with humans (except when they are killed brutally by fishermen). Sharks only attack when they think they are threatened, just like man's best friend-dogs. Sharks are intelligent creatures and they are picky eaters, they never eat food they think is not nice,for example,humans.
So please sign this petition and stop this brutal practice of shark finning AND eating shark fin soup NOW!
We, the undersigned, pledge not to eat shark fin soup and we urge the Government of Singapore to ban the import of shark fins in Singapore and to ban shark finning in the waters of Singapore.
The SOS Save our Sharks petition to The Government of the Republic of Singapore was written by fighting_angel and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition.