Humane Society International/Canada applauds the City of North Vancouver, British Columbia, for passing a recent motion to draft a bylaw to ban the possession, trade, sale and distribution of shark fin products in the municipality. The motion, also calls for a provincial ban on the trade in shark fins and a federal ban on the import of shark fins into Canada.
“The City of North Vancouver has taken a crucial step forward in opposing the cruel and ecologically devastating practice of shark finning,” said Gabriel Wildgen, campaigner for Humane Society International/Canada. “More and more cities across Canada are joining the global movement to stop the trade in shark fins, which results in the deaths of tens of millions of sharks each year.”
read more … – Humane Society International / June 20, 2012