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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #75: January 12, 2009, 09:49:34 AM »

Here is the bill: HR 81.

This is a repeat of the 2008 Shark Conversation Act, HR 5741, which passed the House last June, but was withheld from a vote in the Senate.

Shark finning is cited as a primary cause of the global decline in shark population.  There has been some local debate around here about the finning and shark dives (now illegal in FL, but the Bahamas are only minutes away).  Those in favor of the finning say you can't ask a culture to change after 500-600 years.  But its a Chinese culture, not US, and this law only applies to the US.  Unlike the open shark dives, this one is more enforceable as it applies to any boat registered in the US or which enters US waters with shark fins. 

Sign it into law immediately.