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Harriet Moore is raising money for Shark Guardian

Finspire Change UK Campaign

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Finspire Change UK – the call for the Government to ban import, export and trade of shark fins in the UK. The oceans need our help, and there has never been a better time than now. Shark finning is an outdated, barbaric and hugely damaging practice that threatens sharks with extinction. It is believed that anywhere up to 273 million sharks are killed each year for their fins. This massive loss of sharks from the ocean has extremely negative effects on the ecosystem, causing the fragile web of the ecosystem to become disrupted and creating a trophic cascade on other organisms throughout the environment, many of which depend on the presence of sharks for their own survival.

When the UK was part of the EU, a petition was launched that gained over 16,000 signatures which gained a response from the Government. This response was relatively positive, however the response noted that, restricted by EU legislation, the UK was unable to unilaterally ban the importation of shark fin into the country and went on to say " Leaving the EU will present us with the opportunity to take further action on this issue...". Now the UK has left the EU, it is time to push again for the ban on shark fin imports.

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2 years ago

The signature total on launch day, 1st May 2020 was 163. To date, 19th May 2020, our current total is 6,039! The petition needs 10,000 signatures to get a response from UK government and 100,000 signatures to ensure that the issue is debated in Parliament. Then we can really push for a full ban on the import, export and trade of shark fin into the UK.

Harriet Moore is fundraising for

Shark Guardian

Charity number: 1152654

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