Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canadian Senators
Tell Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to prohibit the import of shark finning products now!
Shark finning is the brutal and ecologically devastating practice of cutting fins off a shark and throwing the animal back into the ocean to die slowly. Canada prohibits this practice but continues to import products of shark finning.
Senator Michael MacDonald has taken the bold step of introducing proposed legislation to ban shark fin imports into Canada. This is the third such attempt by a parliamentarian over the past five years. Over that time, Canada has imported over half a million kilograms of shark fins, making our country part of the problem. We have now seen leaders from all parties acknowledge the need for action, so there is no excuse for any further delays.