Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fin Free BC!

Gabriel Wildgen of Humane Society International/Canada has been campaigning on a shark fin ban in Port Moody and now hopes it spreads to other Metro Vancouver municipalities. He is photographed in Vancouver on May 23, 2012. Photograph by: Glenn Baglo , The Province

My first reaction when I saw this was O M super G!!

This is the first place in Canada to BAN the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fin products!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's too beautiful for words! Just kidding I'm gonna write a whole blog about this!

The US already has cities that have bans in place and other US cities are working on it.

If a little place like Port Moody can do this then what's stopping the rest of Canada?

First things first. We gotta get more people to know about this. This will give them something to think about. And when they THINK about it, they'll know shark finning is wrong and they should WANT to have the same ban in place in THEIR cities!

I've been asked to join the Fin Free Edmonton group and I hope that with their help we can actually make a Fin Free ALBERTA. If a small city in BC can do it, I'm pretty sure WE can do it!!

I'm pretty sure me and the Fin Free Alberta guys can't do it by ourselves so I'm asking for your help too. I want you guys to gather up as much shark fin information as you can and send it to me and then we'll show the government that it matters!

Remember sharks aren't scary they're just different!

Monday, May 21, 2012

5 Ideas to Stop Shark Finning

Hi everyone,
Sorry I've been away for such a long time. I've been putting my time into school and being a kid, because that's what I am.

A lemon shark via
But now that I'm back I have FIVE ideas to put an end to the shark finning industry!!

A Shark Habitat

This is a place where sharks would live free from poaching and fishing. This would keep them safe and the shark population could GROW! And before you know it, instead of being 95% down it would be 95% better!

What would happen if we had a shark farm? There were these agriculture guys at school and they gave us these booklets and talked about agriculture and stuff.

At the end of the presentation they asked if we had any questions so I asked if they had any fish farms and they said that there were fish farms. There are all sorts of different fish in the farms. It was then that I had this idea of the shark farms!

We could give them a place to live their natural lives except there would be glass barriers. The sharks could have really big tanks, we could put fish in for them. and when there were lots and lots sharks we could release them back into the wild.

Other ideas to stop the shark finning industry

Talk to the Mayor of your city! Have him place a ban on local restaurants to serve shark fin in any form.

Tell your family and friends about the shark-finning industry! The more people who know means the more people will care!

You can tell your kids about the shark-finning industry then when they go to school they can tell their teacher about it and do some projects at school to learn more!

If you MUST have shark fin, you can use the vegetarian version that I posted a long time ago. Click here for the recipe.

What do you think? Do you have any ideas on how we can stop shark-finning?
 And if you do, post them and I will write about them!

Remember SHARKS AREN'T SCARY!! They're just different!!