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Stop Shipping Fins, FEDEX!

Did you know sharks very rarely get cancer? And it is because of this, scientists study their cartilage in the hopes of finding a cure for the disease.

This is just one of many numerous reasons the world community needs to make a concentrated effort to save our sharks. We at Sharkbytes, Inc. are committed to this cause. We tend to focus our efforts by raising awareness through venues such as our blog, app, and the many trade shows and festivals we attend. It can be time consuming and takes much effort. However, one effortless way you can help is to sign a petition or two. There are a few floating around right now that we’d like to bring your attention to over the next few months. Our hope is that you click and sign.


The petition warns shark populations are declining around the globe, with over 140 species of sharks swimming towards extinction. The demand for fins, for use in shark fin soup, is a major reason sharks are disappearing - over 73 million sharks are killed for their fins every year.

FedEx does and will ship shark fins, as long as they are packaged properly and won't spoil. This is their policy for anything being shipped for 'human consumption'. The shark fin trade has been dealt a blow recently by UPS who publicly announced that they will no longer be shipping shark fins, a great win for sharks. Now is the time to prevent another huge transporter, FedEx from picking up where UPS left off. Make a difference and help save our oceans by speaking up and signing this petition to tell FedEx to stop shipping shark fins.

To date they have 331,835 supporters of their 500,000 goal. Please help them with the remaining 8,425 signatures required. Follow the link below and click away. It’s that easy.

Thank you for your time and effort in contributing to the cause of saving our sharks.

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