I. MAKE A DONATION TO SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY TODAY.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization with a dedicated campaign to end shark finning and long lining.

Supporting Sea Shepherd makes a big difference in stopping shark finning as they are one of the only organizations that take an active role in monitoring the oceans for this activity. Unfortunately, all of the well-intentioned laws in the world will not stop finning without enforcement of these laws. Sea Shepherd is the only organization that we are aware of that is up to this task. We support them and we hope you will too.

To make a donation to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, click on their logo below to be re-routed to their site.


Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is a non-profit which offers Americans, in particular, a unique opportunity of having potential tax deductibility on their income taxes for donations made. Residents of other countries should check with their tax authority or a tax professional to determine potential tax advantages for donating to non-profit charities.


II. HELP CURB DEMAND FOR SHARK FINS

Don't support markets, restaurants, or any other vendors that sell or serve shark fins including shark fin soup.

Shark Fin Soup is a popular delicacy in China BUT is eaten in Chinese restaurants around the world. It is considered to be a luxury and is still served in many restaurants even in your very own neighborhood. I'm seeking a commitment by folks to begin boycotting these very restaurants until they remove Shark Fin Soup from their menu. The Animal Welfare Institute has published a list of restaurants in major metropolitan areas that serve this dish and I'm asking that you would examine this list for restaurants in your area and consider not eating at any of these restaurants indefinitely. We've already seen success from this approach with restaurants around the U.S.

Here's one such example: Stella!


III. TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

There are currently over 200 million people on Facebook and over 25 million on Twitter. That represents a large opportunity to reach out to people globally and share with them about this tragedy.

Let's face it, most people just don't know about finning. Using the ever-popular social networking mediums to reach people with information about this cause is easy, effective, and inexpensive. Below are several ways to connect with people by using these mediums.

TWITTER
Twitter users can stay updated with critical Shark Finning information provided by the following Twitter users: @SensoryEscape, @TeamSharkWater, @SeaShepherd, @BanFinning, @WylandORG, and @tsdmalapascua. Please don't hesitate to retweet articles that you find interesting.

FACEBOOK
Simply joining causes, groups, or fan pages on Facebook places a notice on your Facebook Wall indicating your support for that cause. Your Facebook friends are likely to take note as they periodically scan through updates and might be inclined to check into it more and perhaps even ask you for more details. Below is a list Facebook pages that we're asking you to consider visiting and following to keep yourself updated with the latest Shark Finning news.

FACEBOOK CAUSES:
Sensory Escape Images sponsored "Save Sharks - Stop Finning" Cause      
Shark Savers Cause
Put an END to shark fin soup

FACEBOOK FAN PAGES:
Sensory Escape Images
Friends of the Oceans
 
FACEBOOK GROUPS:
Boycott Shark Fin Soup
Sea Shepherd
Shark Water
Save our Seas Foundation
Fair Go for Sharks' Shark Swim Challenge

 
IV. CONTINUE TO EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT SHARK FINNING

Sensory Escape Images will continue to provide resources to help you continue your education of shark finning. Most consumers of shark fins simply aren't aware of the consequences of harvesting these fins. Make every opportunity to let people know about shark finning.

Shark Water
Sea Shepherd
ABC News Story                     
Shark Angels
                                          Shark Project
                                          Shark Trust
                                          Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
                                          Wikipedia - "Shark Finning"

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