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07/30/2013

New York state bans shark fin trade!  »

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And it wasn’t a giant fucking hassle, either. After a proposal last year, the Legislature passed the bill this May, and Governor Cuomo signed it into law on Friday. Hooray!

“New York will no longer be a haven for the cruel and unsustainable trade in shark fins,” Patrick Kwan, director of grassroots organizing for the Humane Society, said in a statement. “The Empire State has long taken action to protect other threatened and endangered species such as tigers and elephants, now we’re taking action to protect sharks and help end the cruelty of shark finning worldwide.”

[Photo by Phil’s 1stPix via Flickr]

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