Sign the No Shark Fin Pledge
Each year, tens of millions of sharks are caught across the globe, only to have their fins sliced off and bodies thrown back into the ocean, left to die an agonizing death. “Finning” is done to satisfy an appetite for dishes such as shark fin soup, which may be served at celebratory occasions to showcase one’s wealth or honor one’s guests.
Last year, the US Congress passed a bill banning the shark fin trade, and demand is going down in China, the largest market for shark fins. But more work needs to be done to bring crucial protections to vulnerable shark populations affected by the global shark fin trade.
Many shark species today are threatened with extinction. You can help save them by signing the No Shark Fin Pledge and encouraging others to do the same.
I pledge to:
Help protect the world’s oceans by committing never to consume or serve shark fin, or any product containing shark fin, when traveling to places that still serve it.