Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Tell Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to ban imports of products of shark finning.
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 an urgent crisis. We have now seen leaders from all parties acknowledge the need for action, so we should not wait for another slow and uncertain parliamentary process.