We're at the European Parliament in Strasbourg with the The Shark Trust and our Shark Alliance partners for the debate and crucial vote on the EU shark finning regulation. We placed these hangers on all MEP's office doors today! :-) We're keeping the pressure on!
Carlos Hiller Artista "I'm fascinated by the beauty of sharks and the dominion over their environment. Despite this, they are now being decimated because of the fin trade. We have a great chance to show the future and ourselves: that we can stop the deterioration of our oceans. The time is now, because shark-to-shark, fin-to-fin, the time wasted is writing the name "EXTINCTION." “Fins naturally attached with no exceptions” and the “EU shark finning ban ...” #SharkAlliance #makethepush
Victor Douieb, Sculptor “The awareness of Shark Finning is as equally as important for ourselves as it is for the sharks. Sharks play an important role in our ecosystem as apex predators and create the natural balance of our oceans. The finning of millions of sharks a year will have a severe impact on our environment that will upset our eco-system tremendously. We need to do our part to protect Sharks and make the push.” #SharkAlliance #makethepush
“When we think of the ocean — or hear the ocean, or see the ocean, or get in the ocean, even taste and smell the ocean, or all of those things at once — we feel something different than before that happened. For most people, it's generally good. It often makes us more open or contemplative. For many people, it reduces stress. And that's "Blue Mind." - Wallace J. Nichols, research assistant at the California Academy of Sciences and co-founder of Ocean Revolution
Vicki Haynes: “My reason is because Sharks were here first. Because Sharks didn't start disappearing naturally. Because Sharks have every right to be on this earth, and swim in their ocean. Because we don't have the right to take that away from them” says Vicki Haynes #SharkAlliance #makethepush