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  • Support Grows for Rep. Royce’s Bipartisan Shark Fin Sales Ban at Subcommittee Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare

    Rep. Royce delivers testimony before members of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) submitted testimony during a House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans legislative hearing in support of his bill, the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act (H.R. 1456). This bipartisan legislation has gained 237 cosponsors and would make the possession, sale, and purchase of shark fins illegal acts i... Read more

  • Ban Shark Fin Sales on World Wildlife Day
    Posted in Columns and Opinions on March 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Welfare

    House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce, House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot, House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions Every year, fins from as many as 73 million sharks end up at markets around the world. In many cultures shark fin is considered a delicacy. Often used in soup, it can sell for as much as $500 per pound. This has led to overfishing and grisly shark-finning practices, in which finless sharks – unable to move or ... Read more

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