Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tell Malaysia Airlines: Stop transporting shark fins

Malaysia is a major importer of shark fins, which is contributing to the destruction of shark populations globally. Call on Malaysia Airlines to join 26 other airlines in banning transport of shark fins on all aircrafts.
Dear MoveOn member,

I'm David McGuire, a MoveOn member in Sausalito, CA. I started a petition to the CEO of Malaysia Airlines, which says:

Malaysia is a major importer of shark fins for the luxury shark fin soup trade. This trade is unsustainable and is leading to the destruction of shark populations globally. We call on Malaysia Airlines to join 26 airlines including Singapore Airlines and Air Asia in making a statement for ocean sustainability and saying no to transporting shark fins on all aircrafts.

Sharks are threatened worldwide, largely driven by the shark fin trade. As many as 100,000,000 sharks are being killed each year.1

Airlines play a major role in allowing import and export of illegal, unregulated, and unreported seafood products like shark fins.

Twenty-six other major air carriers have said they will not ship shark fin.2 Help save the world's and Malaysia's sharks by stopping this unsustainable trade.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–David McGuire


1. "100 Million Sharks Killed Every Year, Study Shows On Eve of International Conference on Shark Protection," National Geographic, March 1, 2013

2. "With Fins Off Many Menus, A Glimmer of Hope for Sharks," Yale Environment 360, March 19, 2015

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